ANKARA, Turkey—Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is delighted to announce the opening of the 176-room Mövenpick Hotel Ankara, a new hotel based in the Turkish capital’s fast-developing Söğütözü business district.
“Ankara’s success as an international business hub is helping to shape Turkey’s reputation as a global economic powerhouse,” says Ola Ivarsson, chief operating officer for Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts in Europe, in an announcement. “The city is the perfect location for our third hotel in Turkey after openings in Istanbul and Izmir and a great demonstration of our confident international growth.”
The design of the Mövenpick Hotel Ankara reflects the curved shape of Turkey’s famous Nazar Boncuğu—the eye-shaped amulet traditionally worn to ward off evil—with a 12-story central atrium and glass ceiling that allows for natural light.
The lobby chandelier is created from hundreds of handmade crystal balls, a reminder of the country’s proud glass-making heritage. Guestrooms feature green and autumnal tones with American walnut accents. Rooms also contain media hub workstations for business travelers, flat-screen televisions, and glass partitioned bathrooms.
The hotel also includes nine meeting spaces such as the 390 square meter Bern Ballroom and other spaces that can be customized to host between eight and 450 guests.
The hotel’s wellness and fitness center includes four massage rooms, a Turkish ‘hammam’ bath, sauna, indoor plunge pool, whirlpool, and cardio fitness zone.