Mandarin Oriental sets second project for Istanbul

One of the three towers in the development will include the Mandarin Oriental Etiler, Istanbul with 158 guestrooms and suites and 16 serviced apartments. Photo credit: Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is set to manage a second hotel in Istanbul, Turkey. The project, which includes branded residences, is scheduled to open in 2022.

UNStudio from Amsterdam is the master planner and architect for the new development, which will have three standalone towers in the Etiler residential area, close to the city’s central business district. One of the towers will house Mandarin Oriental Etiler, Istanbul with 158 guestrooms and suites and 16 serviced apartments. The remaining two towers will have 251 Residences at Mandarin Oriental.

The hotel will have three restaurants and bars as well as adaptable meeting spaces with outdoor areas and terraces, a spa and fitness center and an indoor and outdoor swimming pool.

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The owners and developers of the project are Astaș Holding A.Ş and Yapi & Yapi. This is Mandarin Oriental’s third venture in Turkey with Astaș, which also is the owner of Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum and Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, Istanbul, which is scheduled to open in 2020.

"Operating two complementary hotels in a single city is something that the group has already done successfully in Hong Kong and will soon do in London," said James Riley, group chief executive of Mandarin Oriental. "We believe there is room for more than just one Mandarin Oriental hotel in certain select destinations around the world."