Nestled between the posh Nisantasi district and the beautiful greenery of Macka Park, The Park Hyatt is a hidden gem amongst Istanbul Hotels.

Once the residence for Italian ambassadors, the design of the hotel originates from its classic Italian past, yet mixes this with a contemporary and Turkish flair. The hallway and room walls, adorned and decorated with images from famed Turkish photographer Ara Guler, tell the story of an older, simpler, Istanbul.

The rooms resemble a residence, or an apartment – high vaulted ceilings (3.2 meters) and entry corridors foster a spacious and comfortable feeling. Rooms on the street side can peer into the glamorous fashion district of Nisantasi. All rooms feature either a French balcony or a full balcony. The Park Hyatt hosts several types of rooms: Park King, Park Deluxe King, Park Spa (the signature rooms), the Park Suites, or the Penthouse Suite. All Qualita guests automatically receive an upgrade to Park Deluxe King rooms.

Intricate tile work adorns the floors of the bathrooms and warm woodwork covers the walls. All bathrooms have a shower, steam room, and full bathtub.

The lobby and wine lounge have soft white walls and ceiling fixtures to complement the dark umber stonework providing dramatic effect. A panoramic, concave ‘wine wall’ backs the wine lounge, the bar in the lobby. Dozens of bottles of wine, encased in glass and mahogany-hued wood, lurk behind the stone bar, and crystalline lights illuminate the thoughtful wine collection.

The finest international shops in the Nisantasi district, including Prada, Gucci, Tom Ford, and Turkish boutiques including Beymen, Armaggan, and Urart await the traveler looking for designer shopping within footsteps of the hotel. The walls of the Park Hyatt lobby display some of Gucci’s spectacular wares, reflecting the high level of fashion and taste of the Park Hyatt’s clientele. For art aficionados, Nisantasi hosts some of Istanbul’s premier art galleries.