Hilton Worldwide Expands Presence in Turkey with the Opening of New DoubleTree by Hilton Izmir
Upscale Brand Debuts in Turkey’s Third Largest City
Almasalla Arab Travel Portal News – IZMIR, Turkey- 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