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The Stay Hotels

With a handful of design-led properties in prime urban locations in Istanbul and Alacati on the Aegean-facing Cesme Peninsula, The Stay Hotels’ guests can choose to be by the Bosphorus strait or the sea, but always with warm hospitality and curated culture. From a striking new property to an art exhibition, plus new food and music offerings, Stay tuned for a healthy and cultural spring with The Stay Hotels.

Bebek Hotel by The Stay

Perfectly located in the chic Bebek neighborhood, this 1950’s waterside retreat blends original art deco features with neon lighting and modern art by established and up-and-coming Turkish artists. At the heart of the hotel, The Terrace Restaurant delights guests with a new nine-dish menu curated by acclaimed chef Athinagoras Kostakos, famed for his modern Greek Meraki restaurant in London and time as Head Chef at the award-winning ‘Bill and Coo’, a fine-dining restaurant in Mykonos. On balmy nights, guests can dine on Aegean-inspired delights such as a classic, fresh Bebek Hotel Greek salad or a mouth-watering and cooling shrimp carpaccio.

The hotel’s chic seasonal rooftop bar is also re-opening for the summer as the place to go for sophisticated signature cocktails and a DJ-led soundtrack.

Bebek Hotel by The Stay’s atmospheric in-house Dragon Restaurant has long been the place to go for authentic Cantonese and Szechuan dishes. Interiors reflect the heritage of the cuisine with dragon motifs and rich red details—all with views across the Bosphorus strait. Now, every Sunday from 2 PM until midnight and Monday from 5 PM until midnight guests can also dine al fresco on specialties such as hot sour soup or crispy duck while a live band performs on the hotel’s waterfront Terrace Restaurant.

The Stay Warehouse

This former beer depot provides a coastal spot for guests to recharge and relax cocooned in olive tree-clad gardens home to a heated ionized pool and easy access to a glamorous beach club on the Aegean. Wood and brick from ancient Anatolian houses maintain the commitment to excellence in sustainable travel The Stay Hotels promote. The large and welcoming lobby also functions as an events space, reflecting the year-round commitment to cultural festivals, art exhibitions, workshops and performances.

Turkish contemporary artist Devrim Erbil is revealing his Renk Erbil-curated, nature-inspired Primavera exhibition—Primavera meaning spring—from 30 April until 15 June 2022 at The Stay Warehouse.

Born in Usak, Balikesir in 1937, Devrim Erbil has had a long and illustrious career both as an artist and a professor and director of prestigious fine art academies across Europe. Erbil’s retrospective of mixed media pieces that have been exhibited around the globe includes oil paintings, silk prints, sculptures and stained glass in exquisite colors. The artist is particularly famed for his abstract landscape paintings depicting Anatolia and Istanbul, for which he was honored with the Presidential Culture and Arts Grand Award, which recognizes distinguished Turkish figures. In 2004, the Devrim Erbil Contemporary Art Museum opened in Balikesir, honoring the area’s beloved local artist. His works have been exhibited internationally, from the Saatchi Gallery in the UK, Spain—where he was named Young Painter of the Year—to Budapest as well as all over Turkey, from Istanbul to Bodrum, Ankara and Izmir.

The Stay Boulevard Nisantasi (Opening June 2022)

Opening in June as the group’s fourth Istanbul property in the heart of the Fashion Quarter is The Stay Boulevard Nisantasi. This beautifully designed 82-room property is housed in an elegant building in the heart of Nisantasi and joins the established collection of luxurious and culturally connected properties. Guests will be welcomed by a unique blend of heritage, arts, culture and stellar design by acclaimed Turkish architect Mahmut Anlar.

This hip hideaway will offer rooms and suites blessed with view-giving terraces, walk-in closets, grand marble bathrooms and kitchenettes. Many of which connect for extended stays or large family groups. And for all-out indulgence, The Stay Boulevard Suite includes a terrace just made for sipping sundowners from your private hot tub as the sun sinks down over Istanbul. Naturally, the new hotel meets The Stay Hotels’ standards of excellence for sustainability, as part of Turkey’s first carbon-neutral independent hotel group.

