LOS ANGELES—Viceroy Hotel Group has revealed plans for Viceroy Princes’ Islands Istanbul, its first property in Turkey. Located on Büyükada, one of Princes’ Islands in the Sea of Marmara, near Istanbul, the hotel is expected to be completed this summer. The property will offer 77 guestrooms, suites and serviced residences, a traditional and restored Ottoman grand mansion and a “Yali” seafront mansion, extensive gardens and a private cove.
Onsite amenities include the ESPA spa and wellness center, complete with indoor pool and a modern take on the Turkish bath house. In addition, there will be approximately 14,423 sq. ft. (1,340 sq. m.) of indoor and outdoor event space, a ballroom, outdoor terrace, rooftop terraces, gardens, and various indoor and outdoor swimming areas, including two pools and private sea lagoon. Food and beverage offerings include two restaurants, an Ice Bar and a Resort Club Bar.
The resort’s registered cultural heritage grand mansion has been fully restored to by local artisan craftsmen. The mansion includes a baroque entryway, six suites, a private pool, numerous social spaces for private dining and entertaining, and an expansive terrace surrounded by sea views and the city of Istanbul.
Viceroy Princes’ Islands Istanbul is exclusively accessed through the resort’s private pier. A short boat ride from the ports of the city enables access to Istanbul and nearby Grand Bazaar, Hagia Sophia and Galata Tower.
“Viceroy Hotel Group is thrilled to enter Turkey with this remarkable project,” said Bill Walshe, CEO, Viceroy Hotel Group. “The rich history of Büyükada gives Viceroy Princes’ Islands Istanbul a true sense of place through its exciting blend of antiquity, modernity, tradition, and an infusion of the Viceroy vibe.”