Starting with its sandstone façade, Witt Istanbul Suites showcases the careful transformation of an old Istanbul apartment into a contemporary boutique hotel. The location has significant history while being at the center of one of city’s most lively neighborhoods, a fact which has set the tone of voice of Autoban’s narrative approach in designing the hotel.
The exterior façade is inspired by the Tophane-i Amire Building at the end of the same street, and the tall windows as well as the French balconies reflect the architectural style of the Italian Hospital across the street.
The 17 loft-like rooms boast walls covered in mirror tiles and layers of wood and steel panels with laser-cut motifs. Opting for the guests to feel like they’ve just stepped into their dream apartment, the studio kitted out each one of the relatively large suites with kitchen-bar units, bathrooms in traditional gray Marmara marble and freestanding furniture to evoke the sense of a home.
The hotel showcases Autoban’s signature furniture collection, with some adapted to the project specifically, all throughout. The overall ambiance provides an inspiring experience where guests can breathe in the old Istanbul through the tall windows of their rooms, and enjoy the contemporary atmosphere that surrounds them.