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1847 21 Jun 2022

Accor Expand in Turkey with The Opening of Two New Movenpick Living Projects

Global augmented hospitality leader Accor, signs Mövenpick Living Çamlıvadi and Mövenpick Living Saklıvadi in partnership with Artaş Group, a group of companies with 45 years of track record in real estate, retail and tourism, and the developer of Vadistanbul, one of the largest proj

The announcement of the two new projects was made at a signing ceremony which took place at the Mvenpick Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel, between Mark Willis, CEO India Middle East, Africa Turkey for Accor; Yiğit Sezgin, Chief Commercial Officer India, Middle East, Africa Turkey for Accor; and Sleyman etinsaya, Chairman, Artaş Group. The Mvenpick Living amlıvadi is set to open by October 2022 while the Mvenpick Living Saklıvadi in November 2023.

"As the world's leading augmented hospitality group with more than 5,300 properties in over 110 countries, we are excited to announce the involvement of premium brand Mvenpick with the amlıvadi and Saklıvadi projects under an agreement with Artaş Group, Turkey's real estate and construction leader. We are confident that both projects will add great value to the tourism industry in such a popular location of Istanbul," said Yiğit Sezgin, Chief Commercial Operator India, Middle East, Africa Turkey for Accor.


There are 164 residences in Mvenpick Living Saklıvadi, and 65 residences in Mvenpick Living amlıvadi. All one bedroom, two bedroom and penthouse apartments are elegantly decorated with meticulously designed details. Each apartment enjoys complimentary internet connection, same-day laundry service, a restaurant with buffet service for breakfast, and a winter garden.

Guests will not have to skip their fitness routine as they can take advantage of a full-fledged gym equipped with exercise gear, an indoor swimming pool, sauna and resting room. Moreover, an exclusive indoor and outdoor mange are offered to the service of the hotel guests who are interested in horse riding. A playground for our little guests and a free parking lot are also available.


The main advantage of both hotels is their ideal location to Vadistanbul. Built by the Artaş Group, Vadistanbul is one of the most popular shopping and entertainment centers in Turkey, offering customers an array of amenities including branded stores, elegant restaurants and cafs, theaters and concert halls. In order to provide ease of access to those venues a shuttle service will be offered for hotel guests.

Both projects are located in the center of Istanbul, at only 29 km from Istanbul Airport, and in close proximity to the city's hotspots such as Ortaky, Bebek, Emirgan, Tarabya Nişantaşı, Taksim, and Eminn, historical sites including the Galata Tower, Rumelian Castle, Blue Mosque, and Grand Bazaar, and natural reserves such as Belgrad Forest and the Emirgan Park. The monorail line available in Vadistanbul connects to the metro line, making it possible to access the metropolitan area.

The developer of Vadistanbul, one of Turkey's largest real estate projects, Artaş Group, is an organization that has been active in the real estate, retail and tourism industries for 45 years. The group's most popular brand, "Avrupa Konutları" (European Residences) is a leader of branding in the housing industry. "We are here to announce a great cooperation. The Artaş Group has built, operated and managed a lot of buildings for housing, retail and tourism purposes for 45 years. We have developed and awarded to our country a magnificent project like Vadistanbul. We manage 35,000 residences, 6 shopping malls and 8 hotels that are delivered and under construction. Drawing upon our knowledge and experience, now we are stepping to a whole new cooperation. We are happy to have Mvenpick, an international brand managed by Accor, in our amlıvadi and Saklıvadi projects built as part of our main brand, European Residences. We are excited to see the value the brand will add. Equipped with the state-of-the-art technology and built with a resilient and aesthetic architecture, the buildings will offer an attractive combination of Mvenpick's excellence and Turkish hospitality. I hope that this investment and partnership will bring joy to both parties oand to the tourism industry," said Sleyman etinsaya, Chairman of the Artaş Group


Accor is a world leading hospitality group consisting of 5,300 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries. The group has one of the industrys most diverse and fully-integrated hospitality ecosystems encompassing more than 40 luxury, premium, midscale and economy hotel brands, entertainment and nightlife venues, restaurants and bars, branded private residences, shared accommodation properties, concierge services, co-working spaces and more. Accors unmatched position in lifestyle hospitality one of the fastest growing categories in the industry is led by Ennismore, a joint venture, which Accor holds a majority shareholding. Ennismore is a creative hospitality company with a global collective of entrepreneurial and founder-built brands with purpose at their heart. Accor boasts an unrivalled portfolio of distinctive brands and more than 230,000 team members worldwide. Members benefit from the companys comprehensive loyalty program ALL - Accor Live Limitless a daily lifestyle companion that provides access to a wide variety of rewards, services and experiences. Through its Planet 21 Acting Here, Accor Solidarity, RiiSE and ALL Heartist Fund initiatives, the Group is focused on driving positive action through business ethics, responsible tourism, environmental sustainability, community engagement, diversity and inclusivity. Founded in 1967, Accor SA is headquartered in France and publicly listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC Market (Ticker: ACCYY) in the United States. For more information visit, or follow Accor on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.


Founded by Sleyman etinsaya in 1977, the ARTAŞ Group has 45 years of knowledge and experience in the construction industry. The group also operates in the real estate, retail and tourism industries. Its most popular brand, "Avrupa Konutları" (European Residences) is a leader of branding in the housing industry. The group has developed and delivered 21,100 residences under the European Residences as well as Tema İstanbul and Vadistanbul in partnership with other companies.

In the retail and tourism industries, the ARTAŞ Group has developed shopping malls and hotels. Six shopping malls and eight hotels of the group designed as standalone and mixed-used projects are active. Also performing well in the domains of business management, the group runs and manages the hotels, residences and malls that it built.

The ARTAŞ Group continues to add value to the national economy by creating jobs and mobilizing side industries. The group is a symbol of quality and trust with 45 years of experience and its track record. It continues to give life to high-quality and peaceful spaces and to achieve more in the service industry by managing and operating its properties.