Fairmont Quasar Istanbul Turkey
Fairmont Quasar Istanbul
Buyukdere Caddesi, 76B, Mecidiyekoy / Istanbul, Turkey 34394
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts / Accor
Date of Creation
HOTEL FAIRMONT QUASAR ISTANBUL
History & Story
Rising up above the slopes of the Bosphorus Strait, looking out over centuries of history, yet silhouetted against the modern skyline of Istanbul, the Fairmont heritage of distinction and style comes to Istanbul, fusing with the city’s own storied history and traditions, to bring guests an exceptional experience in the heart of one of the world’s most talked about destinations.
Fairmont Quasar Istanbul is at once in touch with this fabulous city, presiding over the vibrant Mecidiyeköy area with its eclectic blend of office towers and shopping centers, colorful side streets and neighborhood shops. At the crossroads of Istanbul with easy access to all airports, the Grand Bazaar, the Taksim Square cultural district and the Maslak financial district, the hotel is truly in the center of Istanbul, perfect for exploring the destination.
Opened in 2017.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Its urban location and accolades, contemporary art within the same building complex, in-house contemporary art collection and its tour, street art project at hotel entrance « Fuse with Istanbul », authentic neighborhood tour, state-of-the-art rooms, modern luxury approach, happening place in the city.
Fairmont Quasar Istanbul located in Mecidiyeköy area, the heart of the city just steps from transit options linking you to everywhere you want to go. This is a vibrant area and the center for Istanbulites with its eclectic blend of towers, shopping centers, colorful side streets, neighborhood shops and resdidential areas as well as offices.
Key sites/activities in the area
Fairmont Quasar Istanbul is centrally located making it an ideal base to explore Istanbul’s dazzling cultural mosaic and millennia of history. City icons like Grand Bazaar, Spice Market, Topkapı Palace, Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque are only 20 minutes by metro or a taxi ride as well as Istanbul Modern Art Museum. The Bosphorus Strait, lined with fashionable nightclubs, restaurants and quaint historic villages, is 15-minute cab ride away. The hotel is ideally situated for shopping with a variety of shopping malls in the 10-minute vicinity. Within the same complex with the hotel, there is Pilevneli Art Gallery in the iconic Liquor Factory and Dada Salon Art Gallery. Organic food markets and antique bazaars are also in the neighborhood.
Street Art Project « Fuse with Istanbul » on the hotel entrance : Works of four local graffiti artists on entrance columns for great photography as well as fusing with the essence of urban Istanbul.
Optional – Momcierge
Special Kids Menu – In room and Aila Restaurant.
- Number of suites: 25
For travelers looking for the absolute best of everything, we offer spacious, flawlessly appointed suites with 180-degree, panoramic views of the Bosphorus, Old City and the domes and spires of the Historic Peninsula. For guests to enjoy the breathtaking view to the fullest, all of our suites have floor to ceiling windows, feature large private balconies perfect for an early morning coffee or a leisurely nightcap. Special Le Labo bathroom amnenities, High-speed internet, complimentary Wi-Fi,48-inch flat-screen smart TV, Nespresso machine, on-demand movie selections, Bose music system and acess to Gold Lounge with continental breakfast, afternoon canapés and pre-dinner snacks. Size: From 64 to 263 sqm.
- Number of Luxury rooms: 2
The ultimate in luxury, our two-bedroom Presidential Suite features a spacious dining area that can be converted into an executive meeting area, while the large private balcony is ideal for intimate entertaining or just quiet contemplation of the majesty of the Bosphorus and the domes and minarets of the Historic Peninsula. With its elegant, modern decor, the Presidential suite features one king and one two-queen bedroom along with smart TVs in the living room and bedroom, walk-in closet, mirror TV in marble bathroom and separate in-foyer WC.
Terrace Suite : This luxurious One-Bedroom Suite features a large living area and a dining area with table for six, which can easily be converted into an elegant private boardroom. Your suite’s huge orner terrace offering panoramic views of the Bosphorus is perfect for entertaining or enjoying the view. Exclusive amenities include smart TVs in the living room and bedroom, walk-in closet, mirror TV in your marble bathroom and separate in-foyer WC for guests. An excellent choice for longer stays and for guests who enjoy entertaining. Total rooms and suites: 209 and also 64 Fairmont Residences.
