Spend your days like a royal at this palace-turned-to-hotel in Turkey

By Sayujya S, Desk Reporter
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A stunning night time view of the Çırağan Palace Kempinski

Most of us are busy making grand travel plans to shake off the pandemic and its consequences. As soon as getting vaccinated many are ready to zoom off into their favorite destinations. Here’s a destination to consider where you can live life king size.

In February, Çırağan Palace Kempinski, a former Ottoman imperial palace turned hotel in Turkey, announced its latest package, the “Celebrate Life Like Sultans” experience, to commemorate its own history and glamour. The Ottoman Empire was a state that controlled much of Southeastern Europe, Western Asia and Northern Africa between the 14th and early 20th centuries.

Grand stay

The offer at the hotel begins with a stay in the hotel’s best suite, the Sultan Suite, one of the largest and most expensive suites in the world. With more than 4,000 square feet of space, it’s a place you could easily get lost in during your minimum two-night stay. The royal experience comes with 24-hour private butler service to show you around and take care of your every need.

Upon arrival at the hotel, guests will be taken back to Ottoman times via their own private entrance and lounge area, where their personal butler will be waiting with a traditional Ottoman drink, the sherbet.

After check-in, guests will be offered a “Soap and Fragrance Service” by their private butler. The hotel revived this old tradition dating back to the days of the ancient water therapies of the Turkish bath. With this service, guests can enjoy handmade soaps from 100 percent pure olive oil in various scents, which they can pick out during their personalized soap ceremony. One bar will be crafted for immediate use, another delicately wrapped in a pouch to take home, ensuring a lasting memory after your sultan stay.

The package also includes an Ottoman royal banquet experience, the “Sultan’s Dinner,” which includes a private cocktail hour and an entire Ottoman-era meal served in a real Ottoman palace. This unique experience can be crafted for up to ten people.

And there’s more. This experiential package also features a “Gold Facial Treatment” and the “Sultan Hammam Treatment” from the onsite Sanitas Spa, which specializes in integrating the authentic traditions of hammam and other spa techniques into contemporary treatments.

For guests to arrive and depart in style the “Celebrate Life Like Sultans” experience also includes arrival transfer to the hotel via a private helicopter and return transfer in a luxury motorcoach vehicle.

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