Nestled off the shores of Istanbul, on a scenic island in the Marmara Sea and in a natural conservation area, the luxury estate and spa Princes' Palace perfectly blends nature and heritage with bespoke accommodation offerings and exclusive services tailored to personal,
exquisite tastes.

Princes' Palace presents a collection of only 15 incomparable private mansions, inviting owners to be part of a very select community, whilst enjoying the benefits of professional management and residence services.

THE GRAND MANSION

The noble Grand Mansion was rebuilt and restored applying authentic methods and painstaking craftsmanship to reappear in new splendour at the Estate´s heart. This crown jewel offers sumptuous private salons for refined entertaining, dining and staging of events, five gracious suites, the Royal Wing, and an enchanting conservatory poolhouse with covered pool and private spa.

THE HOTEL

Get away from the bustling city and suspend time in your private suite, relishing the mesmerising views over the Marmara Sea from the private balcony of your sublime suite. Indulge yourself in this one-of-a-kind estate where modern sophistication blends with oriental influences.

The Suites

Suspend time in the sublime, spacious suites that merges one into the serene views over the Marmara Sea from their private balconies.

The Spa

Discover a ravishing wellness experience being pampered with soothing treatments and celebrate ancient rituals in the authentic oriental Hammam. Immerse yourself in the splendid gold-glazed indoor pool flanked by a tranquil terrace with magnificent sea views.

The Beach Club

Unwind at the infinity fresh seawater pools, cool off in the
crystal-clear lagoon and recline in your private beach chair while sipping your favourite refreshment or experience the exclusive beach club service in the privacy of your traditional sea hammam.

The Grand Library

The Grand Library Ballroom offers an unforgettable setting for your exclusive event, boasting an extensive terrace with commanding views of the Marmara Sea and shorelines of Istanbul as well as the majestic Grand Mansion as a backdrop.

The Restaurants

A tantalizing range of gastronomic delights awaits you
in the modern yet authentic settings of alluring seaside indoor
and al-fresco seating.

THE MANSIONS

Relish the serenity and inhale the scent of pine trees while listening to the soothing sound of your poolside waterfall and enjoying stunning views from the dazzling balcony of your luxurious Ottoman and Victorian-era inspired private mansion.

Ralf Ohletz Count von Plettenberg had worked in some of the world’s leading hotels including The Mandarin Oriental in Singapore and Hong Kong and The Pierre in New York before he started his 30 year-long collaboration with Adrian Zecha, one of the original partners of Regent Hotels & Resorts and founder of Aman Resorts. Together they created exquisite hotel icons, such as The Sukhothai Bangkok and The Beaufort Sentosa and some of the world’s most award winning and aspiring hotels including The Datai in Langkawi, The Chedi in Muscat, The Legian in Bali, the Lalu in Taiwan and the Setai in Miami.

After holding the position of President of Regent Hotels & Resorts for seven years Ralf Ohletz Count von Plettenberg joined René Wilms, founder of Unique Hotels & Resorts AG, to develop as partner the next level of bespoke luxury destinations and lifestyle experience projects in Europe and Asia.

Combining his wealth of expertise and passion with the nature and culture of the regions are his key elements for awakening the fascination for the development of each unique destination which marry second home residences with unique lifestyle hotels. Thereby sustainable and timeless projects are being created which experience high increasing value, such as the hotel and residence resort at the harbour of Porto Montenegro and The Setai in Miami.

Ralf Ohletz Count von Plettenberg is extremely proud to present his yet latest lifestyle project and newest destination for international clientele, the Palais des Princes, Estate & Spa on the Princes ` Islands, off the coast of Istanbul.

THE BRAND AMBASSADOR

Ralf Ohletz Count von Plettenberg

Ralf Ohletz Count von Plettenberg had worked in some of the world’s leading hotels including The Mandarin Oriental in Singapore and Hong Kong and The Pierre in New York before he started his 30 year-long collaboration with Adrian Zecha, one of the original partners of Regent Hotels & Resorts and founder of Aman Resorts. Together they created exquisite hotel icons, such as The Sukhothai Bangkok and The Beaufort Sentosa and some of the world’s most award winning and aspiring hotels including The Datai in Langkawi, The Chedi in Muscat, The Legian in Bali, the Lalu in Taiwan and the Setai in Miami.

