Istanbul Turkey Intercontinental Hotel
Six Senses Hotels, Resorts and Spas brings its unique and quirky brand hospitality to the restored Ottoman villas from the time of Istanbul, Turkey. This modern high-rise hotel is perched high on a hill overlooking Ankara, the capital of Turkey and one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. The urban resort recreates a fire that was ravaged years ago and pays homage to its original form. Six Sense Kocatas Mansions, which includes the neighbouring Sait - Pasa Mansion, is located on the top floor of a historic building in Istanbul's historic Taksim district.
The centre is an ideal reprieve from enjoying all that the Ottoman capital has to offer, and it is really ideally located for a day trip away from what you could experience outside the city and the rest of Turkey. Whether it's the clothes people wear, the music they listen to, the food they eat or the lifestyle they live, Istanbul has something special, whether it's its history, culture, architecture or even its people.
It is spacious and luxuriously equipped, giving it a very comfortable and elegant feel. There are large windows that offer a view of the bustling Taksim Square and the barges and boats that sail out to sea.
The venue is located on the top floor of a high-rise building with cascading views of the city and Istanbul skyline. There are talented artists who sing traditional Fasil music (Turkish ballads) accompanied by oud and other traditional instruments. The City of Lights Lounge is just steps from the famous bridge over the Strait of Bosphorus and there is a wide range of talented artists singing along to traditional fasils (music) and Turkish ballads. Turkish music and breathtaking views of the Istanbul skyline will make the night unforgettable and add to your evening pleasure.
As mentioned in the last part of our travel report, we love Turkish cuisine and the spread here offers a wide selection of fresh fruits and vegetables as well as a variety of other delicious dishes. The breakfast spread was very nice, consisting of scrambled eggs, eggs and cheese and a good amount of fruit, vegetables and nuts.
The coffee was good too, but not as good as the thick tar served at Turkish Airlines and not quite as strong as some of the other hotels in Istanbul.
The letter, published by Ecevit, warned that shots may have been fired at the Sheraton (now the InterContinental Hotel). Since the massacre in Taksim Square, the fact that none of the perpetrators were caught and brought to justice has fueled suspicions that the hotel was involved in a cover-up - or at least an attack on their lives. On 2 May 1977, then Turkish Prime Minister Mustafa Kemal Ataturk is said to have said that he was "deeply concerned" about the shooting of demonstrators in the square. The following year, demonstrators were attacked with bullets and most of them were pelted with bullets. In a letter to then-Turkish President Fethullah Gülen, he said: "I am deeply concerned about this.
It is alleged that Lieutenant Abdullah Erim made the arrests and handed over the prisoners to Muhsin Kocaman, who worked in the political department of the Istanbul Police Headquarters during the military intervention on 12 September 1980. The head of the office Ali KOCaman had information from hotel staff who were within minutes in a room of the InterContinental Hotel on Taksim Square (now Sheraton Hotel), which had been emptied and no one was allowed to enter the ground, which was under police control.
While the Bosphorus itself is impressive, the view of the entire landscape around it is even better. While some prefer the hotel right on the Bosphorus, I feel that the InterContinental's location offers better views across the entire landscape, putting Istanbul's geography in perspective. I've gone through a few other chain hotels, but none were intercontinental based on my non-expert opinion.
This collection of pictures is the result of a detailed graphic design that I created with the help of my friend and colleague Kostas Kuzmik.
The hotel has several dining options, including the Brasserie Restaurant, which has an elaborate open kitchen serving an international menu. The menu is inspired by the cuisine of Turkey's most famous restaurants, such as Michelin-starred restaurants in Paris, New York, London, Paris and Tokyo, as well as many other international restaurants around the world. This is reflected in the interior design of the hotel, which is inspiring by incorporating the modern, modern and modernist elements of Istanbul's and Europe's modern architecture.
The SPA InterContinental Health Club offers computer-controlled cycling, ergonometric treadmills for rowing and a variety of other fitness options. Whether you simply want to keep fit with basic core exercises or seek a more advanced fitness program such as full body training, the team will prepare a personalized program tailored to your needs.