Now Open in Turkey: Fairmont Quasar Istanbul

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Fairmont has opened a luxury hotel inside two 41-story towers high above the Bosphorus in Istanbul. Situated in the Mecidiyeköy business district, near Gayrettepe and Levent, the Fairmont Quasar Istanbul has 209 guest rooms and 40 Fairmont Gold rooms along with 64 branded residences. With 21,520 square feet of meeting and event space, the hotel caters to both a business and leisure crowd.

The Willow Stream Spa comes with a fully equipped fitness center, a yoga room, and an indoor pool with a retractable glass wall for the warmer months. The signature “Hammam Treatments” pay homage to the Turkish bath that’s been an important cultural tradition for millennia. Five different F&B outlets offer Turkish and international cuisine, craft cocktails, and Afternoon Tea.

Fairmont Quasar Istanbul is currently promoting a special opening offer which includes 20 percent off best available rates, buffet breakfast at Stations Restaurant, a welcome amenity, a private hotel tour, complimentary parking, and guaranteed late check-out. Available until Friday, March 31, 2017.

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In 2016 AccorHotels completed the $2.7 billion acquisition of Fairmont Raffles Hotels International (FRHI), the Toronto-based parent company of the Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel brands. Fairmont continues its global expansion with a number of new properties in development. These destinations include Montreal, Amman, Austin, Riyadh and Sharm El Sheikh in 2017, followed by Riviera Nayarit, Lagos, and Kuala Lumpur in 2018.

The opening of the Fairmont Quasar Istanbul is welcome news for the cosmopolitan city whose tourism industry has been hit hard by the events of the past year.

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