Marriott signs 13 new deals as part of its expansion in Turkey

Marriott signs 13 new deals as part of its expansion in Turkey

Marriott International, Inc. has reinforced its positioning in Turkey with the announcement of 13 deal signings comprising over 2,000 rooms.  The signings are expected to further enhance the company’s footprint in the country, where it currently has a portfolio of 48 properties and nearly 8,000 rooms across 21 brands.

The projects announced by Marriott International include the introduction of Fairfield Inn by Marriott in Turkey, with the signing of the 192-room Fairfield by Marriott Istanbul Yenibosna. Plans for the property include an effortlessly relaxed and efficient hotel design paired with a contemporary aesthetic. The project will be a part of a mixed-use development in the Yenibosna district, which will also feature the 90-room Residence Inn by Marriott Istanbul Yenibosna. Both properties are projected to open in 2025.

Residence Inn by Marriott continues to meet demand for longer-stay accommodation in the country. The company also signed Residence Inn by Marriott Istanbul Piyalepasa, which will form part of Piyalepaşa Istanbul, a 450,000sqm mixed-use development in downtown Istanbul.  Plans for the development also include the Courtyard by Marriott Istanbul Piyalepasa. Both properties combined will offer 329 rooms when they open in 2026.

Following the recent debut of Marriott Executive Apartments in Turkey with Marriott Executive Apartments Istanbul Fulya, Marriott International announced the signing of two additional properties: the 202-room Marriott Executive Apartments Vadistanbul, which is slated to open in Vadistanbul community, and Marriott Executive Apartments Istanbul Tema, which boasts 208 rooms and will be a part of the upcoming mixed-use Tema Istanbul development in Küçükçekmece. Both properties are expected to open in 2024.

The company’s plans in Turkey have seen the expansion of its flagship brand, Marriott Hotels & Resorts following the signing of the Istanbul Marriott Hotel Pendik. The hotel recently opened following a conversion from the existing property. Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, which currently represents the company’s largest brand portfolio in the country, also plans to further grow its footprint with the signing of Sheraton Hotel & Thermal Spa Usak. Slated to open in 2024, the property will mark the company’s entry into Usak.

Furthermore, Marriott International has announced the expansion of Delta Hotels by Marriott, Aloft Hotels, and Moxy Hotels in the country.  Delta Hotels by Marriott provides guests with a seamless travel experience in downtown Karakoy with the signing of the 78-room Delta Hotels by Marriott Istanbul Karakoy slated to open in 2024. Aloft Hotels expects to open its second property in Turkey following the signing of Aloft Istanbul Karakoy, which will add 100 rooms to the market by 2024. Moxy Hotels plans to bring its playful, bold, spirited hotel experience to Izmir by 2025 with the signing of Moxy Izmir Turan.

The company also signed deals to expand the presence of its Collection brands in the country. Expected to open by the end of this year, Tribute Portfolio in Taksim Square is set to offer 61 rooms, featuring captivating design and vibrant social scenes. Scheduled to open in 2024, an Autograph Collection Hotel in Cappadocia is anticipated to join the brand’s collection of independent hotels with 153 rooms.

Jerome Briet, Marriott International chief development officer for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, commented: “As one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in the world, Turkey continues to provide the company with opportunities to further diversify its portfolio across primary, secondary, and tertiary markets in the country. These deal signings are a testament to the trust owners and franchisees have in Marriott International and the strong demand for our captivating portfolio of brands in the Turkish market.”

Turkey is currently home to 21 of Marriott International’s brands, each serving differentiated experiences across traveler segments. The brands currently present in Turkey include St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, The Ritz-Carlton, W Hotels, The Luxury Collection, EDITION and JW Marriott in the luxury segment; Marriott Hotels, Sheraton, Renaissance Hotels, Le Meridien, Westin Hotels, Tribute Portfolio, Autograph Collection, Delta Hotels by Marriott, Marriott Executive Apartments and Design Hotels in the premium segment; and Courtyard by Marriott, Four Points by Sheraton, Aloft Hotels, Residence Inn by Marriott and AC Hotels by Marriott in the select-service segment.



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Rita Ghantous is a hospitality aficionado and a passionate writer with over 9 years’ experience in journalism and 5 years experience in the hospitality sector. Her passion for the performance arts and writing, started early. At 10 years old she was praised for her solo performance of the Beatles song “All My Love” accompanied by a guitarist, and was approached by a French talent scout during her school play. However, her love for writing was stronger. Fresh out of school, she became a freelance journalist for Noun Magazine and was awarded the Silver Award Cup for Outstanding Poetry, by The International Library of Poetry (Washington DC). She studied Business Management and earned a Masters degree from Saint Joseph University (USJ), her thesis was published in the Proche-Orient, Études en Management book. She then pursued a career in the hospitality industry but didn’t give up writing, that is why she launched the Four Points by Sheraton Le Verdun Newsletter. Her love for the industry and journalism led her to Hospitality Services - the organizers of the HORECA trade show in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Jordan, as well as Salon Du Chocolat, Beirut Cooking Festival, Whisky Live and other regional shows. She is currently the Publications Executive of Hospitality News Middle East, Taste & Flavors and Lebanon Traveler. It is with ultimate devotion for her magazines that she demonstrates her hospitality savoir-faire.

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