After holding the position of President of Regent Hotels & Resorts for seven years Ralf Ohletz Count von Plettenberg joined René Wilms, founder of Unique Hotels & Resorts AG, to develop as partner the next level of bespoke luxury destinations and lifestyle experience projects in Europe and Asia.

Combining his wealth of expertise and passion with the nature and culture of the regions are his key elements for awakening the fascination for the development of each unique destination which marry second home residences with unique lifestyle hotels. Thereby sustainable and timeless projects are being created which experience high increasing value, such as the hotel and residence resort at the harbour of Porto Montenegro and The Setai in Miami.

Ralf Ohletz Count von Plettenberg is extremely proud to present his yet latest lifestyle project and newest destination for international clientele, the Palais des Princes, Estate & Spa on the Princes ` Islands, off the coast of Istanbul.

THE FOUNDERS

AKDAG TOURISM &
CONSTRUCTION INC.

The luxury Resort & Spa Palais des Princes has been created and developed by AKDAĞ TOURISM & CONSTRUCTION, which was founded by a well-known entrepreneur in the international industrial and financial era; Dr. Bahri Akdağ with the commitment to uncompromising quality, hard work, business ethics, sustainability and innovation in all of its projects. Growing in line with developing technology in the global world, the Company has adopted the guiding principle of fulfilling its commitments towards today´s community as well as to the future generations with an environment-friendly approach in all its endeavours.

The Development Team

Daniela C. Giannetti

Vice President AKDAĞ TOURISM & CONSTRUCTION

Daniela C. Giannetti, a seasoned hospitality sales & marketing, operations and development specialist, created the vision and concept of the Resort and pursued the development along the whole value chain of its real estate development: market and
best-use analysis, feasibility study,  sourcing the development team and bespoke FF&E, consultants´ agreements, operator
search & selection, management contract negotiations, pre-opening budget and action plan and, on-site quality assurance of the development team.

Prior to joining AKDAĞ TOURISM & CONSTRUCTION she held the positions of Vice President Hospitality Development DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE and Manager Business Advisory Solutions, Real Estate Hospitality & Leisure, ERNST & YOUNG ME.

H. Nezih Tekinel

Head Architect, Istanbul
Spearheaded architectural design of whole beachfront development and restoration of historic Grand Mansion and Guesthouse. Renowned expert in restoration of historic buildings particularly famous sea mansions ‘yalis’ on the Bosphorus. Numerous retail, residential and hospitality projects.

Laureate with the ‘Prix Exceptionel de Jurie de L’Ecole d'Architecture de Marseille’

Supported by
  • Kerem Çarlı, Architect and Design Coordinator, Istanbul
  • Zuhal Mudut, Architect, Istanbul
  • Ahmet Arabacıoğlu, Construction Manager, Istanbul

Clint Nagata

Founder and Creative Director BLINK DESIGN GROUP,
Singapore - Bangkok
Interior Design of Hotel and Mansions
Bespoke luxury hospitality design studio. Exquisite, intuitive and visionary, orchestrates the senses and interplay of visual elements creating a distinct and irreplaceable experience.
Winner of Hospitality Design Award ‘Best Luxury Hotel & Conde Nast Traveller Hot List

Zeynep Fadıllıoğlu

Founder and Creative Director Zeynep Fadıllıoğlu Design, Istanbul
Interior Design of the Grand Mansion and Guesthouse
Creator of inspiring environments . Recipient of over 250 industry awards, 13 in 2012 alone. Projects include most stunning resorts worldwide including the Medinat Jumeirah in Dubai and the Valletta Waterfront in Malta.

Martin Klaasen

Founder and Director of KLD studios, Singapore - Australia
Lighting Design
Award-winning lighting designer, lecturer, author and resource speaker with more than 30 years of experience in the lighting industry on a variety of project applications.

Jose Antonio Jaguan

PLA,ASLA, Principal EDSA, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Landscape Design
Creator of inspiring environments . Recipient of over 250 industry awards, 13 in 2012 alone. Projects include most stunning resorts worldwide including the Medinat Jumeirah in Dubai and the Valletta Waterfront in Malta.

Melanie Kershaw

Senior Associate Spa Development, ESPA, Surrey- UK
Consultancy for Spa concept
Creator of most extraordinary destination spas and efficacious treatments.

Frank Wagner

Dipl. Eng. FCSI, Managing Partner K3 Planungsgesellschaft, Berlin
Back-of-the-House and Kitchen
Consultancy for the whole Resort.

Thank you for your interest
For further information, please request access to our private Partners’ Lounge.

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