IHG has added Holiday Inn Kayseri – Düvenönü in Central Anatolia, Turkey, to its portfolio.

Operating under a franchise agreement with Ali Sert Otel Tur. Ins. San. Tic. Ltd, the 161-room new-build hotel is located in the city centre, close to cultural and historical attractions as well as the trading centre.

The hotel, which is due to open in early 2016, will feature six meeting rooms, a gym and three treatment rooms, a rooftop bar and lounge, and Holiday Inn’s signature Open Lobby.

Holiday Inn’s Open Lobby concept is designed to replace the traditional hotel lobby format by combining the front desk, lobby, restaurant, bar, lounge area and business centre into one open, cohesive space.

IHG Turkey director of development Yalin Yaltiraki said: "Kayseri is a growing city and Holiday Inn Kayseri – Düvenönü is well positioned to offer quality accommodation at a reasonable price to business clientele and tourists here.

"This hotel is going to be an excellent representation of the brand and we’re very much looking forward to working with Ali Sert and his team."

The Kayseri property is Ali Sert Otel Tur. Ins. San. Tic’s first hotel with IHG.

Holiday Inn operates nearly 3,500 hotels globally, with 280 Holiday Inn hotels in Europe and 36 in the development pipeline.