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Published on : Monday, May 18, 2015
Housed in a century-old neoclassical Turkish prison, Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet introduces Suite Authentic, the Hotel’s luxury accommodation package offering a genuine Istanbul experience just a few steps from the city’s important landmarks in Sultanahmet. One can escape to Four Seasons Hotel Sultanahmet to indulge in a memorable Istanbul experience in summer, enjoying the city’s mild climate, historical attractions surrounding the Hotel, diverse outdoor entertainment, cultural events and festivals, and many shopping options including designer labels and traditional souvenirs. Set in the historical peninsula, the Hotel is neighbour to the city’s most significant souks, such as Grand Bazaar and Spice Market.
Although Istanbul has become a year-round destination, summer is a perfect season to enjoy city’s magnificent vistas, rooftop bars – one of which is Hotel’s renowned A’YA Lounge – night clubs by the Bosphorus and designer shops. It is also an ideal time for cruising along the Bosphorus Strait and viewing the best samples of Istanbul’s traditional architecture. Designed to offer multiple delights to visitors of Istanbul, the Suite Authentic accommodation package includes two-way transfers from Atatürk International Airport, as well as daily breakfast for two.
The team at Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet wants to create a memorable Istanbul experience by incorporating the most loved Turkish elements with signature Four Seasons services in the Hotel’s intimate setting. The Hotel’s beautifully designed suites relate directly to the rich history and culture of Istanbul and offer a strong sense of place with their breathtaking views of the manicured courtyard as well as St. Sophia and Blue Mosque. Luxury has always been about personalisation – knowing, understanding and anticipating individual needs and exceeding expectations. Whether it is family photos by the bedside, fresh flowers with breakfast, or an individualised room amenity from the pastry team, making a hotel room feel like a home is all in the tiny details. When guests stay at any of the chic suites of Four Seasons Hotel Sultanahmet, they can be rest assured that the suite will be made just for them.
With one of the most authentic and one-of-a-kind suite collections in Istanbul, guests can pick up from impressive Executive Suite to two Presidential Suites: St. Sophia and Marmara, each containing a living room with fireplace, dining area for 6-8 guests and three private terraces offering exceptional city views. In their intimate residential setting, guests can truly make themselves at home – whether they wish to lounge around with their favourite book in the living area or enjoy a magnificent Old Town silhouette from their balcony. Inspired from the culture and heritage of Istanbul, the interior design in suites reflects the footsteps of past empires. Recurrent Turkish themes pass through all the guest rooms: headboards and bedposts resemble the dome and minarets of a mosque, whilst geometric designs and framed displays of decorative fabrics and marbled paper recall strong traditions of Turkish craftsmanship.
Traditional kilims (flat-woven rugs) and mosaic detailing add local touches to the marble bathrooms, all of which feature deep-soak tubs and separate glass-walled showers. Balanced Four Seasons elegance and the mysticism of Old Town shows itself in the tiny details of each suite. This indigenous indulgence is now offered to ensure a luxury accommodation at Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet. The Suite Authentic accommodation package is valid for two-night minimum stays until December 26, 2015.
Summer Attractions in Istanbul
Visit Spice Bazaar & Covered Bazaar: Home to the Grand Bazaar, the largest covered market in the world, Istanbul boasts a vibrant and unforgettable shopping scene. More than 4,000 shops on 58 streets feature goods and fine crafts from all over Turkey and beyond, and the Grand Bazaar is one big Aladdin’s cave.
Go underground at the Basilica Cistern: The Basilica Cistern is the largest of the ancient underground water cisterns found across Istanbul.
Visit Hagia Sophia: One of the most visited museums and most prominent monuments in the world in terms of art and the history of architecture, Hagia Sophia should be at the top of abt to-see list for Istanbul. Do not miss the upstairs gallery to catch the best views and to glimpse the surviving mosaics, in particular the golden mosaic of the Virgin and Child in the apse.
Visit the Blue Mosque: Also known as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, the Blue Mosque’s two most striking features are its 6 minarets and blue domed exterior.
Get a taste of royal life at Topkapi Palace: Topkapi Palace is the largest royal residence in Istanbul and it served as the main residence to the Ottoman Sultans for almost 400 years.
Visit Dolmabahçe Palace: Home to the last six sultans of the Ottoman Empire, Dolmabahçe is the largest palace in Turkey.
Istanbul Shopping Fest; June 6-28, 2015: Discover Istanbul’s modern malls. Besides being one of the world’s centres for entertainment and culture, Istanbul is also a metropolitan listed among the top destinations for shopping. more than 120 malls around the city open their doors until 2:00 am during the festival.
Take a cruise on the Bosphorus. It is the best way to discover the sights along Istanbul’s shores.
For a scenic walk outside the busiest areas of Istanbul, follow the Eminonu-Yenikapı seaside route along the shores of the Bosphorus. Many of Istanbul’s notable sites are also within comfortable walking distance.
Book a private motor yacht from the Hotel Concierge and enjoy the opportunity of seeing from up close gorgeous waterfront palaces, mosques, private estates and Yalis all along the shores of Istanbul. The second busiest strait in the world, the Bosphorus never yields the same view twice.
Take a day cruise to the Princes’ Islands. South of Istanbul in the Sea of Marmara, these islands were once a haven for exiled royalty and historic figures including Leon Trotsky. Here guests will find horse-drawn carriage tours (motor vehicles are not permitted), churches and monasteries, and quaint Victorian mansions where couples can enjoy a horseback ride or a bicycle tour between pine forests and historical wooden Turkish houses. Ferries to the Princes’ Islands depart several times daily from Kabatas.
Source:- Four Seasons