Bringing a little bit of New York into Istanbul’s fashion district Nişantaşı, The St. Regis offers a memorable stay for style hunters at the heart of the city. The Art Deco-inspired building, designed by award-winning Turkish architect Emre Arolat, occupies a privileged lot on the corner of Abdi İpekçi Street that is usually referred to as the 5th Avenue of Istanbul with its high-end boutiques.
Expect 118 sumptuous guest rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows that allow the magnificent views of Maçka Park, the Bosphorus, and the neighborhood. The stylish Nişantaşı streets offer a variety of trendy restaurants and cafes - including Foxy Nişantaşı: a wine and meze bistro - while a leisurely walk would take you to Taksim Square with its state-of-the-art new opera house Atatürk Kültür Merkezi, to Cihangir with its vibrant cafe culture and the bustling promenade of Istiklal Avenue with its art galleries, cinemas, fine-dining restaurants and rooftop bars.
As a hallmark of The St. Regis for more than a century, guests are spoiled by butler service throughout their stay. This includes unpacking and packing, shoe-shining and shirt presses, as well as a plate of Turkish dessert brought to your room each afternoon. The boutiques at the hotel stock premier brands from Tom Ford to Alexander McQueen, and guests can request the services of a personal shopping butler who would assist them with private viewing, in-room trial, purchase and delivery as well.
Gourmet bites at shopping breaks in Nişantaşı
St. Regis Istanbul offers two in-house restaurants that attract locals and tourists alike. Following the classic Parisian brassieres, The St. Regis Brassiere is the favorite spot of a chic clientele for people watching and chattering, accompanied by all-day casual dining including a sumptuous Turkish breakfast and St. Regis Afternoon Tea service. Spago Restaurant, on the other hand, stands out as the Austrian-American celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck's first non-American outpost and offers a glamorous dining experience at an airy rooftop terrace with unmatched views. The restaurant offers a farm-to-table culinary journey through Californian vineyards, mixing in some Asian and Italian influences as well. Expect to see starters like Duck Spring Rolls and Bonito Ceviche, handmade pasta and main dishes like Steamed Hong-Kong Style Sea Bass, as well as a satisfying sushi menu and the extravaganza of “Seafood Tower” for special occasions that includes Maine lobster, Osetra caviar and fresh seafood at an astronomical price.