Chinese luxury hotel company Wanda Hotels & Resorts has signed an agreement with Turkish developer Mar Yapi to build Wanda Vista Istanbul, scheduled to open by end-2018.
The Philippe Starck-designed property will offer 150 guestrooms and suites, and will be located in a business district. The new hotel is also situated a five-minute drive from Ataturk International Airport and 25 minutes away from the city centre.
Wanda Vista Istanbul signing ceremony group photo
“Wanda Vista Istanbul is more than just the first Wanda hotel to be opened overseas; it is also the first brand we have marketed overseas. It marks another significant step toward our goal of becoming a respected international luxury hotel company from China,” said Qian Jin, president of Wanda Hotels & Resorts.
As of end 2016, Wanda Hotels & Resorts owns and operates 104 luxury hotels in China, with six international projects in the Gold Coast, Sydney, Chicago, Los Angeles and London under the Wanda Vista brand.