Situated in the city centre, Hilton Garden Inn Mardin joins a growing portfolio of locations for the mid-market hotel brand across Turkey. Credit: Hilton Garden Inn

MARDIN, Turkey - Hilton Worldwide today announced that it has reached an important milestone in Turkey with 5,000 rooms now operating.  Hilton Garden Inn Mardin becomes the 19th Hilton Worldwide-branded hotel and the fifth Hilton Garden Inn in Turkey.

The company opened its first hotel, Hilton Istanbul, in 1955 which is now the longest serving Hilton Hotel outside of the Americas.  Most recently Hilton Worldwide has welcomed Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Golden Horn and Hilton Garden Inn Sanliurfa to its growing portfolio.  In the coming months the company will welcome Hilton Bursa, Hampton by Hilton Bursa and Hampton by Hilton Ordu

 "Turkey is an incredible destination and growth market for Hilton Worldwide. Having opened seven hotels in the country this year, I am delighted that we now operate more than 5,000 rooms and in wonderful locations such as Mardin," said Simon Vincent, area president, Europe, Hilton Worldwide. "In the last few years we have seen our Turkish portfolio almost double with 10 hotels currently under development, demonstrating the popularity of our brands in the international marketplace."

Situated in the city centre, Hilton Garden Inn Mardin joins a growing portfolio of locations for the mid-market hotel brand across Turkey. Hilton Garden Inn only recently celebrated a top ranking in the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 European Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM, in the first year the brand qualified for the index.

The historic city of Mardin is recognized as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site owing to the ancient architecture in the old town and its surroundings areas.  Some of the most significant sites include the Church of the Forties which dates back to the 10th century and Zinciriye Medresesi an Islamic school built in 1385.  Hilton Garden Inn Mardin overlooks the Mesopatamian Plain and is located approximately 17 kilometers from Mardin airport and approximately four kilometers from the centre of the city.

"I am thrilled to see our fifth property open in Turkey, which has fast become one of Hilton Garden Inn's most exciting and relevant destinations outside of the U.S.," said Adrian Kurre, global head, Hilton Garden Inn. "With an array of wonderful destinations for our loyal guests to visit across the country we look forward to showcasing our latest opening Hilton Garden Inn Mardin."

The hotel features 162 bedrooms, providing guests with the brand's signature features, including the Garden Sleep System bed, ergonomic Mirra chair by Herman Miller, and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi internet access.  Guests will also be able to enjoy a contemporary dining experience at the Sumac Grill restaurant and a range of snacks from the Pavilion Pantry, open 24-hours.

To help guests relax, Hilton Garden Inn Mardin offers a 24 hour fitness centre, indoor swimming pool, children's pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam bath and rain-shower.  Additionally, a 24-hour business centre is equipped with printing and copying facilities and fast wireless internet access for all business requirements.

General Manager of the newly opened Hilton Garden Inn Mardin, Murat Yetişgen, said, "We are looking forward to welcoming guests and showcasing our mid-market hotel to visitors to Mardin and local residents.  Our guests will experience the best in Turkish hospitality, with all of the hallmarks of world-renowned Hilton Garden Inn."

Contact:
Jules Kerby
+44 7966893697
jules.kerby@hilton.com

Dan Corfield
+44 7974229462
dan.corfield@hilton.com

Notes to Editors
Hilton Worldwide's Turkish portfolio currently includes the luxury Conrad Istanbul; the full-service Adana HiltonSA, Ankara HiltonSA, Mersin HiltonSA, Hilton Istanbul, Hilton ParkSA Istanbul, Hilton Izmir, Hilton Kayseri, Hilton Dalaman Resort & Spa, and Hilton Bodrum Turkbuku Resort & Spa; the full-service DoubleTree by Hilton Ankara - Kolej, DoubleTree by Hilton Avanos - Cappadocia, DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul - Old Town, and DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul - Moda; and the focused-service Hilton Garden Inn Kutahya, Hilton Garden Inn Konya, Hilton Garden Inn Sanliurfa and Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Golden Horn.

About Hilton Garden Inn
The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn hotel brand provides business and leisure guests with upscale yet affordable accommodations and modern amenities for a successful and comfortable stay. The satisfaction promise affirms the brand’s goal to make each guest’s stay better and brighter. If something isn’t just the way you like it, simply let any hotel Team Member know, and we will make it right. Guaranteed. As a recognized F&B leader, Hilton Garden Inn caters to guests’ dining needs by serving daily cooked-to-order breakfast and offering full service restaurants and bars. Team Members at more than 750 hotels around the world are committed to guaranteeing today’s busy travelers have a bright and satisfying experience from the first hello when they arrive. Hilton Garden Inn is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. For more information about Hilton Garden Inn, visit www.hgi.com or news.hgi.com or connect on social media at Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

About Hilton
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,100 properties with nearly 838,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.

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