Marti Istanbul Hotel Opens

The luxury hotel opens in Taksim with a Michelin-starred chef

Marti Istanbul Hotel

The Marti Istanbul Hotel, which opened its doors July 15 but officially opens in September has appointed Chef Frédéric Médigue as consultant and executive chef for the 270-room hotels two restaurants and bars.

Médigue is responsible for all food and beverage operations, including the Brasserie, the Atrium Restaurant & Bar and the hotel’s multiple bar areas, as well as in-room dining and banqueting for special events.

Owner of Le Chateau d’Amondans, a Michelin-starred spot in Amondans, France and founder, owner and CEO of the French Culinary Institute of Castle in Amondans. Médigue got his start as a commis at Chateau de Divonne les bains in 1975.

Designed by Zehnep Fadillioglu, the 11-story property has 40 suites designed in modern Ottoman style with striking blue and purple palettes. Just inside the entrance, the Brasserie serves French, Asian and Turkish delights created in an open kitchen that features a rotisserie and a grill. The Brasserie features outdoor seating, an extensive wine menu, and weekly French specials.

On the Mezzanine Level, the Atrium Restaurant & Bar offers all-day dining beneath an Ottoman tent decorated with Turkish motifs and held aloft by poles. A piano bar on the Mezzanine Level, a lobby lounge, and Lounge 11 on the top floor round out the bar options. Rates start at $336 per night.

Lauren Mack is the Travel Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @lmack.