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 Hampton by Hilton
As the number one ranked lodging franchise for the last decade and one of the top five brands of the century, according to Entrepreneur®, Hampton by Hilton – including Hampton Inn by Hilton and Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton – serves quality-driven and value-conscious travelers at more than 2,500 properties in 29 countries and territories. The brand continues to lead its segment by providing guests with high-quality, thoughtfully designed accommodations and amenities, such as modern and spacious rooms, complimentary WiFi, free hot breakfast with healthful options, and On The Run™ breakfast bags. Hampton by Hilton Team Members are committed to delivering exceptionally friendly and authentic service all backed by the 100% Hampton Guarantee™. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. For more information about Hampton by Hilton, visit www.hampton.com or newsroom.hilton.com/hampton, and connect on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising more than 6,100 properties with more than 977,000 rooms, in 118 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history, earned a top spot on the 2019 World’s Best Workplaces list, and was named the 2019 Global Industry Leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, more than 106 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.
About DoubleTree by Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of more than 590 upscale hotels with more than 136,000 rooms across 48 countries. For more than 50 years, DoubleTree by Hilton has continued to be a symbol of comfort for business and leisure travelers around the world, from welcoming guests with its signature warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie, to serving the local community. DoubleTree by Hilton offers contemporary accommodations and amenities, including unique food and beverage experiences, state-of-the-art fitness offerings and meetings and events 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.Download Article Photos