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.
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.