Home grown Heritage
Founded in 1967, Martı Group began operations in 1969 with Turkey’s first real resort property, Martı Resort Hotel in Marmaris, Turkey’s most popular holiday destination located at the junction of the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas. Another upscale resort, Martı La Perla Hotel, also in Marmaris, was launched in 1988, followed by Martı Myra Hotel in 1995 in Kemer, near Antalya.
In 1989, Martı Hotel Management Company became the first in the Turkish tourism sector to be listed at the Istanbul Stock Exchange. Yet another member of the Group, Martı GYO went public in 2010 as the first real estate investment company with a focus on tourism.
Boasting a high degree of recognition in its homeland and throughout Europe, Martı Group is poised to strengthening its brand by embarking on an aggressive growth path, building on 45 years of experience in the hospitality sector. 4 major projects are currently underway, the most significant of which is an 11-storey five star hotel in central Istanbul with 280 guest rooms and suites, various dining options, generous meeting facilities and a state-of-the-art Spa which will be launched in mid-2012. This will mark the company’s first ever city operation.
Other developments include a luxury holiday center in Marmaris adjacent to Martı’s two existing operations, a “culture hotel” near the historic site of Aphrodisias in Western Turkey, a 31 suite luxury boutique hotel located next to Martı Marina & Yacht Club near the Datça Peninsula and, finally, a five star hotel/convention center/safari park project in Kuşadası built on 1.1 million square meters of land.
With its expanding portfolio, Martı Group considers guest satisfaction and loyalty as its principal goal and also actively engages in comprehensive efforts relating to social responsibility. These include activities focusing on history and the environment such as the provision of the signs of historic areas in Olympos, Phaselis and Demre and the clean-up of ship waste. Martı Group has also won many awards from leading tourism organizations such as the Touristic Hotels & Investors Association (TUROB, Turkey) and Thomas Cook.
Martı’s projects are geared to contribute not only to the growth of the group itself but also to Turkey’s vast tourism potential. Martı Group, as a strong institutional contender in this field, intends to continue its investments to develop the sector for many years to come.