After opening a record eight hotels in Turkey last year (5% of its global openings), Hilton Worldwide is continuing its expansion with the development of four new hotels in the country, bringing its Turkish pipeline up to 13.

A management agreement was signed with MGG Malatya Girisim Grubu Tekstil Turizm Enerji Insaat ve Ticaret AS for the 157-room DoubleTree by Hilton Malatya, which is due to open at the end of 2012 in the city of Malatya, southeastern Turkey.

At the beginning of 2013, the 144-room Hampton by Hilton Samsun is scheduled to open on Turkey’s Black Sea coast, under a franchise agreement

with Umsa Otelcilik Turizm ve Insaat Sanayi Ticaret AS. The 88-room DoubleTree by Hilton Kusadasi is expected to open in late 2013 under a franchise agreement with Goctur Turizm Yatirim ve Ticaret AS; located at the centre of the resort of Kusadasi, on the Aegean Sea, this hotel will comprise historic buildings and a new-build component.

Lastly, the product of a franchise agreement with Adalet Turan, the 89-room Hampton by Hilton Istanbul Atakoy is expected to open in early 2014 near to Istanbul Ataturk Airport. The group is planning to open a total of ten hotels in Turkey during the course of 2012, and by the end of 2013 it expects to have 33 hotels in operation in the country.

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