Raffles International signed an agreement to manage a new hotel development in Ankara, Turkey.
The 150-room Swissotel Ankara is slated to open in April. Michel Van der Elst, who was formerly the resident manager of Swiss?tel The Bosphorus in Istanbul, has been appointed general manager.
The addition of Swissotel Ankara marks Raffles' continued expansion in Turkey. The group currently operates Swiss?tel The Bosphorus and Swiss?tel G?cek Marina & Spa Resort and has two projects under development in Bursa and Izmir.