Choice Hotels International has opened its first Clarion brand property in Turkey as part of its global expansion strategy.
The new property, Clarion Hotel & Suites Istanbul Sisli, is located between the Levent and Taksim business areas and is in close proximity to cultural sightseeing spots in Istanbul.
The 135-room property offers 45 suites designed for long stays, a lobby-lounge with a bar and a restaurant that can serve 200 guests.
The property also features a spa area with sauna, a massage-room, a hairdresser and a modern gym. It also has three individual combinable conference rooms which can accommodate up to 200 guests.
The hotel is owned and operated by Aktas Turizm Insaat under franchise agreement with Choice Hotels.
Choice Hotels international division senior vice president Mark Pearce said: "We are very excited about the opening of the first Choice Hotel in Turkey with the Clarion brand. Turkey is an emerging economy with an extremely attractive hotel market and Istanbul has become a thriving destination for business and leisure travellers.
"We are pleased to have a presence in one of the most vibrant cities that straddles both Europe and the Middle East."
Choice Hotels International franchises more than 6,300 hotels under the Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Hotels & Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn brands.