Designed by award-winning Turkish architect Emre Arolat, the hotel channels the spirit of the glamourous Art Deco era in Istanbul during the 1920s, blending it with contemporary Turkish art and luxurious amenities. The hotel houses an extensive selection of artworks from the Demsa Collection of Art – a private collection belonging to the Demsa Group, which also owns The St. Regis Istanbul.

Recently launched on 1st March 2015, St Regis Hotels & Resorts marked its debut in the famed cultural city of Istanbul with an exclusive short film directed by Emmy award winner John Malkovich.

Titled ‘A Postcard From Istanbul’, the film takes its audience on a whirlwind trip of discovery around historical locations of the city and at The St. Regis Istanbul.

Starring Julian Sands (Smallville) as a screenwriter who visits Istanbul in search of inspiration for his upcoming screenplay, the film takes the audience on an enchanting journey to discover the charm and beauty of the city.

Co-starring Belçim Bilgin who plays the tour guide for Julian Sands, the journey is one without any dialogue and instead, it is laced with entrancing music and ends with a monologue voiceover by the two characters of “I am listening to Istanbul”.
Now open to receive guests, St Regis Istanbul is located close to the Bosphorus Straits in the centre of the city, with 104 rooms and 14 luxurious suites.

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A long-time meetings industry addict, Gorazd is the Founder and owner of marketing and event agency Toleranca Marketing. He has many years of experience in planning, preparing and carrying out large international meetings and exhibitions. As the founder of the "Power to the Meetings" methodology, he still firmly believes in the power of live events and human to human communication. He is also the author of numerous articles and editor-in-chief of the meetings industry magazine Kongres Magazine.