Starwood Hotels & Resorts Expands Presence in Turkey with Two New Hotels
Thursday July 11th, 2013 - 9:44AM BP
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BURSA, TURKEY—Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has opened the Sheraton Bursa Hotel and Aloft Bursa Hotel, marking the company’s entrance into Bursa. Owned by Faik Celik Holding, the two hotels expand Starwood’s growing portfolio to nine hotels across Turkey, adding more than 300 rooms to the city’s industrial center.
Sheraton Bursa Hotel and Aloft Bursa are situated in an emerging business and upscale residential area adjacent to the Bursa New Cultural Green Park and upcoming football stadium. Located on the southeast shore of Sea of Marmara, Bursa is a rapidly emerging city in Turkey with a young population attracted by opportunities in its textile and automotive industries, as well as the tourism and sports sectors, according to Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. The city was the first capital of the Ottoman Empire, playing an important role in silk manufacturing.
Designed to appeal to both business and leisure travellers, Sheraton Bursa offers a vibrant, open atmosphere. Distinct hexagonal elements inspired by the Ottoman Empire are integrated into the design of the spacious lobby. Sheraton Bursa comprises 171 guest rooms, including 10 spacious suites.
Aloft Bursa Hotel delivers high style at an affordable price with 133 spacious guest rooms, all featuring the brand’s signature loft-like ceilings, oversized windows and ultra-comfortable platform beds, as well as large walk-in showers with Bliss Spa amenities.
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