Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide it signed an agreement with Tanriverdi Mensucat Sanayii to open a new-build Sheraton hotel in Samsun, Turkey. Scheduled to debut late 2014, Sheraton Samsun Hotel will mark Starwood’s entry into the city and will be the company’s 11th hotel in Turkey. The Sheraton brand continues to grow around the globe and remains on track to open its 500th hotel by 2015.
Sheraton Samsun Hotel will be the first international five-star, and also the largest, hotel in Samsun, marking a milestone in the city.
Sheraton Samsun Hotel will be located in the heart of Samsun on the Black Sea coast. The hotel will have 200 guestrooms and 20 suites, all with views of the Black Sea. The 29-storey hotel will be the largest hotel and the tallest building in Samsun. The hotel is being designed by Turkish architectural firm, Piramit Mimarlik, together with Istanbul-based interior designer, Kreatif Mimarlik.
The hotel will have an all-day dining venue, a specialty restaurant, a lobby bar, as well as a rooftop bar and lounge. Sheraton Samsun Hotel is set to become the choice gathering place for business travelers, offering modern meeting and event space, including a grand ballroom, 10 meeting rooms and a business center.
Signature Sheraton experiences will include the Sweet Sleeper beds, the Sheraton Club Rooms and Lounge, the [email protected] experienced with Microsoft and Sheraton Fitness by Core Performance, designed for Sheraton guests through its partner Core Performance. The hotel will also offer the signature Sheraton Shine Spa with 10 treatment rooms, an indoor swimming pool and retail shops.
Starwood has nine hotels in Turkey under five of its lifestyle brands, including four hotels in Istanbul: Sheraton Istanbul Maslak Hotel, Sheraton Istanbul Atakoy Hotel, W Istanbul and Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler. Outside of Istanbul, Starwood has the Sheraton Cesme Hotel, Resort and Spa, Sheraton Ankara Hotel & Convention Centre and The Lugal, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Ankara.
Earlier this year, the company entered Bursa with the Sheraton Bursa Hotel and Aloft Bursa Hotel, marking the entry of the fast-growing Aloft Hotels brand into Turkey. Later this year, Starwood will open its 10th hotel in Turkey with the Sheraton Adana Hotel, making Turkey one of the largest markets in Europe for the Sheraton brand.