About Us

In the middle of 1980’s with the leadership of Zurich Hotel , Akturk Group has joined to the Sector of Tourism in Istanbul.
From past to present Akturk Group has added four hotels to its management and had a big contribution to the hospitality industry in Istanbul.
We invite you to enjoy our comfortable guest rooms and experience Traditional Turkish Hospitality with international service standards. 


Akturk Group Hotels are located gracefully at heart of the historic peninsula and providing its guests the luxury environment.
All our hotels are in a vital spot that are in the walking distance from the major historic visit places such as the Covered Bazaar, Sultanahmet Mosque, Hagia Sophia Museum, Yerebatan Cistern and Topkapi Palace.
Major shopping centers such as Taksim Square, Nişantaşı, Osmanbey and Şişli are only 5 km away, while the Atatürk Airport and the CNR Exhibition Center are in 18 km distance.                          
After a long day of traveling, you can always expect a warm welcome at Akturk Group Hotels. Our friendly team members are dedicated to provide personalized service to each and every guest.
From your arrival to your departure we will make you feel cared for.

Members of Akturk Hotels

Hotel Zurich Istanbul - Pierre Loti Hotel - Grand Beyazid Hotel - Hotel Villa Zurich - Carlton Hotel İstanbul

About İstanbul

The city of future...
Istanbul, a special and rich city should be lived in and felt. A visual and cultural wealth and fete, full of charming and surprising things, that may any time urge up your desire for discovery and give you all tastes and feelings of life ... an unmatched city that you can never forsake with its grandiose Bosphorus where you feel the modern life and the mystical traditional aura and history together.
A way of transition for the history, beliefs and cultural life connecting the past to the future, and the different cultures and continents to each other ..a mosaic .

Ancient Istanbul,
Thirthplace of many Empires, a place that is dreamed of by the other Empires, too for centuries, a living legend witnessed the shift in the course of the world history, just like an outdoor museum where many cultures and traditions are joined.

'Where the east meets the west' 

Istanbul is one of the oldest cities in the world, situated on the shores of the Bosphorus straight. This straight divides, and connects the two continents of Europe and Asia, as well as joining the Black and the Marmara Sea. This historical city was once the capital of the Roman, Byzantine, and the Ottoman Empires. Istanbul still preserves the cultural, historical and artistic values of centuries past. Today Istanbul is the capital of tourism, business, and culture.


Blue Mosque 
Across from St. Sophia is the supremely elegant, imperial, six-minaret mosque of Sultan Ahmet I. built between 1609 and 1616 by the architect Mehmet, it is known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificient interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles.

St. Sophia Museum (Open everyday except Friday) 
This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time. Its immense dome rises 55 meters above the ground and 31 meters in diameter. The beautiful decorations include stunning Byzantine mosaics.

Topkapi Imperial Palace (Open everyday except Tuesday) 
Overlooking The Bosphorus and the Marmara Sea stands a maze of buildings that was once the great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries. The first courtyard is a magnificient wooden garden. To the right of the second court, shaded by cypress and plane trees is the place kithen, now housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, while on the left is Harem, the secluded quarters of the wives and concubines of the sultan. The third court contains the Audience Hall of the Sultan, the library of the Sultan Ahmet the 3rd, an exhibition of robes worn by the sultans and their families, the fanous jewel of the Imperial Treasury and finally, an exhibition of miniatrues. In the center of the third court is the Pavillion of the Holy Mantle, enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed.

In front of the Blue Mosque is the site of the ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races and the center of Byzantine civic life. Of the monuments which once adorned only three remain: the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column os Constantine. Remains from the curved end of the Hippodrome wall can be seen to the south of these three monuments. Today, it's center of historical, cultural and touristic activities. The square with its surrounding area resembles an open-air museum.

Basilica Cistern (Open everyday except Monday) 
Close to St. Sophia is the 6th century Byzantine cistern known as the Yerebatan Sarnici. Fine brick vaulting is supported by 336 Corithian co.

Archeological Museums (Open everyday except Monday) 
These are situated on the perimeter of the first court of Topkapi Palace. The very rich collection of classical antiquities in the Archeological Museum includes the celebrated Alexander Sarcophagus, and the Athena Temple from Assos. The Museum of the Ancient Orient displays antiquities from the Sumerian, Babylonian, Assyrian, Hatti and Hittite civilizations.

Mosaic Museum (Open everyday except Monday) 
This Museum was built to preserve "in-situ" the exceptionally fine mosaic pavements from the 5th and 6th centuries which were in the Great Palace of the Byzantine Emperor.

Turkish&Islamic Arts Museum 
Built in 1524 by Ibrahim Pasa, grand Vizier of Suleyman the Magnificient, it was the grandest private residence ever built in the Ottoman Empire. It is now used as a museum for many beautiful Turkish and Persian miniatures, Seljuk tiles, Korans and antique carpets.

