Starwood Hotels & Resorts Expands Footprint in Turkey
Monday August 26th, 2013 - 9:43AM GCBP
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SAMSUN, TURKEY—Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has signed an agreement with Tanriverdi Mensucat Sanayii A.S. to open a new-build Sheraton hotel located here. Scheduled to debut late 2014, Sheraton Samsun Hotel will mark Starwood’s entry into the city and will be the company’s 11th hotel in Turkey.
“Sheraton Samsun Hotel will be the first international five-star, and also the largest, hotel in Samsun, marking a milestone in the city,” stated Recep Tanriverdi, chairman of the board, Tanriverdi Group of Companies. “We are excited to work with Starwood to bring the world-renowned Sheraton brand to Samsun as it continues to grow as an important business, industry and transport hub.”
The hotel will feature 200 guestrooms and 20 suites, all with scenic views of the Black Sea. The 29-story hotel will be the largest hotel and the tallest building in Samsun, according to Starwood. Turkish architectural firm, Piramit Mimarlik, together with Istanbul-based interior designer, Kreatif Mimarlik, is designing the hotel.
The hotel will feature a specialty restaurant, lobby bar, as well as a rooftop bar and lounge. Sheraton Samsun Hotel will offer meeting and event space, including a grand ballroom, 10 meeting rooms and business center.
Signature Sheraton experiences will include the all-white Sweet Sleeper beds, the Sheraton Club Rooms and Lounge, the Link Sheraton experienced with Microsoft and Sheraton Fitness by Core Performance, designed exclusively for Sheraton guests through its partner Core Performance. The hotel will also offer the signature Sheraton Shine Spa with 10 treatment rooms, an indoor swimming pool and retail shops.
Tags: • Hospitality • Brands • Architecure & Interiors • Construction/Renovation • Openings •
When you hear all the lodging industry projections for the months and years to come, much of the robust growth is forecast to be the result of the expected influx of travelers from China. In what could only be seen as good news for the industry, that expectation moved a little closer to reality when President Obama signed a visa waiver extension for Chinese travelers earlier this month.