JW Marriott enters Turkey

JW Marriott enters Turkey

Marriott International’s world-class luxury hotel brand, JW Marriott, is opening its first hotel in Turkey, the JW Marriott Hotel Ankara under a management agreement with Ozkar Insaat A.S.

The 413-room hotel, located in the heart of the political and business centre of the capital city, offers easy access from Ankara Esenboga Airport, as well as convention and conference venues.

Amy McPherson, president and managing director for Marriott International in Europe, said: “As we continue to grow our portfolio throughout Europe, we are eager to add more JW Marriott Hotels in premier destinations and gateway cities such as Ankara.”

The hotel includes 75 executive rooms and 25 executive suites - in-room features include marble baths, 40-inch Philips LED TVs - and the 439sqm Royal Griffin Suite contains a super king size bed, private fitness room, library, Jacuzzi, and private dining room with optional butler service.

Executive level guests have access to a 22nd floor lounge offering complimentary breakfast, all day snacks and beverage service, afternoon tea, evening hors d’ oeuvres and dessert, a business centre and boardroom. For unwinding, the floor also contains the Sky Vue Lounge and Terrace.

More than 4,550sqm of flexible meeting space is available. The 3,430sqm Karma Spa has indoor and outdoor pools, and its focal point is an authentic Turkish Hammam.

Dining options include the JW Steakhouse and Fires & Flavours, serving traditional Turkish and International cuisine, while the hotel’s Lobby Lounge will offer traditional afternoon tea, sandwiches and drinks round the clock.

The World Travel Awards 2011 Europe ceremony will take place on September 2nd in Antalya, Turkey. For more information visit the official website.

City.Mobi

Also in Europe today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to Ankara.

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