THE HOUSE HOTEL GROUP ANNOUNCES NEW HOTEL IN CAPPADOCIA
The House Hotel Group has launched its first hotel outside Istanbul, set in Turkey’s iconic landscape of Cappadocia. The House Hotel Group has four award-winning properties in Istanbul —The House Hotel Galatasaray, The House Hotel Nişantaşı, The House Hotel Bosphorus, Vault Karaköy – and soon, The House Residence and The House Hotel in Bomonti.
The House Hotel Cappadocia is set among the ancient caves and traditional homes of Cappadocia in the town of Ortahisar, meaning ‘middle fortress’—a reference to the towering volcanic rock formation that has guarded its residents for millennia. The hotel has been organically woven into the fabric of the town, providing guests with an authentic feel for Anatolian village life, and is set off the main square, overlooking the ‘hisar’ and İbrahim Paşa Valley with its winding colonnade of fairy chimneys. The first phase of The House Hotel Cappadocia opened in June 2015, with 29 rooms. The second phase will be completed in May 2016, with an additional sixteen rooms and a 250m² authentic Hamam Spa.
Original touches have been maintained, such as fireplaces, storage alcoves, a buried wine press and fermentation vat. The architect made sure that views of Erciyes Mountain, Balkan Valley, Ortahisar Castle and the area’s towering volcanic rock formations are maximised, while maintaining the natural look and feel of the ancient caves and houses that form the hotel.
Each room is uniquely designed for the region and features frescoes, crown mouldings and other original elements that speak to Cappadocia’s rich heritage. All the furniture is custom made, save for a few pieces by renowned designer Autoban. The stunning stone arches, ancient stairways and irregularly shaped walls all speak to the passing of time. The bedroom interiors are designed in three categories: Regal Classic, Raw Luxury and Contemporary Classic.
The hotel’s locally inspired spa with Turkish Hamam, sauna, steam and four treatment rooms provide a truly authentic experience. The spa will feature Lokum Istanbul ‘Hamam Rituals’ bath products made exclusively for The House Hotels.
Fresko Lokanta, the dining area with indoor seating and a large terrace offers a dramatic view of the Erciyes Mountain, serving eclectic, contemporary Turkish cuisine and a stone oven. The lofty chapel will host weddings, concerts and events in May 2016.
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