by Michael J. Shapiro | September 11, 2013
St. Regis Hotels & Resorts has inked an agreement with a local developer to open the St. Regis Istanbul in the first half of 2014. The 118-room luxury property will be in the Nisantasi neighborhood, on the European side of the Turkish city. The new-build hotel will overlook Maçka Park and the Bosphorus, and offer a rooftop brasserie, a spa, a fitness center, a business center, meeting rooms and a ballroom. The St. Regis will be Starwood's fifth hotel in Istanbul, in addition to two Sheraton properties, a W and a Le Meridien.