ROCKVILLE, MD—Choice Hotels International, Inc. has expanded its international portfolio by welcoming its first ever property in Turkey: Clarion Hotel & Suites Istanbul Sisli, a newly built hotel located between the Levent and Taksim business areas.
“We are very excited about the opening of the first Choice hotel in Turkey with the Clarion brand. Turkey is an emerging economy with an extremely attractive hotel market and Istanbul has become a thriving destination for business and leisure travelers. We are pleased to have a presence in one of the most vibrant cities that straddles both Europe and the Middle East,” said Mark Pearce, SVP/international division, Choice Hotels International.
Offering 135 rooms including 45 suites designed for long stays, Clarion Hotel & Suites Istanbul Sisli is only 25 minutes from International Ataturk Airport. Amenities include a lobby-lounge with a bar and a restaurant that can serve 200 guests; a spa area with sauna, a massage-room, a hairdresser and a modern gym; and three individual combinable conference rooms for up to 200 people.
The hotel is owned and operated by Aktas Turizm Insaat A.S under franchise agreement with Choice Hotels.