Limak has entered the tourism sector in 1995 with Limak Arcadia. The investments have been continued acting on the principle of being a pioneer and leader in every sector of operation; Limak Limra has been taken into service at Antalya Kemer in 1998 and Limak Atlantis at Antalya Belek in 2002.
In 2000, the Limak International Hotels & Resort brand has been created and the “Warm Hospitality & Excellent Service” slogan has been registered as the brand commitment. Limak Ambassadore has been the first step into urban hotel management in 2006, while Limak Lara has been presented to the country tourism at Antalya Lara in the same year. In 2010, the first thermal boutique hotel of Turkey, Limak Yalova Thermal has been taken into service. Meanwhile, Limak Eurasia Hotel has started to serve at İstanbul Kavacık in 2011.
Services are offered throughout the year at the facilities and occupancy ratios over 80 percent are maintained consistently. Limak Tourism Group hosts guests from almost 40 different countries around the world, as well as its domestic guests.
Limak Tourism Group has increased the number of its hotels to 8 with the new hotel - Cyprus Deluxe Hotel that has been taken into operation in Cyprus in 2018, and reached a bed capacity over 6000. Limak Cyprus Deluxe also qualifies as the first international investment of the group. Limak Tourism Group is continuing its investments with an urban hotel project in Skopje, Macedonia.
Limak Tourism Group, advancing with the goal of evolving into an international chain, continues its activities for hotel investments in different geographies. As different from the other hotel chains, the group realizes the establishment, construction and management its hotels within its own organization from “a to z”, and accomplishes significant savings in the investment and cost areas by its experience in construction.
The system built in the supply chain allows the ability to use scale economy effectively. The Group also trains the staff of its new hotels, and thus ensures high standards in service quality and constantly develops its human resources.
A difference is created by sports tourism, which is one of the most important segments of alternative tourism, and groups are hosted in a variety of sports contests, as well as football. Every year 1,200 football teams come to camp in Antalya only. Last year, 300 football teams and almost 16 thousand athletes in total have lodged at the Limak hotels. Other than these, our hotels have hosted basketball, volleyball, judo, tennis, rugby, softball, baseball and many other sports tournaments, national team try-outs and national team preparations.
A tree planting organization is being held every year since 2011, on behalf of the Limra, Arcadia, Atlantis and Lara Deluxe hotels in Antalya. Limak, planting trees for the guests coming to its hotels every year at a land of 100 acres in Antalya, Serik district allocated by the Ministry of Forestry, has added 10 thousand more black cedar and nut pine trees to the Memorial Forest in 2018. Other than Antalya, the 500 trees promised to the guests during the opening of the Limak Tourism Group’s Limak Eurasia Luxury Hotel at İstanbul Kavacık have also been planted with a ceremony. The objective is to plant 100 thousand trees in 10 years in the Memorial Forest Project.
On the other hand, Limak Tourism Group has continued the tradition of presenting plant seeds to the guests staying at its hotels, which they can grow at their homes, balconies, gardens. The seed sets include 14 varieties as sunflower, fennel, hibiscus, cosmos, redbud, echinacea, coriander, sage, anise, thyme, melissa, eucalyptus, basil and black pine.
Limak Tourism Group is conducting the ‘Bedside Books Project’ in order to introduce certain outstanding names from the Anatolian soils especially to the guests coming from abroad. Within the project scope, Mevlana, Karagöz-Hacivat and Dede Korkut stories are provided in booklets. In addition, booklets that contain messages of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk from his Nutuk are also presented to the guests.
Limak Tourism Group, crowning its achievements with awards received in 2018, just like every year, aims to evaluate 2019 as a year when it will maintain its sustainable growth and reach closer to its goal of becoming an international hotel chain.