Wednesday, March 14, 2018


Beyoğlu - İstanbul - Turkey

GPS : 41°02'02.0"N 28°58'44.6"E / 41.033889, 28.979056


The construction of the building completed in three years between 1898 - 1901. According to the researches; the building was in use of the Serbian Consulate. Designed by prolific Ottoman-Armenian architect Hovsep Aznavur in 1901, the recently restored building has now been classified a historical monument.

In reference to the tax rolls obtained from the General Directorate of State Archives, the name of the building was "the Nile Apartments". The building was designed by the famous architect Hosvep Aznavur. When we check into the other works of the family, we find out that architect Aznavur also designed Abbas Halim Paşa Mansion (today’s Mısır Apartments), Abbas Halim Paşa Chalet in Heybeliada, the seaside residence of Princess Rukiye in Kanlıca and Helvan Palace belonging to Abbas Halim Paşa in Egypt.


The Public Hotel which is one of the rare historic buildings of Beyoglu, offers you 52 high-ceiled guestrooms of which 21 were decorated in neoclassic and art nouveau styles and a spacey courtyard. The Public Hotel is located in the very heart of Istanbul’s most popular and dynamical boulevard, Istiklal Avenue where inholds matchless cultural richnesses, an ever-vibrant nightlife, colorful and numerous alternatives of recreation and entertainment.

The Public Hotel is the typical example of the late 19th century Istanbul architecture. The restoration of the building which is a first-degree historical monument, was carried out under the supervision of an advisory committee consisting of experts in their subject and academicians especially leagued together for this project in conjunction with the Cultural and Natural Heritage Preservation Board by showing regard to some significant points such as structural reinforcement, load-bearing system security, scientific preservation and restitution, fire safety, architectural history and geotechnical evaluations.

In the course of restoration works, the insertions and fittings of poor quality such as plaster, paint etc. which did not exist in the original architecture of The Public Hotel, were all cleared away and the building was rehabilitated back into its initial form which reflects the authentic architecture of its period. The opening glass roof upon the courtyard at the top of the building was another important constituent of the renovation works. This system enables the lobby floor and some of the guest rooms to receive sunlight directly. The aforementioned courtyard was specially designed considering the today’s hotel guest portfolio.

King Suite, Senior Suite, Junior Suite, Terrace Suite Sea View, Deluxe King Sea View, Deluxe King Room, Deluxe Twin Room, Luxury Room

Guestroom floors are covered with natural solid wood parquets. Heating and cooling in the rooms is provided via the ventilation system (VRV). Especially for the guests who are uncomfortable with dry air, there are nostalgic radiators in the rooms in addition to the heating system. Furthermore, there is floor heating system in the bathrooms.

As you can see the characteristics of the 19th Century architechture in all of our high-ceiled guestrooms, the historical structure was brought into comformity with today’s technology by using all the hi-tech appliances and equipments to make life easier and answer the needs of our guests.

The Public has a specially landscaped courtyard where you can relax or enjoy reading while sipping your drinks with the pleasure of the hotel’s splendid custom-production fragrance in the midst of embellishing live plants under the ravishing sky and the bright lights of the sun at all hours of the day.

The courtyard, landscaped with live plants and appealing to the guests who yearn for the nature and naturality in the urban life, is a place that will make you forget your physical and mental fatigue. This area is completely decorated with natural plants. The courtyard, up to our mission, was designed with wall coverings and sitting groups, considering the seasonal changes and flowering of plants, their growing behaviours, characteristics and combinations in the sense of Xeriscape landscape which minimizes the water consumption.

The Public has a specially landscaped courtyard and a lobby bar where you can enjoy a beautiful ambience while sipping a drink you would choose from our bar menu enriched with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, numerious cocktail options and world class coffee flavours, under the ravishing sky and the bright lights of the sun or the hanging chandeliers.

The Lobby Lounge where you can find a rich variety of Turkish and the World cuisine, numerous alternatives of alcoholic and nonalcoholic cocktails as well as a broad array of coffee made with freshly-grinded beans together with an exclusive notion of service, is not only a place for the hotel guests but also a high-class venue favoured by walk-in visitors. The Lobby Lounge ensures pleasant time for our valued guests by favour of the glamorous atmosphere composed by the historical texture of the structure.


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