Hilton to develop four properties across three brands in Istanbul and Izmir, Turkey

Hilton Worldwide has announced that it signed agreements for four hotels to boost its portfolio in Turkey to 24 trading properties and 25 in its development pipeline. This announcement sees Hilton Worldwide expand its presence in Istanbul and the port city of Izmir, home to Turkey's third largest urban population, with two new hotels in each city. The deals span the DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton brands.

Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Beylikduzu is a 126 guest room hotel located within a mixed use retail space. When the property opens in 2015, it will boast signature HGI brand attributes including an all-day dining restaurant, 24 hour Pavillion Pantry, business center, fitness center, an indoor swimming pool, five meeting rooms and a car park. It will be operated by Dogme Gayrimenkul Yatirim.

Hampton by Hilton Istanbul Dolapdere is a 170 guest room hotel to be operated by Gevrekli Turizm. Located in central Istanbul, the new build hotel will open in 2016 and boast signature guest services of the Hampton by Hilton brand.

DoubleTree by Hilton Izmir - Alsancak will see the conversion of the existing Yildizhan Hotel following a $1 million refurbishment. The 115 guest room property, close to the existing Hilton Izmir, will be operated by Izzet Yildizhan Turizm. Features include a restaurant and bar; meeting space including four independent meeting rooms; fitness center and spa; business center; and car park.

Hilton Garden Inn Izmir Bayrakli is a 182 guest room hotel, due to be operated by Ozgun Insaat. The hotel will open in 2016. Guests will have the option to stay in one of eight suites, utilize any of four stand-alone meeting rooms, while also benefiting from valet parking.

For this year, already opened was Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center (pictured below), while other openings eyed include Hilton Istanbul Kozyatagi Conference Center & Spa and DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Malatya.

Hilton Worldwide is a global hospitality company spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. The company's portfolio of 10 global brands is comprised of more than 4,000 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with nearly 672,000 rooms in 90 countries and territories, including 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. 

Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center