The hotel is located on the European side of the city within approximately six kilometers of the entertainment and shopping of Beyoglu, the historic sites of the enchanting old town and the Ottoman palaces and parks of the Golden Horn banks. The modern and contemporary hotel is also approximately eight kilometers south of the main Istanbul Levent business district and approximately 18 kilometers from Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport (IST).
The hotel offers 210 guest rooms, a contemporary designed lobby, 24-hour business centre, complimentary Wi-Fi internet access throughout the hotel, remote printing capabilities, the Garden Sleep System bed and ergonomic Mirra® chair by Herman Miller. Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Golden Horn has eight meeting rooms, the largest accommodating 250 delegates with all meeting spaces holding up to 400 guests. Meeting rooms benefit from premium AV services and natural daylight.
Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Golden Horn will also boast some of the latest environmental efficiencies through the internationally recognized LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building certification programme. Example of the hotel’s LEED Gold features include: applied recycled building materials; installing water reduction systems; bicycle storage; maximized open spaces; water efficient landscaping; and enhanced refrigeration management.
Adrian Kurre, global head, Hilton Garden Inn, said, “We are delighted to open our first hotel in Istanbul. We have been establishing our Hilton Garden Inn brand in Turkey since 2010 and now have four hotels operating in a range of exciting locations. Our guests visiting the hotel will be able to enjoy this vibrant city, as well as experience our mid-market Hilton Garden Inn brand, which appeals to guests for both business and leisure purposes.”
The hotel features the Sumac Grill restaurant, offering international and Turkish cuisine, a lobby bar, and the 24-hour Pavillion Pantry, which stocks a range of healthy snacks, desserts and fresh drinks. On-site fitness facilities are available 24-hour and for those who want to get some exercise in the comfort of their own room, there is the option of the Hilton Garden Inn Stay Fit Kit.
Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Golden Horn general manager, Cemal Hosgul, said, “We are looking forward to welcoming guests to our new Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Golden Horn. Our guests will experience the best in Turkish hospitality, with all of the hallmarks of world renowned Hilton Garden Inn.”
Already in 2011 the company has opened five hotels and expects to open an additional five hotels before the end of the year. Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Golden Horn opens as Hilton Worldwide’s 18th hotel operating in Turkey, with recent additions including: Hilton Garden Inn Sanliurfa; DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul - Moda; DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul - Old Town; and DoubleTree by Hilton Avanos - Cappadocia. Upcoming openings include Hilton Garden Inn Mardin, Hampton by Hilton Ordu as well as Hilton Bursa and Hampton by Hilton Bursa - the first dual branded property by Hilton Worldwide in Turkey.
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