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2015-03-18;While many travel to Istanbul to discover the rich historic sites, lavish bazaars, exquisite culinary offerings and mesmerizing architecture, one can still stay fit and indulge in a healthy lifestyle while staying at Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul with their health and wellness offerings including Gluten Free menu options at Laledan and Gazebo Lounge.

Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul has partnered with Ark of Taste Products to offer guests seasonal selections during their lavish Sunday Brunch hosted at the hotel.  Each week, one Ark of Taste product will be showcased to provide diners the utmost in seasonal, fresh cuisine.  In addition to the lavish brunch options, Laledan and Gazebo now offer gluten free menu options where guests can dine on delectable dishes such as Canadian Lobster and Pumpkin Ravioli and a Smoked Turkey and Mozzarella Panini from Laleden while snacking on walnut bread with smoked salmon and horseradish or crispy black truffle risotto balls at Gazebo.

To further a fit, healthy and active vacation, Ciragan Palace Kempinski’s offers a fully-equipped fitness center and the Sanitas spa where guests can relax and unwind with services that include:

The 1001 Nights Hamam – 90-minutes of pure relaxation where two therapists pamper you step-by- step.  First enjoy a peel of sweet treats including cinnamon, Turkish coffee, honey, milk and olive oil.  Following, enjoy a sherbet palate cleanser and begin the second stage.  Guests are treated to a massage while covered in olive oil soap for full nourishment from head-to-toe.  End the treatment with a relaxing scalp massage.

Rose Care (Rose Oil Aromatheraphy) – This whole body package is sure to leave you smelling and feeling beautiful.  Begin with a body peel of rose petals and brown sugar followed by a milk bath.  Then snuggle under a thermal blanket for a full body wrap that includes rose oil to allow the skin to absorb the minerals.  A massage begins and allows the body to stretch and revitalize ending with a delicious cup of rose tea.

Turkish Coffee Body Scrub – This 25-minute peel is sure to leave the skin glowing afterwards.  A mixture of Turkish coffee, mineral salts and vanilla oil, it offers a invigorating scrub that removes the dead skin and along with the effects of caffeine it boosts blood circulation and revitalizes.  It is also a good cellulite treatment.

A Package for the Senses – This 90-minute treatment appeals and will heighten all five senses!  As you enter the Hamam, you will HEAR the enchanting sounds of a Turkish (Sofi), a traditional live performance.  You will be lead to a treatment room for a relaxing body scrub (TOUCH) where warmth from the hot stones will surround you.  Following the scrub, guests will drift into a light sleep as their eyes are covered with rose water soaked patches.  As you relax and drift off, the aroma of rose oil fills the air (SMELL) and is applied near the guest’s nose to clear the passage as well as applied to the neck and shoulder massage.  The massage is then completed by rinsing of the hair and body.  Guests are taken to watch (VISION) the authentic dance show and served (TASTE) traditional Turkish coffee and delights.

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.

Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul offers travelers not only the utmost in luxe accommodations and a true five-star experience, but offers an opportunity to continue their lifestyle while indulging in another.

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.

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