Marriott International Expands Presence in Turkey
Wednesday March 19th, 2014 - 9:40AM PBKA
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ISTANBUL, TURKEY—Marriott International continues its rapid growth in Eastern Europe with the opening of the Istanbul Marriott Hotel Sisli, taking the company’s total number of properties to seven in Istanbul and 11 in Turkey overall.
Istanbul Marriott Hotel Sisli is situated within a 34-story building between the business districts of Levent and Taksim. The hotel is in close proximity to cultural and historical sites as well as restaurants, shopping malls and boutique shops, while downtown destinations such as Taksim Square and Grand Bazaar are nearby.
The hotel’s 259 guestrooms offer contemporary furnishings, modern amenities and views across the city to the Bosphorus and Golden Horn. The hotel also features a rooftop heliport, health club and spa, high-tech gym, indoor swimming pool, tennis court, Turkish bath, sauna, steam room and treatment rooms.
“We are delighted to open this magnificent hotel in Istanbul and build on our strong portfolio in Turkey,” stated Amy McPherson, president and managing director for Marriott International in Europe. “Over the past few years we have seen robust growth in Turkey where six of our 11 hotel brands in Europe are represented, demonstrating the growing strength of our portfolio of brands.”
Guests and locals can enjoy three distinct food and beverage experiences within the hotel. The Dish Room Restaurant is a light and airy space specializing in Mediterranean cuisine and offering an outdoor terrace and lounge bar. The Terrace Bar is an outdoor space that hosts live DJ music. The Great Room Lounge and My Bar offer an array of light and more substantial menu items made to order in the open oven.
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