Hilton Announces Turkey Expansion
Hilton reveals plans to add hotels in Gaziantep, Antalya, Afyonkarahisar, and Sakarya
TURKEY & MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced plans to open four new hotels in Turkey under its upscale DoubleTree by Hilton and midscale Hampton by Hilton brands. These agreements see Hilton reach 90 hotels trading and under development in the strategic Turkish market.
"Hilton has had a presence in Turkey for more than 60 years and these latest agreements reinforce our commitment to the market. Turkey continues to be an important destination for visitors, with more than 29 million tourist arrivals in the first ten months of 2017*," said Carlos Khneisser, vice president, development, Middle East, North Africa & Turkey, Hilton. "Hilton has more than 11,000 rooms in operation across the country and over 4000 additional rooms in the pipeline, and we are pleased to be further growing our footprint in the country with agreements in these four important locations."
DoubleTree by Hilton Gaziantep
The 108 guest room DoubleTree by Hilton Gaziantep will offer three meeting rooms and a choice of two dining outlets and is slated to open in the first half of 2018. It will be situated on a major road that connects the city centre to one of Gaziantep's organized industrial zones and will be ideally located close to major hospitals, office blocks and government offices, such as the Gaziantep Chamber of Commerce and the Gaziantep Directorate of Public Health. It will also be near leisure attractions, such as Forum Gaziantep Mall and the Zeugma Mosaic Museum. The hotel will be run as a franchise by owner Ak_A Yatirim Turizm Otelcilik San. Ve Tic. Ltd. Sti on behalf of Hilton.
DoubleTree by Hilton Antalya City Centre
Expected to open at the end of 2018, DoubleTree by Hilton Antalya City Centre will feature 150 modern guest rooms. The hotel will offer three dining outlets and a host of leisure facilities including a stunning rooftop pool, a fitness centre and an extensive spa. The hotel's business facilities will include one ballroom, four meeting rooms and a business centre. DoubleTree by Hilton Antalya City Center will be located in the heart of Antalya's business district, across the road from Greater Antalya Municipality and also close to Kaleci (the old town) and Konyaalti Beach, making it a convenient base for travelers to Antalya. The hotel will be run as a franchise by owner Ka Tasarım Insaat Taahhut Turizm Sanayi Ticaret Ltd. Şti on behalf of Hilton.
DoubleTree by Hilton Afyonkarahisar
DoubleTree by Hilton Afyonkarahisar, Hilton's first property in Afyonkarahisar, is expected to open in 2019. It will include 115 guest rooms, a multifunctional event space and two meeting rooms and will be strategically located in Afyonkarahisar's city centre, within five kilometres of Afyonkarahisar's organized industrial cluster, Afyonkarahisar State Hospital, Afyon Kocatepe University and the main train station. The hotel is to be franchised by Hilton to owner PNR Dogal Tas Mad. Ith. Ihr. San ve Tic. Ltd. Sti.
Hampton by Hilton Sakarya
Expected to open in 2020, the 140 guest room Hampton by Hilton Sakarya will be located in town of Serdivan which is Sakarya's new city centre. It will be on Çark Street, a major arterial road that passes through the town, and will be close to Sakarya's organized industrial zone and Sakarya University. In terms of leisure attractions, the hotel will be within walking distance of Serdivan Shopping Mall and Cadde 54 Shopping Mall, as well as 10 kilometres from Sapanca, a popular location for hiking and other recreational activities. The hotel was announced following the signing of a franchise agreement between Hilton and Mas Otelcilk Yatırım Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.
About DoubleTree by Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of more than 560 upscale hotels with more than 130,000 rooms across six continents. Over the past 50 years, DoubleTree by Hilton has maintained its philosophy that it’s the little things that make a big difference, from welcoming guests with its signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie, to serving the local community. Thanks to the dedication of its Team Members, DoubleTree by Hilton ensures the absolute best experiences for guests and continues to be a symbol of comfort through contemporary accommodations and amenities, including unique food and beverage experiences, state-of-the-art fitness offerings, and meetings and event spaces. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. To make reservations, travelers may visit doubletree.com. Connect with DoubleTree by Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Learn about the latest brand news at newsroom.hilton.com/doubletree.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 world-class brands comprising more than 5,700 properties with more than 923,000 rooms, in 113 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2018 world’s best workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, more than 89 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.Download Article Photos