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Radisson Tallinn

Located on Rävala boulevard in Estonia’s charming capital city, Radisson Collection Hotel, Tallinn is the newest Radisson Collection property to open in the Baltics and Estonia’s charming capital city. The hotel’s prime location is in the medieval cobblestoned Old Town, home to cafés and shops as well as the Kiek in de Kök, a 15th-century tower. Tallinn’s main square is within walking distance and is one of the many sites to visit in this UNESCO World Heritage Site city filled with character, history, palaces, churches and other historic treasures.

Radisson Collection Hotel, Tallinn features 287 rooms and suites including Family Rooms, Suites and Junior Suites with access to fitness and sauna facilities, and Premium Suites overlooking the old town. The hotel also has a beautiful panoramic Presidential Suite. The fourth-floor relaxation area includes a spa with swimming pool, Japanese bath and three saunas—a Finnish sauna, a steam sauna, and a sanarium—in addition to a spacious gym. All rooms overlook the buzzing cultural city.

The interiors designed by local architect Argo Vaikla feature high-quality, dark Estonian wood panels, which create an overall sense of being in an Estonian forest combined with eco-friendly design elements. For example, the floors in the corridors are covered with a relief carpet made from recycled fishing nets. Photographs by Kristoffer Vaikla of the picturesque Estonian forest captured from above hang on the walls of the rooms and invite guests to explore the surrounding local countryside.

Radisson Collection Hotel, Tallinn features two restaurants, a rooftop restaurant and bar, ISSEI on the 24th floor, and MEKK on the first floor. ISSEI serves Japanese-Peruvian cuisine and is the first restaurant to offer Nikkei concept cuisine in the Baltics. In the hotel’s Estonian restaurant, MEKK, its Executive Chef Rene Uusmees creates modern Estonian-inspired dishes and delicacies.

“The opening of Radisson Collection Hotel, Tallinn is a milestone achievement for us, as we introduce our luxury lifestyle brand to this culturally rich city and region. Radisson Collection properties embrace and represent the local culture and design wherever they are located, and this is true here at Radisson Collection Hotel, Tallinn as well. Guests will be able to discover Estonian art, design, and photography which are on display throughout the hotel.” says Ain Käpp, CEO of HMP Hotellid OÜ.

The hotel’s 1,000 square meter conference center on the second floor has been completely renovated and offers eight stunning meeting spaces, the largest accommodating up to 300 people. All eight rooms are named after cities where Radisson Collection hotels are located.

With the health and safety of guests and team members as its top priority, Radisson Collection Hotel, Tallinn is implementing the Radisson Hotels Safety Protocol program. The in-depth cleanliness and disinfection protocols were developed in partnership with SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, and are designed to ensure guest safety and peace of mind from check-in to check-out.

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Radisson Gran Via Bilbao

Following the opening of Radisson Collection Hotel, Magdalena Plaza Sevilla last year, Radisson Hotel Group is now introducing its luxury lifestyle brand to Bilbao and bringing its exceptional service and guest experience to the city as part of its ambitious growth plan in Spain.

Radisson Collection Hotel, Gran Vía Bilbao is located in the former headquarters of Banco Hispano Americano, built in 1945. The hotel has 137 rooms over six floors, including two impressive rooftop suites with private terraces featuring a jacuzzi and stunning views of the city. The elegant interior design features marble, natural stone and wood, together with a color range in elegant earth tones complemented with gold and blue hues, reflecting the glow of the city’s architecture and its estuary. The hotel’s fitness and spa area, complete with an indoor pool and yoga studio, is expected to open in the coming months.

