Carlson Rezidor announces the Radisson Blu Hotel, Istanbul Ataköy

16 Oct 2015

2015-10-15-Atakoy-436x400.jpg Carlson Rezidor, one of the most  dynamic hotel groups worldwide, announces the Radisson Blu Hotel, Istanbul  Ataköy. The property featuring 133 rooms is schedule to welcome the first  guests in early 2016. It is the 9th Radisson Blu hotel in Istanbul  and further strengthens Radisson Blu as the largest upper-upscale brand in the  city.

“Istanbul is one of today’s most important  markets - strategically located between Europe and Asia, and marked by a rich  culture and economic power. With this signing we add a further Radisson Blu to  our high-quality portfolio in town and consolidate our leading position in  Istanbul”, said Wolfgang M. Neumann, President & CEO of Rezidor.

The Radisson Blu Hotel, Istanbul  Ataköy will enjoy a waterfront location in the Ataköy neighbourhood - a  residential area between Atatürk International Airport (9km) and the old town  (6km). It will be located in a larger building that also hosts residential  units. Besides 133 rooms with Radisson Blu signature services such as free high  speed internet access, the hotel will offer an all-day-dining restaurant with  private dining, a lobby bar and patisserie, and a vitamin bar as part of the 980sqm  spa that will include a traditional Turkish Hammam and treatment rooms. Guests  will also benefit from an indoor and outdoor pool. For meetings and events, the  hotel will comprise 2 board rooms and 2 meeting rooms. 50 parking spaces will complement  the facilities.

Carlson Rezidor’s engagement in  Turkey goes beyond Istanbul: with the core brands Radisson Blu and Park Inn by  Radisson the group is also present in Ankara, Kayseri, Izmir, Cesme, Mersin and  Samsun - the total portfolio across the country counts 20 hotels with more than  3,700 rooms in operation and under development. “Turkey is a focus country for  us. We closely monitor its development and believe in its long-term potential.  Turkey offers considerable potential for all our brands, also for the luxury  Quorvus Collection and the lifestyle select offer Radisson Red. We want to  capture additional market share in additional market segments together with  experienced national partners, and add value to their investment in the Turkish  hospitality sector”, commented Elie Younes, Executive Vice President &  Chief Development Officer of Rezidor.

About  Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Carlson  Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups  and includes more than 1,370 hotels in operation and under development  with180,000 rooms and a footprint spanning 110 countries and territories. The  Carlson Rezidor portfolio includes a powerful set of global brands: Quorvus  Collection, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Radisson Red, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by  Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM. In most hotels, guests can  benefit from Club CarlsonSM, one of the most rewarding loyalty programs.  Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and its brands employ 85,000 people worldwide and  is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., and Brussels, Belgium. For more  information, visit www.carlsonrezidor.com  and follow on Twitter @carlsonrezidor.

For  further media information please contact:
Christiane Reiter, Senior Director Corporate  Communication, Christiane.Reiter@carlsonrezidor.com
Renu Snehi, Senior Director PR, Brand &  Marketing Communication, Renu.Snehi@carlsonrezidor.com