Lázaro Rosa Violán designs Room Mate Emir

Room Mate Hotels has expanded its portfolio with a new opening in the heart of Istanbul, Room Mate Emir, contributing to the international growth of the company, which also plans to introduce new properties in cities including Rotterdam, Madrid and Paris.

Featuring an interior design scheme by Lázaro Rosa Violán, Emir combines its classical setting and structure with avante-garde furnishings. Violán sought to retain the building’s history through a distinctive combination of modern day elements and designer furniture and materials, all enhanced with an abundance of natural light.

located in the Beyoglu district, next to Taksim square and Galata tower, the 47-key hotel offers services including a free Wi-Fi service – not just in the hotel but across the city – and breakfast until noon.

Room Mate Hotels Founder and President Kike Sarasola comments: “Room Mate Hotels are located in the centre of the most emblematic and cosmopolitan cities in the world and Istanbul is one of them. A place where exoticism and culture merge to offer a unique travel experience. We are completely in love with Istanbul. For this reason, we are very proud to increase our portfolio with Emir, our new elegant, modern and stylish new friend. A really special hotel that will bring our guests closer to the wonders of Turkey.”