Raffles Istanbul opening on September 1

The first property in Turkey under FRHI Hotels & Resorts’ Raffles brand is set to open on September 1.

raffles-istanbul-380898Raffles Istanbul is located in the Zorlu Center, overlooking the Bosphorus, the Prince Islands and the historic peninsula.

The hotel has 132 rooms and 49 suites, as well as two restaurants, two bars and lounges and a patisserie.

“The spirit of Raffles fits perfectly into this
extraordinary capital city at such an exciting time,” said Raffles Hotels & Resorts president Peter French. “Our philosophy is to create oases where people come together, then continue on, refreshed.

“And it is this tradition of bringing people together that is an essential feature of the story of Raffles in Istanbul. For centuries Istanbul has been the meeting place between East and West, Asia and Europe, where great civilizations and cultures have left their mark and where people have exchanged ideas, told stories and set out again.