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by Michael J. Shapiro | February 23, 2011

 The 171-room Hilton by DoubleTree -- Old Town opened last week in Istanbul, representing the brand's debut in the Turkish city. The hotel is on the Golden Horn peninsula, within walking distance of the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, and about a 30-minute drive from Ataturk Airport. The property offers four meeting rooms; the largest spans 1,836 square feet and seats up to 200. Two restaurants are on-site.