Hilton to Open Three Hotels in Turkey by the End of the Year
- Jun 16, 2016
Turkey—Hilton Worldwide is set to expand its 74-property portfolio in Turkey by opening two DoubleTree by Hilton hotels in Elazig and Izmir, and a Hampton by Hilton hotel in Bolu. The company has signed franchise agreements for the properties and plans to open all of them by the end of 2016.
“In just five years since we introduced DoubleTree by Hilton to Turkey, our full service brand has proved to be a popular addition to the market–with hotels either open or under construction in more than 17 locations across the country. Alongside Bolu, which will soon welcome its first Hampton by Hilton, Izmir and Elazig will be the latest cities to experience DoubleTree by Hilton’s signature welcoming hospitality,” Jim Holthouser, executive VP of Global Brands at Hilton Worldwide, said in a prepared statement.
DoubleTree by Hilton Elazig will be a 110-key hotel with three food and beverage outlets, including a rooftop bar. The property will undergo a $16 million renovation for the conversion, following a franchise agreement with Tahabey Otelcilik Otomotiv Inşaat Emlakçilik Sanayi Ticaret Ltd., and is scheduled to open this summer.
DoubleTree by Hilton Izmir Airport will have 90 guestrooms spread across three floors. The hotel will include a garden and pool area, and will mainly serve Turkey’s fourth largest airport in terms of passenger traffic (11 million). The property is slated to open by mid-2016 as a franchise owned by Kepi Group.
The 149-key Hampton by Hilton Bolu is the first internationally branded hotel in the growing city in northern Turkey. It is scheduled to begin operations by the end of the year and is owned by Carikci Trans. Currently, there are 15 Hampton by Hilton properties in the country.