Dating back to the 17th century, Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul is the only Ottoman imperial palace and hotel located on the Bosphorus shores.
Dating back to the 17th century, Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul is the only Ottoman imperial palace and hotel situated on the Bosphorus which although was once a template of power and light that seen as a pearl of an empire. Facing Asia, and with enchanting views to the historical peninsula, Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul offers the glamour of a genuine Ottoman palace in a city where east meets west, Europe meets Asia and history meets the contemporary. Following a complete restoration and the addition of a modern hotel building that includes elegant guestrooms, restaurants and meeting venues, the hotel and palace opened in 1991 under the management of Kempinski Hotels, Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. At Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, guests can choose from 310 rooms, including 20 suites in the hotel and 11 suites in the historical palace. In addition to magnificent outdoor event spaces that host prestigious local and international events, the 20 meeting rooms at Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul offer advanced technology and unparalleled comfort to meet the exacting standards of visiting guests.
With its splendid style, superb location, breathtaking views and resort ambiance, including a spacious green garden dotted with palm trees, Çırağan Palace Kempinski has been an Istanbul icon since its opening with eternal flame with boundless power. Countless dignitaries continue to pass through its doors, including government officials, royal families, and world-renowned celebrities. As an award-winning property recognised the world over for both its sophisticated elegance and commitment to impeccable service, Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul showcases an alluring blend of old and new that comprises modern Istanbul.
Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul features a variety of both indoor and outdoor bars and restaurants. These unique establishments continue to entice guests with a seasoned blend of delicious cuisine and magical Bosphorus views. The pastry and chocolate heaven of the city Gazebo Lounge renowned for its wide variety of sweet and savoury pastries, chocolates, baklavas, home-made truffles and pralines along with freshly brewed coffee and tea options or refreshing coffeecocktails. The award-winning Tuğra Restaurant which offers guests the ultimate Ottoman dining experience, complete with timeless, palatial rituals. Each dish is carefully selected as the result of long research in the archives of the palace libraries. Laledan Restaurant serves the best buffet breakfast and brunch in Istanbul in an idyllic setting by the Bosphorus. Laledan was the restaurant to introduce the not-so-well known brunch culture to Istanbulites and to inject new life into the city’s society life. On Sunday, the “Legendary Çırağan Brunch” offers a vast selection of mouth-watering tastes.
One of the most important and unique highlights of Çırağan Palace Kempinski is the Sultan Suite. Located at the palace side Sultan Suite is one of the most expensive suites in the world which has been listed almost every year as one of the most luxurious or expensive top 10 suites in the world via international publications from Forbes to CNN. The Sultan Suite offers 24-hour private butler service and absolute privacy, including a private entrance and a lounge.
Being a landmark, Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul is always the host to the most prestigious and extravagant events, meetings and weddings in the city. With its romantic and spacious wedding terrace, and the Çırağan Ballroom overlooking Bosphorus, it is the best wedding venue and a top choice for romantic honeymoon destinations and anniversaries worldwide. Used frequently as a meeting place for the Ottoman Parliament, in 1910 a devastating fire poured through the complex, sparing only the external walls, some columns, and a large part of the Turkish bath. The surviving original parts, original parts of the Turkish bath remain to this day, mainly comprised of engraved wall decorations and columns, which have been vigorously preserved. Fortunately, the other area destroyed by the fire has been restored to its original glory. With its towering ceiling, architecture and engraved ornaments, the Turkish bath continues to be a special venue for guests visiting Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul. From birthday parties to wedding celebrations, the truly special ambiance of this traditional Turkish bath also can accommodate for up to 20 guests for dinner or 40 guests for a cocktail party, ensuring a truly unforgettable experience.
Since its opening, Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul has been the only hotel in Istanbul reachable in three ways (by limousine, yacht or helicopter) and has seen countless eminent figures come through its doors, including government delegates, royal families, world stars and celebrities. Theultimate way to arrive in style, Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul is also one and only hotel in the city with a registered helipad on the Bosphorus.
With impeccable service dedicated to excellence, Çırağan Palace always appreciated and awarded from many leading publications and authorities. Recently Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul is awarded as one of the “Top 50 Hotels in the World’’ and it is in “The 10 Hotels in Greece and Turkey” listings of the prestigious and respectful Conde Nast Traveler, Readers’ Choice Awards.
As being the ambassador of Turkish hospitality, we welcome our guests with the warmth of our heart, smiling face by reflecting our motto “Be welcome”. Thanks to our professional and experienced team as always providing luxury combined with legendary impeccable service and dedicated to excellency.