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Continent Hotel - Kartal İstanbul is Opening Soon...

Content & Communications Department

A joint investment by GISAN and SANCAK groups, construction of the luxury-designed hotel began in 2023. Positioned in a highly strategic location between Kartal and Pendik, with just 4 minutes to Marmaray and 1 minute to IST Marina Shopping Mall, 10 minutes to Sabiha Gökçen Airport, and 500 meters from the beach, "Continent Hotel - Kartal" will start its services by the second quarter of 2024 with luxury segment designed rooms, a spa center, and meeting rooms.

Jan 4, 2024

The management team of Continent Worldwide Hotels, who will also oversee the hotel's operations, mentioned that they have prepared the brand integration plan for the operational phase. They emphasized that all hotel rooms, equipped with modern and ready-to-lease furnished office space, will quickly gain the popularity Kartal deserves. Additionally, they revealed that two of the hotel's food and beverage areas will be Continent Worldwide's own brands, Stefano’s Italian - Restaurant, and the rooftop brand Luna Negra Lounge & Bar.

During the meeting where the signatures were exchanged, officials from GISAN and SANCAK groups, including Mr. Cemalettin Oyar - Honorary Chairman, Mr. Ercan Bayrakoğlu - Chairman of the Board, and Mr. Oktay Yavlal - Vice Chairman of the Board, jointly stated in their statement: “Our companies, active in the Maritime, Shipyard, and Construction sectors, began operations in the Tourism and Hospitality sector last year. We currently have two hotels in our country, but we intend to continue our investments both abroad and in Turkey. While the construction and design process of our hotel building in Kartal is ongoing, we have had discussions with many companies and brands. Continent Worldwide Hotels was the company that provided the fastest solutions and gave us the right answers, both in branding matters and other processes we needed. After our investigations and joint meetings as partners, we decided to continue our journey with Continent Worldwide Hotels, a company that operates both in Turkey and abroad, rapidly increasing its number of hotels, and is a local firm. We are confident that we will succeed with the Continent Hotel - Kartal brand and the management support provided by the company."

Kemal Karataş, Country Operations and Franchise Development Director of Continent Worldwide Hotels, expressed his joy in announcing the opening of our third hotel in Istanbul in a very short time. Looking at Turkey as a whole, our Swiss Inn brand and Continent Hotels & Resorts brand are signing new agreements every day. We have ongoing constructions in Ankara, Çanakkale, Biga, Bursa, Kayseri, Mardin, Diyarbakır, and Şanlıurfa. In 2024, besides the hotels that will open one after another, we also have new discussions underway. Our investor-friendly approach and our efforts to keep National Capital within the country bring beautiful feedback... In this context, I would like to especially thank the officials of GISAN and SANCAK groups who trust us in these investments."

Ethem Zagikyan, Chairman of the Board of Continent Worldwide Hotels, concluded: “I would like to thank all our investors who have made agreements with our brands, trusting and introducing our company's success abroad within Turkey. We are a local company, but our brands are rapidly spreading worldwide. Our growing strength and brand awareness, especially in the Middle East market, contribute significantly to our hotels in Turkey. The soon-to-open Continent Hotel - Kartal will be one of our leading hotels in the region. We have full confidence that we will continue our partnership with GISAN and SANCAK groups in their future projects.”

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