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STORY OF THE WINGS HOTEL
The Wings Hotel
Istanbul's scenic views at a wing's distance
One day in 1632 a magical moment of history was about to be created, it was a brisk windy day with a gentle flow of the Bosphorus Strait a young intelligent man who was named Hezarfen Ahmet Çelebi stood gazing at a tower, a historical tower that had been constructed 1100 years ago and was the tallest tower of Istanbul - The Galata Tower.
While he was looking at the Galata Tower, he was dreaming, his dream was to fly like birds. Every day his feelings towards his dream would get stronger and then a few months later the answer to his dreams came to him " Wings" that was the moment he knew he needed wings to help him achieve his dreams.
Charged with his eagle wings and his desire to fly like the sea-birds and view the amazing sites of Istanbul, he started to walk towards the steps of the tower. Amongst hundreds of people watching him was one very important person that was closely observing him from the Sinan Pasha mansion at Sarayburnu was Sultan Murad Khan (Murad IV).
Once Hazerfan reached the top of the tower, he took his position and suddenly he took the leap and jumped the falling speed was fast and people started to scream "he is falling" and then in all his glory, his beautiful eagle wings opened and, "I'm flying" he cried, he flew gracefully over the Bosphorus taking in the amazing views of Istanbul and finally landed across the strait in Üsküdar, the magical flight had happened and the dream finally was a reality.
THE WINGS HOTEL
OUR INSPIRATION AND DESIGN
The Wings Hotel, Istanbul is inspired by the Dream and Wings of Hezarfen. The Hotel in all its glory is a beautiful and elegant place to visit and for you to enjoy all your special moment's and like the magical moment that was created during the flight, we are confident that each and every person who visits the Hotel will leave feeling like they have witnessed a truly special moment of their lifetime. Upon arriving at the Hotel, you will witness the hotel's lobby design replicating the wave of the wings, walking through the Hotel you will experience the tentacles of Hezarfen and experience the design of the wings at the entrance of each floor level.
The hotel gives the opportunity to its guests to wake up every day with a true feel of the magical moment and live the history with its offering of the amazing sites that were mentioned in the Hezarfen story, many rooms in the hotel allow for a breath-taking view of the historical Galata Tower, which is literally a stone's throw away, along with the Bosphorus, Topkapi Palace - Home of the Sultan, Hagia Sophia - the first place where Hezarfen stopped to calm down before meeting the Sultan and the final stop the most incredible and historical Sultan Ahmet Mosque.
Upon your welcome to The Wings Hotel, feel relaxed and instantly at home. You will witness the hotel’s lobby design replicating the wave of the wings, arriving at each floor you will be greeted by the design of the famous wings situated on each floor entrance level, as you walk through the corridors you will experience a replica of the birds that inspired Hezârfen’s flight outside of each bedroom.
- 4K Smart TV
- Free WI-FI
- Hair Dryer
FACILITIES FOR ALL ROOMS
- Minibar (Additional Charge)
- Variety of Tea and Coffee Selection
- Air Conditioning
- 24 - Hours Room and Reception Service
- In-Room Breakfast (Additional Charge)
- Daily Housekeeping
- Laundry Services (Additional Charge)
- Bathroom amentities of Pure Herbs.
- Iron and Iron Board (On Request)
The Wings Hotel, Istanbul truly allows you to spread your wings and experience the historical popular attractions, enjoy the finest cuisine and really take your experience to another level.
Being located in the center of Istanbul, The Wings Hotel allows you immediate access to Karaköy where you can find Istanbul's most trendy eating, drinking and entertainment venues, you can discover many quality places with delicious Turkish and international cuisine. Taking in the magical sites of the Bosphorus, and passing the historical Galata bridge, follow a very pleasant hiking trail and walk to the mentioned historical sites along with other touristic places of Istanbul such as Taksim, İstiklal Caddesi, Egyptian Market, Yerebatan Cistern and the Grand Bazaar.
All locations are also available by a short tram ride if you are not feeling energetic to walk the route.
The Wings Hotel, Istanbul truly is a place for you to experience the beauty of Istanbul, re-live a major element of the Ottoman History, enjoy a genuine Turkish culture and elevate your personal journey to the next level.