TURKEY > UAE based Rotana opens up two new hotels Centro WestSide and WestSide Arjaan by Rotana in Turkey

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One of the leading hotel management companies in the Middle East, Africa and Turkey, Rotana has opened up two new hotels namely Centro WestSide and WestSide Arjaan in the European side of Istanbul. Both the hotels were in partnership with Mar Yapı which is one of Turkey’s leading innovative real estate development companies.

The two new properties are strategically located on the Basin Express road in the Güneşli neighborhood of Istanbul and are in close proximity to key landmarks in the city, including Istanbul Atatürk Airport, modern business plazas, major shopping malls and leading exhibition and convention centers

According to Mr. Münir Özkök, Chairman of Mar Yapı:

“Basin Express has quickly emerged as the newest destination with investors and project managers eyeing it. Mar Yapi has recognized this fact, hence, we have worked on the development of the area to become a destination of its own. With the international and national projects such as Divan, Yoo and Wanda, we caught the attention of investors in a very short time. Rotana, as one of the leading hotel management companies in the Middle East, Africa and Turkey, is a major example of this as they joined Mar Yapi in this project, not only as a management company but as an investor as well, which also marks the company’s first step into the European side. Our trust and confidence in our country has no doubt motivated the foreign investors and Rotana has showed great interest and belief in Turkey through their cooperation with us. We laid out the foundation of this magnificent project with Rotana back in 2016 and we are very proud to see it inaugurated.”

Designed by the award winning architecture firm Suyabatmaz Demirel, both Centro WestSide and WestSide Arjaan have a striking appearance due to the triangle shaped buildings. The building has also won the Future Project Award in 2013 at the famous MIPIM Real Estate Exhibition in Cannes, France.

Nasser Al Nowais, Chairman of Rotana also said the following about the new hotels:

“We are delighted to open these two new properties, which join our two existing hotels in Istanbul to double Rotana’s Turkish presence and increase our global room count to 16,466. Our smart and stylish Centro brand provides an affordable lifestyle hotel concept, whereas WestSide Arjaan by Rotana offers guests a home away from home with its elegant and comfortable hotel serviced apartments. By opening these properties side-by-side, we are catering to the needs of both business and leisure travellers, whilst servicing the increasing demand for high-quality accommodation in Istanbul. We would like to thank everyone at Mar Yapı for placing their trust and confidence in our abilities to manage these outstanding properties, and look forward to providing a delightful guest experience.”

Centro WestSide is a four- star deluxe hotel that offers affordable luxury and comfort through its 152 rooms and suites. WestSide Arjaan offers 153 fully furnished one and two bedroom serviced hotel apartments for longer stay visitors.

About Rotana

Founded in 1992, Rotana ‘s line of business includes operating public hotels and motels. Headquartered in UAE, Rotana aims to operate 100 hotels by 2020 and is aggressively expanding towards its aim. Rotana operates hotels in the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Eastern Europe.

About Mar Yapı

Headquartered in Turkey, Mar Yapı is Turkey’s leading innovative real estate company. Mar Yapı was established in 2006 has active participations in fields other than the real estate development, operates in the energy, information technology, hospitality and service industries. Mar Yapı also operates two hydroelectric power plants.