Marriott International continues its rapid growth in Eastern Europe with the opening of the Istanbul Marriott Hotel Sisli, taking the company’s total number of properties to seven in Istanbul and 11 in Turkey overall.
The hotel is situated within an impressive 34-story building on the European side of Istanbul and between the business districts of Levent and Taksim. With its cosmopolitan location in Sisli and proximity to popular cultural and historical sites, it is an ideal destination for both business and leisure travellers. Upscale restaurants, shopping malls and high-end boutiques are all within walking distance, while downtown destinations such as Taksim Square and Grand Bazaar are minutes away.
The hotel’s 259 spacious guestrooms are fresh and contemporary with luxurious furnishings, modern amenities and awe-inspiring views across the city to the Bosphorus and Golden Horn. A health club and spa offers a large high-tech gym, indoor swimming pool, tennis court, Turkish bath, sauna, steam room and treatment rooms.
Guests and locals can enjoy three distinct food and beverage experiences within the hotel. The Dish Room Restaurant is a light and airy space specialising in Mediterranean cuisine and offering an outdoor terrace and lounge bar. The Terrace Bar is a welcoming outside space that comes alive at night with live DJ music. The Great Room Lounge and My Bar offer an array of light and more substantial menu items made-to-order in the open oven.
“We are delighted to open this magnificent hotel in Istanbul and build on our strong portfolio in Turkey,” says Amy McPherson, president and MD for Marriott International in Europe. “Over the past few years we have seen robust growth in Turkey where six of our 11 hotel brands in Europe are represented, demonstrating the growing strength of our portfolio of brands.
“Last year, we began a journey to transform our signature Marriott Hotels brand and introduce innovations across every part of the guest experience in response to the changing needs of the new generation of traveller. Everything from technology and design to meetings is being revitalised, and we are very proud that the Istanbul Marriott Hotel Sisli showcases many of these innovations and represents a new standard for the brand.”
The refreshed guest experience begins on arrival with the option of quick and convenient check-in via smartphone. Almost 350 Marriott hotels globally, including the Istanbul Marriott Hotel Sisli, offer both digital check-in and check-out, giving guests greater flexibility.