Fifth DoubleTree by Hilton Opens In Turkey

  Fifth DoubleTree by Hilton Opens In Turkey

    DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul – Avcilar Becomes Upscale Brand’s Latest
 Istanbul Addition with Locations in the Historic Old Town, Moda on the Asian
                            side, and now Avcilar

Business Wire

ISTANBUL -- December 14, 2012

DoubleTree by Hilton has announced the opening of its fifth hotel in Turkey,
in the Avcilar district of Istanbul. DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul – Avcilar
is ideally located in the new trade and business center on the western side of
Istanbul, within easy reach of the historic old town, Istanbul Ataturk Airport
and the IFM Fair Centre & World Trade Centre.

Rob Palleschi, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton, said, “We are thrilled to be
adding yet another hotel to our already superb portfolio in Turkey. DoubleTree
by Hilton Istanbul – Avcilar’s tall steel structure is a striking example of
Istanbul’s meteoric rise as a global center, and visitors to the city will now
be able to experience the warm DoubleTree by Hilton welcome in a new prime

DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul – Avcilar offers 231 contemporary guestrooms and
suites that meet the needs of every kind of traveler with stylish and
beautifully designed interiors, public areas and restaurants. As one of the
tallest buildings made entirely of steel in Europe, the hotel offers unmatched
views of the Marmara Sea and the Kucukcekmece Lake. Guests also benefit from
the added rewards of the Hilton HHonors guest loyalty program.

Guest rooms each provide a comfortable retreat, complete with flat-screen
satellite TV; high-speed complimentary Wi-Fi; mini fridge; laptop safe; and
in-room tea and coffee making services. The hotel also features two duplex
suites, with spacious upscale lounge areas and floor to ceiling windows
overlooking Istanbul.

Özkan Alkan, general manager, said, “We are delighted to open this stunning
new hotel in a fantastic business and leisure location in Istanbul. Guests
will experience the world famous DoubleTree by Hilton welcome and warm
chocolate chip cookie at check-in, and we look forward to offering a stylish
accommodation experience.”

Dining options at the hotel include the Ganos Restaurant, which serves à la
carte local Turkish cuisine, as well as delicious international dishes. The
Terrace Bar offers a chic atmosphere and capacity for up to 90 people to enjoy
a varied menu of drinks and cocktails. In the Lobby Lounge & Bar, guests can
choose from a selection of the Chef’s gourmet sandwiches, pastries and typical
Turkish desserts. DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul – Avcilar also offers 24-hour
room service, ideal for busy business travelers or those arriving late at
night to Istanbul Ataturk Airport. For guests looking to exercise or relax
whilst on their travels, the hotel features a fully-equipped fitness center,
Turkish bath, Jacuzzi, indoor swimming pool, and spa with aromatherapy and
reflexology treatments.

For meeting and events, DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul – Avcilar presents eight
meeting rooms, accommodating between ten and 750 delegates plus a
multi-function ballroom for large conferences or social events. Business
travelers and conference guests benefit from state-of-the-art technology, a
dedicated conference team and the Hilton HHonors Event Bonus program which
offers points & miles when guests book any meeting, conference, wedding,
family reunion or other special occasion.

DoubleTree by Hilton now welcomes travelers to a rewarding hotel experience
with a fast-growing network of 35 hotels throughout Europe, with locations in
cities such as London, Zagreb, Amsterdam and Milan. The upscale, full-service
hotel brand has seen remarkable growth since its European introduction in the
spring of 2008 with DoubleTree by Hilton hotels now open in nine countries
across Europe.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul – Avcilar is located at Cihangir Mah. D 100
Guney Yan Yol No: 289, Istanbul, 34310, Turkey. For more information about the
hotel or to make reservations, please visit, call
90-212-4564646 or contact your travel agent.

About DoubleTree by Hilton

With a growing collection of contemporary, upscale accommodations and more
than 320 hotels in gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation
destinations in 25 countries, DoubleTree by Hilton hotels are distinctively
designed properties that provide true comfort to today’s business and leisure
travelers. From the millions of delighted hotel guests who are welcomed with
the brand’s legendary, warm chocolate chip cookies at check-in to the
advantages of the award-winning Hilton HHonors guest reward program, each
DoubleTree by Hilton guest receives a satisfying stay wherever their travels
take them.

To find out information about any DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, travelers may
visit our website at www.DoubleTree.comor contact their preferred travel
professional. Social media users may connect with us at, and For the latest news, story starters and fact
sheets about our brand, reporters and bloggers may visit our DoubleTree by
Hilton Global Media Centre at

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging
sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites
and mid-priced hotels. For 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered business and
leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value.
The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional
guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more
than 3,900 hotels and timeshare properties, with 640,000 rooms in 90 countries
and territories and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels &
Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels,
Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by
Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class
guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. Visit for more
information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at,,, and


Maggie Giddens
Director, Global Brand Public Relations
DoubleTree by Hilton
+1 703 883 5346
Lauralee Dobbins
Daly Gray Public Relations
+1 703 435 6293
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