The JW Marriott Hotel, Sogutozu is a new signature hospitality development in Ankara, Turkey. The 24-storey, 413-room luxury hotel, designed by RMJM in partnership with Ozdogan Group (Executive Architect), features a guest tower that has been designed as an iconic form at the pre-eminent southeast corner of the property. The tower anchors the podium development and creates a strong monolithic element with long distance visibility.
The geometry of the site led to the development of an angular form for the high rise tower and this aesthetic is reflected in the podium design. The atrium visually separates the mass of the tower from the low-rise and becomes a transparent circulation volume.
Hardscape terracing at the east and northeast tie together the two forms of the building and allow the interior public circulation areas to connect to the outdoors. Terraced plantings create a buffer to the adjacent highway.
The hotel tower comprises of 17 floors of guest rooms above the podium level, with a rooftop bar and mechanical space. The unique form of the building allows special opportunities for suites at the apexes of the plan with standard room layouts along the primary elevations. The development also includes a spa and fitness center, flexible meeting space, multiple restaurants and a rooftop bar.