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Director Public Relations
The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul
Suzer Plaza, Elmadag
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34367 Sisli - Istanbul
Turkey
Phone: 90 212 334 44 20
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ISTANBUL, TURKEY — September 16, 2015 — Celebrating its 14th anniversary in October 2015, The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul is selected to be ‘one of the best’, by the readers of the internationally prestigious travel magazine Condé Nast Traveller.

The award is a major milestone for The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul as it is based entirely on the independent votes of guests. And, in being part of the top positions, the hotel shows leadership and differentiates itself from some of the world’s most luxurious hotels and brands.

Taking into account certain criteria such as accommodation experience, food & beverage outlets, meeting and conference facilities, shopping possibilities, location, ambiance, decor and service quality, The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul was voted 16th by independent guests, from a list of 20 competing hotels.

Having joined the hotel as General Manager in July this year, Can Göktaş enjoys a heart-warming start to his new role with the . “I am delighted to be receiving this award on behalf of the Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul. The award pays tribute to our Ladies and Gentlemen and their commitment to the values that have made The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul so incredibly popular with international travelers,” he says.

The since 1998 celebrated Readers' Choice Awards aim to select the best of the industry internationally. “Guests who have voted for our hotel are no strangers to luxurious international hotels, so it is an honor to be independently chosen as the best from such distinguished competition. The award pays tribute to our Ladies and Gentlemen and their commitment to the values that have made The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul so incredibly popular with international travelers”, General Manager Can Göktaş points out.

In the list of ’20 Best Overseas Countries’, Turkey is positioned as 9th, while in the ’20 Best Overseas Cities’, Istanbul leaves internationally popular cities behind, such as San Francisco, Madrid, Hong Kong and Dubai, with its listing as 7th.

Being announced at the Ham Yard Hotel’s Dive Bar in London on Tuesday, September 1st, the Condé Nast Traveller Readers Choice Awards will be published in the magazine’s October issue.