Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet is Named the World’s Best Hotel by Travel + Leisure in 2023 World’s Best Awards

The iconic Hotel at the heart of the historical district was voted the World’s Favourite Hotel and the Favourite European City Hotel in Travel + Leisure’s 2023 World’s Best Awards, marking an outstanding achievement that underlines leading Turkey’s position in the global tourism industry
July 11, 2023,
Istanbul at Sultanahmet, Turkey

Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet, the winner of numerous awards for its quality-focused service approach, ambiance, and excellent amenities, was voted the World’s Favourite Hotel and the #1 Favourite European City Hotel in Travel + Leisure’s highly anticipated 2023 World’s Best Awards. These titles underscore the Hotel’s outstanding accolades and confirm its role in promoting Turkey as a top tourism destination worldwide.

Commenting on the new international award, Serap Akkuş, Hotel Manager, Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet says, “We are truly honoured to be recognized as the World’s Favourite Hotel  in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards. This achievement is a clear testament to the dedication of our employees, their impeccable service offering and our commitment to creating unforgettable experiences for our guests. This achievement would not have been possible without the endless support of our entire team and their contributions for which we look forward to offering to all who walk through our doors in the future.”

Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet, located just steps away from Istanbul’s most beautiful historical attractions, has offered unique guest experiences since 1996. The Hotel, which reopened in 2022 after an extensive two-year renovation, continues its journey as the only five-star luxury property on the historical area.

As part of the renovation, the interiors of Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet were redesigned based on its preexisting Turkish neoclassical architecture, unique location and successful track record in luxury hospitality. All rooms were renovated with the same design language and approach applied to the common areas. A hidden gem at the heart of Istanbul, the Hotel offers a unique and memorable stay in an environment that blends the best of local culture and values.

The Hotel also features excellent dining outlets, each offering unique menus created by Executive Chef Özgür Üstün and his team to provide extraordinary gastronomic experiences. Avlu Restaurant in the Hotel’s courtyard surrounds guests in a lush garden setting for a taste of modern Anatolian cuisine, and the energizing Süreyya Teras Lounge enhances its artisanal cocktails and Turkish wines with mesmerizing views of the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque on the historical district below.

Four Seasons operates two properties in Istanbul, each with a distinct style that complements the other aesthetically and both offering the best of the city. Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet welcomes its guests in a historical building built in 1918-1919, while Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus offers a luxury hospitality experience in an elegant, restored 19th century palace by the Bosphorus.

About The World’s Best Awards

Every year for its World’s Best Awards survey, the US-based Travel + Leisure magazine asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe. Hotels are rated on their facilities, location, service, food, and overall value. Hundreds of thousands of T+L readers, including the most discerning travellers, share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more, helping to set the trends and standards of excellence in the travel industry.

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