Bodrum Edition will set a luxury benchmark in southwestern Turkey this weekend. And there’s a new air route too.
The “ultra-luxury” Bodrum Edition is officially opening on the cost of southwestern Turkey this weekend, the result of a partnership between the US hotelier Ian Schrager and Marriott International.
Sloped above Yalikavak Bay, the property will present guests with what is described as a redefined luxury hotel experience, aiming to shake up Bodrum’s hospitality landscape.
Native olive trees and local stone have been used throughout the resort to create a “sustainable and captivating scene”, Marriott writes.
The grounds begin at the resort’s highest altitude, where the reception area sits with a view over the bay. As the horseshoe-shaped grounds slope downwards there are private cabanas, leisure areas and 102 guestrooms, bungalows with private pools and four-bedroom private villas.
The “jewel in the Bodrum Edition’s crown” is the “magnificent white beach” spread out below the property.
The design, personalised service and “unforgettable food, beverage and entertainment offerings” are balanced in a “friendly and unpretentious manner”, Marriott says.
Other characteristics include an infinity pool, various lounge bars and cocktail bars, two restaurants and a nightclub.
In related news this week, Turkish Airlines has inaugurated a new seasonal Bodrum-London Gatwick route, to cater for what the carrier says is a significant increase in demand from UK holidaymakers wanting to head to the destination this summer. It will be offered twice weekly and takes the airline’s weekly operations to the UK to 90 flights a week.