The Mama Shelter Istanbul is a quirky hotel located in Istanbul, Turkey, and was constructed under Philippe Starck. The hotel provides guests with a fun and comfortable place to stay while visiting the stunning Eurasian city.
Beyoglu has a modern shopping and entertainment for Istanbulites from all social classes and all ages. The main joint is the vibrant and historic Istiklal Caddesi, Taksim Square which joins the square of Tünel. A pedestrian street with shops, typical cafés and pastry shops, native and foreign, restaurants for all budgets as well as pubs, clubs and bars as well as the best bookstores in the city, theaters, cinemas and art galleries. The atmosphere of Istiklal Caddesi has a 19th century metropolitan character, and the avenue is shaped by elegant buildings of neoclassical and Art Nouveau. The “tram from another time” that runs the entire avenue was also relocated in the early 1990s, with the aim to restore energy of yesteryear. The architecture and design are in line with the other two Mama: an incarnation of this value dear to the founders, ‘hospitality.