Details Emerge for Fairmont Quasar Istanbul, Set to Open 2016
Fairmont announced this week that its first location in Istanbul, the Fairmont Quasar, will open in 2016 as part of a mixed development complex in the Sisli District (near the Trump Towers). Two 41-story towers will house the 210-room hotel along with leisure, commercial, and residential units, including four stories of office space and luxury retail at the base of the complex.
Both the hotel and the residences will be managed by Fairmont Hotel and Resorts, and the owners will be awarded VIP status and privileges at Fairmont properties around the world as an extra perk of ownership. For leisure guests, the hotel will feature a Fairmont Gold club level, several restaurants, 2,000 square meters of function space, and a Willow Stream Spa.
The Fairmont Quasar is the most recent project to be announced by the brand in the Black Sea region, joining the recently opened Fairmont Kyiv in Ukraine, the Fairmont Baku in Azerbaijan (opening spring 2013) and the Fairmont Pekin in Moscow (opening 2016).
We like the looks of the renderings as well as the choice of location in the Sisli District. The area is well-serviced by public transportation, and it is home to Europe's largest mall, the Cevahir, as well as plenty of restaurant and entertainment options.
We'll keep an eye out for the starting rates as we get closer to opening day.
[Photos: Fairmont Hotels and Resorts]