Merging style with sustainability, 82-room The Stay Boulevard Nisantasi is now welcoming guests in one of Istanbul’s most fashionable districts
Part of Turkey’s first carbon-neutral independent hotel group, The Stay Boulevard Nisantasi has opened its eco-friendly doors in Istanbul. Located in the heart of the city’s refined fashion and cultural district, the 82-room property is housed in an elegant building in the heart of Nisantasi and joins the brand’s existing collection of luxurious properties.
A hotel group based around sustainability, having also been recently awarded carbon-neutral status by the internationally recognised sustainability specialist Bureau Veritas, the fourth Istanbul opening furthers The Stay Hotels’ plans to be zero waste by the end of 2022. The new hotel features vegan leather headboards graced with European Down and Feather Association-certified pillows, recycled room key cards and menus brimming with local produce and wines to reduce its carbon footprint.
In keeping with the rest of the collection, The Stay Boulevard Nisantasi will offer guests a unique blend of heritage, arts, culture, and stellar design. Acclaimed Turkish architect Mahmut Anlar has created a hip hideaway with rooms and suites guests will struggle to leave, from view-giving terraces to walk-in closets, grand marble bathrooms and kitchenettes.
Many of them 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 as the sun sinks down over Istanbul.
Opening its doors to guests in autumn, the spa and wellness floor will provide the ideal opportunity for a dip in the indoor pool, a Pilates session or an authentic Turkish hammam. If the gym is their thing, guests can work out in the sleek fitness suite or book a personal trainer – whilst indulgent massages will also be on offer for those seeking a more relaxed experience. Aiming to bring the outside in, plants and foliage will be in abundance, including a zen garden fed by a customised drip irrigation system.
For now, the ground-floor Saint P’tissier patisserie will offer guests French fancies, freshly baked bread, and Turkish treats. From the autumn, foodies will flock to the entertaining Italian rooftop restaurant, Marcello E Matteo, to dine on the signature focaccia di recco al formaggio or sip well-crafted cocktails as the chefs break into an operetta.
Proud to promote local and international artists, The Stay Hotels will reveal a curated art collection hung in rooms and public spaces, including an AI video-mapping installation by the world-renowned duo OUCHHH. The icing on the cake for lovers of culture, will be a bookshop while fresh flowers will be on sale at Misk flower shop.
Positioned in the city’s Fashion Quarter, the Nisantasi location puts designer boutiques from Louis Vuitton to Chanel, and Hermes, as well as local designers such as Begum Khan within dangerously easy credit card reach – whilst a cosmopolitan cafe, restaurant, and gallery scene is just a stroll away.
Adding to the stylish experience, addition, staff will also wear uniforms designed by Turkish designer Begüm Yunusoğlu, who also has her own haute couture collection.
Make it happen
Double rooms from £200 per night B&B, with flexible booking terms. Find out more and make a booking via thestay.com.tr