Cool haven of luxury
Located in the heart of Istanbul, where Europe meets Asia in an exciting mix of old and new, business and pleasure, the Swissotel Istanbul - The Bosphorus is a cool haven of luxury for business and leisure traveller.Set in a 65-acre park on the banks of Bosphorus, Swissotel overlooks the famous Dolmabahce Palace and offers panoramic views over the Asiatic coast of Turkey. The Swissotel has 600 well-appointed rooms, suites and apartments spread over three towers. All rooms feature a comprehensive range of amenities including satellite TV, direct dial telephones and a fully stocked minibar. For guests requiring the highest levels of service and privacy, the four Swiss Executive Floors provide the Swiss Lounge comfort along with easy access to the business centre for secretarial and translation requirements. The hotel offers 'a world of choice" with 15 dining and entertainment outlets besides 24-hour room service. The Bosphorus Spa & Wellness Centre with its well-equipped gym, an indoor swimming pool, large whirlpool, an aerobics area and segregated Turkish Baths and spa treatment rooms reflects the growing trend for travellers to keep in good shape. With 5,414 square metres of meeting space featuring 23 individually decorated rooms and the 1,600-people capacity Fuji Ballroom, the hotel is an ideal place for meetings and conferences. Swissotel provides the full range of facilities for meetings and conferences through its business centre including secretarial assistance, audio and video facilities, translation facilities etc. During June and July, the hotel is offering full-day conference packages at just $46 per person and conference and accommodation packages at $190. Meanwhile, the Swissotel group was recently acquired by Raffles Holdings of Singapore which manages hotels in Asia, Europe and north America. Swissotel which was part of the SairGroup was sold by the company as part of its strategy to focus on its core airline business.