STAMFORD, Conn.—Starwood Hotels and Resorts announced that it has signed an agreement with Tanriverdi Mensucat Sanayii A.S. to open a new-build Sheraton hotel in Samsun, Turkey. Scheduled to debut late 2014, Sheraton Samsun Hotel will mark Starwood’s entry into the emerging city and will be the company’s eleventh hotel in Turkey.
The 29-story Sheraton Samsun Hotel will feature 200 guestrooms and 20 suites and be the largest hotel and the tallest building in Samsun. The hotel is being designed by Turkish architectural firm, Piramit Mimarlik, together with Istanbul-based interior designer, Kreatif Mimarlik.
The hotel will feature an all-day dining venue, a specialty restaurant, a lobby bar, as well as a rooftop bar and lounge. The property will also offer extensive meeting and event space, including a grand ballroom, 10 meeting rooms, and a business center.
Signature Sheraton experiences will include the all-white Sweet Sleeper beds, the Sheraton Club Rooms and Lounge, the Link@Sheraton experienced with Microsoft and Sheraton Fitness by Core Performance, designed exclusively for Sheraton guests through its partner Core Performance. The hotel will also offer the signature Sheraton Shine Spa with 10 treatment rooms, an indoor swimming pool, and retail shops.
Home to the largest and busiest Turkish port on the Black Sea, the city of Samsun is positioned to become an important and strategic center for trade, medical and natural gas industries, as well as international and domestic transportation networks.
“Sheraton continues to be a popular choice for owners and developers in both primary and secondary markets, and has long been recognized as a pioneer in new markets around the globe,” added Bart Carnahan, senior vice president, acquisitions and development, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Europe, Africa, and Middle East. “Turkey is an important growth market for Starwood and we continue to look for the right expansion opportunities.”