Radisson Opens Two New Hotels in Istanbul

ISTANBUL— Radisson Hotel Group has expanded its upscale Scandinavian-inspired Radisson brand here with the opening of two new hotels: the Radisson Hotel Istanbul Sultanahmet and the Radisson Hotel President Beyazit Istanbul.

Situated near the Grand Bazaar, St. Sophia and Topkapı Palace, these two new hotels combine modern and historical Turkish culture, reflective of this iconic city where Europe meets Asia.

“We are proud to open two new hotels in Istanbul’s most in-demand historic location,” said Yilmaz Yildirimlar, area SVP, Radisson Hotel Group, Central & Eastern Europe, Russia and Turkey. “In addition to Istanbul’s unique cultural background and numerous attractions, our ongoing investment and expansion, highlight Turkey’s importance as a key development market for Radisson Hotel Group. We look forward to further expanding our Turkish portfolio.”

The 28-room Radisson Hotel Istanbul Sultanahmet overlooks the Sea of Marmara and is situated within the historic walls of Istanbul. F&B outlets include Anatolian-style Şömine Restaurant and Marmara Cafe & Bar, which offer sea views and a fountain. Meetings and events facilities include a 19th-century Ottoman-French meeting room and historical ballroom.

The Radisson Hotel President Beyazit Istanbul is located in the heart of old Istanbul. The property has 201 contemporary rooms and suites designed in a palette of grays and beige tones. The hotel’s five on-site restaurants and bars offer international as well as local Turkish dishes. Guests can work out with panoramic sea views in the modern fitness center and refuel after a long day of exploring at the health club, complete with a swimming pool, steam room and locally inspired treatments. Conferences can host up to 50 guests and events for up to 350 guests in the hotel’s four meeting rooms and two event venues complete with a more than 1,200-sq.-ft. ballroom.

The two properties expands Radisson Hotel Group’s footprint in Turkey to 30 hotels and more than 4,500 rooms in operation and under development, with an ambition to grow to more than 50 hotels and 10,000 rooms within the next three to five years. The group currently has four brands represented in Turkey with Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson and Park Inn by Radisson in operation and under development.