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Mövenpick Hotel Ankara opens

Mövenpick Hotel Ankara opens

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of the 176-room Mövenpick Hotel Ankara, a new exciting contemporary hotel based in the heart of the Turkish capital’s fast-developing Söğütözü business district.

Just 30km from the city’s international airport, the district is rapidly becoming a business base for global companies such as EON, BP and Oracle as well as home to Turkish government ministries, cutting edge medical facilities, ambitious media companies and luxurious residential developments.

The hotel is just 500 metres from the biggest convention and exhibition centre in Ankara, the newly opened 80,000 sqm Congresium, and next door to the prestigious five-storey, 155-store Armada Shopping Mall, a winner of the “Best Shopping Mall of the Year” voted by the International Council of Shopping Centres.

“Ankara’s success as an international business hub is helping to shape Turkey’s reputation as a global economic powerhouse,” says Ola Ivarsson, chief operating officer for Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts in Europe. “The city is the perfect location for our third hotel in Turkey after openings in Istanbul and Izmir and a great demonstration of our confident international growth.”

“The combination of a convenient business location and the reputation for Swiss reliability, care and authentic warm welcome that Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts brings to the hotel are certain to ensure it will be a great success,” said Enis Pekuysal, president of Varan Otelcilik A.S., the owning company of the property.

The Mövenpick Hotel Ankara is a welcome addition to the 21st century skyscraper success of Söğütözü offering a bold architectural statement its own. The design of the hotel reflects the curved shape of Turkey’s famous Nazar Boncuğu – the eye-shaped amulet traditionally worn to ward off evil – with a 12-storey central atrium and glass ceiling that floods the hotel with natural light.

Despite the confident contemporary feel there are motifs and materials that reference traditional influences from the Turkish marble swirling around the spacious floors of public areas to the enormous glittering lobby chandelier created from hundreds of handmade crystal balls, a reminder of the country’s proud glass-making heritage.

Soft greens, relaxing autumnal tones and American walnut define the relaxed ambience of the rooms, while sophisticated media hub workstations provide the space to get down to business quickly and efficiently.

Large flat-screen televisions, glass partitioned bathrooms and stunning city views are signatures of many of the superior rooms, while the dedicated Executive Floors on the 11th and 12thfloors offer exclusive access to an Executive Lounge, terrace, meeting room, complimentary snacks and drinks and private check in.

Based in the heart of Ankara’s exciting new business district, the hotel is ideally located for meetings, seminars or conferences. With nine meeting spaces including the stylish 390 sqm Bern Ballroom, Mövenpick Hotel Ankara offers flexible function spaces that can be customised to host between eight and 450 guests.

The hotel’s wellness and fitness centre, meanwhile, includes four massage rooms, a Turkish ‘hammam’ bath, sauna, indoor plunge pool, whirlpool and cardio fitness zone. International spa classics as well as Turkish treatments are always available.

The flagship restaurant at the hotel is Plus, a name that celebrates the internationally recognisable white on red plus symbol of the Swiss flag as well as proving a welcome ‘plus’ to the local culinary landscape. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant serves a range of Turkish culinary classics and Mediterranean favourites as well as Mövenpick Swiss signature dishes.

With such a combination of local and international flavours, sparkling decorative crystal details by Turkish artisans at Paşabahçe as well as a private dining area for up to 15 guests, Plus is likely to be hugely popular as a business lunch venue while affordable good quality evening meals are certain to attract local diners as well as in-house guests.

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