THE HOUSE HOTEL NISANTASI
Abdi Ipekci Cd. No:34, Nisantasi
34 rooms & 10 suites
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Architecture & Design: Autoban
Long brown bench seats in the bar, square-edged slabs of cool marble in the bathrooms, and a lobby lounge that’s flanked by two enormous Reedy bookcases: Canan Özdemir and Ferit Baltacioglu spared no expense when creating their second hotel. From the moment that guests slip inside the cloistered entrance on Abdi İpekçi Caddesi – Istanbul’s most exclusive shopping street – they’re transported to a place where lavish shapes flourish and shine.
All five floors of the hotel were styled by Seyhan Özdemir and Sefer Caglar of Turkish design powerhouse Autoban. Canan and Seyhan Özdemir are sisters, so the partnership between Autoban and The House Hotel Group came about naturally, and delivered spectacular results. In the lobby, which sits one floor above street level, two beige sofas fill up a wide bay window, mirroring each other like a pair of closed brackets. Underfoot, dark wooden boards run the length of the narrow room, pointing toward a bar-restaurant that doubles as a sociable breakfast area.
Of the 44 rooms at The House Hotel Nişantaşı, 10 are deluxe suites. Many of the rooms have separate terraces or views over the Bosphorus, and some even showcase the latest pieces of furniture by Autoban, including the Daisy and Throne series. Beds with soft goose down duvets stand out against the dark wooden desks and light brown wall panels. Bathrooms, separated from the sleeping spaces by sheets of see-through glass, are bright and bold, with marbled lines of greyish blue. For those seeking privacy, neat venetian blinds can be drawn down. All of the rooms come with herbal L’Occitane bathroom amenities, plasma TVs and espresso machines.
Despite the high quality of the materials used throughout the hotel, Canan and Ferit’s overall concept is actually quite simple: to provide homely, comfortable spaces for guests who love spending time in exciting, international cities. So while some guests want to curl up with a book from the library, others will prefer to make use of the top-class gym or pilates studio, enjoying spectacular views on the Marmara Sea. Either way, Istanbul’s boutiques and bazaars will still be waiting.