Choice Hotels International opened first property in Turkey. Clarion Hotel & Suites Istanbul Sisli, a newly built hotel, is located between the Levent and Taksim business areas and close to the cultural sightseeing spots in Istanbul.
Offering 135 rooms including 45 suites designed for long stays, the Clarion Hotel & Suites Istanbul Sisli is located 25 minutes from the International Ataturk Airport. The property has a lobby-lounge with a bar and a restaurant that can serve 200 guests. Also available is a spa area with sauna, a massage-room, a hairdresser and a gym. With three individual combinable conference rooms for up to 200, the hotel is also able to host conferences and events.
The hotel is owned and operated by Aktas Turizm Insaat A.S under franchise agreement with Choice Hotels.
Choice Hotels International franchises more than 6,300 hotels, representing more than 500,000 rooms, in the US and more than 35 other countries and territories. As of end-March, 398 hotels, representing more than 30,000 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in the US. Additionally, 95 hotels, representing approximately 8,900 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in more than 15 other countries and territories. Its portfolio includes such brands as Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Hotels & Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn.