Starwood has signed agreements with Faik Celik
Turizm, a division of Faik Celik Holding, to develop two new
hotels in Turkey's culturally-charged industrial centre, Bursa.
The new Sheraton and Aloft hotels,
scheduled to open in 2013, are located in an
emerging business and upscale residential area adjacent to the
Bursa New Cultural Green Park and upcoming football stadium. The
Sheraton Bursa and Aloft Bursa will together add more than 300
rooms to this developing city.
Located on the south-east shore of Sea of Marmara,
approximately 235 kilometres from Istanbul, Bursa is one of the fastest
growing cities in Turkey.
The new Sheraton Bursa
Hotel will feature 171 guest rooms, including 47 executive rooms
and 10 suites, all with SweetSleeper beds, plus two
restaurants, lobby lounge and bar, a fitness centre, pool and spa.
The hotel will also comprise more than 1,700 square metres of meeting and event facilities, including a large
ballroom and pre-function area plus five conference rooms,
business centre and the brand's signature Link@Sheraton
experienced with Microsoft. The hotel will also feature Sheraton
Club, providing guests with an upgraded experience in the private
The new Aloft Bursa
will feature 133
rooms with signature loft-like
ceilings, over-sized windows and plush platform
beds as well as walk-in showers and Bliss amenities. At every
Aloft, savvy travellers can read the paper, work on their laptops
via complimentary hotel-wide wireless internet access, play a game
of pool or grab a drink with friends at the w xyz bar. The re:charge fitness centre gives travellers the opportunity to
de-stress and re-energize, while re:fuel by Aloft, a one stop food
and beverage area, offers snacks and beverages to grab & go, 24
hours a day.
Starwood currently operates five hotels
throughout Turkey including three in Istanbul - W Istanbul and
Sheraton Istanbul Maslak Hotel and Sheraton Istanbul Atakoy Hotel.
The company also operates the Sheraton Cesme Hotel Resort and Spa,
Sheraton Ankara Hotel & Convention Centre and will open a Luxury
Collection hotel in the capital later this year. Other new
developments include Le Mťridien Istanbul Etiler, also scheduled
to open at the end of this year.
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