27 October 2009

Republic Day Ball on 29th October, 2009

The 86th Republic Day will be celebrated with a traditional Ball at The Armada on October 29th, 2009.

The Ball will begin with a coctail party at the Lobby which will start at 20:00 and finish at 21:00.
Then the guests will have Gala Dinner at the Armada Salon. Live music by "Group Trio" and Tango
will be the main features of the night...

We would be honoured to see our dear guests at the Ball!

* White Cheese- Melon- Circassian chicken (chicken with walnuts), Russian Salad
* Chiken Soup with cream
* Crepes with vegetable
* Lamb with Aubergine Puree
* Mimoza Salad
* Ice Cream "Cassatta"
* Domestic drinks-
Price: 65.- TL/pp

For Reservation:
Armada Sales Team- Tel: 90 212 455 44 55
E-posta: infosatis@armadahotel.com.tr
Irmak ÖZYURT iozyurt@armadahotel.com.tr -Tel: 90 212 455 44 71
scenberoglu@armadahotel.com.tr -Tel: 90 212 455 44 72

21 October 2009

Istanbul Tango Ritual starts on 4th November, 2009 at ARMADA


Theresa Russel and Michael Melvoin were Armada's Guest...

Famous American actrist Theresa Russell whom we remember with her latest appearance on the movie “Spiderman 3”, was in Istanbul right after her visit in Antalya for “The Golden Orange Film Festival” with her famous musician friend Michael Melvoin and chose Hotel Armada for their stay in Istanbul.
During their stay in Armada, Russell and Melvoin dined in “Armada Sera”, enjoying the views of the Prince Islands and the historical peninsula. Surely they brought some home-made cherry liqueur – a speciality of Armada which is produced by the Armada team at the Terrace– back home before leaving!

Just before her departure Russell wrote in Armada’s Honourable Guests Book contently as seen by her expression in the picture that it was such a nice experience to have spent her time at the Hotel Armada.

“Everything about our brief stay here has been unforgettable. Your genereous hospitality is simply the best we have ever experienced.
We will return when we can spend much more time to enjoy your great city and your matchless hotel! When we think of cherry wine your elegant and unique food and service, decoration and setting will come to our minds. Thank you so much!

We will return and only ever stay here!”

Theresa Russel

28 September 2009

AD Reiswereld - Istanbul aan je voeten (379495)

An Armada news in a journal from the Netherland:

AD Reiswereld - Istanbul aan je voeten
Dolfijnen en minaretten
Een etentje op het dakterras van het Armada Hotel is een afspraak met de geschiedenis. Het leunt tegen de stadswallen aan en ligt in de schaduw van de Blauwe Moskee en de Aya Sofia. Aan de overzijde ligt de Zee van Marmara, met de Prinseneilanden en de monumenten op de Aziatische oever. Met een beetje geluk zie je dolfijnen duikelen in het water. ’s Avonds zijn de monumenten prachtig verlicht. Op het terras worden Turkse gerechten geserveerd, en de traditionele Turkse muziek benadrukt het tijdloze karakter van de zaak. Elke dag open van mei tot oktober, vanaf 8 uur ’s ochtends."

13 September 2009

The 11st International İstanbul Biennial

Organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts the 11th International İstanbul Biennial will turn the city of Istanbul into a platform for art between September 12 - November 8, capturing the attention of art circles all around the world.

The 11th International İstanbul Biennial will be curated by the curator collective WHW / What, How & For Whom, which has been operating from the city of Zagreb, Croatia, since 1999. WHW consists of four female curators: Ivet Ćurlin, Ana Dević, Nataša Ilić and Sabina Sabolović.

The 11th İstanbul Biennial takes its thematic title “What Keeps Mankind Alive?” from the closing song of the 2nd act of the 1928 play Threepenny Opera, written by Bertolt Brecht, Elisabeth Hauptmann and Kurt Weill.

The conceptual framework that WHW uses for the 11th International İstanbul Biennial is articulated around the idea of “What Keeps Mankind Alive?” However, this framework does not aim to re-discover Brecht, or to present him as a classic for new generations. Rather, the conceptual framework of the İstanbul Biennial proposes to begin re-thinking the past in terms of what has been lost in history. Moreover, it invites us to consider how art today harbours new potential in articulating the age-old relationship between art for social change and aesthetic gestures.

The İstanbul Biennial of IKSV is the activity that has brought the foundation widest international acclaim from art circles all around the world. This year’s Biennial hosts 70 already renowned or recently discovered artists from 40 different countries, exhibiting a total of more than 120 projects.

