Situated on the Bosphorus within an Ottoman imperial palace dating back to the 18th century, Çırağan Palace Kempinski in Istanbul is offering a brand new regal package to commemorate its Ottoman history and glamor: the “Celebrate Life Like Sultans” experience. LuxeGetaways is always a fan of the level of service we find with Kempinski, and this royal getaway is always impressive in so many ways.
The palace has played home and host to several sultans throughout the eons of late-Ottoman history, and this new experience allows modern-day visitors to relive the days of royal affairs and grand tidings that made up a sultan’s daily lifestyle. This latest offering certainly grabbed our attention…
The Regal Package: At Home with Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul…
Facing Asia, and with enchanting views to the historical peninsula, it 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.
The Regal Package: Everything You Need to Celebrate Life Like Sultans…
This legendary offer includes a grandiose stay in the hotel’s top suite, the Sultan Suite, one of the largest and most expensive suites in the world. Over 4,000 square feet, the minimum two-night stay comes with 24-hour private butler service and absolute privacy. You will be taken back to Ottoman times when you arrive, as a private entrance and lounge welcomes you with a greeting from your private butler, classical music and a traditional Ottoman drink – sherbet.
You will love the floor-to-ceiling windows with extraordinary Bosphorus views, as well as the best of contemporary and classical Ottoman architecture in the suite. All the imperial-style furniture boasting Ottoman motifs and accessories from the 19th century are made in Turkey. This unique suite has proudly hosted countless dignitaries, including government officials, royal families and world-renowned celebrities. The suite has also received numerous awards and continues to receive recognition from the world’s leading publications and organizations as one of the most luxurious and expensive suites in the world.
From the moment you arrive to the hotel, you are treated to the epic views for the Bosphorus while enjoying personalized service throughout your stay. You will be offered a natural and palatial “Soap and Fragrance Service” by your private butler. As the hotel revives this old tradition dating back to the days of the ancient water therapies of the Turkish bath, you can enjoy 100%-pure-olive-oil handmade soaps available in various scents. A unique experiential ceremony marked by the butler slicing the soap – one bar crafted for immediate use, another delicately wrapped in a pouch to take home – ensures a lasting memory long after your stay. An array of fragrances that you can choose from will be placed throughout the suite as well.
The package includes an Ottoman royal banquet experience, the “Sultan’s Dinner.” Preceded by a private cocktail hour, the “Sultan’s Dinner” takes you on a magical journey through time with unique tastes and presentations from the Ottoman era served in a real Ottoman palace. Each with a unique story and presentation, antique candelabras, jardinières, 19th-century carafes and an imperial silver coffee set with the monogram of one of the sultans of the Ottoman Empire are historical highlights of this unforgettable sensory experience. Vibrant flowers, laced plates, cutlery, napkins, glasses and special embroidered uniforms worn by the experienced banquet staff have been designed exclusively for the “Sultan’s Dinner.” This unique experience is for up to ten people. Wow!!
This experiential celebration package also features a delightful “Gold Facial Treatment” and the “Sultan Hammam Treatment” from the onsite Sanitas Spa, which specializes in integrating the authentic traditions of hammam and other Ottoman spa techniques into contemporary treatments.
While not something a sultan would have experienced, the “Celebrate Life Like Sultans” experience includes arrival transfer to the hotel via a private helicopter and return transfer in a luxury motorcoach vehicle. This is the way a visit to Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul should be… talk about an unforgettable travel experience!