The location of St. Regis Istanbul Hotel, which is Macka, an area where high quality urban residences for the urban bourgeoisie was developed at the beginning of the 20th century, plays an important role in the creating the spirit of the hotel. Throughout St.Regis Istanbul the spirit of glamour of the 1920’s Macka will be felt while maintaining that this is a Modern Contemporary Hotel with all the luxurious amenities and facilities. The sense of place in this respect was sought for in an exclusive research regarding the period of 1910s-20s, the turn of Maçka’s destiny in terms of social&urban context. The design team explored the era’s design fashion being parallel to the European examples ranging from house interiors, interiors of luxurious ships to the automobile industry.
The continuation of the structural envelope of hotel and the interiors was a deliberate design decision to complement each other creating a harmony comprised of the traces of the period and of today’s contemporary inclinations.