For more info: İKSV

24 April 2009

Celebration the World Dance Day 2009 at the Armada Hotel

"Armada" and "dance"... Since its foundation, Armada doors are always open to dance events that revitalize Istanbul's good old days... Now, they are once more opening for celebrating the International World Dance Day 2009, on 29th April, Wednesday... In cooperation with "SalsaTürk" and with the participation of İsmet Müftüoğlu, the Champion of Latin Dance in Turkey, the celebration program consists of Salsa, Tango, Sirtaki and other surprise dance shows by professional dancers with the live music by "Cuban Band La Salsa"...

Along with the professional dancers, the guests could also be able to dance "Salsa", "Tango", "Jive", "Merengue" and "Hip-Hop" during the celebration program that will start as of 20:00 p.m. until 01:00 a.m. The guests are expected to dress in a way that reflects their own dance style.

(Entrance Fee: 25.- TL/pp including one glass of local drink, fresh fruit and nuts )

For detailed info & Reservation:
Armada Sales Team,
Tel:90 212 455 44 55
E.mail: infosatis@armadahotel.com.tr
For group tickets: SalsaTurk http://www.salsaturk.com/
Tel: 0532 455 79 22 - 0533 385 35 34
E.mail: salsaturk@gmail.com

UNESCO World Dance Day 2009 Message
by Akram Khan

"This very special day, International Dance Day, is dedicated to the one language that everybody in this world can speak, the inherent language of our bodies and our souls, of our ancestors and of our children.

This day is dedicated to every god, guru and grandparent that ever taught and inspired us.

To every song and impulse and moment that's ever moved us to move.

It is dedicated to the little child that wishes it could move like its star. And to the mother who says, 'you already can'.

This day is dedicated to every body of every creed, colour and culture that carries the traditions of its past into stories of the present and dreams of the future.

This day is dedicated to Dance, to its myriad dialects and its immense power to express, transform, unite and delight."
Source: http://www.iti-worldwide.org/dancedaymessage.html

17 March 2009

News From The Recently Renovated Armada Hotel

Turning the global inactivity within the first months of 2009 into an opportunity, the Armada Hotel completely renewed its infrastructure and renovated the interior decoration of the historical hotel building which was originally launched in 1994. During the renovation works that lasted a month, the Armada Hotel carefully preserved its most distinguished features as a "city-hotel" within the heart of the historical peninsula of Istanbul and the meeting-point of Istanbul citizens but also Armada become a more comfortable, and more appealing hotel to stay...

Among the most distinct novelties of Armada are:

Personal Climatization: As the ventilation system was completely changed, independent from the central heating system the Armada guests can be able to control and adjust their room temperature as they wish. In the meantime there will be more fresh air within the rooms through the new air lift pumping system.

"De-Luxe" and "Superior" Rooms: In line with the demand from the guests, the standarsd rooms were segmented according to the positioning and comfort level. The "Superior" rooms with sea and historical peninsula view were enlarged and eight of them were decorated as "De-Luxe".

The new luxury rooms were floored with wood parquet and enriched with antique carpets, while the walls were decorated with Ottoman imperial decrees and samples of Ottoman-Turkish cultural heritage. The private bath-rooms were enlarged, paved and tiled with original Turkish marbels and added the sprinkler shower systems. In addition to the facilities such as free ADSL Internet connection, safety box, mini-bar, LCD television, hair-dryer, natural cleaning soap and other materials in all of the rooms, specially woven bathrobes, slippers, pure cotton chamber-robes and tea and coffee trays with kettle were also added to each room.

Marble Pool and the "Divan Corner": The resting divans next to the Guest Lounge in the corner of the Lobby ("Fountain Café"), were completely renewed and decorated with velvet pillows, a bright-coloured carpet and a brass Ottoman brasier. Thus the "Fountain Café" gained a more oriental, more attractive "Divan Corner" towards the "Marble Pool" in which the turtles of Armada continue to meet the guests...

Armada "SERA" Restaurant: The atrium Armada SERA restaurant where the guests are hosted during the winter period, was enlarged and re-decorated with small orange and mandarine trees. A wine cellar with a large collection of premium Turkish wines was also added. Thus, the restaurant also turned into a "Winter Garden" for the daytime guests while it keeps its unique position in the historical peninsula for the guests who want to enjoy Istanbul's night view...

Ahırkapı Restaurant / Armada SALON: Adopting itself to the great variety demands of its users, the historical "Ahırkapı Restaurant" will go on service under a new hat; the multi-purposed "Armada SALON", after the recent renovation. In fact, since 1994, along with its primary function as the place where thousands of guests had/have their meals, the Ahırkapı Restaurant became the venue for a wide range of social events, cultural activities, dance workshops, wedding ceremonies and civil balls which the Armada Hotel revitalized as some of the old Istanbul rituals. During recent renovation all the ventilation, voice and light systems in the SALON were changed with high-technologic ones. Thus, the new Armada SALON is ready to host new guests and events...