The property’s rooftop is home to NKO, the first restaurant of its kind from renowned chef Eneko Atxa, who has been awarded five Michelin stars across his restaurant portfolio. NKO brings together Basque and Japanese cuisine, as a nod to both the chef’s Basque heritage and his admiration for Japanese gastronomy. The restaurant has a spectacular terrace with vertical gardens, colorful umbrellas and a striking geometric black and white marble floor. Cocktails are served with breathtaking views, creating the perfect place to relax after a day of sightseeing or business meetings in the vibrant Basque capital. This is the third collaboration between the chef and Radisson Hotel Group, following the opening of his Eneko Basque concept in Seville and Brussels. Another partnership will soon follow in Madrid.

“It’s a great pleasure to open the second Radisson Collection hotel in Spain and bring the brand to Bilbao. One of the most outstanding elements of this new hotel is its location in the heart of the city on one of the most prominent avenues, Gran Vía. The hotel features stylish and attention-to-detail design, with an exceptional rooftop terrace, that is one of the best in Bilbao. We are honored to partner with local five-time Michelin star chef Eneko Atxa to offer top-class gastronomy at our NKO restaurant”, says Tom Flanagan Karttunen, Area Senior Vice President Northern & Western Europe, Radisson Hotel Group.

The hotel’s Art Deco-inspired design was brought to life by dAAr Arquitectura, and each space is characterized by a different design. With curved lines, soft seating and the use of many different fabrics and textures, the interiors give each space glamor, elegance and sophistication.

The hotel is proud to have received a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum green building certification, consuming 47% less energy and 40% less water than comparable buildings. It has also achieved the LEED Innovation credit for creating a ‘Walkable Project site’, which consists of incorporating design elements that promote walking, cycling, and other non-motorized transportation in the hotel’s location and its surrounding community.

Radisson Collection Hotel, Gran Via Bilbao’s impressive location surrounded by pedestrianized streets makes it the perfect base for visitors to discover all the city has to offer. Guests can stroll along the banks of the Bilbao Estuary and traverse the halls of the iconic Guggenheim Museum—Bilbao’s most famous attraction—which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Other nearby cultural attractions include the Museum of Fine Arts, the Azkuna Zentroa cultural entertainment space and the city’s old town, marked by narrow cobbled streets and charming squares full of cafes and pintxo bars such as the nearby Plaza Nueva.

In 2018, Radisson Hotel Group started an ambitious plan to transform the business. For the Spanish market, the ambition is to open more than 20 hotels in the next five years. In recent months, Radisson Collection Hotel, Magdalena Plaza Sevilla opened in Seville, and later this year Spain’s first Radisson RED lifestyle property will open its doors in the center of Madrid. Meanwhile, guests can already enjoy the recently renovated Radisson Blu Hotel, Madrid Prado as well as Radisson Blu Resort, Gran Canaria and Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Gran Canaria Mogan.

With the health and safety of guests and team members as its top priority, Radisson Collection Hotel, Gran Vía Bilbao is implementing the Radisson Hotels Safety Protocol program. The in-depth cleanliness and disinfection protocols were developed in partnership with SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, and are designed to ensure guest safety and peace of mind from check-in to check-out.

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The Sommerro Opening in Oslo

Nordic Hotels & Resorts announced that it is bringing one of Oslo’s most iconic buildings back to life as Sommerro–a new luxury hotel set to open its doors in September 2022. With panoramic views of the Norwegian capital, Sommerro is housed in the former headquarters of Oslo Lysverker, the city’s original electrical company, and will be a modern tribute to Norwegian cultural heritage, revolutionizing the city’s hospitality landscape with a strong focus on eco-conscious experiences. A community in its own right, the 231-room art deco hotel, complete with 56 branded residences, will boast four restaurants and three bars, meeting and event spaces with capacity for up to 150 people, a 200-seat gilded theatre, a gym and wellness space, and the city’s first year-round rooftop pool, sauna, and terrace.

Architectural Design, Accommodations, and Artwork

Drawing heavily from the building’s magnificent architectural details, Sommerro will pay homage to a fusion of neoclassical contemporary aesthetics with original elements that have been meticulously restored and developed by local firm LPO Architects in collaboration with New York- and London-based studio GrecoDeco. Notable art deco details include oak parquet flooring, bespoke furnishings upholstered with 1930s Norwegian motifs, and slick bathrooms with custom tiles. Original artwork by celebrated Norwegian artist Per Krohg is featured throughout the hotel, with unique pieces including a giant wall fresco and a ceiling mural that nods to the building’s heritage highlighting life after the wonders of electricity.

