Bomonti | Bomonti Is Born Anew!
In the last ten years, the need for modern accommodation in Istanbul has increased tremendously. While seeking alternative solutions to satisfy the wishes of those who prefer to live within the city but loathe the long traffic queues, Bomonti was re-discovered lately, and immediately became the center of attention once again.
It is referred to in “Life Deluxe”, the famous late 20th century Turkish operetta, that living in Sisli was a privilege. The operetta's librettos say: “An apartment in Sisli... If you don't have one... Then you are no one...” telling us that Bomonti / Sisli was even then a very prominent residential area. In the early 19th century, the first apartments in Istanbul was built for the sake of westernization rather than necessity. These types of residences were accepted as status symbols at the time, even though considered 'not in line' with the traditional Turkish life style. As economic and cultural conditions improved in the 1950s, apartment building construction gained speed, together with the growth of industrialization and its accompanying population increase.


Bomonti, a new center of attraction in the middle of the city

In the last ten years, the need for modern accommodation in Istanbul has increased tremendously. While seeking alternative solutions to satisfy the wishes of those who prefer to live within the city but loathe the long traffic queues, Bomonti was re-discovered lately, and immediately became the center of attention once again. Bomonti perfectly fulfills the requirements: it is very close to Nisantasi where the select shops and restaurants are located; it is at walking distance from the subway; and it is showing a modern facade thanks to new residential buildings, shopping centers and hotels being built one after the other. The area harbors some of Istanbul's historically and culturally priceless buildings. It is, at the same time, the heart of commerce and business. On-going road, tunnel and infrastructure works will soon make Bomonti a well furnished center of attraction.


New projects, new lifestyle

In the last ten years, the need for modern accommodation in Istanbul has increased tremendously. While seeking alternative solutions to satisfy the wishes of those who prefer to live within the city but loathe the long traffic queues, Bomonti was re-discovered lately, and immediately became the center of attention once again. Bomonti perfectly fulfills the requirements: it is very close to Nisantasi where the select shops and restaurants are located; it is at walking distance from the subway; and it is showing a modern facade thanks to new residential buildings, shopping centers and hotels being built one after the other. The area harbors some of Istanbul's historically and culturally priceless buildings. It is, at the same time, the heart of commerce and business. On-going road, tunnel and infrastructure works will soon make Bomonti a well furnished center of attraction.


Brewery
Bomonti is administratively attached to the Sisli district; one of the fastest developing residential areas of the 20th century. It was named after a brewery, which was founded in 1890 by Bomonti Brothers of Switzerland. The Bomonti brewery was the first modern factory of its kind in Turkey. The brothers moved the brewery to Feriköy in 1902, and sold it to a government-owned company in 1938. In the course of the following years, it was enlarged by adding new units. One of these units, the Bomonti Beer Garden was opened in the 1930s and served the public until the 1950s. The brewery stopped production in 1991 and was vacated afterwards.