InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) opened the Holiday Inn Ankara – Çukurambar, the first Holiday Inn hotel in Turkey to implement the brand’s “Open Lobby” concept.
IHG unveiled its inaugural “Open Lobby” at Holiday Inn London – Brentford Lock in November 2012, with this public space concept now featured in a total of nine Holiday Inn hotels across Europe.
Operating under a franchise agreement with Aska Otomotiv ve Petrol Urunleri Tic A.S., the 140-room Holiday Inn Ankara – Çukurambar’s facilities include a banquet room and multiple meeting rooms, a spa, gym, bar and restaurant. The hotel is positioned close to ministerial offices and government headquarters in Çukurambar, and the business district of the Turkish capital Ankara.
This opening is the latest step forward for IHG in Turkey where in 2014, it signed two hotels and opened a further three.
The Holiday Inn “Open Lobby” transforms the traditional hotel lobby format by combining the front desk, lobby, restaurant, bar, lounge area and business center into one open space, while refreshing the design to give it a more contemporary feel. The Open Lobby was established by understanding how people use space at home in order to give guests flexibility.
The 24/7 To Go Café, which serves Lavazza coffee, forms part of the “Open Lobby,” and was designed to give guests the flexibility to eat in, eat out or enjoy take-away items in their rooms.