Short interview with our member
Barcelo Eresin’s GM Mr. Hasan Ekmen

How would you review Istanbul’s future situation in the meeting industry?

The meeting industry trends are changing continuously and being a unique destination becoming important more than ever. Istanbul is a very ideal destination for meeting planners for many reasons.; It has a unique and inspiring geographical position, an upbeat and modern dynamic, such big variety of venues and accomodation choices, accesibility from all around the world and many more. If we consider all these facts, it is only fair to presume that Istanbul should be at least in the top ten destinations that attracts meeting planners.

What is the unique point that Barcelo Eresin Topkapı Hotel provides for meeting planners?

Being part of a strong international chain of Barceló Hotels&Resorts brings us worldwide recognition that meeting planners look for. Barceló Eresin Topkapi is an elegant and distinctive hotel conveniently located in the old city center of Istanbul. Hotel’s location is a definite advantage since we are 9 km drive from Atatürk Airport and 15 minutes drive from down town area. The tram stop across the street gives our guests a unique advantage of riding public transport without the hassle of traffic jam. Our hotel has 13 spacious and well endowed meeting rooms for all sizes of meeting purposes. Being in close approximation to the venues like Haliç Congress Center and CNR Expo is another advantage that hotel holds.