Faik Celik Holding and Starwood Hotels & Resorts to Open Two New Hotels in Bursa, Turkey

  • Starwood Hotels
  • 02.08.11
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) has signed agreements with Faik Celik Turizm, a division of Faik Celik Holding, to develop two new hotels in Turkey’s culturally charged industrial centre.

The new Sheraton and Aloft hotels will inject a new range of accommodation to Bursa when they open in 2013. Located in an emerging business and upscale residential area adjacent to the Bursa New Cultural Green Park and upcoming football stadium, Sheraton Bursa and Aloft Bursa will together add more than 300 rooms to this developing city.
Starwood currently operates five hotels in Turkey and plans to open two additional hotels in the country later this year. This development marks the debut of Starwood in Bursa.
According to Roeland Vos, president, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa and Middle East, these agreements mark exciting milestones for Starwood’s continued growth throughout Central Eastern Europe. “Reaching out to new frontiers is a focus of our expansion strategy, so we are delighted to partner with Faik Celik Holding as we debut the first Starwood hotels in Bursa," Vos said. "The city of Bursa is evolving as a metropolitan centre of culture, industry, sport and leisure, making it an ideal match for our unique and compelling brands.”

With nearly 50 hotels open since its June 2008 debut, Aloft Hotels has become the talk of the hospitality industry by going global while in launch mode. Aloft currently operates hotels in six countries, including the United States, Canada, China, United Arab Emirates, India and Belgium.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts currently operates five hotels throughout Turkey including three in Istanbul - W Istanbul and Sheraton Istanbul Maslak Hotel and Sheraton Istanbul Atakoy Hotel. The company also operates the Sheraton Cesme Hotel Resort and Spa, Sheraton Ankara Hotel & Convention Centre and will open a Luxury Collection hotel in the capital later this year. Other new developments include Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler, also scheduled to open at the end of this year.

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