Hilton Worldwide signed a franchise agreement with Emaytaş Turizm Gayrimenkul Yönetim Hizmetleri Sanayi ve Tic A.Ş. to open Hilton Worldwide's first Hilton Hotels & Resorts branded property on the Asian side of Istanbul. Hilton Istanbul Kozyataği Conference Center & Spa joins a portfolio of 40 hotels across Turkey that are either currently trading or under development.
The upper upscale Hilton Istanbul Kozyataği Conference Center & Spa will feature 317 bedrooms and more than 21,527 square feet of events space.
The hotel will comprise of two 16 story towers which sit on top of a three story podium. The upper floors of the hotel will provide views of the Marmara Sea and Princess Islands with the rooftops playing host to a specialty restaurant and a destination bar. The hotel will also feature a further two dining options and a health club and spa, plus a direct link to the Optimum Shopping Centre via a pedestrian footbridge.
The city of Istanbul is ranked as the world's ninth busiest by the International Congress and Convention Association last year. Consequently, Hilton Istanbul Kozyataği Conference Center & Spa has been designed to satisfy this corporate and events demand, as it will feature two ballrooms of more than 5,381 square feet, 15 specialist meeting rooms, a 24 hour business center, and a storage space.
Hilton Worldwide’s brands are comprised of more than 3,900 hotels and timeshare properties, with 640,000 rooms in 91 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the guest reward program Hilton HHonors.