Posted on 14 February 2011
Hilton To Open More Hotels In Turkey
International hospitality company Hilton Hotels Corporation plans to grow its presence in key locations of Turkey’s tourism market, a Hilton executive said on Sunday.
Hilton opened its first resort hotel in Dalaman town of Mugla province that lies in the intersection of the Aegean and the Mediterranean coast of Turkey.
Hilton is also interested in some other resort towns of Turkey such as Bodrum, Cesme and Kusadasi on the Aegean coast and Antalya on the Mediterranean, said Mike Collini, Hilton’s vice president of development.
At a press conference to mark the opening of Hilton Resort Hotel in Dalaman, Collini said Turkey was a priority for Hilton’s expansion in the future.
Hilton operates nine hotels in seven different locations of Turkey. Hilton Istanbul, which was opened over 50 years ago, was the first Hilton hotel in Europe and the first five-star hotel in Turkey.
Collini said there were opportunities for Hilton’s expansion in Turkey, adding that Hilton signed 13 new hotel contracts with Turkish property partners which would double company’s portfolio by the end of the next two years.
Collini said Turkey was the most successful market in company’s international expansion area.
“We believe in Turkey’s potential,” he said. (TÇ-BRC)
05.July 2009 Article from Haber.turk.net