Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, a Marriott brand, has unveiled the Sheraton Istanbul Levent. The newly renovated hotel exemplifies the brand’s worldwide transformation of its guest experience and showcases signature key elements from the new concept that aims to create an environment where guests can feel comfortable and at ease, whether working, meeting, or relaxing.
The new approach for Sheraton creates an intuitive and holistic experience with places to connect, be productive and feel part of something.
Safak Guvenc, Area Vice President – Gulf, Levant & Turkey, Marriott International, said:
We are excited to further diversify our portfolio in Turkey with the opening of Sheraton Istanbul Levent. Sheraton Hotels & Resorts has a long-standing history in this market, and we are to proud build on this legacy by opening Sheraton Istanbul Levent, showcasing the brand’s fresh and contemporary updates as part of its new vision. This opening reinforces Marriott International’s commitment to Turkey, and we look forward to expanding our portfolio in the country and supporting the growth of its tourism sector.
Sheraton’s latest Turkey hotel is located in the Levent neighbourhood of Istanbul, previously a formidable navy base during the Ottoman period. The area is filled with skyscrapers that rise along with famous shopping malls and popular restaurants. The vibrant area is filled with art and culture, gourmet dining, shopping and entertainment. Conveniently located at the heart of Levent, the hotel adjoins the Sapphire Shopping Mall and is in close proximity to the upscale Istinyepark, Kanyon, and Zorlu Shopping Malls.
Guests can reach the hotel by the city’s metro line which is situated at the entrance of the hotel or by a 30 minutes’ drive from Istanbul Airport.
At the heart of Sheraton Istanbul Levent is the lobby. This has been re-imagined as the ‘Public Square’ of the hotel; a holistic, open space that invites people to come together or to be alone amongst others, creating a sense of energy and belonging. With a flow that is natural, intuitive, and uncomplicated, guests have what they need within arm’s reach, all set against an inviting backdrop that feels warm and comfortable yet refined. Original artwork from local artists is showcased throughout the hotel, chosen to spark visual inspiration including work from celebrated contemporary Turkish artist, Seckin Prim.
Signature elements of Sheraton’s new vision are present at the hotel. This includes the Community Table, an inviting, purpose-built workspace in the hotel’s lobby that allows guests to work, eat and drink while soaking up the energy of the space. Following Sheraton’s philosophy to embrace both form and function, these tables are custom designed with amenities to keep guests productive, including built-in lighting, outlets and wireless charging stations. The Booths offer two spots for focused thinking or video calls with family, friends, or co-workers.
Sheraton Istanbul Levent features 248 guest rooms that have bright, well-lit spaces with warm, residential appeal comprised of soft finishes and light wood tones accentuated with black metal accents. Sheraton Sleep Experience platform bed, Nespresso coffee machine and tea maker are also available.
Levantino Restaurant serves eastern Sheraton Sleep Experience platform bed, Nespresso coffee machine and tea maker. Derived from the Italian word Levante, the historically rooted name means the rising sun. Executive Chef Giovanni Terracciano from Naples, Italy, creates signature delicacies including hand-crafted pasta, authentically Italian gourmet pizzas and unique risottos.
Goblet & Cup, located in the lobby, is a coffee bar, bar and market all in one. Guests will enjoy an all-day menu, offering everything from freshly brewed coffee, delicately blended teas, to creative cocktails. It is the perfect place for grab & go, a quick bite at the counter, or a more relaxed leisurely meal.
Facilities at the hotel include a 24/7 Fitness Centre featuring the latest TechnoGym equipment and it also offers group and individual classes. Sheraton’s signature Shine Spa has six calming treatment rooms, four steam rooms, two saunas, and a spacious indoor swimming pool, designed help guests relax and revitalize through signature therapies and soothing massages.
Spread over 1,123 square meters, the meeting and event space at the hotel features nine meeting rooms, each named after the heroes of Guide Dogs Association in Turkey, one Grand Ballroom which can be separated into three sections, and a spacious foyer for socializing and energizing coffee breaks.
The Sheraton Club Lounge, an exclusive 24/7 accessible space for Marriott Bonvoy Elite members and Sheraton Club level guests, offers a relaxing yet upscale environment with panoramic views of Istanbul and Bosphorus on the 20th floor. It offers a great additional space to work, connect with friends, collaborate with co-workers or just simply rest and unwind over complimentary breakfast, evening hors d’oeuvres, drinks and premium amenities.
Uygar Kocas, General Manager, Sheraton Istanbul Levent, said:
After an extensive transformation to bring the hotel in line with the new Sheraton vision, Sheraton Istanbul Levent aims to become a new hub to connect and collaborate with its fresh, comfortable, and inviting updates. The new approach draws on Sheraton’s time-honored legacy of creating a welcoming community. At the heart of Istanbul’s popular business district and trendy shopping area, we look forward to welcoming local residents and travellers alike.
To celebrate the hotel’s transformative opening, Sheraton Istanbul Levent is offering a 15% discount off the “best available rate” on direct bookings, 20% discount at the Shine Spa, and a complimentary welcome drink for guests until August 31st, 2021.
Marriott presently operates 22 hotels in Istanbul with 4 of them being Sheraton.
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