Sanasaryan Han, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Istanbul, Debuts

The Luxury Collection has announced the opening of Sanasaryan Han, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Istanbul. Located in the Old Town district, the Neoclassical structure was originally built in 1895 and has been meticulously restored. Designed by Ottoman architect Hovsep Aznavur and commissioned by philanthropist Migirdiç Sanasaryan, the hotel is just steps away from the Spice and Grand Bazaar, the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and the district of Karaköy.

In the light-filled atrium, a grand chandelier takes center stage above warm furnishings and large arched mirrors. A quiet space houses books and relics, while displays of rare flowers, ancient books and paintings are housed in glass cases alongside contemporary art installations. The hotel also has a collection of monochromatic photographs by Harun Doğan exhibited throughout, capturing city sights.

Sanasaryan Han has 51 guestrooms, including 12 suites with views of Istanbul framed by arched windows. The guestrooms sport a palette of black and cream, complemented by marble accents and turquoise furnishings. Handcrafted copper accessories and postcards add a touch of local charm. The spacious bathrooms are inspired by ancient Turkish hammams. Tea, a time-honored tradition in the city, is celebrated at the hotel, with each guestroom offering a Turkish tea set curated by the hotel’s Tea Master, inviting guests to savor aromatic tea in traditional glass cups. The hotel also offers personalized concierge service.

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A carefully curated space housing books and relics draws inspiration from the property’s storied past of supporting education foundations (Sanasaryan Han, a Luxury Collection Istanbul)

Sini, the restaurant, serves traditional dishes, while The Library Bar by Sanasaryan hosts weekly thespian events, expressing culture through various art forms, such as theater, music, book presentations and live performances. The gatherings are accompanied by cocktails and tea tastings presented by the Tea Master, who educates guests on the history, flavors and stories of teas from around the world.

Elsewhere, the Book Meeting Room serves as a venue for both business meetings and social events for up to 80 guests. 

Good to know: In celebration of the opening, the hotel has curated a package for Marriott Bonvoy members. It includes a traditional Turkish breakfast, a photographic walking map for city exploration, tea-tasting sessions, a private tour of the Spice Bazaar and an additional 10,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per stay.

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