Istanbul, Turkey – 16 September 2014 – Hilton Worldwide announced the opening of Hilton Istanbul Kozyatagi, the debut of its flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand on the Asian side of Istanbul. Offering magnificent views of the Marmara Sea, the upscale hotel is in a prime location within easy reach of the main tourist attractions and commercial areas either side of the Bosphorus.
Rob Palleschi, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, said, “We are proud to welcome Hilton Istanbul Kozyatagi connecting our portfolio to both sides of the Bosphorus. The hotel’s enviable location means it is well suited to becoming a leading choice for travellers looking to experience all parts of Istanbul and well-known visitor sights.”
Design features integrated throughout the hotel pay homage to the fact that Istanbul is a melting pot of European and Asian culture. Dragon motifs and handmade lighting, as well as detailing in bedrooms, give a distinctly Asian twist to the contemporary interiors. Modernity is continued through the artwork, where in communal areas, rather than traditional paintings, textured wall art is in abundance.
The 320 guestrooms include 47 executive rooms and 23 suites, each with stylish, contemporary furnishings and modern amenities including Wi-Fi and a 42-inch HDTV. On upper floors, king or twin deluxe rooms benefit from floor-to-ceiling windows offering magnificent views of Istanbul. The property boasts a 24-hour fitness center, indoor swimming pool, spa and Hammam as well as 16 meeting rooms, including two ballrooms, a 24-hour business center and roof-top executive lounge.
The hotel’s Atrium Lounge & Bar offers a range of drinks in stylish surroundings. The rooftop Skylight Restaurant & Bar serves cocktails and contemporary international cuisine against a breathtaking backdrop; The Brasserie serves high-end Asian and international cuisine. The hotel is also home to Speedcity, an entertainment area where visitors can experience the latest full motion control simulators, with virtual Pit stops, indoor ski and various virtual sports – perfect for a fun day out or as part of corporate team building.
Simon Vincent, EVP & president, Europe, Middle East & Africa for Hilton Worldwide, said, “Istanbul remains one of the world’s great tourist destinations, attracting more than 10 million travellers last year alone. Having opened a wide array of hotels across the city in recent years, we’re delighted to be offering guests yet more choice on the Asian side, which now benefits from even greater accessibility to this bustling part of Istanbul.”
Hilton Istanbul Kozyatagi is located 28.5 kilometres from Sabiha Gokcen International Airport and 37.9 kilometres away from Ataturk International Airport. It is just a short drive from both bridges linking to the European side of the city and within walking distance to the Marmaray Project, the railway connection under the Bosphorus Strait.
Istanbul is well-known for its bustling bars, unique shopping experiences, including the Spice Market and Grand Bazaar, as well as a plethora of restaurants offering both traditional and contemporary cuisine. Guests wanting to relax can take a private boat trip to Princes’ Islands – a chain of nine picturesque islands, enjoy lunch on the waterfront at Kalamis Yacht Marina, which is only a 15-minute drive from the hotel or browse the shops on the renowned Bagdat Avenue.
Ergun Demiray, general manager, Hilton Istanbul Kozyatagi, said: “The location of Hilton Istanbul Kozyatagi offers visitors the opportunity to experience the full breadth of cultural, culinary and shopping experiences available in Istanbul. With upscale amenities and spacious, contemporary accommodation, we offer an exciting new choice for travelers and look forward to delivering excellent standards of Hilton hospitality in the city.”
Hilton Istanbul Kozyatagi is located at Sahrayicedit Mah. Batman Sok No.44 Istanbul, 34734, Turkey.