2/8/2012

Hilton to set up 13 new hotels in Türkiye in two years

Zaman - International hotel chain Hilton Worldwide announced plans to open 13 new hotels in Türkiye, increasing the number of Hilton-branded lodging facilities in the country to 33. Türkiye’s bridging position between the East and the West, and the country’s rising popularity as a tourism destination have lured the likes of Nikki Beach Hotels, MGM, Emaar, Bvlgari, Armani, Jumeriah, Shangri-La, Mandarin, Rezidor, Wyndam Hotels and Soho House to invest in Türkiye’s various cities. Istanbul, alone, will be home to 100 new hotels, some 40 of them 5-star class, over the next two years, taking the city’s bed capacity to 100,000.

Hilton Worldwide currently has 20 hotels across the country and is set to reach 33 hotels by the end of 2013, as the company announced at the Central Asia and Türkiye Hotel Investment Conference (CATHIC) 2012. Didier Martin, Vice President Operations Eastern Europe Israel, Russia and Türkiye at Hilton Worldwide, pointed out that Hilton added eight new hotels to its facilities in Türkiye last year, including Garden Inn hotels in Urfa and Mardin, both in southeastern Türkiye.

“Türkiye’s share in Hilton’s global hotel openings in 2011 reached 5 percent. Türkiye will have 33 Hilton hotels, with a total of 7,000 rooms by the end of 2013,” Martin noted.

Hilton Worldwide has had a presence in Türkiye since 1955, beginning with the opening of the iconic Hilton Istanbul, one of the company’s first international investments.
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