Istanbul is an exciting city offering rich cultural and touristic experiences. The city is the most populous city in Europe with a population of over 15M people. Hence, options for accommodation span an exceptional range going from affordable B&B's to former palaces on the Bosphorus, now serving as palatial hotels with nightly rates in the four figures.

Grand Cevahir hotel (offer expired)

In order to fit academic budgets, we have negotiated a special room rate for attendees in the 5-star Grand Cevahir Hotel, which lies within a few hundred meters of the conference venue. The Grand Cevahir Hotel will guarantee accommodation for requests placed by May 22nd. The special rate is 75 Euros per room (single or double), and includes breakfast.

For reservations, there are two options:

  1. Call the hotel directly at +90 212 314 42 42.
  2. Email and with your request.

Marriott at Sisli

However, for those who have more flexibility in their budget, we would recommend the Marriott at Sisli also within walking distance from the conference venue. The best price options are usually available through booking sites such as or Marriott has agreed to provide free open buffet breakfast and wi-fi access to our guests with the rates given below. Please email to make a reservation.

Room Type 20–21–22 June 2015
Deluxe City View Room 110 Euro
Deluxe Bosphorus View Room 130 Euro

Additional costs:

Second person 20 Euro
Executive Floor with City View 50 Euro
Executive Floor with Bosphorus View 80 Euro

In all cases, please mention "Koc University Group Rate" in order to get the discounted rate, and make sure you receive and keep your reservation confirmation.