(London – 09th August 2012) Marriott International, Inc celebrated the opening of its ninth hotel in Turkey, the 212-room Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel operating under a franchise agreement with Polat Holding A.S.
Offering stunning views of Istanbul’s celebrated Bosphorus River, the magnificent 20-story 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 ideally 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.”
The Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel features a rooftop bar boasting incredible 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.
The 212 sophisticated guestrooms and suites boast magnificent Bosphorus views, luxury bedding and latest technologies. Flexible meeting space, including a vast ballroom divisible into three, caters for all manner of meeting and social events.
“Renaissance Hotels are known throughout the world for creating authentic travel experiences that offer guests a sense of discovery,” added McPherson. “Istanbul is a premier cultural destination, making it a perfect fit for our Renaissance Hotels brand.”
The Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel joins eight existing properties in Marriott International’s portfolio in Turkey, including the newly opened JW Marriott Hotel Ankara and EDITION Istanbul.