Condé Nast Traveler announced the results of its 27th annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul recognized as one of the “Best Hotels in Greece & Turkey”.
“We are thrilled to have been nominated by the readers of the prestigious travel publication, Condé Nast Traveler,” said Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul General Manager, Ralph Radtke. “Each day we strive to be the premier luxury hotel choice in Turkey and will continue to create memorable and unique experiences for all our guests.”
More than 76,600 dedicated readers cast votes for 7,721 hotels, 642 cities, 453 cruise ships, and 148 islands, in an average survey time of 16.5 minutes. The result? The 1,182 best travel experiences in the world.
Magnificently situated in the heart of Istanbul on the European shores of the Bosphorus overlooking the ancient city, the Çırağan Palace Kempinski İstanbul, once an Ottoman Palace, is the only hotel in Istanbul that can be reached by yacht, helicopter and limousine. Offering the highest standards in amenities and service, this five-star property has 282 rooms and 31 suites, including the Sultan Suite, one of the largest in Europe. Dining and entertainment at the Çırağan Palace is offered in six distinctive venues, led by Executive Chef Sezai Erdogan who takes pride to be the first Turkish executive chef of the hotel with tremendous experience preparing Turkish and world cuisines. Top level meetings, conferences and prestigious special events are held in a ballroom overlooking the Bosphorus and 19 function rooms, including 16 in the Palace. Other hotel facilities and services include the 24-hour Çırağan Palace Kempinski Spa. For more information, visit online, Facebook and follow on Twitter.
The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” Under Editor in Chief Pilar Guzmán, the Readers’ Choice Awards have become more selective and specific to the passions that inspire today’s travelers.
This year, Condé Nast Traveler introduced two new categories: Hall of Famers, iconic properties that debuted in the first Readers’ Choice Awards; and The Newcomers and The Comebacks, new and recently refreshed properties that are destined to become future classics.
The Readers’ Choice Awards are announced in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler, on newsstands nationwide on October 28, 2014. The full list is published exclusively online, at www.CNTraveler.com/rca.
About Kempinski Hotels:
Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now comprises a portfolio of 73 five-star hotels in 30 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio includes historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA): the world’s largest alliance of independent hotels.