Social Spaces

The crown jewel of Sommerro’s social spaces is its year-round rooftop terrace, home to the contemporary Tak Oslo restaurant. The rooftop terrace’s pool deck will be an exclusive retreat for hotel guests, where light bites will be served in the summer and, during the colder months, in-sauna treatments can be enjoyed. The hotel will also offer Lysverker Scene, an alluring 200-seat gilded theatre that will host intimate events open to the public. Vestkantbadet, one of the few public baths left in all of Norway, has been brought back to its former glory and expanded into an 8,000-square-foot underground wellness paradise – the largest of any city hotel across the Nordic countries. Open to hotel guests and the public, the wellness space will include a series of treatment rooms, restored Roman baths, a gym with an infrared sauna, and cold plunge pool offering a traditional Nordic thermotherapy experience, all with soothing, eco-friendly spa products.

New Nordic Cuisine

Set to become one of Oslo’s most coveted culinary destinations, Sommerro will feature four restaurants, including outposts from local favorites Barramon, a Spanish tapas and wine bar, and Plah, one of the city’s most popular restaurants that features elevated cuisine by Norway’s “Best Thai Chef” Terje Ommundsen. Ekspedisjonshallen, an all-day dining spot located in the former hall where the public once paid their electricity bills, will come to life with regular DJ performances accompanied with brasserie-style cuisine, and the hotel’s central sunken floor will be converted into a lively bar overlooked by the vast Per Krohg wall mural. Adjacent to Ekspedisjonshallen will be To Søstre – an elegant home for mimosa-fueled afternoon teas served on decadent cake trolleys and accompanied by regular classical concerts. The sky is the limit on the hotel’s seventh floor at Tak Oslo, a Nordic-Japanese restaurant by award-winning Swedish chef Frida Ronge, where guests can experience hyper-local, seasonal dishes using sustainable Norwegian produce and seafood. All menus available at the hotel include a mix of healthy, organic, and local treats.

Meeting and Event Spaces

The hotel will invite groups of 12 to 150 people to gather within its dynamic range of meeting and event spaces, which include Sommerrostuene, a collection of four laidback and playful rooms;  Salongen, a relaxed interchangeable room; Storstua, a break-out area serving grab and go lunches; Biblioteket, a snug book-filled library layered with whimsical Nordic touches; and Kinoen, an intimate screening room. On the Heritage floor, eight historical rooms outfitted with top technology and adorned with original ceiling murals from Per Krohg, will also be available to rent.

As the newest independent venture by Nordic Hotels & Resorts, Sommerro will uphold and enhance the group’s commitment to eco-sustainability through a variety of meaningful on-property practices and amenities, from what dishes are served at each restaurant to the materials used to design and construct the guestrooms and property as a whole. A year-round destination with sweeping views over the Norwegian capital, visitors of Sommerro can explore the local neighborhood of Frogner that features a plethora of museums, art galleries, antique stores, niche boutiques, and restaurants. On the hotel’s doorstep lies the iconic Frogner Park, Oslo’s biggest inner city green space, and the Vigeland Sculpture Park, home to more than 200 sculptures by renowned Norwegian sculptor, Gustav Vigeland. 

“Our vision is to re-define Oslo’s hospitality landscape by creating a new kind of hotel built on Frogner’s classic and creative neighborhood spirit,” said Jarle Moen, Managing Director of Sommerro. “Made by the local community, Sommerro will be an open house for all where visitors and locals can work, sleep, eat, play and recharge. Together, we are creating an inspiring space where kindred souls and culture-makers can gather in cozy corners or pop by for a range of experiences from intimate gatherings and work meetings to late-night movie screenings and wine tastings in our library.”