Ralph Radtke, general manager of the iconic Çırağan Palace Kempinski in Istanbul, here sits down with Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole to discuss the hotel, the hospitality market in Turkey and reflect on his legacy after 45 years at the top of the industry
The smart airport, thanks to its strategic location at the crossroads of east and west, has great potential for Turkish Airlines and the global aviation industry, and will welcome 200 million passengers per year upon completion.
Part of the Zorlu Centre in the commercial capital of Turkey, Raffles Istanbul is an oasis of luxury with towering views over the city below. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole calls for in for the night
The newly refurbished guestrooms, suites and meeting facilities have been re-designed by architects and artists to reflect the essence and historical elements of the city, with new amenities providing a modern touch necessary for today’s travellers.
Oman Air has commenced its new daily flight from Muscat to the Turkish city of Istanbul. The new route will be operated by a Boeing 737-800 with a flight time of five hours and 25 minutes.
Making its first foray into the European side of Istanbul, Rotana has opened two new hotels, Centro WestSide and WestSide Arjaan by Rotana. Both properties are in partnership with Mar Yapı, one of Turkey’s innovative real estate development companies.
Istanbul New Airport, poised to serve as a global hub, has released a new 3D animated promotional video revealing an array of features and services from the areas of use to passenger experience.
A total of 41 people are now known to have died during a suicide bomb attack on Istanbul Ataturk Airport in Istanbul. Some 13 of those killed are believed to be foreign nationals, while a further 239 people were injured in the attack. Three attackers arrived in a taxi and began firing at the terminal entrance late on Tuesday evening.
Hilton Worldwide has announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul Sirkeci. The upscale hotel joins ten DoubleTree by Hilton properties already open in Turkey and 70 DoubleTree by Hilton properties open across Europe. Boasting 113 modern guest rooms and suites across six floors, the fully refurbished hotel is located in Sirkeci, a neighbourhood in Istanbul’s Historic Peninsula just a short stroll from some of Istanbul’s major attractions such as Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar.
At least 10 people have been killed and 15 wounded in an explosion which took place in a district of Istanbul popular with tourists, according to reports.