Hilton Worldwide Expands Presence in Turkey with the Opening of New DoubleTree by Hilton Izmir

Upscale Brand Debuts in Turkey’s Third Largest City

May 06, 2014 // Franchising.com // IZMIR, Turkey and MCLEAN, Va – DoubleTree by Hilton Izmir – Alsancak today welcomes guests for the first time, marking the upscale brand’s debut in Turkey’s third most populous city. The 115-room hotel recently underwent a refurbishment programme and boasts a stunning roof top pool and bar, providing views over Izmir’s city centre and the Aegean Sea.

The 21 storey hotel appeals to both corporate customers and leisure visitors, and incorporates a range of upscale amenities for which DoubleTree by Hilton is known around the world. Each guest at the hotel will be greeted with a signature DoubleTree by Hilton warm chocolate cookie upon check-in, and the welcoming atmosphere will continue throughout their stay, courtesy of the DoubleTree by Hilton CARE service culture.

The DoubleTree by Hilton award-winning CARE culture – which stands for ‘Create A Rewarding Experience’ for guests, team members and the community empowers Team Members to provide the special comforts and acts of kindness that make the traveller feel human again. Guests can relax with a traditional Turkish bath, visit the spa and fitness centre, or sample international cuisine and local delicacies at the hotel’s restaurant, Smyrna.

John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton said, “DoubleTree by Hilton Izmir – Alsancak is a welcome addition to our portfolio. The hotel offers the perfect base from which to explore Izmir, which is rich in cultural heritage and a top business destination. We’re excited to be introducing our award-winning brand in yet another dynamic destination, joining five other DoubleTree by Hilton hotels currently trading across Turkey.”

Situated in Alsancak, the hotel is within walking distance of Izmir’s many visitor sights, including its historic clock tower in Konak Square and the vibrant Kemeralti Bazaar. DoubleTree by Hilton Izmir – Alsancak is located 20 minutes from Izmir International Airport, which offers direct flights to 45 international airports.

Simon Vincent, president, EMEA, Hilton Worldwide, said, “Turkey is growing as a global holiday and business destination, attracting more than 34 million visitors in 2013 alone. In addition to its numerous tourist attractions, Izmir’s thriving commercial centre plays a vital role in the country’s economy, and there is robust demand for quality meetings and entertainment space. DoubleTree by Hilton Izmir – Alsancak is an elegant addition to the city’s hotel market.”

DoubleTree by Hilton Izmir – Alsancak has been refurbished to provide 800 square meters of quality events spaces, incorporating four spacious meeting rooms and a 350 square meter ballroom. The hotel will participate in Hilton HHonors, the award-winning loyalty program with approximately 38 million members.

DoubleTree by Hilton Izmir – Alsancak is situated at Ismet Kaptan Mahallesi 1373 Sk N5
Konak Izmi. For more information or to make reservations, telephone +90 232 4020202 or visit www.izmiralsancak.doubletree.com. View more news about DoubleTree by Hilton openings at news.doubletree.com

About DoubleTree By Hilton

With a fast-growing, global collection of more than 370 upscale hotels in gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations across six continents, every little thing we do at DoubleTree by Hilton inspires us to create a rewarding experience for our hotel guests, our team members and the communities we proudly serve. Our hospitality begins with a warm chocolate chip cookie welcome upon arrival and continues with the award-winning Hilton HHonors® guest loyalty program, an array of fine services and amenities and our longstanding CARE Culture tradition that empowers more than 45,000 team members to provide the special comforts and acts of kindness that make the traveler feel human again.

To make reservations at any DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, travelers may visit our brand website at doubletree.com. Social media users may connect with us at acebook.com/doubletree, twitter.com/doubletree and youtube.com/doubletreehotels. For the latest news, story starters and fact sheets about our brand, reporters and bloggers may visit our DoubleTree by Hilton Global Media Center at news.doubletree.com.

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 94 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company’s portfolio of ten world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,000 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 678,000 rooms in 91 countries and territories, including Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®.

SOURCE Hilton Worldwide

Contacts:

Tilly Shirlaw
Hilton Worldwide
tilly.shirlaw@hilton.com
+44 (0) 207 856 8723

Atiya Frederick
DoubleTree by Hilton
+1 703 883 6599
atitya.frederick@hilton.com

 

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