Six Senses Kocataş Mansions will soft launch in Istanbul, cultural capital of Turkey, next month.
The hotel plans be fully prepared by spring 2020, with an offering including three restaurants and a spa with uninterrupted views of the Bosporus River.
It will be the group’s second property in Turkey, joining Six Senses Kaplankaya, which opened last year.
Located in the prosperous Sariyer district of Istanbul’s European side, the 45-room and suite hotel has seen the transformation of two former 19th-century mansions: Kocatas Mansions and the next-door Sait Pasa Mansion.
These mansions were owned by and named after Ottoman minister of justice, Necmettin Molla Kocataş, who was also the owner of Kocataş Water.
Following a devastating fire, which left them uninhabited for the last 20 years, much care has been taken to restore these homes to their original grandeur.
The interior design throughout blends traditional local influences with contemporary Six Senses signature touches.
Located just moments from the Bosporus River, guests will enjoy far-reaching dramatic views of the river as it begins its last curve towards the Black Sea.
Omar Alfardan, chief executive of Alfardan Group, commented: “The partnership between Alfardan Group and Six…