Hilton Istanbul Bomonti, the largest and most majestic hotel of the city, keeps maintaining its place at the top of its industry since it began offering its services. The Hotel, celebrating its first anniversary with a majestic party, has welcomed more than 236.000 guests in its 829 rooms – amongst which 85 suites –, 12 thousand square meters of event space and 3.300 square meters that incorporate eforea: spa at Hilton. Concerning the most striking facts and figures of the hotel’s first year, they are as follow:
Five prestigious awards in only 1 year!
In 2014, Hilton Istanbul Bomonti received 5 prestigious awards amongst which figures the most important award of the hospitality industry, The Gold Key Award. Hilton Istanbul Bomonti was rewarded with the “Best Upscale Hotel”. In 2014, the hotel has been also selected by Hilton Worldwide as the “Best Performing Hotel” of the EMEA region.
Close to the number of beds in 400 households
According to TUROB (Touristic Hotels & Investors Association), Hilton Istanbul Bomonti has increased the bed capacity of Istanbul by 1%. The number of beds in the 34-floor hotel is equivalent to the number of beds in 400 households. As of today, the number of rooms cleaned in the hotel represents 1% of the total households in Turkey.
7 times the length of the Bosphorus Bridge
All the linens put together end to end reach the length of the Bosphorus reaches 7 times the length Bosphorus Bridge or of Istiklal Street.
Food service to 200.000 people
The hotel’s main restaurant, “The Globe”, managed by executive chef Yannis Manikis, has served around 200.000 guests so far. Inspired by Istanbul’s strategic global position and rich history of international trade, “The Globe” serves an array of global cuisines. The restaurant delicious authentic dishes prepared with only the freshest ingredients from four cooking modules: Western Grill, Mediterranean Cuisine, Thai and Sushi, each featuring fine food with distinctive elements and character.
It welcomed world leaders
Hilton Istanbul Bomonti, through events it has hosted, amongst which the World Economic Forum and the African Energy Forum, has welcomed many World leaders and well-known names of the business industry. 10 of these prestigious events were international events and required 500 rooms or more.
Participants to events fill a gigantic stadium
On the other hand, the total number of guests that participated to events hosted by the hotel offering an unrivalled service and an event space of 12 thousand square meter would easily fill Anfield or Amsterdam Arena Stadiums. Concerning the number people served at events, they would fill the legendary Camp Nou stadium in addition to one of the stadiums cited above. The Grand Ballroom of 2371 square meter is the largest ballroom of Hilton Istanbul Bomonti and measures half of a football field.
Support to young people with Down syndrome
Taking social responsibility very seriously, the hotel is also praised for its support to young people with Down syndrome. Aiming at helping young people with Down syndrome to have an active life and to improving their culinary skills to be able to cook for themselves, Hilton Istanbul Bomonti started a kitchen workshop in the end of which participants will get a certificate giving them the possibility to find a job in the food and beverage sector. Within the 400 staff members working at Hilton Istanbul Bomonti, there are also employees with Down syndrome.