ISTANBUL – Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is celebrating a historic moment with the exciting announcement of its 100th trading or pipeline hotel in Türkiye. In an agreement signed with Çalık Holding A.S., Canopy by Hilton Istanbul Taksim is expected to open in 2023 and will not only achieve a century of hotels either already operating or under development in Türkiye, but also signal the debut of the Canopy boutique lifestyle brand in the country.
Tugrul Temel, managing director, development, Türkiye, Hilton said, “I’m delighted and proud to announce this special milestone for Hilton which sees us reach 100 hotels in Türkiye. Canopy by Hilton Istanbul Taksim will bring great energy to a dynamic area of Istanbul and is an exciting way for us to mark this moment.”
Armin Zerunyan, country general manager, Türkiye, Hilton, said, “One hundred hotels is a wonderful achievement for Hilton and demonstrates our long and fruitful relationship with Türkiye, which is where Hilton first established its international footprint over 65 years ago. We have built a strong presence in this welcoming country over recent decades and are proud of the unmatched legacy that Hilton has established here.”
Canopy by Hilton Istanbul Taksim will sit at the heart of Taksim 360, a major urban renewal project currently under construction with housing, offices, commercial areas, and shopping zones. Situated next to Taksim Square and Istiklal Street, the easily accessible hotel will be in close proximity to Nisantasi, Karakoy and Bosphorus, and typifies the mission of the Canopy brand to offer hotels that are rooted in the most desirable neighbourhoods of cities around the world.
Nearby Istiklal Street is one of Istanbul’s most famous tourist hotspots, and is packed with boutiques, bookstores, art galleries, cinemas, cafes, bars, historical patisseries and restaurants. Astonishingly, this pedestrian street is visited by up to three million people every day. A major subway station just 500 meters away from the hotel provides convenient travel connections for guests.
Canopy by Hilton Istanbul Taksim and its 110 guest rooms will be enriched with one-of-a-kind design features that will give the hotel distinct personality and charm. A meeting room and a boardroom cater for business travellers, while three F&B outlets, a destination bar and a Canopy Central concept – which acts as the hub of the hotel – tick the box for guests on holiday. A warm welcome will come from the property’s knowledgeable Canopy Enthusiasts who can provide local insight on culturally stimulating things to do in the neighbourhood.
Phil Cordell, global category head, Lifestyle and global brand head, Canopy by Hilton, said, “We are thrilled to debut the Canopy by Hilton brand in Türkiye, specifically in the heart of Taksim Square as this vibrant district is the ideal location with much to see and do for visitors. Each Canopy by Hilton is designed as a natural extension of its community, and we look forward to inviting guests to enjoy the hotel’s unique design and authentic food and beverage experiences as they relax and recharge following a day of exploring the local hotspots.”
Hilton currently operates 25 hotels in Istanbul across its global Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Curio Collection by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton brands.