The Peninsula Istanbul announces spring opening

By Wendy Golledge


By Wendy Golledge

16 November 2022

Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels (HSH) has shared a first look at the new Peninsula Istanbul, which is set to open February 2023.

The hotel will include a 1,675sq m Peninsula Spa and Wellness Centre, which is set to offer traditional Turkish hammams, a dramatically lit 25m indoor pool as well as a 25m outdoor pool and eight private treatment rooms.

While the offering will include an extensive menu of treatments, partners have yet to be announced.

Exterior view of the Peninsula Istanbul
The exterior view of the Peninsula Istanbul, set to open in February 2023

Physical fitness, mindfulness classes and workshops will also be offered at a dedicated fitness centre.

Meanwhile, a Wellness Portal will provide in-room, round-the-clock access to wellness programmes including guided exercise routines, aromatherapy self-care rituals, and audio meditations.

A heritage hotel

On banks of the Bosphorus in Istanbul’s Karaköy district, The Peninsula Istanbul is the anchor hotel for a new waterfront revitalisation project called Galataport.

The heritage hotel is also within walking distance of Istanbul’s historic landmarks Galata Tower, Galata Bridge, the Hagia Sophia Mosque, the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace.

The peninsula Hotel spa treatment room
A single treatment room at the Peninsula Istanbul

“The opening of The Peninsula Istanbul represents a glorious new chapter for our brand,” said Peter Borer, chief operating officer of HSH. “With our new property, we are delighted to offer a magnificent new location that fulfils the most discerning travel dreams.”

The hotel will include 177 rooms and suites spread among four waterfront buildings. A 510sqm Peninsula Suite will feature its own hammam, gym, and rooftop swimming pool.

The peninsula Hotel spa relaxation area
The Peninsula Hotel spa relaxation area

“As a long-term investor, we spend many years selecting the best location for a Peninsula Istanbul, together with our local partners, Dogus and Bilgili,” said Clement Kwok, managing director and CEO of HSH.

Istanbul is a dynamic multicultural city with thousands of years of history combined with a youthful and vibrant energy.

“We have meticulously restore this beautiful property and we look forward to welcoming locals and visitors alike to experience our world-renowned Peninsula hospitality.”

Watch this space for more details of the spa facilities.

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