Sheraton Hotels Unveils Its New Vision in Turkey with the Opening of Sheraton Istanbul Levent
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, unveils Sheraton Istanbul Levent. The newly renovated hotel exemplifies the brand’s worldwide transformation of its guest experience and showcases signature key elements from the new concept that aim to create an environment where guests can feel comfortable and at ease, whether working, meeting, or relaxing. Drawing on its roots as a community hub for locals and guests at flagship locations globally, the new approach for Sheraton creates an intuitive and holistic experience with places to connect, be productive and feel part of something.
“We are excited to further diversify our portfolio in Turkey with the opening of Sheraton Istanbul Levent,” said Safak Guvenc, Area Vice President – Gulf, Levant & Turkey, Marriott International. “Sheraton Hotels & Resorts has a long-standing history in this market, and we are to proud build on this legacy by opening Sheraton Istanbul Levent, showcasing the brand’s fresh and contemporary updates as part of its new vision. This opening reinforces Marriott International’s commitment to Turkey, and we look forward to expanding our portfolio in the country and supporting the growth of its tourism sector. ”
CONVENIENTLY LOCATED IN THE LIVELY LEVENT NEIGHBORHOOD
The Levent neighborhood, previously a formidable navy base during the Ottoman period, is now the main financial district of Istanbul, where skyscrapers rise along with famous shopping malls and popular restaurants. The vibrant area is filled with art and culture, gourmet dining, shopping and entertainment. Conveniently located at the heart of Levent, the hotel adjoins the Sapphire Shopping Mall and is in close proximity to the upscale Istinyepark, Kanyon, and Zorlu Shopping Malls. Sheraton Istanbul Levent is a 30-minute drive from Istanbul Airport and has direct access to the city’s metro lines situated at the hotel’s entrance.
A MODERN-DAY “PUBLIC SQUARE”
At the heart of Sheraton Istanbul Levent is the lobby. This has been re-imagined as the “Public Square” of the hotel; a holistic, open space that invites people to come together or to be alone amongst others, creating a sense of energy and belonging. With a flow that is natural, intuitive, and uncomplicated, guests have what they need within arm’s reach, all set against an inviting backdrop that feels warm and comfortable yet refined. Original artwork from local artists is showcased throughout the hotel, chosen to spark visual inspiration including work from celebrated contemporary Turkish artist, Seckin Prim.
Sheraton Istanbul Levent features many of the signature elements of the new Sheraton vision. This includes the Community Table, an inviting, purpose-built workspace in the hotel’s lobby that allows guests to work, eat and drink while soaking up the energy of the space. Following Sheraton’s philosophy to embrace both form and function, these tables are custom designed with amenities to keep guests productive, including built-in lighting, outlets and wireless charging stations. The Booths offer two spots for focused thinking or video calls with family, friends, or co-workers. Part bar, part coffee bar, part market, The Goblet & Cup is the hotel’s social hub, serving an all-day menu from coffee to cocktails.
GUEST ROOMS & CLUB LOUNGE THAT CHAMPION PRODUCTIVITY
All 248 guestrooms feature bright, well-lit spaces with warm, residential appeal comprised of soft finishes and light wood tones accentuated with black metal accents. Guests will enjoy using modern amenities such as mobile key, as well as finding all the comforts they expect from a Sheraton stay including the Sheraton Sleep Experience platform bed, Nespresso coffee machine and tea maker.
The Sheraton Club Lounge, an exclusive 24/7 accessible space for Marriott Bonvoy Elite members and Sheraton Club level guests, offers a relaxing yet upscale environment with panoramic views of Istanbul and Bosphorus on the 20th floor. The space offers a great additional space to work, connect with friends, collaborate with co-workers or just simply rest and unwind over complimentary breakfast, evening hors d’oeuvres, drinks and premium amenities.
VENUES THAT PROMOTE RELAXATION AND CONNECTIVITY
Eastern Mediterranean cuisine inspired by the sharing and close-knit culture of Turkey can be found in Levantino Restaurant. Derived from the Italian word Levante, the historically rooted name means the rising sun. Executive Chef Giovanni Terracciano from Naples, Italy, creates signature delicacies including hand-crafted pasta, authentically Italian gourmet pizzas and unique risottos.
Goblet & Cup, located in the lobby, is a coffee bar, bar and market all in one. Guests will enjoy an all-day menu, offering everything from freshly brewed coffee, delicately blended teas, to creative cocktails. It is the perfect place for grab & go, a quick bite at the counter, or a more relaxed leisurely meal.
Guests can stay fit and energized in the state-of-the-art fitness center open 24/7 featuring the latest TechnoGym equipment, along with group and individual classes. Sheraton’s signature Shine Spa has six calming treatment rooms, four steam rooms, two saunas, and a spacious indoor swimming pool, designed help guests relax and revitalize through signature therapies and soothing massages.
THE PLACE FOR MEETINGS AND EVENTS IN ISTANBUL
Meetings get brighter with spaces offering natural daylight options at Sheraton Istanbul Levent. Spread over 1,123 sq meters, the meeting and event space at the hotel features nine meeting rooms, each named after the heroes of Guide Dogs Association in Turkey, one Grand Ballroom which can be separated into three sections, and a spacious foyer for socializing and energizing coffee breaks. The hotel’s meeting and event professionals provide the necessary expertise and assistance for all types and sizes of successful gatherings.
OUR COMMITMENT TO CLEAN
Sheraton Istanbul Levent is following Marriott International’s Commitment to Clean protocols, created in partnership with leading experts in food and water safety, hygiene and infection prevention, and hotel operations. These protocols include mandated mask-wearing for all guests and associates within the hotel, and the use of disinfectants recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization to sanitize surfaces in the hotels. Additionally, each guestroom is disinfected with UV lights for minimum 30 minutes before new check-ins. Filters of Fan Coil units in the rooms are sanitized with chemicals before new guests are welcomed.
WELCOMING GUESTS FOR BUSINESS OR LEISURE
“After an extensive transformation to bring the hotel in line with the new Sheraton vision, Sheraton Istanbul Levent aims to become a new hub to connect and collaborate with its fresh, comfortable, and inviting updates,” said Uygar Kocas, General Manager of Sheraton Istanbul Levent. “The new approach draws on Sheraton’s time-honored legacy of creating a welcoming community. At the heart of Istanbul’s popular business district and trendy shopping area, we look forward to welcoming local residents and travellers alike.”
To celebrate the hotel’s transformative opening, Sheraton Istanbul Levent is offering a 15% discount off the “best available rate” on direct bookings, 20% discount at the Shine Spa, and a complimentary welcome drink for guests until August 31st, 2021.
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About Sheraton Hotels & Resorts
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, Inc., makes it easy for guests to feel part of something special at over 440 hotels in 70+ countries and territories around the world. As the most global brand within Marriott International’s portfolio sitting at the center of hundreds of communities around the world, Sheraton has a rich heritage in creating a sense of belonging for guests, wherever they are in the world. Sheraton Hotels & Resorts is currently undergoing a major brand transformation at properties around the world to bring its signature community experience up to date for the next generation of travelers. The new vision for Sheraton features intuitive design, tech-forward experiences and upgrades to everything from guest rooms to F&B. To learn more, visit www.sheraton.com. Stay connected to Sheraton on Facebook, and @sheratonhotels on Twitter and Instagram. Sheraton is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy™, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com.
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