NEW YORK, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Donald J. Trump and daughter Ivanka Trump visited Istanbul on Friday, April 20th to celebrate the opening of the highly anticipated Trump Towers Mall. The visit comes on the heels of the official opening one day earlier, which was attended by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Differentiating itself in the sector with its concept, architecture and entertainment areas, Trump Towers Mall is the final piece to the stunning property which also consists of two towers- residential and office.
Donald and Ivanka Trump began their visit with a press conference attended by the developers of the project, Aydin Dogan, Dogan Holding's Honorary Chairman and Mehmet Ali Yalcindag, Dogan Yayin Holding, Member of the Board as well as VIP guests and key media outlets. Speaking in sequence, Donald Trump and Ivanka Trump expressed their great pride and enthusiasm for Trump Towers Istanbul. "As the developers of Trump Towers Istanbul, Dogan Holding has delivered an incredible property. We look forward to this being the first of many world class developments undertaken together in Istanbul and throughout Turkey," said Donald Trump.
Designed by Brigitte Weber, Trump Towers Istanbul is comprised of a 39-story, 204-unit residential tower, a 37-story, 86-unit office tower, and a seven floor retail platform, Trump Towers Mall, which is comprised of 194 units. This gorgeous property boasts spectacular views of the Bosphorus, the heart of Istanbul and historic Old Istanbul. Residents have already begun to occupy the tower and are privy to enjoy 24-hour white glove concierge service, state-of-the-art technology systems in every unit, a private lounge area with library, bar and kids club, a well-being center as well as a private wine cellar.
The office tower boasts the concept of "New Work" which was developed to combine unique attributes of the office building with white glove services and abundant amenities of the entire Trump Towers complex, creating a full lifestyle proposition. Business owners and their employees now have all of their professional and personal needs met in one central location- an unparalleled concept in Istanbul.
"At Trump Towers Istanbul the bar has been raised. With its spectacular design, world class amenities, incomparable lifestyle proposition and prime location, there is nothing like it in Istanbul," said Donald Trump.
Consisting of five floors of shopping plus two floors dedicated to well-being and food and beverage, and totaling 43.000 square meters rentable area, Trump Towers Mall was designed by specialist retail architects, Chapman Taylor, which is one of the world leading firms in this field and blazes many trails in its sector. The "Mini Mall" floor with a 9.000 square meter area introduces a novelty in Turkey with its brands and activity areas special to children. The mall covers 141 national and foreign brands in 194 units, a fitness centre, the Trump Towers Theater where Disney Live! shows will be performed, as well as a state of the art movie theater with stadium seating.
Underlining the fact that the Trump Towers Mall is distinguished from its competitors with a unique concept, Ivanka Trump said, "One of the key differentiators of this mall is that it has a playing and recreation center, an entire floor in fact, dedicated exclusively to children. This is a concept created by the Trump Hotel Collection and exemplified by our Trump Kids program at hotel properties around the world."
Ivanka Trump went on to say, "I was very excited when I met Mehmet Ali Yalcindag and began to discuss this project four years ago. The building is truly spectacular and one that we are very proud to have as a part of the portfolio. I hope it to be the first of many iconic projects together that will carry the Trump name."
Trump Towers Istanbul-Sisli is not owned, developed or sold by Donald J. Trump, The Trump Organization or any of their affiliates. Ortadogu Otomotiv Ticaret A.S., is the owner and developer of the property, uses the "Trump" name and mark under license from Trump Marks Istanbul II LLC, which license may be terminated or revoked according to its terms.
SOURCE The Trump Organization