JW Marriott Hotel Ankara Opens
Stunning 413-Room Hotel Redefines Luxury in Ankara
LONDON – 11 July 2011 – Marriott International’s (NYSE: MAR) world-class luxury hotel brand, JW Marriott, has announced the opening of its first hotel in Turkey, the JW Marriott Hotel Ankara under a management agreement with Ozkar Insaat A.S.
“The new JW Marriott Ankara epitomizes the very best of the JW Marriott brand, one of the world’s fastest growing luxury hotel brands,” said Amy McPherson, president and managing director for Marriott International in Europe. “As we continue to grow our portfolio throughout Europe, we are eager to add more JW Marriott Hotels in premier destinations and gateway cities such as Ankara, and are confident that this spectacular hotel will attract discerning travelers and groups from all over the world.”
The striking 24-story, 413-room luxury hotel, designed in a rich palate of colored glass, is expected to quickly become a towering landmark in Turkey’s vibrant capital city. Conveniently located in the heart of the political and business center of Ankara, the JW Marriott Ankara offers easy access from Ankara Esenboga Airport, convention and conference venues, Ankara culture and education centers and archaeological sites.
To celebrate the opening of the hotel, the JW Marriott Ankara is offering a special introductory rate for a deluxe room including breakfast for two and internet access from 329 TRY ($200 USD) per night from 1 August to 10 September 2011.
JW Marriott Ankara’s 413 guestrooms offer the ultimate in relaxed elegance and luxury including bedding featuring 300-thread-count Turkish cotton linens, marble baths (over 11,365 square meters of marble was used in constructing the hotel) with deep soaking tubs, separate showers, and the latest in-room technology including 40-inch Philips LED televisions.
Boasting 75 executive rooms and 25 executive suites, executive level guests will have access to a lounge located on 22nd floor offering complimentary breakfast, all day snacks and beverage service, afternoon tea, evening hors d’ oeuvres and dessert, a business center and boardroom.
The hotel’s two premier suites are each 130 square meters large and the two presidential suites are 187 square meters each, offering private access, separate dining room and kitchen as well as optional butler service. For the ultimate experience in luxury, the JW Ankara’s Royal Griffin Suite is a grand 439 square meters large featuring a super king size bed, private fitness room, library, Jacuzzi, as well as private dining room with optional butler service.
With more than 4,550 square meters of flexible meeting space, much of which boasts beautiful natural light, the JW Marriott Ankara is set to become a premier meetings and events center in the city.
A dazzling grand ballroom featuring 1,278 square meters of space with soaring ceilings and magnificent Czech crystal chandeliers is the ultimate location for any wedding or social event. In addition, the hotel’s outdoor terrace is one of the largest outdoor function spaces in Ankara.
Spa & Fitness Center
The 3,430 square meter Karma Spa Wellness & Fitness is the hotel’s signature spa and fitness facility. Boasting both indoor and outdoor pools, the spa’s focal point is its stunning authentic Turkish Hammam. The spa’s signature treatment “Kese” is performed on a marble pinth in the Hammam, including a exfoliation treatment applied with silk kese, followed by a relaxing massage using Turkish oils. A VIP spa area with private hammam is available for the ultimate in relaxation for individuals or small groups.
Chefs at the JW Marriott Ankara partner with local artisans, organic farmers and sustainable fisheries to deliver authentic cuisine inspired by the region throughout the hotel. JW Steakhouse, the signature steakhouse of JW Marriott Hotels with locations in London, Dubai and Bucharest, will offer prime steaks, fresh seafood and carefully selected beverages.
For authentic Turkish fare, guests can enjoy Fires & Flavors, serving both traditional Turkish and International cuisine. The hotel’s Lobby Lounge will offer traditional afternoon tea as well as casual snacks, sandwiches and beverages throughout the day and night.
To take in the views of the stunning hills of Ankara, the Sky Vue Lounge and Terrace on the hotel’s 22nd floor is an upscale joint serving handcrafted fresh juice cocktails and an extensive list of beverages from around the world, featuring nightly modern jazz entertainment. For a more casual experience, Velocity Sports & Entertainment is a high-adrenaline sports bar offering well-crafted food offerings.
The JW Marriott brand is reserved for select luxury properties in key gateway cities and distinctive resort locations. These elegant hotels offer accomplished travelers a luxury travel experience with a distinct sense of place that appropriately reflects the genuine flavor of their surroundings. For more information visit www.jwmarriotthotels.com
About JW Marriott
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio and consists of exceptional properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels and resorts cater to today’s sophisticated, self-assured travelers, offering them the quiet luxury they seek in a warmly authentic, relaxed atmosphere lacking in pretense. JW Marriott properties artfully provide highly crafted, anticipatory experiences that are reflective of their locale so that their guests have the time to focus on what is most important to them. Currently, there are 52 JW Marriott hotels in 22 countries; by 2014 the portfolio will encompass 76 properties in 28 countries.
About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 3,600 lodging properties in 71 countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, EDITION, Autograph Collection, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites, SpringHill Suites and Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, and Grand Residences by Marriott brands; licenses and manages whole-ownership residential brands, including The Ritz-Carlton Residences, JW Marriott Residences and Marriott Residences; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and had approximately 129,000 employees at 2010 year-end. It is ranked by FORTUNE as the lodging industry’s most admired company and one of the best companies to work for. In fiscal year 2010, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of nearly $12 billion. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriott newscenter.com.