In the red-hot hotel market of Istanbul, St. Regis made a splash this month with a highly anticipated property in the fashionable Nişantaşı district. One of the highlights is the Spago restaurant from celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck, whose smiling face appears in lots of photos on the luxury hotel’s Facebook page. (John Malkovitch also created a film, “A Postcard from Istanbul”, to celebrate the occasion.)
The signature restaurant is drawing the crowds for wood-oven pizzas, hand-made pastas, and farm-to-table seasonal fare. Beyond Spago, the St. Regis has a wide array of amenities that tick all the boxes for a five-star luxury hotel stay. There’s a contemporary art collection, large-scale event space, a fully-equipped fitness room, and the Iridium Spa—equipped with seven treatment rooms, saunas, hammams, and a pool area.
Emre Arolat Architects designed the 118 rooms and suites, whose amenities include Marmara marble bathrooms, 300 thread count sheets, and walk-in closets. All rooms are serviced by the signature St. Regis butler service. Booking tips: An exclusive opening offer includes complimentary breakfast.