April 01, 2011

Hilton Garden Inn Flies Into Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport

Having recently announced four new hotel deals in Turkey, Hilton Worldwide on March 31 confirmed another signing: the Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Airport , located just four kilometres from Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport (IST).

Expected to open in late 2013, the hotel will join Hilton Worldwide’s development pipeline, bolstering the portfolio with its strategic location at one of the country’s busiest Airport s.

“Turkey continues to be one of our most exciting markets for hotel development in Europe,” said Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, Europe and Africa, Hilton Worldwide. “The appetite for our portfolio of brands in major cities, regional centres and resort locations continues with strong momentum in Turkey and we are delighted to have signed a Hilton Garden Inn within close proximity of Ataturk Airport .”

Ahmet Sarayli, owner, Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Airport , said, “We believe in the high potential of tourism in Istanbul. We expect that our partnership with Hilton Worldwide to open a Hilton Garden Inn will help shape the future of the area. Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Airport will be in a prime location and will benefit from a close proximity to the city.”

Hilton Worldwide has operated in Turkey since 1955 and currently offers a portfolio of 15 hotels. Hilton Worldwide expects to open 11 hotels in 2011 with the most recent openings including DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul - Old Town, DoubleTree by Hilton Avanos – Cappadocia, and DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul Moda.

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