Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is bringing its trademark take on hospitality to two restored Ottoman-era mansions in Istanbul, Turkey.
Six Senses Kocataş Mansions, scheduled to open in November 2019, is located in the prosperous Sariyer district of Istanbul’s European side, famous for its ‘Pearls of Bosphorus’ waterfront properties. The urban resort recreates historic architectural features and artifacts from the site’s former 19th century Kocataş Mansions.
The property boasts 45 well-appointed guest rooms and suites divided between the two three-level heritage mansions, together with lounges, banqueting and function rooms and a gallery. Inspired by the city’s ability to embrace its contradictions – whether east and west, ancient and modern, or mystical and earthly – the interior design blends traditional local flavors with contemporary Six Senses signature touches.
In addition to in-room dining, guests have the option to sample a specialty menu at the Toro Latin GastroBar, inspired by Pan-Latin and Asian cuisines, while the all-day Kahve café is located in a bohemian-style gilded hall, offering up sweet and sticky pastries and refreshing Bosphorus views. The property also comprises a fully equipped gym.
CEO, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, Neil Jacobs enthused: “Ideally situated in the city’s prosperous northernmost district, with its vibrant outdoor cafés and garden areas, this remains truly the best spot for a Six Senses hotel in Istanbul. Six Senses Kocataş Mansions will appeal to local residents in search of an urban wellness fix and great dining experiences, and also to international travelers who wish to explore the city.”
The city center of Istanbul is a short boat ride away, while the Istanbul New Airport is a 40-minute drive by private vehicle provided by the hotel.