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Sustainability

Naturally Better

One of our guiding principles at Mandarin Oriental is ‘Acting with responsibility’, which we strive to achieve through our Naturally Better plan. We’re on a journey to make things Naturally Better for the planet, for communities, and for you. As well as embracing and putting into practice our global sustainability initiatives, such as eliminating single-use plastic, here at Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, Istanbul we also have our own local initiatives to make sure we play our part in making your stay more sustainable.

For the planet

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We have implemented several measures across our hotel which align with our group-wide policy of eliminating single-use plastic. As of 1 April, we have started to use sustainable wet bathroom amenities by Diptyque and we removed all plastic straws and water bottles throughout the property.

We recycle cooking oil waste by cooperating with biodiesel recovery companies to deliver biofuel produced from renewable resources.

To turn waste into reusable materials, we separate our packaging waste from domestic waste and send it to the municipality's waste recycling facility.

Clean Energy is focused on creating a sustainable source of energy with zero carbon emissions. This holds great promise in helping the world’s transition to a low-carbon future. We contribute to this focus via energy-efficient control systems including cooling with chillers which are using sea water instead of cooling towers.

Our restaurants are supplied with a range of herbs, vegetables, fruits, cheeses and honey that are derived from sustainable agricultures across Turkey and have switched to cage free eggs. In order to reduce our carbon footprint, we focus on reducing consumption of beef and farmed fish while designing banquet menus.

Our menus feature exceptional flavours from cities on the UNESCO network in the field of gastronomy, synonymous with popular Turkish foods such as Künefe, Oruk, Şiyeydiz, Baklava, Pöç soup and more.

We encourage our guests to book one of our MG electric cars for airport transfers or short-distance trips. Electric charge stations are available for our in-house guests. Our Spa offers complimentary bicycles for guests who prefer to enjoy the scenic views of the Bosphorus from the parks around the hotel.

For The Community

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We pride ourselves in being a firm contributor towards sustainability education. This category is embedded in our corporate culture first seen in new employee orientation. Ongoing awareness and training programs are conducted to educate our colleagues and contractors on the importance of sustainability within the hotel.

We’ve partnered with charitable organisations to ensure those in need receive the goods and resources they require. This includes a cooperation with Tohum Autism Association to support and empower young generations.

For you

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We believe in holistic wellness, which is why we offer a range of treatments and facilities to help guests rejuvenate their bodies and minds. Complimentary yoga and fitness classes are available to in-house guests.

At The Spa, our principal goal is to help you discover tranquillity and mental balance amidst daily stress and hectic schedules. Beyond our bespoke selection of signature spa treatments, our dedication to your health and wellbeing extends to private yoga sessions and kids’ activities for Younger Fans.

Inside our world-class function facilities, we take traditional meetings to new heights with innovative wellness add-on options from our Mindful Meetings programme.

Mindful Meetings incorporates elements of nourishment, movement, stillness, connections, and wellbeing through customizable options in any of the hotel’s opulent meeting spaces. Activities can be personalized to any function space from our Crystal Event Room to Bosporus Ballroom or Bosphorus Garden which is ideal for creating a fresh and open environment for wellness breaks.