The new hotels are Holiday Inn Ankara Çukurambar, Holiday Inn Istanbul Tuzla Bay and Holiday Inn Istanbul Kadikoy.
The first of the three to open during quarter two this year is the 140 - room Holiday Inn Ankara Çukurambar which will open under a franchise agreement with Aska Otomotiv ve Petrol Urunleri Tic A.S. The hotel is perfectly positioned nearby ministerial offices and government headquarters in Ankara’s business district Çukurambar. It will be the first IHG branded hotel in this area and also the first hotel to bring the Holiday Inn Open Lobby to Ankara. Facilities include a 660m2 banquet room and multiple meeting rooms, a relaxing spa, gym, bar and restaurant.
Also due to open in 2014 is Holiday Inn Istanbul Kadikoy which will be a newly constructed building featuring 127 rooms including four suites, a mini gym, bar and restaurant. The hotel will operate under a franchise agreement with new owner Defne Otelcilik ve Turizm A.S. Holiday Inn Istanbul Kadikoy is located within the business area of Kadikoy which is home to more than 400 companies and is also within walking distance of a great mix of bars, universities, hospitals and the 55,000 seat Fenerbahçe FC Stadium. Nearby the Bosphorus Bridge, the hotel is close to all major transportation networks including Marmaray and the Metrobus.
Operating under a franchise agreement with Troyka Turizm Otelcilik ve Insaat A.S. is Holiday Inn Istanbul Tuzla Bay which is due to open in 2016. The 140 - room hotel will be newly constructed in the planned business district of Tuzla on the Asian side of Istanbul. Featuring Holiday Inn’s signature Open Lobby and boasting a 180-degree sea view, the hotel will be the first internationally branded hotel in the Tuzla Bay area. Guests staying at the hotel will benefit from excellent transport links to Istanbul City Centre and Old Town.
Yalin Yaltirakli, Director of Development in Turkey for IHG said: “The Holiday Inn brand is continuing to expand across Europe in both capital cities and regional areas as it appeals to investors and owners whilst meeting the needs of both corporate and leisure travellers. We look forward to establishing many more IHG hotels in Turkey.”
There are currently 282 Holiday Inn hotels in Europe with a further 35 in the pipeline due to open within the next three to five years*.
* Figures as at 31st December 2013