New Hotels to Open in Turkey

Big news from Turkey: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has signed agreements with Faik Celik Turizm to develop two new hotels in Turkey's culturally charged industrial center.

The new Sheraton and Aloft hotels will open in Bursa in 2013. Located in an emerging commercial and upscale residential area adjacent to the Bursa New Cultural Green Park and upcoming football stadium, Sheraton Bursa and Aloft Bursa will together add more than 300 rooms to the developing city.

Starwood currently operates five hotels in Turkey and plans to open two additional hotels in the country later this year. This development marks the debut of Starwood in Bursa. Located on the south-east shore of Sea of Marmara, Bursa is the fastest-growing city in Turkey with a young population attracted by opportunities in its textile and automotive industries, as well as the tourism and sports sectors. The new Sheraton Bursa Hotel will have 171 guest rooms, including 47 executive rooms and 10 suites, plus two restaurants, lobby lounge and bar, a fitness center, pool and spa. The hotel will also feature Sheraton Club as a private Club Lounge.

The Aloft Bursa will have 133 urban-influenced king-size rooms with signature loft-like ceilings, over-sized windows and ultra-comfortable plush platform beds as well as walk-in showers and Bliss amenities. Visitors can play a game of pool or grab a drink with friends at the wxyz bar. Nice touch for late-night snacks: re:fuel by Aloft, a one-stop food and beverage area, offers snacks and drinks to grab and go, 24 hours a day.

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