Hotel’s ‘Spring Celebration’ showcases the season’s best cultural festivals and the city’s famous Tulip Festival
Istanbul — April 21, 2015 — Istanbul is an unforgettable destination any time of the year, but in spring the city is bursting with color and culture.To make the most of this extraordinary time of the year, The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul has created a special ‘Spring Celebration’ program designed to showcase the best of the city.
“Istanbul enjoys some of the world’s unforgettable historical sights — including the view of the glittering Bosphorus and the old town from our hotel — but spring is always special because of Music Festival and wonder of the Tulip Festival that fill the city with incredible energy,” said General Manager Massimiliano Zanardi.
The commercial cultivation of tulips originated in Turkey before their famous beauty was exported to Holland in the 16th century. Today springtime Istanbul is an extraordinary sight with more than 10 million tulips blazing color across the city. While tulips bloom, spring also heralds Istanbul’s cultural season starting with April’s Film Festival, followed by the Music Festival in May and the Jazz Festival in June featuring major artistes such as the 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic, violinist Patricia Kopatchinska and television personality and jazz collaborator Jools Holland with his orchestra.
“At The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul we have the inside track on the best performances, the most unforgettable shows and the best tickets in the house,” says Massimiliano Zanardi. “For those who prefer natural inspiration we know the best places to experience Istanbul’s extraordinary tulip festival.”
Spring has also sprung into action at the hotel itself. In the celebrated restaurant Atelier Real Food — where deceptively simple dishes are created from exceptional ingredients — it is asparagus season with a myriad of special recipes enjoying the exquisite flavors of this springtime favorite.
“We believe that the perfect way to unwind at the end of a busy spring day is to enjoy a Turkish Hamman experience at The Spa in our hotel — this is the season of renewal after all,” says General Manager Massimiliano.