St. Irene Museum 
St.Irene was the first church in Istanbul built by the Constantine in the 4th and rebuilt by the Justinian. It is reputedly the site of a pre-Christian temple.

St. Saviour Chora-Kariye Museum&Mosque (Open everyday except Tuesday) 
The 11th century church of "St. Saviour" in Chora is, after St. Sophia, the most important Byzantine monument in Istanbul.The walls are decorated with superb 14th century frescoes and mosaics on a gold background. The church is remarkeble museum of Byzantine art that influenced European Rennaisance. Here you will find quite carefully tended garden facing old wooden houseswhere you can enjoy tea or coffe. 

Calligraphy Museum 
As in all classical medrese, the students' cubby-holes completely line the four sides of the lecture hall. Stands directly opposite the main entrance. Now restored, the building shelters the municipal library and the Calligraphy Museum. The Ottoman calibraphers used their superb writing to decorate the beautiful blue faience of the mosque, and the turbe of the princes of viziers.

Grand Covered Bazaar 
This is the favorite shopping center of the Old City. With more than 4500 shops with each trade having its own area. Goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers str., Souvenir, Leather, and so on. From the great variety of goods offered, there is something to suit every taste and pocket.

Spice Bazaar 
Built as a part of the Yeni Cami extended walls in 1664 which is located next to it. It is called the Egyptian Bazaar because the spices and herbs used to be brought from or through Egypt . During the Ottoman period it was known as a place where shops sold only spices. The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice. It has a similar building shape to the Grand Covered Bazaar.


Beylerbeyi Palace (Open everyday except Monday & Thursday) 
Summer Palace and the bosphorus built in 1865. Many famous figures took place here, including the Empress Eugenie, Wife of Napoleon III.

Leander's Tower 
12th century tiny islet at the entrance of Boshphorus. It's going to serve as a cafe-restaurant in the near future.

Anatolian Fortress 
Built between 1394-1402 to central passage of the ships through the Boshphorus by one of the famous Ottoman Sultan, Bayezid.

Camlica Hill 
Late 19th century resort with a very nice view of Boshphorus, historical peninsula and islands.

Uskudar was known as Crysopolis -the city of gold- in the Byzantine era. Because the windows of the tiers of houses facing Bosphorus prismatically reflect the golden rays of sunset and European fludal tax scutage was collected in Medieval period in Uskudar area.

Kucuksu Pavillion 
Middle 18th century building, a sea-side mansion far entertainments, picnics.


Dolmabahce Imperial Palace (Open everyday except Monday & Thursday) 
The latest official residence of several Ottoman Sultans between mid-19th and 20th century. This palace has the largest chandelier in the world, weighing 4.5 tons, a gift from Queen Victoria. Dolmabahce Palace is a double-storied Barroque style building that stands 600 meters from the ground. Definately one of the best maintained palaces in Istanbul.

Yildiz Palace 
Yildiz (Star) Palace is a complex of pavillions and a mosque which was completed in the reign of Abdulhamit II., late 19th century. This palace has the largest park of all.

Military Museum (Open everyday except Monday & Tuesday) 
The exhibiton of Ottoman Military History, including huge field tentused on campaigns. Janissary Band show is available everyday between 15:00-16:00 PM

Naval Museum (Open everyday except Monday & Tuesday) 
In Besiktas quarter by the Bosphorus. It contains Imperial boats, used to row the sultans across Bosphorus, as well as any interesting items from Ottoman Naval History 

Rumeli Fortress 
Built by Mehmet the Conquerer one year prior to the conquest of Constantinopole and completed in four months as one the most beautiful samples of Military Architecture in the world. The Amphi Theatre inside is still used during the Istanbul Music Festival.

Galata Tower (Open everyday) 
14th century Genoese watch tower, 62 meters height. Now it's a night club from where you can enjoy the view of the whole city.

Aviation Museum (Open everyday except Monday) 
This Museum traces the development of flight technology in Turkey.

Ataturk Museum (Open on weekdays) 
The house where the founder of Turkish Repuclic lived. The Museum contains of Ataturk's personal belongings.

AKM - Ataturk Cultural Center 
Perfomances of opera, bale, dramas and concerts. (Taksim Square)

Convention and Exhibition Center of Lutfi Kirdar 
The center where the most important international conferences were held (HABITAT, OSCE)

Concert Hall of Cemal Resit Rey 
The classical music and opera hall.

Beyoglu District 
The center of nightlife where all kinds of music played, traditional and international restaurants, the cinemas and handicraft exhibition centers were located.

Human Resources

" A business with employee is appreciated".

Akturk Hotels Group gives you the chance to join a active organization led bye professionel team.

Our main focus is guest satisfaction. We are providing work opportunities for qualified candidates who will have the common focus with us. 

We are a aware of importance of the human resources and we know that hospitality industry is based on the team members.

Please send your curriculum vitae to below addresses. Should a position that matches your qualifications become available, you will be contacted by a authorized person.


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