Marriott to Open Renaissance Hotel in Izmir

Marriott International has announced plans to open its tenth hotel in Turkey, the 110-room Renaissance Izmir Hotel, set to open in late 2012.  Renaissance Hotels currently has over 35 hotels throughout Europe.

With a population of over three million, Izmir is the third largest city in Turkey after Istanbul and Ankara.  Called the “Pearl of the Aegean”, Izmir is located on Turkey’s west coast on the Aegean sea. Izmir’s natural port is popular with not only tourists but also one of largest export-import hubs in Turkey. The city is home to the Temple of Artemis, one of the famed Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, as well as many Roman ruins, ancient churches, and lively bazaars located within the city and neighboring towns.

The Renaissance Izmir Hotel will be located in downtown Izmir, just moments from the “Kordon”, the city’s famous sea front promenade lined with cafés and shops.

The hotel will have an all-day dining restaurant serving Mediterranean fare on the rooftop with views of Izmir Bay.

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