ISTANBUL, Turkey – Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc, today announced the designation of newly opened Sheraton Istanbul Atasehir as a Sheraton GrandSM, welcoming it to the brand’s new premier tier of hotels. Joining a portfolio of 31 Sheraton Grand properties globally, Sheraton Grand Istanbul Atasehir is recognized for its outstanding top-floor views overlooking the Princes’ Islands and the Sea of Marmara. Sheraton Grand is one of many initiatives currently underway for Sheraton 2020SM, a comprehensive plan designed to solidify Sheraton as a leading global hotel brand of choice, everywhere.
“Sheraton Grand Istanbul Atasehir is a shining example of the elevated design, dedicated service and above-and-beyond experience that Sheraton Grand embodies,” said Michael Wale, President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa and Middle East. “Having just opened in December of last year, the hotel highlights our commitment to the Turkish market, where seven of our brands are already represented across 15 flourishing hotels.”
Located in Ataşehir, a modern suburban district of Istanbul, and only one kilometer from the Istanbul Finance Center, Sheraton Grand Istanbul Atasehir features 165 stylish guestrooms and suites with a range of breathtaking city and sea views. Each accommodation features all of the brand’s signature amenities and services, including a premium sleep experience, high speed internet access, a 42-inch flat screen TV, tea/coffee machine and minibar. Located on preferred floors, Sheraton Club rooms and suites offer special access to the Sheraton® Club lounge and feature private terraces with breathtaking views. Guests can relax and recharge at the SIA Club Wellness & Spa, equipped with high-tech workout equipment and a convertible indoor pool. The SIA Club promises the ultimate in relaxation with indulgent massages and treatments, and also features a hammam, sauna and relaxation area.
The Sheraton Grand Istanbul Atasehir offers approximately 2800 square meters of versatile function space that can accommodate a variety of gatherings. The Conference Center is comprised of a 1.084 square meter Grand Ballroom, which can be divided into two rooms, as well as ten light-filled meeting rooms. All meeting spaces are equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment to ensure successful meetings and memorable occasions. On the lobby floor, The City Brasserie Restaurant which features both an indoor dining area and a spacious terrace, which is ideal for festive functions and summer weddings, offers international cuisine with an emphasis on “local market” with a wide variety of dishes including seasonal fresh greens, healthy options, vegetarian and gluten-free options can also be.
Sheraton Grand Istanbul Atasehir joins six other Sheraton hotels, including: Sheraton Ataköy, Istanbul, Sheraton Ankara, Sheraton Cesme, Sheraton Bursa, Sheraton Adana and Sheraton Grand Samsun opened in February 2015.
A Clear Vision
Sheraton Grand is just one of many initiatives currently underway for Sheraton 2020, a comprehensive 10-point plan revealed in June 2015 designed to put Sheraton Hotels and Resorts firmly back into the global spotlight. A nod to the plan’s clear five year vision, Sheraton 2020 also includes a multi-million dollar marketing campaign; the launch of a new elevated food and beverage lobby program, Paired; continuous innovation of the Sheraton guest experience; an unwavering commitment to service excellence; the implementation of revenue and profit-driving initiatives to benefit owners and developers; and the goal of adding more than 150 new Sheraton hotels worldwide by 2020.