The Table Read, “The Best Book Reader Magazine in the UK” carbon-neutral hotel group, The Stay, share details of their latest events, including an art exhibition, new food, and music.
With a handful of design-led properties in prime urban locations in Istanbul and Alacati on the Aegean-facing Cesme Peninsula, The Stay Hotels’ guests can choose to be by the Bosphorus strait or the sea, but always with warm hospitality and curated culture. From a striking new property to an art exhibition, plus new food and music offerings, Stay tuned for a healthy and cultural spring with The Stay Hotels (https://www.thestay.com.tr).
Bebek Hotel by The Stay
Perfectly located in the chic Bebek neighbourhood, this 1950’s waterside retreat blends original art deco features with neon lighting and modern art by established and up-and-coming Turkish artists. At the heart of the hotel, The Terrace Restaurant delights guests with a new nine-dish menu curated by acclaimed chef Athinagoras Kostakos, famed for his modern Greek Meraki restaurant in London and time as Head Chef at the award-winning ‘Bill and Coo’, a fine-dining restaurant in Mykonos. On balmy nights, guests can dine on Aegean-inspired delights such as a classic, fresh Bebek Hotel Greek salad or a mouth-watering and cooling shrimp carpaccio.
The hotel’s chic seasonal rooftop bar is also re-opening for the summer as the place to go for sophisticated signature cocktails and a DJ-led soundtrack.
Bebek Hotel by The Stay’s atmospheric in-house Dragon Restaurant has long been the place to go for authentic Cantonese and Szechuan dishes. Interiors reflect the heritage of the cuisine with dragon motifs and rich red details – all with views across the Bosphorus strait.
Now, every Sunday from 2pm until midnight and Monday from 5pm until midnight guests can also dine al fresco on specialties such as hot sour soup or crispy duck while a live band performs on the hotel’s waterfront Terrace Restaurant.
The Stay Warehouse
This former beer depot provides a coastal spot for guests to recharge and relax cocooned in olive-tree clad gardens home to a heated ionized pool and easy access to a glamorous beach club on the Aegean. Wood and brick from ancient Anatolian houses maintain the commitment to excellence in sustainable travel The Stay Hotels promote. The large and welcoming lobby also functions as an events space, reflecting the year-round commitment to cultural festivals, art exhibitions, workshops, and performances.
Turkish contemporary artist Devrim Erbil is revealing his Renk Erbil-curated, nature-inspired Primavera exhibition – meaning spring – from 30 April until 15 June 2022 at The Stay Warehouse.
Born in Usak, Balikesir in 1937, Devrim Erbil has had a long and illustrious career both as an artist, and as a professor and director of prestigious fine art academies across Europe. Erbil’s retrospective of mixed media pieces that have been exhibited around the globe includes oil paintings, silk prints, sculptures, and stained glass in exquisite colours. The artist is particularly famed for his abstract landscape paintings depicting Anatolia and Istanbul, for which he was honoured with the Presidential Culture and Arts Grand Award, which recognizes distinguished Turkish figures. In 2004, the Devrim Erbil Contemporary Art Museum opened in Balikesir, honouring the area’s beloved local artist.
His works have been exhibited internationally, from the Saatchi Gallery in the UK, Spain – where he was named Young Painter of the Year – to Budapest as well as all over Turkey, from Istanbul to Bodrum, Ankara and Izmir.
New Hotel Opening June 2022 The Stay Boulevard Nisantasi
Opening in June as the group’s fourth Istanbul property in the heart of the Fashion Quarter is The Stay Boulevard Nisantasi. This beautifully designed 82-room property is housed in an elegant building in the heart of Nisantasi and joins the established collection of luxurious and culturally connected properties. Guests will be welcomed by a unique blend of heritage, arts, culture, and stellar design by acclaimed Turkish architect Mahmut Anlar.
This hip hideaway will offer rooms and suites blessed with view-giving terraces, walk-in closets, grand marble bathrooms and kitchenettes. Many of which connect for extended stays or large family groups – and for all-out indulgence, The Stay Boulevard Suite includes a terrace just made for sipping sundowners on from your private hot tub as the sun sinks down over Istanbul. Naturally, the new hotel meets The Stay Hotels’ standards of excellence for sustainability, as part of Turkey’s first carbon-neutral independent hotel group.
About The Stay Hotels
Award-winning The Stay Hotels operates five properties with a total of more than 180 guest rooms in Istanbul and Alacati in Turkey. In Istanbul, the collection includes its newest property opening in May 2022, The Stay Boulevard Nisantasi, together with The Stay Nisantasi, which is set in the heart of the Fashion Quarter; The Stay Bosphorus, a revamped 19th-century waterfront mansion; and Bebek Hotel by The Stay, a glamorous and storied hotel. In Alacati, The Stay Warehouse is a cool former industrial space close to the coast, which won the Best International Hotel category of the Food and Travel 2021 Readers Awards.
In 2022, The Stay Hotels became the first carbon-neutral independent hotel group in Turkey. It was awarded carbon-neutral status by the internationally recognized sustainability specialist Bureau Veritas (https://group.bureauveritas.com) following an evaluation of the group’s adherence to the international standard for greenhouse gas verification.
As well as taking practical steps in its own operation to counter any greenhouse gases produced, The Stay Hotels has invested in domestic and green-energy projects locally and globally and works with companies that are committed to using green and sustainable products and processes. The group aims to achieve zero waste by the end of 2022.
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