JW Marriott Hotel Istanbul Marmara Sea

Atakoy’s stylish seaside skyscraper

Istanbul’s storied history meets 21st-century elegance at JW Marriott Hotel Istanbul Marmara Sea, which debuted in 2022. Of course, a waterfront address and access to Istanbul’s contemporary Atakoy district are distinctive highlights of a stay at this shimmering skyscraper, but the attention to detail found within its walls is worth more than a second glance.

First impressions count in a city like Istanbul, and the luxury hotel’s stunning Sky-Frame entryway delivers in jaw-dropping style. Imagined by London-based firm KCA International, the design details continue into the lobby, where a vibrant installation that serves as both a chandelier and wall art draws inspiration from flying carpet folklore, and double-height walls of windows direct your attention to the Marmara Sea. A slew of dining outlets and a serene spa back up style with sumptuous substance, while chic accommodations blend the best of both with an extra dose of ocean views.

Our Inspector's Highlights
  • JW Marriott Hotel Istanbul Marmara Sea’s sleek and contemporary accommodations all feature a soothing tan and blue color scheme designed to mimic the shores of the Marmara Sea just outside your window. Hardwood floors, textile-inspired headboards and mosaic-tiled bathrooms add a unique touch of texture to the 204 guest rooms and suites.
  • Indulge in modern Japanese plates from acclaimed chef Akira Back at his eponymous Istanbul eatery. Enjoy à la carte specialties like AB Tuna Pizza or the chef’s signature soft-shell crab “Spider” sushi roll, or go all in on a nine-course tasting menu for Back’s greatest hits.
  • The Atakoy hotel is home to an organic garden, where tomatoes, mint, parsley, arugula, rosemary, olives and local greens are grown for use in its onsite restaurants.
  • Looking to squeeze in a little shopping? JW Marriott Hotel Istanbul Marmara Sea is adjacent to a collection of luxury boutiques, including an antiques emporium, a designer jewelry store and an outpost from Turkish fashion house Vakko.
  • Indulge in an authentic Turkish hammam experience at La Vallée Spa. Of course, a full range of massages and facials are also on offer as is a juice bar for some post-treatment sustenance.

The Restaurants

  • Named for the Roman goddess of growth, Ceres serves up Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine with a focus on locally caught seafood. Snag a seat on the terrace to enjoy wood-fired pizzas and grilled catch of the day amid the sea breezes.
  • Savor creative cocktails and light bites in the stunning surroundings of The Pearl lounge. Swing by at sundown to soak up gorgeous views or visit in the afternoon for a city break featuring elegant afternoon tea.
  • Take in Mediterranean bites, breezes and seasonal live music at Sail, the restaurant at the luxury hotel’s infinity pool.
  • For a moodier vibe, head indoors for cigars and a glass of rare whiskey at the wood-paneled Vitola Lounge.

24-hour room service
Fitness classes
House car
Indoor pool
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Getting There
Ataköy 2-5-6. Kısım Mah. Rauf Orbay Cad. No:2/1 L B, Bakırköy, Istanbul, Turkey
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