Meral Kalav Demir’s Blog
The restoration construction of Faik Pasha Suites started in 2010.
In March 2013, the restoration was over, all the antique furniture and objects that I gathered and kept in a warehouse for three years settled in the rooms one by one and we were able to accept our first guests.
Since then, I have acquired a second profession, I have learned Tourism. This was a process that requires hard work and determination. The law education I received and 17 years of working discipline helped me a lot.
When I was learning about a completely different system such as accounting, purchasing, personnel, kitchen, house keeping, rate-availability planing, social media and web design, I also realized that I was pushing my limits and improving myself.
Life is beautiful and meaningful when it produces something good. This hotel added a new meaning to my life. Of course, every job is done to earn an income as a result. But success cannot be indexed only to financial data.
In an ancient city, which is said to be the center of the world, extending beyond 3000 years, the geological and political movement is so much that no matter how well you do your job in tourism, the events that are developing outside of the world can prevent your success.
Large Global Hotel chains operate with high operating capital. However, the owners of small hotels like us have limited resources. Each crisis deeply affects the small hotel and its owner.
When I got out of these crises both with great stress and getting stronger, I thought that it was necessary to write these memories.
Being institutionalized, delegating responsibilities, getting the highest efficiency for the institution from the staff at hand, operating the facility with the highest efficiency and peaking in the satisfaction of the guests, they are also very much about spirituality, focus on the job, love for the job, and the motivation to do the job well.
In the meantime, as a woman who raised two children, worked as a lawyer and manager, and pulled a family in her 30-year marriage, this struggle to succeed in trading, standing, and building a team in one of the most historical and cosmopolitan districts of Istanbul, taught me a lot.
I wanted to share these experiences on my blog.
At Faik Pasha Suites Cafe Beyoglu İstanbul, we continuously decorate, paint and reorganise! My dear friend Siber comes and stay at #Faikpashasuites # Beyoglu from time to time. She is a fashion designer, and she is also very good at colours and interior. Whenever she comes, I request to glance…Read more
Istanbul City Centre Apartment Situated in the heart of İstanbul city in Cukurcuma Street the most famous antique Street in İstanbul, Faik Pasha city Centre Apartments are fully furnished and come with free Wi-Fi. A fully equipped kitchen with cooking facilities and a washing machine are featured in each Faik Pasha…Read more
Guest Reviews Healthy breakfast Helpful staff Central location It is worth what I paid. Faikpasha historic hotel Beyoğlu The hotel is beautifully decorated. The staff are very welcoming and friendly at breakfast. The management is very smiling and friendly. Faikpasha Historical Hotel Beyoğlu The region is calm and clean….Read more
Advantages of booking directly from the hotel Here are the factors that make it attractive to book from a hotel’s own website: Special promotions, The most advantageous prices, Discount spa, Discounted transfer and meal fees. Online booking links added to the website also have international security certificates. These links are…Read more
Pera Museum Ambassadors and Painters Art patronage and ambassadors’ portraits from the 17th to the 19th centuries, with works selected from the Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Orientalist Painting Collection Since its earlier periods, The Ottoman Empire has established intense relations with European states. Urged by curiosity and a certain…Read more
Life is sometimes weird, ferries are fans … 🧿Yesterday i done something i wanted to do for a long time and i went to the “Mavvi kapi kafe “Blue door cafe at Anadolu Feneri̇ : Anatolian Light. 💯The Anadolu Feneri is at the last corner of the anatolian coast of…Read more
There’s always a district of any city that becomes the place to see, to be seen and to know about. In Istanbul,this area is Cukurcuma , Beyoglu. But also this popularity causes some major problems.Such as loosing its memory and indulging the popular culture…During the last couple of years, it has been…Read more
Cihangir Faik Pasha Cafe It’s been three years, and my tiny, cosy breakfast room with four tables expanded into my garden and then to the next shop. My goal was just to do a “good” job. Good food, good breakfast, good environment. The café, like a living organism, has grown…Read more
Beyoğlu’nun en güzel kahvaltısı Faik Pasha Hotels 2013 de açıldı, o günden bu yana hiç ara vermeden her sabah saat 07.00 de kahvaltı hazırlanmaya başlandı, ertesi günün hazırlıkları bir gün önceden yapıldı, sabahları mahallemizdeki fırından sıcak simitler, ekmekler alınıp misafirlerimize sunuldu Bu güne kadar 100.000 e yakın kişiye kahvaltı sunmuşuz…Read more