Istanbul's meeting point
Founded in 1993 in Etiler, one of Istanbul's vibrant and lively centers around the clock, Akmerkez became the most popular meeting point in the city and the place to go for its distinguished brands and stores and as an area for shopping, entertainment, and dining and drinking. Home to many innovations with its carefully thought-out details for the comfort of approximately 14 million guests a year, Akmerkez brings together business, art, culture and entertainment under its distinguished roof.
Spread across a total of eight floors, four of which are for the shopping mall and the other four for parking, Akmerkez operates with three interconnected atria, two office blocks with 14 and 17 floors respectively, a 23-story residential building, and 246 stores.
Akmerkez: Winner of the most prestigious awards
Having won the most prestigious awards in the world since its opening, Akmerkez has added new ones to its many projects awarded by many international institutions, such as IPRA, Marcom, Hermes, ICSC, Stevie Awards, and the International Property Awards.
In 1995 and 1996, Akmerkez was awarded the "Best shopping mall in Europe" and "Best shopping mall in the world" by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and was the first shopping center in the world to receive both honors.
Awarded by ICTA as the "Best Cinema in the World" in 2015, Akmerkez Cinema Pink offers a unique experience to cinema lovers with its 4K image quality and superior sound systems used for the first time in Turkey.
The center of social life
Akmerkez remains the center of Istanbul's social life with its distinguished selection of brands, spacious terrace areas, and elegant restaurants and cafes.
Introducing another innovation in shopping mall services, Akmerkez offers comfortable services that make life easier for its guests, such as shopping and delivery, cloakroom and lockers, and booking and transfer via Concierge+.
Offering the joy of the outdoors to its guests with its newly renovated exterior design in 2015, Akmerkez offers those who want to get away from the city a peaceful break in Üçgen Teras. With architectural details designed specifically for the comfort of its guests, Üçgen Teras offers a pleasant outdoor experience throughout the day and makes its guests forget the exhaustion of urban life with its colorful and fun activities.
Investing in the future and making it a principle to be a leader in creating new values, Akmerkez continues to be a brand that lets its guests experience "firsts" by going far beyond being just a shopping mall. Indeed, Akmerkez undertakes sponsorship projects in various areas as well as efforts to support fashion, art, youth, and creativity.
Inspired by youth, the Young Lions Zone is the center for creative minds in Akmerkez
The Young Lions Zone (YLZ) is designed as a meeting point where young people and young professionals can easily meet their every need for their work. For the first time in a shopping mall, this special work space has been receiving prestigious international awards since its opening in 2015.
A refined place for refined tastes: Akmerkez Kings Club
Pioneering innovations in the industry and transforming the shopping center experience, Akmerkez created a special club area with its Kings Club for gentlemen with refined tastes. The Kings Club offers a special experience to gentlemen who want to have a good time, by bringing many functions from the relaxation area to the work area, a barber and style workshops all in one place.
Akmerkez Residential Apartments
Akmerkez Residential Apartments, which was built in 1994, welcomes its residents with its modern technology and aesthetic design. Renovated under the creative consultancy of Aziz Sarıyer who is considered to be one of the century's best designers, Akmerkez Residential Apartments offer comfort and functionality combined.