Carlson Rezidor announces the Radisson Blu Residence Istanbul Batisehir in Turkey

27 Jul 2015

2015-07-24-Batisehir_inside.jpgCarlson  Rezidor, one of the most dynamic hotel groups worldwide, announces its first  residence in Istanbul: the Radisson Blu Residence Istanbul Batisehir featuring  171 units is scheduled to open in Q2 2016. The signing further strengthens the  position of Radisson Blu as the largest upper upscale brand in Istanbul – now  comprising 9 hotels and almost 1,800 rooms in operation or under development.

“We see a  growing demand for serviced apartments – especially from business and leisure  customers from the Middle East. The Radisson Blu Residence will further  diversify our offer in Istanbul, one of Europe’s busiest and most attractive  markets”, said Wolfgang M. Neumann, President & CEO of Rezidor.

“Turkey  is a key focus country for our group. We now operate and develop 20 hotels with  more than 3,600 rooms across the country, and want to further drive growth and  scale together with experienced national and international partners”, added  Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer of  Rezidor.

The  Radisson Blu Residence Istanbul Batisehir will be located on the western side  of Istanbul as part of the Batisehir project, one of the largest and most  marketed real estate developments in town. On a surface of 818,000sqm,  Batisehir will offer a mix of residential buildings, offices, retail space and  an educational centre. Upon completion, the complex will host 15,000 people.  Conveniently located between the Atatürk International Airport and the city  centre and highly visible, the Radisson Blu Residence will comprise 171 studios  and apartments (23-125sqm) with Radisson Blu signature elements such as free  high speed internet access. Further services will include an all-day-dining  restaurant, a bar, a business centre with 4 meeting rooms, a gym, and parking  spaces.

Istanbul  is one of Europe’s Top 20 cities for real estate development. As strategic hub  between Europe and Asia, it has strong growth prospects that are driven by a  young, dynamic population. The Turkish government has increased its public  spending over the past years to introduce several mega-construction projects in  Istanbul – amongst them a third international airport, the extension of road  and metro system, and a third Bosphorus bridge.


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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  and follow on Twitter  @carlsonrezidor.