Park Hyatt Istanbul set for summer opening
Istanbul’s Maçka Palas, one of the finest buildings in the city, is soon to become home to Park Hyatt Istanbul-Maçka Palas, following the hotel’s scheduled opening in summer 2008.
Ideally located in the fashionable Ni¾anta¾i residential and shopping district, the hotel uniquely combines the historic architecture of an Art Deco building with innovative interior design.
Housing the existing Emporio Armani and Gucci boutiques, the hotel is also within walking distance to many other upscale designer fashion houses, as well as ultra-trendy cafes and restaurants. The hotel’s interior designer was the renowned Randy Gerner of Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel in New York City.
Maçka Palas was built in 1922 by the Italian architect Giulio Mongeri, who was inspired by the elegant Palazzos of Milan where he graduated from the Architectural Academy. Randy Gerner’s design intent was to mesh together the rich history of Art Deco buildings and the city with state-of-the-art amenities.
The hotel will house spacious rooms equipped with latest technology. There will be 90 deluxe rooms with an average size of 59 sq m, including seven Park Suites, one Executive Suite, one Diplomatic Suite and a Presidential Suite. The residential top floor suites will offer a private terrace and large rain sky showers. Each guestroom will be equipped with high-speed broadband Internet access, a digital telephone with voice mail messaging, a flat-screen television, a DVD player and JBL i-Pod stations. Ergonomic work areas cater to the needs of the global business traveller. Facilities will include an in-room safe to fit standard-size laptops, large closets and individual climate control.