The first hotel in Istanbul Tourism Center which is under construction by DATİ Yatırım Holding will be JW Marriott Istanbul Hotel & Conference Center. With 449 room capacity having elegant and splendid architecture, JW Marriott Istanbul Hotel & Conference Center will be realized with the investment of US$200 million by DATİ Yatırım Holding.
A press meeting was held on 10 May 2017 with the participation of Marriot International Europe Chief Operations Officer for Luxury Operations (COO) Satya Anand, Marriott International Vice-President, Development Poğda Demircan, DATİ Yatırım Holding A.Ş. Executive Board Chairman Gökhan Kıran and Dati Holding Subsidiary Management Company Ataköy Otelcilik A.Ş General Manager Mehmet Culha to give information about the investment which will make Istanbul’s tourism potential stronger.
DATİ Yatırım Holding A.Ş. Executive Board Chairman Gökhan Kıran said that they undersigned an important cooperation with Marriott International. Gökhan Kıran reminded that they developed “Istanbul Tourism Center” which would contribute to making Istanbul one of the leading tourism centers of the world, on an area of approximately 500 thousand sqm, and added that JW Marriott Istanbul Hotel & Conference Center would be one of the most important parts of the project.
Gökhan Kıran said that Istanbul always continues to be one of the best congress cities of the world despite the recent adverse events, and added that their investment would provide significant contribution and benefits for the congress tourism of the city.
Dati Holding Subsidiary Management Company Ataköy Otelcilik A.Ş General Manager Mehmet Culha stated that the hotel of JW Marriott, that would serve in Istanbul for the first time, would consist of 354 Deluxe, 56 Suite, 39 Club rooms.
JW Marriott Istanbul Hotel & Conference Center will be located close to historical peninsula of Istanbul, Eurasia tunnel which connects two continents under the sea and Atatürk Airport and also in the heart of all transportation network with sea bus terminal and metro station inside İTM project, and added that it would offer unforgettable Istanbul memories to its exclusive guests from Turkey and World with its warm, sincere decoration, panoramic sea and marina view.
Marriot International Europe Chief Operations Officer for Luxury Operations (COO) Satya Anand said, “The combination of modern and sophisticated design of the hotel with JW Marriott signature service will redefine the luxury in this city. We are looking forward to host the travel lovers coming from all over the world to visit Istanbul, while experiencing this hotel and this characteristic city”.
Marriott International Vice-President, Development Poğda Demircan said, “The unity of Marriott and Starwood, two of the biggest hotel companies of the world, made 25 hotels in Turkey participate in the same family together with their investors and employees. Another one is being realized today here. While Istanbul Tourism Center revives, Sheraton and JW Marriott brands come together within the same project. The seeds of the confidence in Istanbul tourism, especially in its potential in congress tourism, are planted here. We cannot thank DATİ Holding enough for its confidence in the future of Istanbul and its courage. We, as Marriott International, believe that Turkey tourism will return fast to the place it deserves and we will continue to invest in Turkey.”
The project of JW Marriot Istanbul Hotel & Conference Center has been designed by Tabanlıoğlu Architecture. The hotel will have 15 meeting halls at different sizes, and a high-ceiled ball room equipped with the state-of-the-art technology in an area of 650 sqm that will host its guests on special days and meetings with the capacity of 600 persons. The Hotel will be the indispensable address of all meetings with total capacity of 1400 persons from 80 sqm to 650 sqm.
The guests staying in the hotel can taste the daily flavors in the main restaurant for 350 persons or experience the exclusive tastes from the world cuisine in Fine Dining Restaurant. Besides, there will be Lobby Lounge outstanding with its special architecture and a Roof Bar with an excellent view inside the hotel. JW Marriot Istanbul Hotel & Conference Center will be one of the favorite places of the city with its unique Istanbul view, rich bar, special cocktails and snacks, and improve the quality in Istanbul, one of the important cities of tourism, with its service quality.
VIP Family Suites in SPA Center
SPA center of JW Marriott Istanbul Hotel & Conference Center will be built on an area of 3000 sqm. It will offer unique experience for the guests with comfortable massage rooms and quiet and relaxing rest areas, fitness center equipped with new technologies and private exercise areas, jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, snow fountain and Turkish Bath. SPA center of JW Marriott Istanbul Hotel & Conference Center will offer unique experience for the guests with SPA and massage package options, and stimulate the unique feelings in company with naive music, soft lights and peaceful scents, and make the guests experience the feelings not experienced before. There will also be specially designed VIP Suite rooms in SPA Center. There will be massage room for couples, Turkish bath, jacuzzi, sauna and special changing rooms in VIP Suites, and the guests will have the opportunity to benefit from all services available in SPA center together with their families or spouses in these special suites.