Yotel, a London-based hotel group, has signed an
exclusive hotel management contract with IGA, the constructer and
operator of Istanbul New Airport (INA).
The hotel, which will be one of the
biggest airport hotels in the world, with both airside and
landside access, will feature 451 rooms.
Located inside the main terminal
building, the Yotel will be easily accessible to both business and
leisure travellers, as well as airline crew and other businesses
within the airport and local environment.
The new Yotel
will have two
zones – one airside (102 rooms) and one landside (349 rooms). Both
parts of the new hotel will feature public spaces including Yotel’s signature Club Lounge concept with smart vending,
co- working and relaxing areas, wellness centres and planted glazed
atriums. In addition, the landside
zone will include a restaurant, bar and 24/7 gym. The new hotel
will also feature flexible meeting spaces with seamless
technology, ideal for small or large, formal and casual meetings,
conveniently located for airport businesses and passengers alike.
Istanbul New Airport hotel will be Yotel’s largest airport hotel.
The company currently operates four airport hotels under the
YotelAIR brand in London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Amsterdam
Schiphol and Paris Charles de Gaulle airports.
Commenting on the brand’s first investment in Turkey, Hubert
Viriot, Yotel’s CEO, said, “We’ve witnessed Turkey’s, and
particularly Istanbul’s remarkable economic and urban development,
transformation and its noticeably increased popularity over the
past few years. Istanbul New Airport will only further increase
Istanbul’s ever-expanding popularity and economy and Yotel is
delighted to be a part of it. The prevailing ambitious vision to
make Istanbul New Airport the largest transit hub in the world
made it very attractive for us to be there, and we are extremely honoured to be chosen for this exciting project. This city aspires
to high growth success, just like Yotel, so we are a perfect
Among the top three
airports with Heathrow and Frankfurt, Istanbul has been ranked
third in terms of total departing passenger numbers in Q1 2018.
“We are delighted to have chosen Yotel as our new airport’s
exclusive air and landside hotel operator,” said Kadri Samsunlu,
CEO of İGA Airport Operation. “We are making history with Istanbul
New Airport. Already in its construction phase, the multiple-world
record breaking project that is likely to change the
transportation and aviation dynamics of a tri-continent region
covering Europe, Asia and Africa, and certain to have a lasting
impact far beyond this geography. Yotel will contribute to our
perfect passenger experience approach with unique innovative,
elemental luxury and technologically decked space. As the
inauguration of the new airport is scheduled for 29 October this
year, a lot of local and international companies compete to secure
a presence in the airport. We are building an airport in which all
passengers will experience many unique never seen before
innovations and we look forward to hosting the world!”
Being the 17th largest economy in the world, Turkey has been
heavily investing in large scale infrastructure projects. INA is
the country’s biggest infrastructure project in history and
represents the peak point of the giant bounce taken towards
placing Turkey among the world’s top 10 economies.
world’s largest greenfield airport project, will replace Ataturk
Airport when it opens in October 2018. The capacity of INA will be
expanded up to 200 million people once all four phases are
completed and will have a total of six runways and three
terminals. INA will connect over 350 destinations from Istanbul
and host nearly 100 airlines.
100,000m2 retail area, INA will offer a wide variety of shopping
and dining options. It will also provide smart
technologies for enhancing passenger experience and reduce stress
levels with biometric screening and advanced passport control
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