Marriott International is planning to open its tenth hotel in Turkey, the 110-room Renaissance Izmir Hotel, set to open in late 2012.
The 110-room Renaissance Izmir Hotel will be located in the heart of downtown Izmir, featuring luxury bedding and the latest technologies.
An all-day dining restaurant boasting Mediterranean delights will be located on the rooftop offering views of Izmir Bay.
Leisure facilities include a fitness centre, spa, and plunge pool while meeting and business needs are catered for with 2,130 square feet of meeting space set across three meeting rooms and a dedicated business centre.
Housing the brand’s signature “R” Lounge, the hotel will bring the distinct look and feel of the Renaissance Hotels brand to the city while incorporating indigenous inspiration in every detail.
“We are delighted to announce this exciting new addition to our growing portfolio in Turkey,” said Amy McPherson, president and managing director for Marriott International in Europe. “Renaissance Hotels are known for creating authentic experiences that offer guests a sense of discovery whether they are travelling for business or leisure, so we feel that Izmir, with its rich cultural and historical heritage, is a perfect fit with the brand and its philosophy.”
Renaissance Hotels is the signature lifestyle brand within the Marriott International global portfolio. Recognized for its signature guest programmes including R Navigator and RLife LIVE, Renaissance Hotels currently has over 35 hotels throughout Europe.
With a population of over three million, Izmir is the third largest city in Turkey after Istanbul and Ankara. Heralded as the “Pearl of the Aegean”, Izmir is located on Turkey’s west coast on the stunning Aegean sea. Izmir’s natural port is popular with not only tourists but also one of largest export-import hubs in Turkey.
Izmir’s fascinating 8,500-year history has earned the city international recognition as a site of historical and cultural importance. Izmir is home to the Temple of Artemis, one of the famed Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, as well as a myriad of Roman ruins, ancient churches, and lively bazaars located within the city and neighboring towns.