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Published on : Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Turkey will increase its hotel capacity. Due to the striking prospects in the tourism industry, several of domestic and foreign hotel companies are developing new projects, which will lead up to a vigorous demand of hotel equipment.
This data has been revealed by TOPHOTELPROJECTS, the worldwide leading provider for global b2b hotel data. While in the past the Western and Southern coastal areas were the most important locations, more foreign and domestic companies are interested in projects in the rising cities in Anatolia. The expanding tourism industry in Turkey encourages investors to new hotel projects. In the next three years, 65 new four
and five star hotels should arise.
According to a study from the Turkish economy magazine “Ekonomist” during the next three years 65 new four and five star hotels with a total number of 38,853 beds will arise, thereof 40 five star hotels with 31,476 beds and 25 four star hotels with 7,377 beds.
In the past 30 years, the hotel companies’ investment activity was generally focused on the economic metropolis Istanbul as well as on the coastal areas at the Mediterranean Sea and on the Western tourism region. Since several years, more and more investors are interested in the rising Anatolian cities such as Bursa, Denizli, Adana, Konya, Kayseri, Gaziantep, Samsun, Eskisehir, and Malatya.
The Aydogan Insaat contractor will construct a five star hotel with 150 rooms at the historic peninsula in the European part of Istanbul. The Bia Group plans to start minimum several new hotels during the next five years in Istanbul and Anatolia.
The company Alkoclar Turizm plans to arise five city hotels with each 40 till 120 rooms in the cities Adana, Samsun, Denizli, Trabzon and Balikesir. The company Amplio recently signed a contract to open 15 hotels by brands Hilton and Garden Inn.
In the next four years, the Eser group wants to start three new hotels in Istanbul, Konya and in the Aegean region. The ETS tourism company plans to develop its engagement in Antalaya and Bodrum and to build a new city hotel in Istanbul.
The Limak group plans the investment of 100 million US Dollar until 2015 to arise a four and a five star golf hotel at the Mediterranean coast in Mersin/Tarsus. The tourism group Makyol wants to open three or four city hotels in the Istanbul districts Taksim, Karaköy and Sultanahmet during the next three years.
In addition, the Özak group plans the construction of city hotels in Istanbul/Balmumcu. Moreover, the company plans a hotel with 500 beds in Didim and a hotel complex with 550 beds in Analya/Demre. The textile company Petel Tekstil wants to arise a city hotel with 140 rooms at the historic peninsula Istanbul or in Taksim.
Within the next five years, the Wyndham hotel group will open 30 hotels by the brands Ramada, Wyndham, Tryp and Days Inn in Istanbul, Izmir, Adana and other Anatolian cities. The Tanriverdi group, which opened 2013 a Shangri-La luxury hotel in the Istanbul district Besiktas, will arise a new 29-storey and 130 meter high Sheraton Hotel in Samsun with an investment volume of 60 million US Dollar.
In September 2013, Starwood also signed a contract with the Turkish Demsa group for the management of the luxury hotel St. Regis in the Istanbul city district Macka, which will open in 2014. This project will cost 180 million US Dollar.
A huge investment volume is provided for a winter sports centre Erciyes in the central Anatolian province Kayseri. Numerous holding associations plan large luxury hotel projects with a capacity of more than 16,000 beds. The hotels will open in 2014/15.