Tuesday 22, December 2015

Dubai – MENA Herald: GCC’s revellers are seeking wider pastures to ring in the new year, according to one leading international hotelier.

Already seeing a surge in bookings, The St. Regis Istanbul, located in the heart of the trendy and upmarket Nişantaşı neighbourhood, is expecting an influx of GCC travellers of the New Year’s Eve weekend.

“Many GCC residents are looking to take advantage of a long weekend and travel nearby for a festive experience – there are very few locations that offer what Istanbul offers but that are also within a short enough flight time for an enjoyable, relaxed New Year’s Eve weekend,” said Rui Res, general manager of the 118-guestroom and suite residential hotel.

“The St. Regis Istanbul in particular is perfectly located in the chic Nişantaşı area at a global intersection of art, design, fashion and culture – surrounded by designer boutiques and boutique art galleries as well as containing some of the city’s best restaurants. We are delighted that we’ve already seen significant interest from the GCC, and we expect to be quite full during the holiday period,” he added.

According to tourist numbers from Turkey’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the country’s allure as a destination to celebrate the festive season continues to surge, with a nearly 10% surge in arrivals to the country in December of 2014 when compared to 2013 – the second highest for the year after July.

Istanbul takes the lion’s share of arrivals to the country, with to-date figures showing a 32% of total tourists to Turkey.

New Year Offers at The St. Regis Istanbul

Celebrate the festive season at The St. Regis Istanbul with bespoke offers, special packages and uncompromising service.
The original St. Regis in New York was renowned for the lavish parties hosted by Mrs. Astor, the founding member of the brand. The St. Regis Istanbul will uphold this legacy with an array of refined offerings for New Year’s Eve which will go beyond expectations.

Celebrate the New Year’s Eve at The St. Regis Istanbul to revel in the glamour and sophistication of this sparkling occasion.


Revel in the glamour and sophistication of this sparkling occasion with the hotel’s New Year’s Eve packages. The bespoke experience includes a one night or three nights stay in the room or suite of the guest’s choice, Gala dinner at Astor, and New Year Brunch at Spago. A one-night package starts from €495 Single (approx. AED 1951) / €825 Double (approx. AED 3252). The three-night package starts from €415 Single (approx. AED 1636) / €540 Double (approx. AED 2128) per night


Guests can extend their stay over the New Year weekend and enjoy the best address in Istanbul. He bespoke experience includes the room or suite of choice, daily buffet breakfast at St. Regis Brasserie, 60 minutes Senses of Aroma massage at the famous Iridium Spa per person per stay, and the delectable New Year Brunch at Spago. The weekend package requires a minimum of three nights’ stay and starts from €370 (approx. AED 1458)

Please call +90 212 368 06 61 or email to newyear.istanbul@stregis.com for more information and reservations.

“Istanbul, and in particular Nişantaşı, is one of the world’s best places to celebrate the New Year. We’re seeing it become more and more popular, and it is fast positioning itself among the world’s best annual celebrations, offering a wide variety of events and one-of-a-kind cultural traditions,” concluded Res.

For more information on The St. Regis Istanbul, please visit http://www.stregis.com/istanbul.