Turkish businessmen bring together world-famous names in London under one roof

LONDON, UK - JULY 2: A Turkish group in London has leased and restored a historic library building from the early 1900s, turning it into a boutique hotel with a library and culinary arts school. Following a decade-long restoration project that involved a substantial financial investment, the hotel opened its doors to guests last year. Each of hotel rooms is named after 75 influential Turkish and foreign figures who have made noteworthy contributions to various fields such as literature, culture, art, science, philosophy, and politics. Onder Sahan, the chairman of the Limehouse Library Hotel, told AA that they leased the historical library, which had been idle since 2003, from the municipality for 200 years and opened it as a boutique hotel last year after a restoration process that lasted for 10 years. Sahan said they had long thought and made preparations to make the historical library a suitable project for its mission. "Libraries are losing their former appeal. People used to go to libraries more for reading, research, and self-reflection, but advancements in communication technologies have diminished the functions of libraries as buildings. Therefore, we wanted the guests staying in our hotel to breathe in the atmosphere of a library and experience the feeling of being together with the individuals who have shaped humanity, who have become common values of humanity, and who have left a mark in literature, art, science, politics, and philosophy. We wanted them to have the opportunity to get to know the heroes of these stories more closely and have a pleasant time,” Sahan said. (Footage by Sultan Cogalan /Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
LONDON, UK - JULY 2: A Turkish group in London has leased and restored a historic library building from the early 1900s, turning it into a boutique hotel with a library and culinary arts school. Following a decade-long restoration project that involved a substantial financial investment, the hotel opened its doors to guests last year. Each of hotel rooms is named after 75 influential Turkish and foreign figures who have made noteworthy contributions to various fields such as literature, culture, art, science, philosophy, and politics. Onder Sahan, the chairman of the Limehouse Library Hotel, told AA that they leased the historical library, which had been idle since 2003, from the municipality for 200 years and opened it as a boutique hotel last year after a restoration process that lasted for 10 years. Sahan said they had long thought and made preparations to make the historical library a suitable project for its mission. "Libraries are losing their former appeal. People used to go to libraries more for reading, research, and self-reflection, but advancements in communication technologies have diminished the functions of libraries as buildings. Therefore, we wanted the guests staying in our hotel to breathe in the atmosphere of a library and experience the feeling of being together with the individuals who have shaped humanity, who have become common values of humanity, and who have left a mark in literature, art, science, politics, and philosophy. We wanted them to have the opportunity to get to know the heroes of these stories more closely and have a pleasant time,” Sahan said. (Footage by Sultan Cogalan /Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
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