IHG is continuing to expand its footprint across Turkey with the signing of Crowne Plaza Ankara. The hotel, which will open in 2020 is signed under a franchise agreement with Angora Birikim A.S.
The hotel will be located at the Yenimahalle metropolitan district in Turkey’s capital Ankara and will feature 189 guest rooms.
Eric Viale, managing director Southern Europe, IHG, commented: “Turkey is a popular European leisure destination with approximately 40 million tourist arrivals in 2018. Especially in the city of Ankara, as the country’s capital and second largest economy, we see a lot of opportunity for our Crowne Plaza® brand that is catering to business and leisure travellers alike.
"We are thrilled to partner with our new partner Angora Birikim to bring Crowne Plaza Ankara to the city. This signing underscores the significant momentum that the brand experiences in Europe and beyond, and it also shows that our owners and partners recognize the enormous potential of the Crowne Plaza brand.”
IHG currently has 28 hotels open in Turkey across the brands Six Senses, InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express. An additional six hotels are in the development pipeline.