29 November 2017

2018 NEW YEAR'S EVE PROGRAMS AT THE ARMADA HOTEL

There will be two choices for our guests who join us at December 31st , 2017 evening! You may either to have a romantic dinner with the companion of DJ music at the Armada Terrace or to join the joyous New Year party with Rembetiko dances at the Armada Salon. 
For the both options the Gala Program starts and ends at: choices
21:00 p.m. December 31st, 2017 - January 1st, 2018, 02:50 a.m.



New Year’s Eve Gala Menu At The Armada Terrace

Cold Appetizers: Circassian Chicken, Fava, “Dolma”; Stuffed grape leaves with olive oil, “Pilaki” Beans, Haydari, Russian Salad, Eggplant “Chakshuka” (fried aubergine with yoghurt sauce), White Cheese.
Warm Appetizers: Pastry with Cheese, Spinach Patty, Mini- Meatballs, Meat Chard Roll.
Main Dish: Traditional New Year's Turkey, served with Orange Sauce and Rice with onions, nuts, diced liver and currants.
Seasonal Salad
Dessert and Seasonal Fruit Buffet
End of the Night:
 Tripe Soup
Unlimited domestic drinks
Price: 175.- TL (Per Person) %18 V.A.T included.

New Year’s Gala Menu At The Armada Salon

Cold Appetizers: Olive Oil Leaf Wrap, Circassian Chicken, Bean Pilaki, Scouring, Beet, White Cheese, Haydari, Marinated Red Pepper, Russian Salad.
Warm Appetizers: Albanian style fried diced Liver, Zucchini hash browns, Cheese Patty, Spinach filled Rolls, Calamari.
Main Dish: Traditional New Year's Turkey, served with Orange Sauce and Rice with onions, nuts, diced liver and currants.
Seasonal Salad
Armada’s famous Oven Baked Pumpkin in syrup
End of the Night:
 Tripe Soup
Unlimited domestic drinks
Price: 270.- TL (Per Person) %18 V.A.T included.

New Year’s Eve With Overnight And Breakfast!

If you require to stay at the Armada Hotel by December 31st, 2018 night, we'll be providing a special rate for a Double Room as 300.- TL (% 8 V.A.T included) also a free open buffet breakfast at the Armada Terrace next day!

Contact & Reservation:

info@armadahotel.com.tr | Armada Banquet Team: 0212 455 44 55
See: http://armadahotel.com.tr/pg_en/yilbasi.asp 

29 April 2016

Happy World Dance Day 2016!

Armada and Dance...
Ms. Seval Ugur who is one of the pioneers of tango dancers who also performed
at the Armada Hotel, reading the official Dance Day message in 2004!

Since 1994, the year of our foundation, Armada and dance is a couple that never left each other!
Today is the international Dance Day held by CID and here is the 2016 official dance message:


The official message for
Dance Day
29 April 2016

    The media report mainly on dance performances, rarely on dance classes. On the other hand learning dance is more widespread than performing: ten times more people practice dance in class than perform on stage.
    The current economic crisis barely affected dance schools: while many businesses closed very few dance schools did, at worst they lost some students. This proves once more that dance is among the most basic needs - people opt to reduce other expenses rather than stop paying for dance classes.
    State subsidies to companies and public conservatories were reduced, so they turn more and more to private sponsors. Private schools rely on fees paid by students so they turn increasingly to advertising to attract more students. They enlarge the range of dances taught, they organize events, they become more outward and flexible.
    Unfortunately organizations in some countries try to limit the number of dance teachers by putting pressure on governments to recognize only diplomas offered by them. We believe that teaching dance should be open to all without any restrictions.
    Nothing should stop an individual from teaching, learning or performing an art, whether music, theater, dance, painting or poetry.
    We do encourage all to study seriously and obtain certificates and diplomas in order to gain the confidence of students, but we insist that qualifications should not be restrictive by keeping others from teaching in private practice. Governments should resist pressure from interest groups trying to create their own monopoly in any art.
    A good professional is happy to rely on his/her talent, knowledge and reputation, not on privileges accorded by regulations keeping others from competing and comparing with him. Art by definition is inclusive, not exclusive.
    Dance Day 2016 is dedicated to maintaining an open doors policy in teaching dance.

Alkis Raftis
President of the International Dance Council CID, 
UNESCO, Paris

11 March 2016

Apokries at the Armada Hotel Istanbul: March 12, 2016, Saturday

"Apokries" is an old Istanbul tradition and a carnaval that was revitalized by the Armada Hotel for the first time on February 14th, 2010. Apokries, the carnival of fun and masquerade once celebrated by the Greek Orthodox community in Istanbul (*) every year during Ottoman Empire will be celebrated once again at Armada Salon with a live musical performance by “Café Aman Istanbul”a renowned Rembetiko band comprised of Turkish and Greek musicians.
This year's the event will be held on March 12, 2016, Saturday evening at 20:30 PM. 

Would you like to join us and celebrate this once-a-year carnival while enjoying our special Apokries Menu designed for this special night?

MENU:

Assorted Cold Mezzes
Stuffed vine leaves, Circassian Chicken, Stewed Beans, Mashed fish roe with bread crumbs, Beets, Feta Cheese, Haydari - a spread made with yogurt, Marinated red pepper-, Russian Salad, Chard Salad
Hot Mezzes
Chard leaves stuffed with mince meat, Fried Calamari, Plovdiv Meatballs, Fried Zucchini,
Fried pastries with cheese and spinach filling
Main Dish
"Hunkar Beğendi" ("Sultan's Delight"; lamb stew served on mashed eggplant) or “Kurkutlu” Fried Perch with mayonaisse
Deserts – Fruits
Pumpkin desert and seasonal fruits
Soup by Night: Tripe
Unlimited local Alcoholic drinks
Price: 140 TL/pp

MENU WITHOUT MEAL (On the back side of the salon by raised tables

Fruit Plate, Cheese & Melon, 2 glasses local drink
Price: 75.- TL/pp

For more information and reservations, please call the Reception by simply dialing "0"
or call Irmak Özyurt 0 212 455 44 71-72
e-mail: iozyurt@armadahotel.com.tr - etkinlik@armadahotel.com.tr - 

Armada Tel: 90 212 455 44 55

(*) http://intransit.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/27/reviving-carnival-in-istanbul/