Sanasaryan Han Istanbul Luxury Hotel

Turkish Hospitality Sector Welcomes Marriott International’s Growth

Marriott International boasts an impressive portfolio with over 8,800 properties across 139 countries, either directly managed or franchised.

Recently, the company’s presence in Turkiye (Turkey) has reached 50 hotels, marking a significant milestone with the opening of Sanasaryan Han, The Lu Luxury Collection Hotel in Istanbul.

During a special visit to Turkiye, Marriott International’s President and CEO, Anthony Capuano, expressed his satisfaction with the company’s growth in the country. The timing of his visit, during the significant period of Ramadan, underscores the importance of this market to Marriott.

Capuano took the opportunity to tour several hotels in Istanbul, engaging with staff and learning more about their operations.

Accompanied by Satya Anand, EMEA President, Sandeep Walia, Middle East Operations Director, Şafak Erdem Güvenç, Vice President of the Gulf, Levant, and Turkey, and Stefan Kuehr, Vice President of Marriott International Marketing, Capuano’s visit was a testament to the company’s commitment to the region.

In Istanbul, at The Ritz Carlton Hotel, Capuano met with investors and property owners in the country. The dinner was also attended by the Minister of Culture and Tourism, Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, the US Ambassador to Turkey, Jeffry L. Blake, and the Consul General in Istanbul, Julie A. Eadeh, according to Patronlar Dünyası.

Capuano’s message was clear: Marriott is poised for further expansion in the Turkish market.

Following his productive visit to Turkey, Capuano is set to travel to Egypt. This move is part of Marriott’s ambitious plans for growth in the Middle East, where the company aims to strengthen its presence by engaging with investors and examining current investments.

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