The first Turkish member of The Leading Hotels of the World, the Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul ensures a wonderful and unforgettable times with its mystique style. Fascinating natural view, bright light shadows along the day and night adorn the Ciragan Palace Kempinski in a sweet harmony. The former Sultan’s palace reflects a harmonious blending of the old and the new amid elegant surroundings, lavish decor and every modern convenience for both the leisure and the business traveler. The Ciragan Palace Kempinski offers resort ambience in the center of the city, conveniently located on the Bosphorus, 25 km from Airport and close to Istanbul’s business districts as well as its historic and cultural sites. Since its original opening as a hotel in 1991, the Ciragan Palace Kempinski has hosted heads of state, royalty, movie stars and celebrities. Its guest book contains the names of many esteemed luminaries drawn to the beauty of the hotel’s architecture and interiors and the attention to detail that influences every aspect of the property’s superb operation. The adjoining hotel offers 284 rooms and 20 suites, including the luxurious Pasha and Presidential. Guest occupying one of the newly renovated 11 VIP suites including one of the largest in Europe-Sultan Suite 458 sqm and one of the biggest Bang - amp; Olufsen Plazma 65 inch display in living room that has been located in a real palace, in which sultans lived in ancient times, enjoy private butler service, unlimited use of the health club and other luxuries. Head Chef, Rudolph Van Nunen, leads the culinary race in Istanbul, introducing Turkish fusion to the city and developing modern cutting edge menus to complement ancient Ottoman cuisine. All restaurants offer a balcony or terrace overlooking the Bosphorus and seat between 90 and 200 diners. In the Palace, the elegant and award-winning Tuðra Restaurant specialises in traditional Ottoman cuisine – a balcony is open during summer months. In the Hotel, Laledan Restaurant serves Fish - amp; Mezze concept during lunch and dinner and it is open for breakfast. The Gazebo Lounge - amp; Restaurant open 24 hours serves light snacks and afternoon Turkish famous high tea. Gazebo is also the hotel’s private patisserie, specialising in traditional Turkish delicacies, innovative chocolate sculptures and French pastries serves. The Ciragan Bar is a traditional English-style cigar bar, open daily from 18 pm to 2 am. In the summer time, there is a Barbecue in the Rose Garden that is open everyday. Boutique shops, business service center, Ciragan Palace Kempinski SPA managed by Sanitas, Historical Turkish Bath-Hammam, total of newly renovated 20 function rooms cater for all events ranging from 30 to 1000 delegates luxurious van, helicopter, boat and limousine transfers are the other special services and facilities.