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Raffles Istanbul Named Five-Star Recommended Hotel in Forbes Travel Guide’s 2020 Star Awards

February 14, 2020 Accolades No Comments Email Email

Forbes Travel Guide (“FTG”), the world-renowned and only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, today announced its annual Star Rating list, presenting Raffles Istanbul with a new Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Recommended hotel award. Raffles Istanbul will be showcased with all of the Star Award winners on

Raffles Istanbul, the only hotel in Turkey to receive a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star award two years in a row, offers breathtaking views of the Bosphorus, Prince Islands and the city’s historic peninsula. The chic, design-focused property, located at the electric Zorlu Center where high fashion, performance and art converge, is a luxury oasis in the heart of Istanbul. The hotel offers 136 guestrooms, 49 suites and 66 residences as well as the acclaimed Raffles Spa, meetings and event space, two restaurants including the Pan-Asian Isokyo restaurant, the heritage Long Bar, which will be reconceived this year in an homage to the original Long Bar at Raffles Singapore, lounges and the Raffles Patisserie.

“We consistently seek to innovate by providing all guests with unparalleled experiences from the moment they step onto our property,” said Christian Hirt, General Manager. “It is an immense honor to once again be recognized as Five-Star property among some of the finest properties in the world. We are incredibly proud to not only achieve this prestigious award, but for the opportunity to once again put our amenities, customer service and unique programs in the spotlight.”

Forbes Travel Guide is recognized for creating the original concept of Five-Star service, and Raffles Istanbul is the latest addition to its illustrious annual Star Rating list.

“We have been committed to championing genuine Five-Star service for more than 60 years, and this year’s winners, as always, exemplify the very highest standards in hospitality,” said Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide.

“It is difficult to earn a Forbes Travel Guide rating, and all our Star-Rated winners have shown how incredibly deserving they are of their accolades by demonstrating sheer dedication in their passion for service. We congratulate them all.”

To view the full Star Ratings for 2020, visit For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star Ratings, click here.

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