A rendering of Hilton's planned Istanbul property.
Hilton Worldwide has signed a franchising agreement to open its first Hilton Hotels & Resorts branded property on the Asian side of Istanbul.
Featuring 317 bedrooms, the upscale Hilton Istanbul Kozyataği Conference Center & Spa will house more than 21,500 sq. ft. of events space, including two ballrooms of more than 5,000 sq. ft. and 15 meeting rooms.
The hotel is expected to open in late 2013.
In addition, the property will comprise two 16-storey towers on top of a three-storey podium.
The upper floors will provide views of the Marmara Sea and Princess Islands, with the rooftop playing host to a specialty restaurant and bar.
Other amenities will include a further two dining options and a large health club and spa, plus a direct link to the Optimum Shopping Centre via a pedestrian footbridge.
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