IHG opens Holiday Inn Ankara Çukurambar

IHG has announced the opening of Holiday Inn Ankara Çukurambar, the first Holiday Inn in Turkey to implement the brand’s trend-setting Open Lobby.

Operating under a franchise agreement with Aska Otomotiv ve Petrol Urunleri Tic A.S, the 140-key hotel opened in November 2014. The latest Holiday Inn in the country includes a 660m² banquet room, multiple meeting rooms, a relaxing spa, gym, bar and restaurant. The hotel is positioned close to ministerial offices and government headquarters in Çukurambar, the business district of the Turkish capital Ankara.

The opening is the latest step forward for IHG in Turkey where, so far in 2014, IHG has signed two hotels and opened a further three.

Yalin Yaltirakli, Director of Development, Turkey and CIS, IHG said: “Holiday Inn is the most recognised hotel brand in the world. With the introduction of new innovative features such as the Open Lobby, the brand continues to resonate with our guests and our owners.”

The Holiday Inn Open Lobby takes a unique approach to the in-hotel experience for guests, which has transformed the traditional hotel lobby format by combining the front desk, lobby, restaurant, bar, lounge area and business centre into one open, cohesive space. The concept has been established by understanding how people use space at home in order to give guests the most flexibility, whether they’re looking to eat, relax, work, or have fun in one integrated space.

Birol Doğan General Manager, Holiday Inn Ankara Çukurambar said: “The Open Lobby is proving a popular place for guests and local residents. It perfectly meets both the needs of business travellers looking to hold a meeting in an easily accessible location and leisure visitors looking for a place to unwind.”