Viceroy's Entry into Turkey Will Offer Guests Secluded Experience
PHOTO: Istanbul, Turkey. (photo courtesy of Thinkstock)
Los Angeles-based Viceroy Hotel Group will make its debut in Turkey this summer with the opening of the Viceroy Princes' Islands Istanbul.
The resort will feature 77 luxury guest rooms, suites and serviced residences, a restored traditional Ottoman Grand Mansion and a "Yali" seafront mansion.
But that's not what makes the resort so unique.
Situated on the island of Buyukada, which possesses no motor vehicles, the resort is accessible only by boat.
"Viceroy Hotel Group is thrilled to enter Turkey with this remarkable project," said Viceroy CEO Bill Walshe in a statement. "The rich history of Buyukada gives Viceroy Princes' Islands Istanbul a true sense of place through its exciting blend of antiquity, modernity, tradition, and an infusion of the Viceroy vibe."
Rich History With Modern Amenities
What will set the Viceroy Princes' Island Istanbul apart from other island resorts is the fact that it's situated in a natural heritage and protection area.
What's more, the resort's registered cultural heritage Grand Mansion has been fully restored and features a baroque entryway, half of a dozen suites, a private pool, and a handful of spaces for private dining, entertaining and other activities.
There's also a spacious terrace available for taking in views of the surrounding Marmara Sea and nearby Istanbul.
But while guests will be visiting a unique part of the world and traveling back in time in a sense, they won't be without beloved modern amenities.
Upon completion, the resort will boasts an ESPA spa and wellness center, more than 1,300 square meters of indoor and outdoor event space, two pools and a private sea lagoon.
The resort will also feature a pair of restaurants, an Ice Bar, and a Resort Club Bar.
Guests Encouraged to Escape
As already mentioned, the resort will only be able to be accessed through its private pier and there are no motor vehicles on the island. That said, guests will be left to explore their surroundings via bicycle, horse carriage or by foot.
But travelers need not panic. The resort is just a short boat ride from Istanbul and other nearby popular tourist destinations.
"We are very pleased and proud to present this project which has been created by an international team of dedicated experts and true artists in their field, from Bangkok to Miami, from Singapore to Berlin," said Dr. Bahri Akdag, the CEO and chairman of resort developer Akdag Tourism and Construction Ltd. in a statement. "This luxury resort will cater to discerning travelers as well as distinguished residents in the area."
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