Autograph Collection Hotels announces the opening of Sofa Hotel Istanbul, a chic retreat situated in the historical heart of Turkey. Boasting contemporary interiors and a private collection of thoughtfully curated artwork, the 82-room hotel evokes its enviable location in the heart of Istanbul’s chic shopping district, Nişantaşı. The boutique property joins Autograph Collection Hotels’ unique portfolio of one-of-a-kind hotels around the world that share the brand’s values of vision, design and craft.
Designed by renowned Turkish architect, Hakan Kiran, the hotel’s interiors are tranquil and relaxing, offering a contrast to the city’s bustling streets. Sleek lines, custom-designed furniture, bespoke artwork and modern light fittings complete the 82 guestrooms, which are decorated in grey tones with splashes of deep red, mustard and copper throughout. Five suites and a selection of terrace rooms with private balconies offer more space as well as stunning city views. Each guest room offers a large marble bathroom with standing shower and luxurious separate bathtub.
Located on the first floor, Sofie Restaurant is open 24/7 providing gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Highly acclaimed Frankie Istanbul, one of Istanbul’s hottest rooftop destinations, offers an elegant and energetic ambience alongside a unique fusion menu of innovative Mediterranean dishes and local cuisine. Guests can also soak up spectacular views of the city at the stylish bar and lounge area, while enjoying the impressive wine list on offer.
For those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, the Green Spa is an oasis of wellbeing and tranquility utilizing the latest Asian and European wellness therapies. Spa-goers can choose from an array of body and beauty care, from Indian healing massages to hot stone therapy and traditional Turkish Hammams. The signature treatment – the ‘Sultans Special’ – is a traditional Turkish scrub that originates from the Ottoman era. As well as enjoying personalized treatments, guests can explore the relaxation pool, Jacuzzi and luxurious Turkish bath.
Meetings and events are expertly catered to in the hotel’s five meeting rooms equipped with the latest technology. A flexible area for bespoke events, up to 250 people can be accommodated in the largest space.
Sofa Hotel is the ultimate destination for travellers looking to explore the city’s heritage and culture. Guests can take a 10-minute stroll or hop on one of the vintage trams along Istiklal Caddesi, the main pedestrian boulevard, until they reach the city’s renowned shopping quarter and eclectic dining scene.
Rates at Sofa Hotel Istanbul start from 140 euros per night.