Airport and city centre hotel chain Yotel has announced plans for a 451-room property at the forthcoming Istanbul New Airport.
Interestingly the property will feature both landside and airside sections, with 349 rooms landside, and a further 102 airside.
Both sections will feature the brand’s signature Club Lounge concept, “with smart vending, co-working and relaxing areas, wellness centres and planted glazed atriums to connect people with nature”.
The larger landside area will also offer a restaurant, bar and gym, and the property will also feature flexible meeting spaces, although it’s not clear if these will all be located landside – Yotel says simply that they will be “conveniently located for airport businesses and passengers alike”.
The first phase of Istanbul New Airport is set to open on October 29 – the airport recently posted a video of the switching on of its runway lights for the first time. An opening date for the Yotel property has not been given.
The Yotel brand started out as a purely airport concept back in 2007, with the opening of the Yotel Gatwick, and has gradually evolved to include city centre properties, including a recently announced Edinburgh hotel.
Commenting on the latest development Yotel’s CEO Hubert Viriot said:
“We’ve witnessed Turkey’s, and particularly Istanbul’s remarkable economic and urban development, transformation and its noticeably increased popularity over the past few years. Istanbul New Airport will only further increase Istanbul’s ever-expanding popularity and economy, and Yotel is delighted to be a part of it.
The prevailing ambitious vision to make İstanbul New Airport the largest transit hub in the world made it very attractive for us to be there, and we are extremely honoured to be chosen for this exciting project. This city aspires to high growth success, just like Yotel, so we are a perfect match.”
Viriot added that Istanbul’s position as “one of the fastest-growing metropolitan economies in the world”, was “a solid reason to open even more hotels there in the future”.