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Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul: A Seamless Blend of History and Modern Elegance

Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul lobby

Located beautifully along the Bosphorus, Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul stands as an emblem of the city's rich history and unparalleled beauty. Following its expansive renovation project, the hotel now embodies an era where historic grandeur merges seamlessly with contemporary elegance.

With its majestic appeal and unparalleled location, the Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul has been a preferred destination for elite travelers from all corners of the world. Post-renovation, guests are now invited on a thrilling journey between the past and the future. Drawing inspiration from the palace's historic architecture and era, the revamped entrance, lobby, rooms, suites, and two new restaurants challenge the bounds of time with their awe-inspiring styles.

The transformative touch of Toner Architecture and Ottoman Art Expert, Serdar Gülgün, shines through, giving the Çırağan Palace a timeless identity.



Under the management of Europe's most rooted luxury hotel group, Kempinski, Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul has undergone a poetic transformation, becoming even more mesmerizing. Its refurbished entrance, lobby, rooms, suites, and two new restaurants emphasize a perfect marriage between the elegant details of Ottoman art and a modern perspective. Classical design elements dominate the ambiance, narrating unique stories of the past at every corner. The redesigned entrance carries traces from palace gardens, while the grand lobby dazzles with elements inspired from 16th and 17th-century Iznik tiles.

The renewed rooms and suites prominently showcase the traditional magnificence of the Ottoman Empire. Serdar Gülgün's artistic touch brings to life a modernized version of the Ottoman legacy, adorned with exquisite decorative objects. Design details from various layers of the Çırağan Palace's history complement the refined elegance of the renovated rooms and suites, creating a one-of-a-kind lodging experience.



Gastronomy enthusiasts are in for a treat with two brand-new restaurants. Positioned within the hotel, both establishments are earning acclaim for their design, menu, and service styles. Akdeniz by Esra Muslu serves as a chef restaurant, inviting guests to a unique Mediterranean gastronomic journey. With a Michelin-recognized restaurant in London, Esra Muslu's talents transcend continents. As one of Turkey's most successful female chefs, Muslu interprets her country's traditions with Mediterranean touches exclusively for Çırağan Palace.

The Gazebo, meanwhile, offers an atmosphere inspired by Ottoman garden art. Guests can indulge in delicious sandwiches, à la carte breakfasts, salads, exquisite afternoon tea, unique beverages, and more, all while soaking in the opulence and comfort of the revamped ambiance.

Ralph Radtke

Ralph Radtke, the General Manager of Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul and Regional Director of Kempinski Residences Turkey, commented, "We've embarked on a new era where sophisticated style is harmoniously blended with the history of Çırağan Palace. At Çırağan Palace Kempinski, we aim to provide our guests with a genuine palace experience with our renovated rooms, suites, lobby, entrance, and restaurants. We're thrilled to welcome our elite guests from around the world and provide them with an unparalleled luxury experience, rooted in Çırağan Palace's history and the finest of Turkish hospitality. Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul has always prioritized promoting its destination, showcasing the best of Turkish hospitality and Istanbul. It's a globally recognized, award-winning hotel where history was made. We are committed to carrying the traces of the past into tomorrow and offering a service beyond traditional luxury."


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