Six Senses Kocatas Mansions Reopens in Istanbul History meets hospitality in the city where East meets West


ISTANBUL, Turkey – August 25, 2020 – Six Senses Kocatas Mansions, overlooking Istanbul’s legendary Bosphorus, is once again welcoming guests to enjoy its extraordinary style and setting. Located in the stylish Sariyer district of Istanbul’s European side, the resort offers an urban retreat created in heritage mansions surrounded by laurel trees. In order to celebrate its reopening, the resort has put together a very special welcome offer with rates starting from $308 USD that include daily breakfast and guaranteed complimentary upgrades to Bosphorus View guest rooms and suites.

Recently awarded “The Safe Tourism Certificate” by the Turkish Tourism board, the resort ensures compliancy with strict guidelines recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). Touchless hand sanitizers have been installed throughout the hotel; guest temperatures are checked upon arrival; accommodations are disinfected by fogging machine and ULV lights 24 hours before guest arrivals. 

When it comes to dining, guests are required to make advance bookings. All restaurants and bars are open with outdoor elements and have been arranged to ensure social distancing compliance. Menus are available through QR codes which can be viewed on personal devices. To enjoy the summer breeze, additional seating has been provided in the outdoor garden and destination dining can also be arranged at the top of the courtyard. For activities, guests are welcome to use the gym and relaxing pool on a complimentary basis, however these facilities will be available by reservation only so that the hotel is able to monitor guest numbers. 

True to Six Senses’ style, the experiences team at Six Senses Kocatas Mansions offers authentic guest experiences including tours discovering local tastes of the city’s historical sections, visits to the local market of Sariyer with the executive chef, and cooking classes incorporating those vegetables harvested from the property’s on-site organic garden.

The resort’s prime location is also ideal for guests choosing to visit Istanbul’s nearby golden beaches, where it is possible to swim between two continents, run or bicycle close to the resort or in the city’s largest forest. Earth Lab at Six Senses Kocatas Mansions is the ecology area of the resort where guests can learn about sustainability initiatives, innovations, and also join workshops.

In addition to the unique take on the hospitality of Six Senses Kocatas Mansions, the resort’s own restaurants are ready to take guests on a culinary journey:

Defne Restaurant, adjacent to the Sait Pasa Mansion, offers menus based on the philosophy of Eat With Six Senses. Adjoining the property is a heritage Ottoman cistern that has been converted into a restaurant by a skilled restoration team. This all-day dining venue offers guests a contemporary take on traditional Turkish cuisine. Özgür Üstün, the executive chef of Six Senses Kocatas Mansions, Istanbul says, “Turkish cuisine is one of the most popular in the world and it always creates a pleasant surprise for visitors. We combine the Eat With Six Senses philosophy with the centuries-old experience of Turkish food culture. We serve weekly Turkish menus incorporating local, seasonal and sustainable products from our organic garden. It’s a culinary feast to taste delicacies of Turkish cuisine.”

Toro Latin GastroBar, by world-famous restaurateur Richard Sandoval, takes guests on a culinary and cultural journey of Istanbul with his signature dishes. Inspired by Pan Latin and Asian cuisines, the restaurant offers outdoor seating and tastes from Brazil, Peru, Argentina and Colombia together with cocktails made by skilled mixologists. Richard says, “Latin American food is more than a meal, it’s an event. Toro Latin GastroBar embraces this concept offering new flavors on a diverse menu encouraging diners to sample a range of exotic and delicious dishes, each bursting with exciting flavors.” 

True to its signature opulence, Kahve Lounge welcomes guests for traditional and classic afternoon teas in a bohemian-style gilded hall or in the greenery courtyard. Inspired by local and seasonal fruits, a delectable selection of sweet and savory bites with homemade scones are served everyday between 1:30 to 6:30 pm.

With its 43 generously-sized guest rooms and suites, signature restaurants together with lounges, banqueting spaces, function rooms, and its close location to Istanbul Airport (40 minutes), Six Senses Kocatas Mansions, Istanbul, is welcoming guests once more. For details of the re-opening offer: 

About Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
 manages 15 hotels and resorts and 28 spas in 20 countries under the brand names Six Senses, Evason and Six Senses Spas, and has signed a further 27 properties into the development pipeline. Six Senses is part of the IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) family.

Six Senses Hotels and Resorts: 
a leadership commitment to community, sustainability, emotional hospitality, wellness and design, infused with a touch of quirkiness. Whether an exquisite island resort, mountain retreat or urban hotel, the vision remains the same: to reawaken people’s senses so they feel the purpose behind their travels and ultimately reconnect with themselves, others and the world around them. 

Six Senses Spas:
 a wide range of holistic wellness, rejuvenation and beauty treatments administered under the guidance of expert therapists in all resorts as well as at 14 additional standalone spas. The high-tech and high-touch approach guides guests on their personal path to well-being, taking them as deep as they want to go.

Six Senses Residences:
 indulgent living as nature intended, providing all the unique amenities of a resort life community, while retaining the intimacy and personal touches of a beautifully-appointed private villa or apartment. Each is an appreciating long-term investment to be cherished for generations to come with immediate benefits including fine dining, pioneering wellness programming and exclusive status at other resorts worldwide. 

 sharing the Six Senses philosophy of uncompromised social and environmental responsibility. Its two unique resorts provide a strong value focus, while offering a vast array of personal guest experiences that the whole family will love.
*As of June 2020