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Vault Karaköy combines ancient heritage with contemporary art into a luxury hotel

| October 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Located in the up-and-coming district of Karaköy, close to the old bohemian quarter of Beyoğlu and the historic city of Sultanahmet. Vault Karaköy, The House Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel designed by award-winning Turkish architect Han Tümertekin and interior designer Sinan Kafadar. Situated in Constantinople’s old financial district. The Vault Karaköy blends Istanbul’s ancient heritage with modern art and culture.

The Vault Karaköy building was a former Neo-Renaissance Credit General Ottoman bank. Inspiring the name of the hotel itself, the bank’s vaults are still present in the premises. One vault has been integrated into a circular gold bar located in the lobby are. Aa second vault has been transformed into a meeting boardroom and a third vault is now the hotel’s wine cellar.

Vault Karaköy combines ancient heritage with contemporary art into a luxury hotel

Vault Karaköy combines ancient heritage with contemporary art into a luxury hotel

Meticulously restored, the building retains many of its original features in a unique dialogue between ancient architecture and modern design.  Marble staircases, stenciled ceilings, crown moldings and green Carrara marble bathrooms. Alongside modern and luxurious interiors including contemporary furniture and lighting pieces combined with local art.

To integrate into the vibrant contemporary art scene of the Karaköy neighborhood, the hotel appointed an in-house curator. Who selects the artwork for the interiors, organizes cultural events, exhibitions and activities. Bringing the Hotel closer to the cultural dynamics of the city. Guests seeking to further enrich their art experience will have easy access to the nearby contemporary galleries. Including Elipsis, Galeri Mana, artSümer and Istanbul’74.

Vault Karaköy combines ancient heritage with contemporary art into a luxury hotel

Vault Karaköy combines ancient heritage with contemporary art into a luxury hotel

The hotel features 63 rooms with high, ornate ceilings on 9 floors. Some with views of the iconic Topkapı Palace that once hosted the major residence of Ottoman sultans and the largest medieval spice market. The amenities of the hotel include a spa that combines modern and traditional wellness treatments in a Turkish Hamam. A gym, a steam room and a sauna. The Hotel also features Kasa Roof Lounge, providing guests with Turkish and Mediterranean dishes. Whilst overlooking the historical peninsula and the golden horn, alongside the signature restaurant Kasa Lakanta offering modern Turkish flavours.

About Vault Karaköy, The House Hotel

Opened in May 2014, Vault Karaköy, The House Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel located in Istanbul’s vibrant Karaköy district on Bankalar Caddesi. Set in the 1863 former Credit General Ottoman bank building. The Hotel’s property was restored by architect Han Tümertekin. Whilst the interiors were designed by Sinan Kafadar. Vault Karaköy, The House Hotel has 63 rooms including 5 suites on each floor. A penthouse suite on the 5th floor and features four private meeting boardrooms. A pop-up rooftop restaurant, a signature restaurant. A fitness center, and a spa with a hammam, sauna and steam room.

Vault Karaköy combines ancient heritage with contemporary art into a luxury hotel

Website: https://househotels.com/en/hotels/vault-karakoy/karakoy.aspx

Address: Bankalar Caddesi No. 5 / 34420 Beyoğlu / Istanbul

Telephone: +90 (212) 244 64 34

Email: info.vaultkarakoy@thehousehotel.com

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