A redefined urban experience perfectly fusing cutting-edge luxury and the rich cultural heritage of Istanbul’s famous peninsula   

Turkish luxury group Rixos Hotels is bringing a brand-new gem to Istanbul this spring – the Rixos Tersane Istanbul.   Set in the revived Tersane historical district, the opening marks Rixos’ thirteenth hotel in Türkiye and will be a flagship property for the brand. Nestled in the beautiful Golden Horn estuary of the Bosphorous river, it’s part of a development transforming the historic Ottoman naval shipyards and turning them into the beating heart of Istanbul once again.

The Rixos Tersane Istanbul hotel resort is markedly different in design to Rixos’ existing portfolio. An eclectic fusion of cultural heritage and cosmopolitan urban lifestyle, the property embraces the brand’s signature Turkish hospitality, luxury facilities, exceptional service and world-class entertainment. Situated 41km from Istanbul airport, the hotel will be served by public transport including a local ferry line, while guests will also have access to a local helipad.

Rixos’ signature luxury Turkish hospitality

The urban hotspot and lifestyle hub will bring guests from around the world to the epicentre of modern cutting-edge luxury and local Ottoman heritage with 432 expertly crafted rooms, the majority with views of the Golden Horn, and 67 luxury suites, 55 of which will have their own outdoor terraces.

The luxury rooms and suites offer unrivalled comfort, stylish décor, plush beds and luxury amenities synonymous with the signature Rixos brand, all whilst taking guests on a timeless journey across the historic district of Tersane.

To welcome guests, a Lobby Lounge at the gateway to the Golden Horn will form the most spacious lobby in Istanbul.

Exquisite food and drink

Rixos Tersane Istanbul brings a range of inspiring international cuisines to one location, transporting guests to different gastronomic corners of the world in a celebration of diverse cultures and flavours.

An all-day dining restaurant will be home to an open kitchen with Italian and Asian corners and a heated outdoor terrace, serving a buffet breakfast and catering for up to 500 guests. A special tasting corner will present a variety of both local and international wines paired with delicatessen, while the Cigar Lounge will be the only one of its kind in Istanbul, serving a selection of gourmet light bites and sharing plates expertly paired with whiskey, cognac, bourbon, brandy and wine.

Facilities, activities and entertainment for the entire family
With the resort offering a host of live entertainment options varying with the seasons, guests can expect experiences from live bands and opera singers to dance shows and DJs, while children will have the most fun with a newly-designed fun and education centre offering masterclasses in skills such as DJing and ceramics as well as sports activities.

For adults, an exclusive sports club will be home to expert trainers and state-of-the-art facilities, offering daily activities and classes along with access to Rixos’ rowing club. The complex includes a year-round outdoor heated pool with sunbathing and seating arrangements to provide the perfect space for unwinding and relaxing against the backdrop of the Golden Horn estuary.

Weddings, corporate meetings and events

Framed by panoramic views of the Haliç, this sophisticated venue provides an elegant backdrop for the most unforgettable wedding event. The property is furnished with a huge 2,027m² ballroom with natural daylight which can be divided into two or three different sections, with the adjacent pre-function areas perfect for greeting guests and hosting receptions.

The property has also been developed with the business traveller in mind, with meeting and event spaces including a, 1,600m² outdoor area connection, 929m² ballroom foyer and four meeting rooms for all business needs. Business travellers are invited to enjoy the pristine corporate facilities with the chance to relax, unwind and destress with use of the hotel facilities and dining options once the days’ work is done.

With state-of-the-art technology and a team of uncompromising event experts attending to every detail, Rixos Tersane Istanbul is the perfect venue for hosting events of all kinds.

A word from the visionary team

Murat Alpman, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, at Rixos comments on the opening; “It’s a privilege for the Rixos brand to open what will be the flagship hotel of Istanbul’s revived Tersane district. This development marks a brand new concept and offers guests an unforgettable experience in a vibrant city location with access to superb luxury facilities, exceptional service, signature hospitality, gastronomy and world-class entertainment.

He adds; “From holidaymakers to business travellers, wedding parties to corporate guests, Rixos Tersane Istanbul embodies the city’s cosmopolitan appeal and is the perfect escape for travellers seeking a unique experience combining rich history and heritage with cutting-edge innovation and luxury craftsmanship”, he added.