Izmir Travel Guide
Quick, name the third largest city in Turkey. Too late--it's Izmir. If you didn't know, it's probably because there's nowhere near enough hotel accommodation in Izmir, but they're now rapidly trying to catch up. Visitor numbers are rising rapidly, with tourists coming to visit nearby ancient sites, and business travelers arriving for various trade fairs and conferences
As a candidate city for World Expo 2015, Izmir are pumping up the number of hotel rooms available across this Aegean coast city. In just the last month, five brand new high-standard hotels have opened up. These include the Ontur İzmir, a boutique-style hotel created by converting an old office block, and the 60-room Kordon Hotel, built to target higher-budget travelers with every room boasting a sea view.
And in the coming months, both the Mövenpick and Swiss Hotel brands are going to add to the stream of new Izmir hotels. Soon there'll be no excuse not to know about it. Now, we just sit back and await the ubiquitous press release from W and aloft hotels announcing their first hotels in Turkey to open by 2008.
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· Five Hotels Opened Last Month in Izmir [Turkish Daily News]