The Peninsula Istanbul
The Peninsula Istanbul
The Peninsula Hotels
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Mr. Jonathan Crook
Mr. Crook’s tenure with The Peninsula Hotels spans over twenty years.Prior to The Peninsula Istanbul, he was the General Manager of The Peninsula NewYork since 2011. Mr. Crook held key executive positions at other Peninsula locations in Asia and North America. For more than two years, Mr Crook served as General Manager of The Peninsula Manila and before that, he held posts as Hotel Manager of The Peninsula Tokyo, Resident Manager of The Peninsula Beijing, and Director of Food and Beverage at The Peninsula Chicago. Before joining The Peninsula Hotels, Mr. Crook spent several years on the executive teams of other luxury properties – including The Dorchester in London, and The Sonnenalp Resort in Vail, Colorado. Born and raised in the U.K., Mr Crook spent his formative years in Portugal, Zambia, Montserrat, and Egypt, before receiving a Higher National Diploma in Hotel & Institutional Management from Gloucestershire University in Cheltenham.
5 Star Luxury
The Peninsula Istanbul
History & Story
The Peninsula Istanbul ıs consisting of 4 buıdıngs; 3 of them are heritage buıldings and 1 ıs newly bult.
The Dock Company built two large buildings on Karaköy waterline between 1910 and 1914. The larger of these two is the Merkez Han, which is located right next to the current Karaköy Passenger Terminal. Constructed between 1912 and 1914 on Rıhtım Street, the building served as the Head Office of Türkiye Denizcilik İşletmeleri A.Ş. until the Privatization Administration’s Salıpazarı Port Tender of May 2013. KARAKÖY PASSENGER HALL Designed by architect Rebii Gorbon, the Karaköy Passenger Hall housed the Pilotage Service, and the Accounting Service of the Maritime Organization. Early 1930s see an increase in the number of vessels visiting the Port of Istanbul, bringing about a major boost in passenger and cargo, taxing the capacity of existing wharfs and passenger terminals. To alleviate the resulting congestion, several changes are made to the Tophane wharf.
ÇİNİLİ HAN Built in 1910-1911, the still standing Çinili Han initially served as a passenger terminal before being transformed into a post office by the General Directorate of Turkish Post following the construction of a new passenger terminal in 1940.
The hotel has opened its doors on 14 February 2023.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
The waterfront property encompasses four exquisite buildings, three of which are protected historical landmarks dating to the early 1900s, each carefully renovated, set amid a quarter kilometre expanse of blooming gardens along the Bosphorus Strait overlooking to the historical peninsula.
The hotel showcases the property’s diverse array of magnificently appointed rooms, suites, and gathering venues; its compound of graceful buildings, outdoor spaces, and its location within Galataport, a new waterfront revitalisation project featuring museums, restaurants, and boutiques in the harbour district of Karaköy is in walking distance to Galata Tower, Galata Bridge, The Hagia Sophia Mosque, The Blue Mosque, and Topkapi Palace.
Key sites/activities in the area
Located in Galataport project, cruise terminal is in 5 min. walking distance
The hotel is in very close proximity to must see historical sightseeing areas; spice market & Galata Tower, Old Town…
In walking distance, Istanbul Modern Art Museum is located
Around the hotel, guests can easily walk to restaurants, cafes, art museums as well as shopping arcades.
• Number of suites: 39
• Number of Luxury rooms: 138
• Number of rooms, (keys) in all: 177
Occupying four adjacent buildings along the Bosphorus, The Peninsula Istanbul offers guests a diverse array of accommodation choices. Many of the hotel’s 177 rooms and suites provide sweeping views over the water from floor to ceiling windows, balconies, and private terraces; others include direct access to the magnificent gardens, expansive swimming pool, private boat dock, and stylish restaurants and bars. All have been decorated with bespoke furnishings, modern interpretations of Turkish design elements like wood-and-mother-of-pearl inlay and kilim-style carpets, and sumptuous baths clad in Marmara marble. Each guest room features state-of-the-art in-room technology, including bedside touchscreen controls for lighting, temperature, and window treatments; and round-the clock access to PenChat, The Peninsula Hotels’ dedicated e-concierge service.
Restaurant and bars :
• The Lobby – International Méditerranéen Cuisine
• Gallada and Topside Bar – Turk-Asian Cuisine
• Abelia Pool Bar – Mezes, cold & hot tapas, special cocktails
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• The Peninsula Spa & Spa Wellness Centre
• 8 treatment rooms
• 2 Turkish Hammams
• Indoor Pool and 24 hrs open Fitness Center
Corporate & Celebration Events
• Yalı Ballroom and Terrace Area
• 880 sqm Yalı Ballroom and The Terrace is 780 sqm
• 2 meeting rooms each 75sqm
Lavishly appointed surrounds paired with state-of the art technology ensure that both festive and business occasions make a stunning impression at The Peninsula Istanbul. The hotel’s collection of sophisticated gathering spaces – ranging from the opulent Yalı Ballroom to intimate conference venues to grand open-air terraces and gardens – can be customised to suit virtually any social affair. Along with advanced high-tech amenities, such as surround-sound audio, broadband internet connectivity, and high-definition video conferencing, all venues include the superbly attentive Peninsula service.