Istanbul Business District
Istanbul is the economic capital of Turkey and is home to the headquarters of many companies, organisations and media houses accounting for more than a quarter of the country's gross domestic product.
While the centre of historic trading is undoubtedly the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul Old Town, most headquarters are concentrated in Istanbul's business district in the 'New City' where skyscrapers and not ancient mosques are the norm.
Istanbul's Business Districts
• Maslak - one of the principal business districts in Istanbul, Maslak is closer to the European side of the city and will be the home of the tallest skyscraper in Turkey 'the Diamond of Istanbul.
• Levent - at the western shore of the Bosphorus Strait you'll find Levent, a business district named for 'men of the sea'. As its name suggests it's a particular favourite with companies who import and export as it is handily close to the waterfront.
• ICC - the Istanbul Congress Centre in Harbiye is the premier venue for corporate trade fairs and conferences. It can be found in its own mini business district: The Congress Valley, just behind the ICEC.
• ICEC - the Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Centre hosts music concerts as well as business conferences and corporate exhibitions. It has a main building, a second building and a terrace to facilitate larger and smaller events. It was named the best Congress, Meeting, Fair and Event Venue in Turkey at the Skalite 2011 Tourism Industry Awards.
Getting to Istanbul's Business District
With 120 bedrooms and multiple state of the art meeting rooms, the Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul is the perfect base for business travellers, especially those doing business in the districts of Maslak or Levent. Our hotel is only an 8 minute drive to the ICC and ICEC, a 12 minute drive to Levent and a 15 minute drive to Maslak.