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The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, completes extensive overhaul

The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, completes extensive overhaul

The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, has completed an US$8.5 million renovation.

The newly refurbished guestrooms, suites and meeting facilities have been re-designed by architects and artists to reflect the essence and historical elements of the city, with new amenities providing a modern touch necessary for today’s travellers.

“The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul is a magnificent hotel,” said Nicolas Kipper, general manager of the property.

“Our mission for this important project was to embrace the heritage of the city and marry it with a contemporary spirit to create a beautiful combination of the east and west influences that are found in Istanbul.”

Portuguese designer Patricia Pina undertook the interior design of the guestrooms and suites, while the meeting spaces were re-imagined by well-known Turkish architect, Hakan Yürüoğlu.


Under Pina’s directions, the 243 guestrooms and 43 suites have been renovated to reflect a design concept created around the Ottoman Empire and the rich culture of Istanbul.

Gold and copper hues are combined with layers of colours, while wall panels feature intricate works of cobalt blue Anatolian ceramic, luxurious velvet and silk fabrics act as headboards in all renovated rooms, reflecting both air and earth in their design

In addition to the guestrooms and suites, meeting facilities have also undergone a dramatic transformation to further affirm The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul’s position as a premier hotel for the most prestigious events and wedding celebrations.

The most significant change is in the Ballroom.

Here, staggered wall panelling reflects a contemporary take on Bosporus’ waves, while a lilac colouring in the flooring and majestic crystal chandeliers are inspired by the indigenous flowers of Istanbul.