Hilton Hotels Corporation has announced its first Hilton Worldwide Resort brand in Turkey, and its ninth overall property in the country, with the arrival of Hilton Dalaman Golf Resort & Spa. Located on Sarigerme beach next to the mouth of the Dalaman River, the new resort offers 410 guest rooms, including 52 spacious suites. All guest rooms offer private balconies with views of the Aegean Sea or Sarigerme mountain range.
Complete with its own private beach, Hilton Dalaman Golf Resort & Spa is made up of a series of interconnecting buildings, pools and landscaped gardens. The resort offers a range of leisure facilities, including an integrated 64,583-square-foot health club and spa with gym and treatment rooms, seven outdoor and three indoor swimming pools and two tennis courts. The golf course is scheduled to open in September 2010.
The property will be geared to the meetings and incentive market with flexible meeting and conference spaces that will open at the beginning of 2010. The resort is near the Dalaman International Airport, and a short walk from Sarigerme town center.
Hilton opened its first Turkish hotel, Hilton Istanbul, in 1955. Together with Hilton Dalaman Golf Resort & Spa, the company also operates eight more properties—seven Hilton hotels and one Conrad—across six locations (Adana, Ankara, Istanbul, Izmir, Kayseri, Mersin). The company plans to introduce its mid-market Hilton Garden Inn brand later this year with the opening of its first property in Kutahya.