Opens first property – Royan Hotel Hagia Sophia Istanbul
Radisson Hotel Group has announced the opening of Royan Hotel Hagia Sophia Istanbul, a member of Radisson Individuals, the first Radisson Individuals hotel in Turkey. The hotel is located in the heart of the historic peninsula within walking distance of many attractions, including the Hagia Sophia, the Topkapı Palace, the Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar. The opening of Royan Hotel Hagia Sophia Istanbul, a member of Radisson Individuals has introduced a fifth Radisson Hotel Group brand to Turkey.
Royan Hotel Hagia Sophia Istanbul features 49 standard and superior rooms and suites, having views onto the gardens or onto the stunning Marmara Sea. The hotel has two restaurants – the Lobby Lounge which serves lunch and dinner and the Rooftop Restaurant which offers breakfast and international culinary experience.
Ramsay Rankoussi, Vice President, Development, Africa & Turkey at Radisson Hotel Group, said, “We are delighted to announce Radisson Hotel Group’s further expansion in Turkey with the signing and opening of our first Radisson Individuals hotel in the country. Our newest brand is aimed at individual hotels with strong service scores and existing hotel identities that wish to remain independent or may be considering over time transitioning to one of the group’s core brands. The hotel will benefit from Radisson Hotel Group’s global network and capitalise on the Group’s strong presence in the country where we aim to reach over 50 hotels in operation and under development by 2025 but also to further cement our leadership in Istanbul. We thank our partners for their trust and support.”
Yilmaz Yildirimlar, Area Senior Vice President, Central & Eastern Europe, Russia and Turkey at Radisson Hotel Group, said, “Despite all the challenges, Turkey has witnessed a constant growth and remains one of the most popular countries for tourism. We are proud to welcome the first Radisson Individuals in Turkey which further diversifies our brand offerings across the market but also demonstrates the recognition of Radisson Hotel Group with an already established presence across Istanbul. With Royan Hotel Hagia Sophia Istanbul, our guests will benefit from a new exclusive offering in the centre of the old town.”
Fırat Gedikli, General Manager of Royan Hotel Hagia Sophia Istanbul, said, “It is a great pleasure to announce this exciting project in collaboration with Radisson Hotel Group as we open the first Radisson Individuals in Turkey. Radisson Hotel Group has demonstrated a pragmatic approach to support the integration of our hotel into their network in a rapid time and we are looking forward to further expanding our partnership in the future while leveraging the Radisson name. With its unrivalled location, distinct architectural and historical design, and Radisson Individuals branding, we are confident that the Royal Hotel Hagia Sophia Istanbul will be a great success.”