Country overview: 40 new upscale hotels are coming to Turkey [Infographic]


A look at the construction database of TOPHOTELPROJECTS shows that the hotel market in Turkey is growing steadily, supported by a dominant representation of the largest city, Istanbul.

According to our researchers, 40 houses with 7,249 rooms will open across the country in the next few years. We take a closer look at these upcoming product launches and highlight the ones that you should keep an eye on.

Hotel openings in Turkey

In the last quarter of 2021, 11 more hotels with 1,435 rooms will open in Turkey.

2022 will also be a busy year with 14 openings and 2,732 new rooms slated for completion. Another eight projects with 1,814 keys are in the pipeline for 2023, while seven projects and 1,268 rooms are planned for 2024 and beyond.

In addition, 22 of the 40 projects we are pursuing are aimed at the five-star category, the rest at the four-star market.

Important urban growth markets in Turkey

The economic powerhouse Istanbul will get a total of 13 new hotels and expand the city’s offer by 2,709 rooms.

Bodrum, a major port city and seaside tourist destination, has four new hotels and 373 rooms in the pipeline. And in the capital Ankara, three properties will come on the market, which will bring 657 additional keys into play.

Notable hotel openings are pending in Istanbul

Radisson Hotel Apartments Delta Istanbul Esenyurt will likely be the first of our Featured Hotels to open. This 240-room debut project, slated for the third quarter of 2022, is part of Wish Istanbul, a mixed-use real estate project with two towers. The tower of the apartment hotel will offer a range of amenities, including an all-day dining restaurant, lobby lounge, pool bar, grill and spa, and almost 2,200 m² of event space.

The Citadines Nivo Istanbul will welcome its guests in the fourth quarter of 2022. Located on the Istanbul Canal at the crossroads of the city’s main arteries, the hotel offers comfortable accommodation close to major business and leisure attractions. Istanbul Ataturk International Airport is just a 30-minute metro ride away. Travelers staying in one of the 150 supervised residences here have access to a resident lounge and an on-site gym.

Last but not least, the luxurious Mandarin Oriental Etiler will open in a three-tower project in one of the most exclusive districts of Istanbul in early 2023. An impressive 409 guest rooms, suites and serviced apartments will occupy one of the three towers, while a Residences at Mandarin Oriental project will occupy the other two. The hotel will have three restaurants and bars, a spa and fitness center, and the residences will have world-class facilities that complement the breathtaking views of the city.


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