Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc today announced the signing of Four Points by Sheraton Istanbul Dudullu, a franchise agreement with Ever Group. The new-build hotel, scheduled to open at the end of 2014, will mark the entry of the Four Points by Sheraton brand into Turkey and will be the first Starwood hotel to open on the Asian side of Istanbul.
Located in IMES, Turkey’s largest industrial area in Dudullu, Four Points by Sheraton Istanbul Dudullu will be a 20 minute drive from Sabiha Gokcen Airport with direct access to the Trans-European Motorway (TEM) and the Bosporus Bridge. The 182-room property will be one of the largest hotels on the Asian side of Istanbul, providing a convenient business option for the 1,000-plus companies in its surrounding area.
Part of a multi-use complex and adjacent to a large wholesale store, Four Points by Sheraton Istanbul Dudullu will have an all-day dining restaurant, bar and fitness centre. Event facilities will include four meeting rooms and three small boardrooms.
The hotel features all of the brand’s defining elements including the Four Comfort Bed™ and free bottled water in all rooms and suites, complimentary Wi-Fi in all public areas, an energising breakfast and local beers with Best Brews™, helping guests start and end the day right.
The interior design of the hotel has been awarded to Kreatif Mimarlik, a renowned Turkish consultancy with extensive hotel design experience including Sheraton Atakoy in Istanbul, as well as upcoming Sheraton hotels in Samsun and Istanbul’s Atasehir district.
There are currently 10 Starwood hotels representing five brands, in operation across Turkey, of which four are located in Istanbul: Sheraton Istanbul Maslak Hotel, Sheraton Istanbul Atakoy Hotel, W Istanbul, and Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler. In the first quarter of 2015, Starwood will debut the St. Regis brand in Turkey with The St. Regis Istanbul. In 2015, the company will also open Sheraton Istanbul Atasehir on the Asian side of the city, as well as enter the emerging coastal city of Samsun with Sheraton Samsun Hotel. Starwood will grow the Four Points by Sheraton brand in Turkey in 2015 with the new Four Points by Sheraton Istanbul Batisehir Hotel, another franchise project with Ever Group.