Dekton and Silestone, the sturdy and stylish surfaces chosen to enhance the luxurious design of a new 5-star hotel in Istanbul
Dekton | Silestone
Bergen | White Zeus
The new luxury hotel of the Address chain in Istanbul (Turkey) towers majestically over the skyline of the city, occupying a fully sustainable building. This 5-star hotel offers spacious and comfortable suites, as well as a spa, gym, heliport and several fine restaurants.
It is precisely in one of these gastronomic spaces that Metex Design Group, the studio responsible for the interior spaces of the hotel, has used Cosentino surfaces. With decades of experience designing some of the world’s best hotels – including those of the Waldorf, Marriott, Hilton, Four Seasons and The Ritz Carlton –, the studio has chosen these surfaces for a number of reasons.
Outstanding design and unlimited durability, the perfect combination for the luxury hospitality industry
The professionals allude to Dekton’s ability to remain unaffected by stains, scratches, abrasions, extreme heat or cold… making it ideal to withstand the demanding needs of a hotel. In addition, as a carbon neutral material throughout its life cycle, its use in a sustainable building is particularly significant.
As for the chosen surface, Dekton Bergen, this colour inspired by natural Portobello stone strives for perfection in tone, structure and depth, just as this project does. The beauty of its greyish veins, with a sculptural pattern on a whitish background with delicate filigree, makes it an on-trend design full of character and elegance, perfect for the new Address hotel in Istanbul.
In addition to the gastronomic spaces, Cosentino’s ultra-compact stone is also present in other areas of the hotel, including its striking lobby. “The hotel lobby features high ceilings and large works of art on the walls, all by local artists. In fact, the whole design is locally inspired”, the studio says.
Silestone for the most demanding hotel bar tops
“We put a lot of creativity into each creation, which is ingeniously conceived and crafted. No detail is left to chance; in fact, we often say that ‘it is in the small details that the magic happens’. The most important thing for us are the emotions, feelings and sensations that our work arouses. This is what makes up the studio’s DNA: creating experiences or elements that have an impact. Every design tells a story, so we create a narrative that generates an emotional connection between the design and the customer”, the studio further says.
Silestone also played its part in this narrative, as it was used both for the bar tops and the buffet areas in the restaurants. “Silestone’s high resistance to scratches and impacts allows you to handle hard objects without worrying about it. This surface is highly resistant to stains and acids typical of restaurants and bars, and is easy to maintain. We really liked the palette of colours and textures”, the studio says.
The studio also underlines the ease of installation of Cosentino materials, which were integrated into the interior spaces in record time: “All the public areas of the hotel were designed in only six months. This is a very short time in which we managed to carry out an enormous amount of work”, the studio says finally.