IHG to build Bursa’s largest hotel with latest Türkiye signing

Pictured: InterContinental Bursa signing ceremony. L-r: Ramazan Özgür, Simge Kocabayoğlu, Nilsun Tümer, Ahmet Atış (sitting left), Karin Sheppard (sitting right), Ufuk Okumuş and Alexandra Yao.
IHG Hotels & Resorts has signed a new site for its luxury InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand in Bursa, Türkiye.

When completed, InterContinental Bursa will feature 231 stylishly appointed bedrooms, making the property the largest hotel in the city.

Signature style

The site is being developed in partnership with owner, real estate company Atis Yapi.

The newbuild is expected to open in late 2024, showcasing the brand’s signature style and bringing a luxury option to Türkiye’s fourth largest city.

All amenities

Amenities will include a choice of restaurants and meeting rooms, plus swimming pools, a spa and fitness area.

The hotel will be part of a larger development in Bursa which will include 850 residential living spaces, 112 branded residences and a 75,000 sq m shopping, living, entertainment and medical centre, plus a local museum and playgrounds.

New heights

Willemijn Geels, VP development, Europe at IHG Hotels & Resorts, said: “Türkiye is a key growth market for IHG and the signing of our first InterContinental property in Bursa is a wonderful milestone. We are delighted to be working with owner company Atis Yapi and we look forward to a long and fruitful partnership.  This latest signing demonstrates IHG’s ongoing commitment to bring our market-leading brands to new and inviting destinations across Europe.”

Ahmet Atis, owner, Atis Yapi added: “It is with great pleasure that we can announce our partnership with IHG Hotels & Resorts and the signing of the new InterContinental Bursa. This luxury hotel will take accommodation standards in Bursa to new heights never seen before in the city.”

Passing platinum status

In 2021, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts celebrated its milestone 75th anniversary. Founded in 1946, the brand has become synonymous with modern luxury and pioneering design in unexpected locations. 

To date, there are over 200 InterContinentals, with each hotel celebrating exploration, travel and cultural discovery. Türkiye is already home to the InterContinental Istanbul which sits on the city’s European side and overlooks the Bosphorus and Istanbul’s historic skyline.

Furthermore, the 214-key InterContinental Grand Ankara was signed in 2021 and is due to open in 2024. Other IHG group properties in the Türkish pipeline include Holiday Inn Erzurum, bringing 115 keys online in June, and the 140-room Crowne Plaza Istanbul Ortakoy Bosphorus heading to the country’s metropolis in Q3 2023.