- Number of rooms, (keys) in all: 209 (including suites)
Sophisticated travelers and globe-trotting executives alike will be delighted by the restrained elegance and savoir faire of our 209 luxuriously appointed guest rooms and suites, all airy and spacious with panoramic windows and understated contemporary styling.
Restaurants & Bars
Ukiyo Lounge & Bar : Ukiyo Lounge & Bar : On the fifth floor of their hotel with mesmerizing Bosphorus views, serves Asian cuisine ; authentic tastes of Far East with creative use of fresh and unique ingredients and exquisite presentations along with delicious cocktails. A la carte restaurant open for dinner, closed on Mondays. Also serves guests with half-board plan. Executive chef Ercan Yamantürk.
Aila : ’Aila, which has been recognized as a recommended restaurant in the first selection of the Michelin Guide Istanbul 2023, embracing Anatolian cuisine, combining seasonality and the best of locally-sourced ingredients, specifically in the mezzes, renditions of traditional Turkish starters with a twist of the chef Kemal Can Yurttas and great entertainment ambiance with DJ Turkish Pop tunes. Open for breakfast , lunch and dinner, closed on Sundays.
Stations : Stations : Offering a vibrant array of live cooking stations, Stations features experiential dining that invites you to discover world cuisines. Serves breakfast and lunch. Executive chef Ercan Yamantürk is responsible for Stations.
Willow Stream Spa is relaxing, sensorial and social. What makes the difference are the layers of details, the small touches. Willow Stream prides itself on signature treatments inspired by local traditions, plants and herbs. As Turkey is renowned for its centuries-old spa culture the tradition of Turkish bath, the 2,000 sqm Willow Stream Spa pays homage to that tradition with a Turkish bath featuring authentic “Hamam Treatments” and combines them with the latest wellness trends. Superior facilities range from a state-of-the art fitness room to an indoor pool with a retractable glass separator that opens up in spring and summer. Group classes, PaviGym, Aquagym in water are additional activities. The outdoor rooftop infinity pool on the fifth floor is also open in summer season (May to September in line with weather)
Corporate & Celebration Events
- Luna Ballroom: 514 in theatre, 416 in reception, 192 in cabaret, 320 in round table, 300 in classroom
- Larissa : 14 in boardroom
- Vela : 40 in meeting, 66 in classroom, 114 in theatre, 80-100 in round table, 54 in cabaret, 125 in reception, 42 in U shape
- Elara : 132 in classroom, 252 in theatre, 210 in round table, 84-126 in cabaret, 240 in reception
- Carpo : 24 in classroom, 40 in theatre, 40 in round table, 32 in cabaret, 40 in reception, 15 in U shape
- Carina : 36 in classroom, 40 in theatre, 60 in round table, 32 in cabaret, 60 in reception, 15 in U shape
Extra Notable Features
- Helipad • Cooking classes (upon request) • Yoga, Aquagym, Pilates, Mediation classes.
- Art Tour (in-house) and local neighourhood tour (art galleries, mezze houses, organic bazaars – venues to be confirmed in line with the day of the week).
Hotel and restaurant Awards
Aila Restaurant – “Recommended” by Michelin Guide 2023
Forbes Travel Guide “Recommended” 2022, 2021, 2020 and 2019
World Luxury Hotel Awards 2022
Luxury Contemporary Hotel – Globe
World Luxury Spa Awards 2022
Luxury City Hotel Spa – Europe
World Luxury Hotel Awards 2021
Luxury City Hotel – Eastern Europe
World Luxury Spa Awards 2021
Luxury Hotel Spa – Eastern Europe
International Hotel Awards 2018-2019
Best Luxury Hotel – Europe
Best City Hotel – Europe
Best Luxury Hotel – Turkey
Best City Hotel –Turkey
World Luxury Restaurant Awards 2019
Global Winner – Turkish Cuisine
Regional Winner in Eastern Europe – Best Food Styling/Presentation
Country Winner – Luxury Unique Experience
World Luxury Hotel Awards 2018
Luxury Contemporary Hotel – Eastern Europe
A’ Design Awards 2018
Graphics and Visual Communication Design Award – Global
Hospitality Design Awards 2018
Finalist – Luxury Hotel
The International Hotel Awards 2017-18
Best City Hotel – Turkey
Best City Hotel – Europe
World Luxury Hotel Awards 2017
Luxury Hotel – Turkey
Luxury Design Hotel – Turkey
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