BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2017-Mar-07 There’s someplace like home in Istanbul, thanks to a newly opened residence from Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts, the iconic hotel brand driven by innovation and design. With a large choice of apartment sizes, guests at the Radisson Blu Residence, Istanbul Batışehir will enjoy all the comforts of home in the heart of Bağcılar, one of the upcoming areas in Istanbul, close to the old city. The property is the first Radisson Blu Residence to open in Turkey.
Developed as part of Batışehir, a newly built complex that consists of offices, retail stores and residential housing, Radisson Blu Residence, Istanbul Batışehir has 171 spacious serviced apartments with contemporary design and 5-star facilities. Guests can select from a range of 13 studios, 36 one-bedroom, 77 two-bedroom and 45 three-bedroom apartments. Each apartment provides high standards of comfort and is fully-equipped with a modern kitchen, bathroom, master bedroom and closet. All apartments also have a balcony to take in excellent views of the city or the Batışehir development.
“We are delighted to open our first signature Radisson Blu residence in Turkey and expand the presence of our iconic hotel brand in an iconic destination like Istanbul where two worlds meet,” said Mark Willis, Area Vice President, Middle East & Turkey, The Rezidor Hotel Group. “The location of Radisson Blu Residence, in a business district and next to the old city, will make it appealing to business travelers and families looking for an international upper upscale hotel experience served in a private apartment.”
Located only 9km from Istanbul International Atatürk Airport, the striking building is situated close to the Trans European Motorway (TEM), the highway that connects Istanbul city center to the airport. The proximity to shopping malls and the Old City also will make it popular for visiting guests.
Guests will enjoy starting the day with the Radisson Blu signature Super Breakfast from Larder Restaurant and can indulge in international cuisine from the a la carte or open buffet menu in the evening. The Residence’s Lounge Cafe & Bar creates a unique neighborhood vibe and perfect space to socialize or relax. The naturally lit bar invites its guests to sit back and enjoy the rhythm of the city with its contemporary design and creative selection of freshly prepared cocktails.
All five meeting rooms, located on the mezzanine floor, provide the space to host recreational get-togethers or more formal business meetings. Each meeting room is equipped with the latest technology and offers natural daylight for a positive meeting experience.
Wellbeing of the guests is an important part of the Radisson Blu service experience, so we have taken the liberty to include a 600 sqm Spa in our Istanbul residence. Our Spa facilities include a Turkish Hammam, three massage rooms, a sauna, a Jacuzzi, a steam bath, relaxation room and a range of beautiful treatments. Our wellness space also includes a fully-equipped gym with extensive fitness facilities.
Radisson Blu Residence, Istanbul Batışehir hotel manager Hakan Alakuş, said “We believe we are introducing a fresh hospitality experience to Istanbul that perfectly complements this exciting new development in Batışehir. The combination of high standard apartments, first class facilities and the prime location will be a great attraction to medium- and long-term stay guests. The Radisson Blu Residence team is delighted to open its doors to the world and ready to deliver the best of Yes I CanSM service to the world travelers of Istanbul.”
The Batişehir development has a land area over 800,000 sqm and includes residences, a hotel, offices, an educational complex, an outdoor bazaar, a sports halls and 100,000 square meters of green space. The Batişehir project was designed by Bünyamin Derman. Once completed, it will house more than 15,000 people.
For more information: https://www.radissonblu.com/hotel-istanbul-batisehir
About Radisson Blu®
Radisson Blu® is one of the world’s leading hotel brands with nearly 300 hotels in operation in 69 countries and territories. Radisson Blu’s vibrant, contemporary and engaging hospitality is characterized by a unique Yes I Can!SM service philosophy, and all of its first class hotels offer a range of signature features that are empathetic to the challenges of modern travel, including the 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Distinguished the world over as the brand with Hotels Designed to Say YES!SM, Radisson Blu offers a vivid visual celebration of leading-edge style where the delight is in the detail. Radisson Blu hotels are located in prime locations in major cities, airport gateways and leisure destinations across the world.
Radisson Blu is a part of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, which also includes Quorvus Collection, Radisson®, Radisson RED, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM.
About The Rezidor Hotel Group
The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the most dynamic hotel companies in the world and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. The group features a portfolio of more than 480 hotels in operation or under development with 105,000 rooms in 80+ countries.
Rezidor operates the core brands Radisson Blu® and Park Inn® by Radisson in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), along with the Club CarlsonSM loyalty program for frequent hotel guests. In early 2014 and together with Carlson, Rezidor launched the new brands Radisson RED (lifestyle select) and Quorvus Collection (luxury). In 2016, Rezidor acquired 49% of prizeotel. Rezidor has an industry-leading Responsible Business Program and was named one the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the US think-tank Ethisphere.
In November 2006, Rezidor was listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden. HNA Tourism Group Co., Ltd., a division of HNA Group Co., Ltd.—a Fortune Global 500 company with operations across aviation, tourism, hospitality, finance and online services among other sectors—became the majority shareholder in December 2016.
The Rezidor Hotel Group and its brands employ 43,700 people in EMEA and is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.
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