JW Marriott announced the opening of JW Marriott Hotel Istanbul Marmara Sea. Surrounded by the tranquil Sea of Marmara, the new luxury hotel offers guests a transformative and elevated stay to nourish the mind, body and spirit within Istanbul’s serene Atakoy district.
“JW Marriott combines a legacy of extraordinary hospitality with a refreshing commitment to mindfulness and wellbeing that resonates so deeply with today’s global traveller,” said Bruce Rohr, Global Brand Leader, JW Marriott. “JW Marriott Hotel Istanbul Marmara Sea embodies this holistic approach to the guest experience from its JW Garden where organic herbs are harvested for use by the culinary team, to its robust fitness and wellness classes and introspective, intentional design. We know these principles will be the perfect complement to this breathtaking location.”
Styled by London-based firm KCA International, the hotel’s aesthetic draws inspiration from Turkey’s vibrant textures and marries them with the JW Marriott brand’s serene sensibility. The lobby has a unique flying carpet art installation that pays homage to traditional Turkish crafts with a contemporary twist. Signature bespoke lighting by the artist Khuan Chew found throughout the hotel showcases a modern interpretation of Turkish culture. From tranquillity pools in the lobby to tucked-away garden spaces, opportunity awaits around every corner for guests to escape in a moment of calm reflection.
“With breathtaking views and exhilarating activities for travel enthusiasts, JW Marriott Hotel Istanbul Marmara Sea is ideal for guests seeking to enjoy meaningful moments as they explore this historic destination,” said Candice D’Cruz, Vice President – Luxury Brands, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International. “As with all JW Marriott hotels, mindfulness and connection to place are thoughtfully woven into the hotel’s nature-focused design, as well as through the hotel’s holistic programming and wellness offerings.”
The hotel’s 204 guest rooms and suites are thoughtfully situated within 17 floors and are as spacious as they are sumptuous. Most offer balconies facing the Marmara Sea and Istanbul skyline, and all feature marble bathrooms with large soaking tubs, rain shower heads, flat-screen TVs, and separate working and living areas. Smart lighting lulls guests to sleep at night or gently wakes them in the morning. The hotel’s suites offer expansive, contemporary living rooms and dedicated kitchen areas. The Signature and Presidential suites boast terrace jacuzzis and BOSE® music systems in the living room. The Presidential suite also features a private gym and an additional indoor jacuzzi with awe-inspiring views of the Marmara Sea. All executive room guests, as well as Marriott Bonvoy® Platinum, Titanium and Ambassador Elite members, can enjoy access to the exclusive Executive Lounge which offers complimentary breakfast in the morning and a selection of cocktails, snacks and desserts throughout the day. The hotel is a 45-minute drive from Istanbul International Airport, and is also close to Istanbul Ataturk Airport, which offers access to private jets.