IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, continued strategic expansion in Turkey with three signings.
The new signings are InterContinental Grand Ankara, Crowne Plaza Istanbul Tuzla Viaport Marina, and Holiday Inn Express Ankara Airport.
This outstanding trio of properties further strengthens IHG Hotels & Resorts’ growth across its Luxury, Premium and Essentials collections through the addition of nearly 600 rooms. It also reinforces the development potential of this key growth market, which features world-class urban and resort locations that are increasingly popular with both leisure and business guests.
With almost 25 years of tradition in Turkey, IHG Hotels & Resorts’ vision to double its presence within the next five years is progressing at pace.
Mrs. Willemijn Geels, Vice President Development Europe, IHG Hotels & Resorts, commented: “We’re delighted to keep growing in the vibrant Turkish hotel market through this group of exciting signings. The range of properties is a perfect illustration of how we continue to cater to a variety of investor needs thanks to our world-renowned portfolio of brands.
“These high-quality hotels also reflect our strategic ambitions for the country, which is a much-loved destination for visitors from around the world. We have full confidence in the desire of guests to travel again for leisure and business, and to further establish our focus on quality growth in key locations, working closely in partnership with an increasing range of developers and owners.”
InterContinental Grand Ankara
In partnership with Çelikler Holding, InterContinental Grand Ankara is set to join InterContinental Istanbul, Six Senses Kaplankaya and Six Senses Kocatas Mansions, Istanbul, as part of IHG Hotels & Resorts’ Luxury & Lifestyle collection.
The highly anticipated conversion project is scheduled to open in the nation’s capital in 2023 and will mark the transformation of the historic former Büyük Ankara Hotel, which dates back to 1966 when it was launched as the city’s first five-star hotel and then went on to become the Grand Ankara Hotel.
InterContinental Grand Ankara will exude modern luxury throughout its 214 rooms, which include a 350m² Presidential Suite and 21 other suites. World class dining is offered with all-day menus, served in the Brasserie Restaurant, which incorporates a stylish lobby bar, and at Lalezar Restaurant, featuring a private dining terrace. When it’s time to unwind, the hotel’s 1500m² spa is the perfect place to while away a few hours, while its swimming pool will be situated on a 1000m² terrace with a retractable roof.
The hotel itself is located close to many local attractions including; Ankara Castle, the historical mausoleum site; Anitkabir, Europe’s second largest aquarium, parks, green spaces and museums, making it attractive for families, leisure and corporate visitors.
Crowne Plaza Istanbul Tuzla Viaport Marina
Working with Oversea Trade Solutions BV, Crowne Plaza Istanbul Tuzla Viaport Marina will be located adjacent to Viaport Marina. The premium 259-room property will offer stunning sea views from all rooms, a popular on-site restaurant and bar and meeting room facilities.
Holiday Inn Express Ankara Airport
Working with Asal Grup Otomotiv İnşaat Ticaret A.Ş., the Holiday Inn Express Ankara Airport is scheduled to open in 2022. The 122-room property marks IHG’s first Holiday Inn Express in Ankara and is ideally located for the capital’s international airport.