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.

Göz görünce insan yapmadan duramıyor!
04
February

Göz görünce insan yapmadan duramıyor!

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…

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Cihangir Brunch Cafe
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February

Cihangir Brunch Cafe

Cihangir Brunch Cafe I picked old oil painting portraits hanging on the Reception of Faik Pasha Apartments from the collection I had created for many years, As if the former owners/residents of this building. They have been communed with the Faik Pasha Apartments special design atmosphere. Who knows, maybe this…

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Beyoglu Antique Hotel inspired by memories
04
February

Beyoglu Antique Hotel inspired by memories

Beyoglu Antique Hotel inspired by memories Antique furniture of our house My parents got married in 1952. They bought their first furniture from an Armenian shop in Kuledibi Galata. These French-style tables, chairs, buffet and bedroom sets were always in our lives until I lost my family. I remember my…

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04
February

Small Hotels Beyoglu

Small Hotels Beyoglu We stayed at the Faik Pasha small hotel beyoglu for 12 days while visiting Istanbul. We had a 1st floor suite which included a bedroom (large with king sized bed) for us and a smaller bedroom for our teenaged son. We had a bathroom, sitting room, fridge…

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Taksim Design Hotel
04
February

Taksim Design Hotel

Taksim Design Hotel A new breed of luxury Taksim design hotel set within an iconic structure transforms hospitality in İstanbul  with experiences that engage body, spirit, and mind:Faik Pasha Suites-Apartments Housed in a meticulously restored landmark structure  in the very heart of Beyoglu, Faik Pasha Suites-Apartments not only offers guests…

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Istanbul History
04
February

Istanbul History

Istanbul History As an Istanbulite most of us do not appreciate enough the value of our City. After beginning the Faik Pasha Hotels and getting in to the Tourism business I have realised more how macigal city is Istanbul.I withnessed that two or three days stay is not enough to…

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Cukurcuma Hotel
04
February

Cukurcuma Hotel

Faik Pasha Suites Cukurcuma Hotel Beyoglu, which I have been making great efforts since 2013, also made me proud by taking full marks from all of our guests. 9.217/10 Our neighbourhood, Çukurcuma, is home to many Antique Shops selling art Nouveau objects and objects from the late Ottoman Empire, where…

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04
February

Unique Beyoglu Boutique Hotels

Unique Beyoglu Boutique Hotels Faik Pasha Suites Apartments is a unique Beyoglu Boutique Hotels,  istanbul design hotel. As you see from the photos, each room has different furniture but same bohemian-classic style. The common traits in this Beyoglu Boutique Hotel are the spotlessly clean bed and bathrooms, very neat housekeeping…

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