The Peninsula Istanbul wins ‘Best New Hotel of 2023’ award

This prestigious award recognises a hotel that has been newly opened within the last two years

by Staff Reporter
The Peninsula Istanbul wins Best New Hotel of 2023 award.

The Peninsula Istanbul has announced that it has been awarded “Best New Hotel” of 2023 by VIRTUOSO, the leading global network of agencies specialising in luxury and experiential travel.

This prestigious award recognises a hotel that has been newly opened within the last two years.

The Peninsula Istanbul wins award by VIRTUOSO

Leading global luxury and experiential travel network VIRTUOSO concluded its 35th annual Virtuoso Travel Week with its signature Best of the Best Awards ceremony and gala on August 17, 2023 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada. The winners were chosen by the prestigious network’s 20,000 travel advisors across 50 countries.


“We are extremely honoured to receive this prestigious award from Virtuoso, which celebrates the best travel experiences in the world, ”said Jonathan H. Crook, Managing Director of The Peninsula Istanbul.

“It is not only a testament to the exceptional daily commitment of our entire The Peninsula family providing remarkable service but also drives us to remain one of the finest hotels in Istanbul and the world for discerning travellers.”

Best of the Best Award

Virtuoso’s 20,000 professional travel advisors from 50 countries served as Best of the Best award voters. Editors of VIRTUOSO LIFE, the network’s multi-award-winning magazine, lent insights to narrow the field of nominees for which the advisors voted.

Winners will be showcased in the September/October issue of the magazine, reaching 200,000 affluent households.

About The Peninsula Istanbul

The Peninsula Istanbul, the newest addition to The Peninsula Hotels’ portfolio of peerlessly elegant and luxurious worldwide properties opened its door on 14 February 2023.

The Peninsula Istanbul

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Located in vibrant Karakoy district, the hotel anchors Galataport, a waterfront revitalization project that includes a promenade, museums, art galleries, restaurants, boutiques and a cruise-ship port.

Occupying four adjacent buildings along the Bosphorus, The Peninsula Istanbul showcases the best of Turkish culture and the peerless hospitality of The Peninsula and offers guests a diverse array of accommodation choices. 177 rooms and suites provide sweeping views over the water from floor to ceiling windows, balconies, and private terraces; others include direct access to the magnificent gardens, expansive swimming pool, private boat dock, and stylish restaurants and bars.

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