JW Marriott , a luxury hotel brand under hospitality firm Marriott International , has opened a 17-storey hotel in Istanbul, Turkey.

Designed by London-based firm KCA International, JW Marriott Hotel Istanbul Marmara Sea is a 45-minute drive from Istanbul International Airport.

It is situated close to major attractions including Hagia Sophia, Galata Port, Dolmabahce Palace, Istanbul Aquarium and others.

JW Marriott Hotel Istanbul Marmara Sea has 204 guest rooms and suites, most featuring balconies facing the Marmara Sea and Istanbul skyline.

Guestrooms feature marble bathrooms, rain shower heads, and separate working and living areas.

The hotel’s suites boast contemporary living rooms and dedicated kitchen areas, while the Presidential suites have terrace jacuzzies, a private gym and an additional indoor jacuzzi.

JW Marriott Hotel Istanbul Marmara Sea features an all-day restaurant, Ceres, catering Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Southeast Asian and fusion dishes, with seafood.

In addition, the hotel has The Pearl, serving tea and cocktails; the Vitola Lounge offering light dishes and curated cocktails; and Sail Bar that caters appetizers and cocktails around the outdoor infinity pool.

The property also boasts more than 23,000ft2 of event space, eight meeting rooms, high-end visual facilities, 600-person ballroom and a 24-hour business centre.

Further, the hotel’s La Vallée SPA has eight treatment rooms, an exclusive VIP treatment room, private jacuzzi and wellbeing packages.

Other amenities include indoor and outdoor infinity pools, a children’s pool, La Vallee Fitness and Wellness Centre with Technogym equipment.

JW Marriott global brand leader Bruce Rohr said: “JW Marriott combines a legacy of extraordinary hospitality with a refreshing commitment to mindfulness and wellbeing that resonates so deeply with today’s global traveller.

“JW Marriott Hotel Istanbul Marmara Sea embodies this holistic approach to the guest experience from its JW Garden where organic herbs are harvested for use by the culinary team, to its robust fitness and wellness classes and introspective, intentional design. We know these principles will be the perfect complement to this breath-taking location.”

The brand has more than 100 hotels in over 35 countries and territories across the globe.

Earlier this month, the brand announced that the first JW Marriott branded hotel in Tokyo, Japan will open in 2025.