Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the largest hotel companies worldwide, announced the fourth quarter 2013 opening of the Radisson Blu Conference & Spa Hotel, Istanbul Tuzla. The property has 249 rooms already under construction, and is Carlson Rezidor's seventh hotel in Istanbul. All across Turkey, Carlson Rezidor now operates and develops 11 hotels.
The new Radisson Blu hotel is located in the Tuzla district of Anatolian Istanbul and 22 miles southeast of the main city center. Apart from 249 rooms and suites with contemporary design and Radisson Blu signature services such as free high speed Internet access, the hotel will also offer two restaurants with terrace, three bars and 35,521 square feet of meeting facilities – comprising a 6,243-square-foot ballroom and a 6,243-square-foot conference room, as well as eight meeting rooms from 322 square feet to 2,798 square feet. Moreover, the first class and full service property will have an indoor and outdoor pool, a wellness area total of 43,056 square feet including sauna and Hammam, massage facilities, a tennis court, a garden and parking facilities.
Tuzla is home to Istanbul's Formula 1 race track, the Turkish Naval Academy and several universities. The area is also popular among residents to have a second home outside the busy city center of Istanbul. The surroundings of the hotel are characterized by smaller business parks and retail outlets. Adjacent to the property, several luxury villas for residential use are being built.
The Rezidor Hotel Group is a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. The group has a portfolio of more than 430 hotels in operation and under development with more than 95,000 rooms in more than 70 countries.