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ISTANBUL, TURKEY — December 1, 2015 — An unforgettable New Year’s Eve is easy to achieve. Just add good friends, close family, plenty of laughter, perhaps a little champagne and The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul. With the best views of the glittering New Year’s Eve fireworks over the Bosphorus and Istanbul’s historic skyline, the hotel is the ideal place to enjoy the biggest party of the year.

“The festive period and New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to create unforgettable memories with friends and family and for connoisseurs of fine travel this is combined with plenty of festive indulgence at The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul.” says General Manager Can Göktaş.

The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul is raising a toast to the end of the year with a range of exclusive packages such as ‘Opulence Executive’, including a night in an Executive Bosphorus Suite on December 31, New Year’s Day Brunch for two, a New Year’s Eve Gala dinner including drinks and use of The Ritz-Carlton Spa.

At The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, New Year’s Eve will be celebrated in the hotels signature restaurant Atelier Real Food and the fashionable night spot of Bleu Lounge.

Guests will be greeted with a welcome cocktail at Bleu Lounge after which the evening will continue with the New Year’s Gala Dinner at Atelier Real Food; an epicurean five-course indulgence of sea scallops tartar & Alaskan crab salad, pumpkin risotto with truffle tuile, pan seared porgy, white sangria sorbet, roasted beef tenderloin and a spectacular dessert buffet, while entertainment is by a live orchestra performing international favourites.

Meanwhile, at Bleu Lounge, guests will experience an unforgettable night with snacks and canapés service and free flow of local alcoholic as well as non-alcoholic beverages accompanied by vibrant live music followed by the terrace bar tunes of DJ Ozan Demirler. Guests choose between Turquois and Sapphire, two pampering packages for a group of six, including soft drinks, a bottle of choice alcohol, and canapés.

Start the new year with an open buffet brunch at Atelier Real Food enjoying free flow of sparkling wines and unlimited local drinks, accompanied by live piano music and children’s entertaining activities for our little guests.

For those looking to spend a festive week or more at The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, a classic five-course Christmas Eve Dinner at Atelier Real Food including warm duck foie gras scallopand traditional turkey with chestnuts could be a suitably tempting excuse to arrive a few days early.

*Festive packages can be customised to suit individual requirements. For details call +90 212 334 4444 or visit