The Grand Hotel Efes Will Become The Swissotel Grand Efes, Izmir - 2006-11-07

The Grand Hotel Efes is undergoing a $60 million refurbishment and will reemerge in the summer of 2007 as the international five-star-hotel, Swissotel Grand Efes, Izmir. The 406-room hotel located in the heart of the city's commercial hub features several restaurants and a 37,700 sf Amrita Spa & Wellness area. The Grand Efes Convention Center, the largest conference and meeting facilities in the region, is also located on the presmises and boasts a floor area of 96,875 sf. It includes 13 meeting and boardrooms (for up to 250 people), one grand ballroom (for up to 1,250 people), two multi-purpose halls (for up to 1,000 people), and a 17,222 exhibition area.