Marriott has opened its ninth hotel in Turkey,
the 212-room Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel operating under
a franchise agreement with Polat Holding A.S..
Offering views of Istanbul’s celebrated
Bosphorus River, the 20-floor Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel
is located on the European side of Istanbul, in Besiktas, midway
between the areas of Taksim and Levent.
The hotel is situated just moments
from Bosphorus’ main boat harbor and within easy reach of the
city’s cultural gems such as Saint Sophia Museum, Sultanahmet
Mosque and Topkapi Palace that helped earn Istanbul ‘European
Capital of Culture’ status in 2010.
“We are excited to open this magnificent new
addition to our Renaissance Hotels portfolio in Europe,” said Amy
McPherson, president and managing director for Marriott
International in Europe. “Istanbul is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city where rich history and sublime architecture can be enjoyed
alongside eclectic culture, arts and nightlife. Turkey offers tremendous opportunity for development, and we see huge potential
for continued growth across all of our brands here.”
Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel features a rooftop bar
with some great city views, a lobby bar, bistro and all-day dining restaurant with outdoor terrace serving Mediterranean
cuisine with Turkish specialties.
For leisure and relaxation, there is a state-of-the-art fitness centre including an indoor
pool, sauna, steam room and Turkish bath.
space, including a vast ballroom divisible into three, caters for
all manner of meeting and social events.
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