Dalaman Hilton Sarıgerme Resort & Spa was officially launched with a splendid ceremony attended by Ertuğrul Günay, Minister of Culture and Tourism.
Making a brief opening speech in the official opening ceremony, Mustafa Göçen, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Göçay Turizm, gave the floor to Mehmet Göçen, Member of the Board of Directors of Göçay Turizm. Mentioning that they are proud of becoming the first company to be granted franchise as a resort in Turkey and in Europe by Hilton, Mehmet Göçen continued his speech as follows:
"WE TRUSTED IN THE REGION AND THE BRAND, NEVER GAVE UP DESPITE THE CRISIS"
“With our trust in Turkish tourism, the region, our investment and our brand, we did not give up spending efforts during the months in which we experienced heavy consequences of global crisis and we presented this beautiful facility to Sarıgerme-Dalaman Region. Following Hilton Dalaman Golf Resort ve Spa, other international brands dedicated to high-quality started searches to occupy the market in this region. I believe that we made a great contribution to the region as a brand and quality in addition to investment. With the beauty of the sea, sun, nature and history, this region is one of the most special places of Turkey."
MINISTER MR GÜNAY DISCUSSED THE RECENT STATUS OF TURKISH TOURISM
Having made a speech in the opening ceremony, Mr Günay, the Minister of Culture and Tourism, reported that there has been considerable progress in field of tourism in the recent 20-25 year-period in Turkey, tendering his gratitude, on behalf of the nation, to actors of tourism business making these achievements. Günay then said: “Turkey has been ranked the 7th in world tourism. Today, the architects of this story of success are among us. Tourism investors, operators, hotel administrators, travel agencies and guides all paid efforts and assumed great risks to make Turkey a world brand. On behalf of my nation, I tender my sincere regards to all of them and I wholeheartedly appreciate their efforts.”
TURKEY COMES TO THE FOREFRONT WITH THE QUALITY OF FACILITIES
Pointing out to the fact that Turkey has becoming one of the countries with the most beautiful hotels and facilities in the world, Günay continued his speech as follows:
A concrete indicator of this success is the event of this evening. Very recently, World Tourism Organization and tourism authorities reported that 39 out of the best 100 hotels of the world are in Turkey. This is not our own review. This is the result of a globally performed review. Proudly, I must say that I attended the launch ceremony of the hotel in Antalya following the announcement of the global review. I believe that 40 out of 100 best hotels are in Turkey now, and we are celebrating the opening of the best 41st hotel of the world this evening. Congratulations!