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Marriott announces the opening of JW Marriott Hotel Istanbul Marmara Sea

Marriott has announced the opening of JW Marriott Hotel Istanbul Marmara Sea.


JW Marriott Hotel Istanbul Marmara Sea sits in the charming and tranquil Atakoy district, just a short drive to the enthralling metropolis of Istanbul. The hotel is ideally located near the wondrous sights of the city including Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, Galata Port, Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim Square and Istanbul Aquarium.

Istanbul International Airport is a 45-minute drive from the property while the property is also close to Istanbul Ataturk Airport, which offers access to private jets.

Guests can enjoy retail therapy without having to leave the grounds as the complex is home to 11 high-end boutiques including a bespoke tailor Milimetrik, an antique emporium, Vakko and a designer jewellery store. Endless shopping experiences are also available nearby at A Plus, Galleria and Carousel.


Styled by London-based firm KCA International, the hotel’s aesthetic draws inspiration from Turkey’s vibrant textures and marries them with the JW Marriott brand’s serene sensibility. The lobby has a unique flying carpet art installation that pays homage to traditional Turkish crafts with a contemporary twist. Signature bespoke lighting by the artist Khuan Chew found throughout the hotel showcases a modern interpretation of Turkish culture. From tranquillity pools in the lobby to tucked-away garden spaces, opportunity awaits around every corner for guests to escape in a moment of calm reflection.


Bruce Rohr, Global Brand Leader, JW Marriott, said:

JW Marriott combines a legacy of extraordinary hospitality with a refreshing commitment to mindfulness and wellbeing that resonates so deeply with today’s global traveler. JW Marriott Hotel Istanbul Marmara Sea embodies this holistic approach to the guest experience from its JW Garden where organic herbs are harvested for use by the culinary team, to its robust fitness and wellness classes and introspective, intentional design. We know these principles will be the perfect complement to this breathtaking location.


JW Marriott Hotel Istanbul Marmara Sea features 204 guest rooms and suites spread across 17 floors and are as spacious as they are sumptuous. Most offer balconies facing the Marmara Sea and Istanbul skyline, and all feature marble bathrooms with large soaking tubs, rain shower heads, flat-screen TVs, and separate working and living areas. Smart lighting lulls guests to sleep at night or gently wakes them in the morning.

Deluxe Panoramic Sea View Room

The hotel’s suites offer expansive, contemporary living rooms and dedicated kitchen areas. The Signature and Presidential suites boast terrace jacuzzies and BOSE music systems in the living room. The Presidential suite also features a private gym and an additional indoor jacuzzi with awe-inspiring views of the Marmara Sea.

All executive room guests, as well as Marriott Bonvoy Platinum, Titanium and Ambassador Elite members, can enjoy access to the exclusive Executive Lounge which offers complimentary breakfast in the morning and a selection of cocktails, snacks and desserts throughout the day.

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Open all day, Ceres serves Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Southeast Asian and fusion dishes, with a seafood reflective of the hotel’s waterfront front location. From lavish Sunday brunches to fun activities for keeping younger guests entertained, the family-friendly destination also features a brick oven centerpiece for baking fresh breads and delectable pizzas. The outdoor terrace offers live cooking stations and open kitchens.

Guests can take in scenic views of the Marmara Sea while enjoying afternoon tea and refreshing cocktails alongside sweet and savoury bites at The Pearl.

The Vitola Lounge offers a chic ambiance, cigars, light dishes and curated cocktails, while Spa Lounge provides the perfect daytime escape. This relaxing eatery showcases airy tones and warm sunshine is complemented by a plethora of lush greenery and offers a menu of fresh juices and healthy snacks.

Sail Bar is set around the hotel’s outdoor infinity pooloffering delicious appetizers and cocktails accompanied by live music and the Mediterranean breeze. Following the success of his restaurants in Las Vegas, Paris, Dubai and London, celebrated Michelin-Starred Chef Akira Back will introduce his innovative Japanese cuisine to Turkey this June at JW Marriott Hotel Istanbul Marmara Sea.

The hotel presents a farm-to-table program anchored by JW Garden, a organic and herb botanic garden, featuring tomatoes, mint, parsley, rocket, rosemary, olives, local greens and more. This freshly grown produce is used throughout the hotel’s dining venues.


Guests looking for a unique atmosphere to nourish the body and mind can indulge in a range of signature treatments in the elegantly designed La Vallée SPA, a flagship location for the prestigious Swiss beauty line in Turkey. The serene oasis invites visitors to experience eight treatment rooms, an exclusive VIP treatment room, private jacuzzi and wellbeing packages. The hotel also features indoor and outdoor infinity swimming pools, a children’s pool and contemporary Turkish hammams.

The hotel’s state-of-the-art La Vallee Fitness and Wellness Center features Technogym equipment, while programming includes yoga sessions, breathwork training and a variety of fitness classes including spinning on the outdoor terrace. Guests of all ages will enjoy family friendly experiences such as sailing classes, luxury excursions and walking tours.

Marriott says that every aspect of JW Marriott Hotel Istanbul Marmara Sea is designed with guests’ wellbeing in mind. Serene Spaces for quiet reflection are hidden among natural surroundings designed to promote thoughtful, meditative experiences.

The hotel features 23,000 square-feet of event space, eight meeting rooms, high-end visual facilities, 600-person ballroom with an external entrance and bridal room and a 24-hour business center.

Candice D’Cruz, Vice President – Luxury Brands, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International, said:

With breathtaking views and exhilarating activities for travel enthusiasts, JW Marriott Hotel Istanbul Marmara Sea is ideal for guests seeking to enjoy meaningful moments as they explore this historic destination. As with all JW Marriott hotels, mindfulness and connection to place are thoughtfully woven into the hotel’s nature-focused design, as well as through the hotel’s holistic programming and wellness offerings.

JW Marriott Hotel Istanbul Marmara Sea is the second JW Marriott hotel in Istanbul after JW Marriott Istanbul Bosphorus.

Meanwhile, Marriott recently signed agreement to debut JW Marriott brand in Tokyo, Japan.

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