News for the Hospitality Executive
Second Turkish Hilton Garden Inn Opens in Konya, Serhan Dora,
KONYA, Turkey –November, 2010 – Hilton Worldwide today announced the opening of the Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Turkey, in the historic city of Konya. This latest opening marks the continued growth of Hilton Worldwide in Turkey, a strategic development market with 16 hotels in the pipeline that will more than double the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of hotels operating by 2013.
“The opening of the Hilton Garden Inn Konya marks onour second hotel in Turkey,” said Adrian Kurre, global head, Hilton Garden Inn. “Turkey remains a key international market for the Hilton Garden Inn brand, with strong leisure and business demand. With its value added services and amenities, we believe the Hilton Garden Inn quickly will become a market leader.”
The new build Hilton Garden Inn Konya is located in a prime location in the exclusive and historic city center, adjacent to the Mevlana Center, one of Turkey’s most significant cultural attractions. Hilton Garden Inn Konya will offer 210 guest rooms and 18 suites, a contemporary designed lobby, 24-hour business center, complimentary Wi-Fi internet access throughout the hotel, remote printing capabilities, the Garden Sleep System bed, and is perfect for business and leisure travellers just 20 minutes from Konya airport. The hotel can accommodate up to 475 people in its large ballroom, and its separate meeting facilities can host up to 220 additional guests (is this correct; their wording is confusing).
The hotel features the Sumac Grill restaurant, offering international and Turkish cuisine, and and a lobby bar. Guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfasts and the 24-hour Pavillion Pantry, offering a range of healthy snacks, desserts and fresh drinks. The hotel also features an on-site fitness facility, and for those who want to get some exercise in the comfort of their own room, the Hilton Garden Inn Stay Fit Kit.
Guests can earn and redeem Hilton HHonors points at the hotel and take advantage of benefits enjoyed by over 26 million members worldwide.
“We are looking forward to welcoming guests to our new Hilton Garden Inn Konya,” said Serhan Dora, general manager. “Our guests will experience the best in Turkish hospitality, with all of the hallmarks of the world renowned Hilton Garden Inn brand.”
Hilton Worldwide has had a presence in the Turkey since 1955, with the iconic Hilton Istanbul. The new hotels joining the Hilton Worldwide portfolio in the next three years will each represent one of the seven brands active in Europe, including the luxury Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and Conrad Hotels & Resorts; full-service Hilton Hotels & Resorts and Doubletree by Hilton; and mid-market Hilton Garden Inn and economy Hampton by Hilton.About Hilton Garden Inn
Hilton Garden Inn is an award-winning, mid-priced brand which continuously strives to offer today’s frequently travelling busy people with everything they might need during their trip, including complimentary cable and WiFi internet access in all guest rooms, PrintSpot(tm) mobile printing, complimentary round-the-clock business center services, innovative and stress relieving Garden Sleep SystemTM and ergonomic Mirra® chairs designed by Herman Miller. Such that, whether you are on a business trip or a personal trip, Hilton Garden Inn provides you a deep sleep away from home, comfortable working environment, delicious food and comfort and services to help you stay fresh. For further information on Hilton Garden Inn’s North American or European hotels or to plan your next escape, please visit www.HGI.com.
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