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Project of the week: $450m Atakoy Jumeirah wows guests with lavish luxury

by | 16 Mar 2020 | Projects

The impressive Atakoy Jumeirah rises above Istanbul’s waterfront. (Picture: Evrenol Architects)

The Atakoy Jumeirah will soon welcome guests into a world of luxury and refinement right on the shores of Istanbul.

Towards the end of 2020, the Atakoy Jumeirah hotel will open its doors in Istanbul, Turkey.

We find out more about this stunning luxury property and why it will make such a splash in the city’s hotel market.

A luxurious haven on the shores of Istanbul

The Atakoy Jumeirah Hotel will be part of Kuzu Group’s Sea Pearl, a $450-million-development on the south shore of Istanbul.

The luxury hotel will feature 202 rooms and 62 private residences targeted at affluent local and international guests.

Those staying at the Atakoy can easily reach Istanbul’s city centre and enjoy the city’s rich cultural offering, shopping opportunities at local markets and polished malls or its famed nightlife.

Of course, guests who prefer to stay and relax at the hotel will also find themselves well entertained. Facilities will include a VIP Club, a large sports complex, a wellness centre with a spa and a Turkish hammam as well as indoor and outdoor pools, a shopping arcade and various F&B venues, one of which is set right on the seafront.

Interiors fit for royalty

To take its place among the top hotels in Istanbul, the Atakoy Jumeirah left nothing up to chance. The hotel’s striking exterior is paired with a lavish interior to create a seamless luxury experience for guests. 

Designed by KCA International, the Atakoy’s rooms and public spaces make guests feel welcome and at home in a contemporary, refined setting. 

The design team, led by KCA founder Khuan Chew, has previously been entrusted with high-profile projects including royal yachts and palaces, as well as luxury hotels around the world, most notably the Burj al Arab in Dubai. This made them the ideal partner for what will become one of Istanbul’s leading luxury lifestyle destinations. 

Jumeirah expands in Turkey

Kuzu Group, the leading Turkish real-estate developer behind this new project, has signed a deal with Jumeirah Group, appointing the Emirati group to run their Atakoy Hotel.

Jumeirah Group currently runs 25 top-class hotels around the world and is best known for its heading up the iconic Burj al Arab Hotel in Dubai.

The Atakoy Hotel in Istanbul will be Jumeirah’s third property in Turkey and marks the group’s entrance into a quickly developing, highly dynamic market.

A member of Jumeirah’s executive committee is quoted saying: “Jumeirah Group already has a strong brand presence in Turkey, and we are delighted to operate a second Jumeirah property within the dynamic city of Istanbul.”

“This welcome addition to our portfolio is another step towards achieving the Group’s long-term growth strategy. Kuzu Group’s established track record for visionary developments fits well with Jumeirah’s reputation for luxury and exceptional hospitality, and we look forward to a long and successful partnership.”



Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts.


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