Marriott opens New Hotel in Turkey - Istanbul Marriott Hotel Asia

Travel News Asia Monday, 27 August 2007

Marriott has opened the 238-room Istanbul Marriott Hotel Asia, the first of its upscale Marriott Hotels & Resorts brand in Turkey under a franchise agreement with the Buyukhanli Group.

The hotel is located in Kozyatagi, an emerging business district on the Asian side of Istanbul. Nearby is a large, 20-story retail multiplex, as well as the offices of several multinational companies such as Proctor & Gamble Turkey, Novartis, ABB, Bosch, Honda, Siemens and Unilever. Sabiha Gokcen Airport is about a 15-minute drive south of the hotel.

The 22-floor hotels 219 spacious guest rooms and 19 suites are equipped with luxury bedding, high-speed Internet access, large work desk, flat-screen television, individual climate control and mini-bar. Executive rooms and suites offer free high-speed Internet, free mini-bar and access to the hotels Executive Lounge.

For dining and entertainment, the Orange Southern Mediterranean Grill offers a menu featuring both southern Mediterranean and creative modern Turkish cuisine, and serves three meals daily. The Pool Bar Terrace offers lunch barbecue, salads and great frozen drinks. Guests seeking a quick coffee and fresh pastries in the morning, or salads for lunch, can visit the 49 East Lounge.

Recreational amenities include two outdoor swimming pools with a large terrace, a squash court and the 1,000-square-meter Palestra Fitness & Spa center, including a gym, Turkish and steam baths, sauna, resting rooms, lockers and a hairdresser.

Business services and amenities include an Executive Floor and Lounge and a business center. Other amenities include 24-hour room service, in-room mini-bar, on-site retail outlets, high-speed Internet access and Wi-Fi.

For social events and conferences, the Istanbul Marriott Asia has 11 meeting rooms covering a total of 13,353 square feet (1,240 square meters) of space, including an 8,156 square-foot (757 square meters) ballroom that will be easily divisible into three sections; several meeting rooms in varying configurations and two boardrooms.

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