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Istanbul’s newest rooftop restaurant Marcello opens at The Stay Boulevard Nisantasi
Marcello restaurant, located on the top floor of The Stay Boulevard Nistantasi
Marcello restaurant, located on the top floor of The Stay Boulevard Nistantasi

The interiors have been designed by world-renowned design studio Autoban.

Marcello is the latest addition to Istanbul's culinary scene, offering rooftop views and a fusion of Italian flavours, the perfect place to experience the essence of Mediterranean life in the heart of the city.

Spanning 425 sqm, Marcello is located on the rooftop of The Stay Boulevard Nistantasi, a space redolent of Italy with olive and citrus trees, and a terracotta-tiled terrace with Boshphorus views. The interiors, designed by world-renowned design studio Autoban, include a striking entrance featuring bespoke frescoes and rich burgundy marble. The space is elevated by a coveted art collection featuring works by artists such as Jeff Robb, Vahram Davtian, Sedat Girgin, and Erdal Akbaş.

Named after Marcello Mastroianni, the lead actor in Fellini’s iconic film La Dolce Vita, the restaurant creates a warm and inviting atmosphere, providing a lovely sanctuary for savouring delectable and authentic Italian cuisine.

The Stay Boulevard Nisantasi is an 82-room property, housed in an elegant building in the heart of the city’s art and fashion district, Nisantasi. Designed by architect Mahmut Anlar, known for his extraordinary Turkish and international projects, light-filled rooms and suites feature vegan-leather headboards in forest green, cooling marble and warm wood. The hotel recently unveiled its new terrace suites that offer versatile 1+1 and 2+1 accommodation options with lush green terraces.

About The Stay Hotels
Award-winning The Stay Hotels operates five properties with a total of more than 180 guest rooms in Istanbul and Alacati in Türkiye. In Istanbul, the collection includes its newest property that opened in June 2022, The Stay Boulevard Nisantasi, together with The Stay Nisantasi, which is set in the heart of the Fashion Quarter; The Stay Bosphorus, a revamped 19th-century waterfront mansion; and Bebek Hotel by The Stay, a glamorous and storied hotel. In Alacati, The Stay Warehouse is a cool former industrial space close to the coast, which won the Best International Hotel category of the Food and Travel 2021 Readers Awards.

In 2022, The Stay Hotels became the first carbon-neutral independent hotel group in Türkiye. It was awarded carbon-neutral status by the internationally recognised sustainability specialist Bureau Veritas ( following an evaluation of the group’s adherence to the international standard for greenhouse gas verification. As well as taking practical steps in its own operation to counter any greenhouse gases produced, The Stay Hotels has invested in domestic and green-energy projects locally and globally and works with companies that are committed to using green and sustainable products and processes.

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