There are few more potent images of wealth and luxury than that of the Eastern potentate.
Solomon, Cleopatra, Tutenkhamun are names that evoke images of splendor and riches.
Pre-eminent among those whose power and fortunes created great beauty were the Turkish Sultans.
Turkey's legacy from the era of the Sultans
includes an extraordinary collection of art, architecture, artifacts, jewels,
precious metals, fabrics and a myriad other manifestations of wealth and finery.
Part of this great legacy is the
Çırağan Palace, now a
. No longer need you stand apart and gaze in awe at majestic images of a lifestyle out of reach.
Now you can enter where once the great Sultans lived...
You can walk along corridors where their feet trod,
dine in Rooms where they feasted and rest in chambers where they slept.
Elsewhere in Istanbul
there have been attempts to recreate the gracious lifestyle of the Sultans within new Hotels, but there
is a world of difference between saying,
"This is what the walls of a Sultan's palace looked like" and "These are the very walls".
The ultimate experienceawaits those who book one of the
11 VIP Suites
of the ancient Çırağan Palace.
Guests arrive via a private driveway and entrance where they are greeted and escorted
to their Rooms in the upper store
of the Palace.
The Sultans themselves would have left at home in any of these Suites,
which ate more than twice the size of conventional Hotel Rooms and contain a full range of amenities.
Grandest of the 11 VIP Suites is the"Sultan Suite"
the largest in all of Europe (458 sq.m)
with two spacious Bedrooms, a huge Living Room huge with precious tapestries and a pool size
sunken marble bath.
The Palace is the leisure heart of the Çırağan Palace Hotel Kempinski Istanbul.
Its 22,000 square meters of floor space can cater to a wide variety of banqueting, dining and meeting demands with
its grand ballroom, two foyers, ten meeting rooms and two exhibition areas.
The excellent banquet and meeting facilities with flawless service have catered to
and Istanbul's most glamorous social events