According to the news of the news portal, tourism news Center, which is the news source of the tourism sector in Turkey, when Murat Dedeman, a prominent name in the tourism sector, passed away due to an infection he contracted after a heart surgery in 2019, leaving behind a fortune of 600 million Turkish Liras, 51 percent of this inheritance should have been divided between his second wife Sevda Dedeman and his son Rıfat from his first marriage, his daughter Banu and his daughter Sofia Satin from his girlfriend Olga, but the swords were drawn between Dedeman Holding's new boss Rıfat Dedeman and his stepmother Sevda Dedeman in May last year.
While Rıfat Dedeman pressured his stepmother Sevda Dedeman to divide the Dedeman Holding shares left by his father to himself and his sister without fulfilling the will, Sevda Dedeman, who claimed that she was subjected to psychological violence, did not give in and started a legal process with the application of psychological and economic protection.
In addition, Dedeman Holding, which continues its investments under all these developments, is preparing to open the first hotel of its new brand Smart By dedeman in Eskişehir, which was brought to the agenda by Tourism News Center after the earthquakes centered on Kahramanmaraş last February, and which will turn the idle building in Samsun Atakum, which was revealed to have been built illegally, into a hotel.
Dedeman Holding and Dedeman Hotels, which went through a turbulent period due to the inheritance dispute, put the millennials, whose share in the accommodation sector is increasing and who usually travel for business purposes, in the target audience with its new brand Smart by Dedeman. The concept of the hotels to be opened under the Smart by Dedeman brand, which will have between 50 and 140 rooms, will be organized as qualified accommodation, qualified compact bed and breakfast, fast internet, state-of-the-art infrastructure.