Scorpios has announced a new global chapter, opening new properties in Bodrum and Tulum that will join its flagship in Mykonos in the hospitality brand’s portfolio. Here’s what we know…
Scorpios, the lifestyle hospitality brand that joined the Soho House & Co. family in 2019, which aims to be a ‘platform for new ideas, synergies and artistic experimentation’, is expanding globally, adding two remarkable locations to its portfolio.
In June 2024, Scorpios will launch new gathering places in Bodrum in Turkey, later followed by Tulum in Mexico, with, what we are being told, more locations to follow in the future. Each new place will resonate with the cultural energy of its region, interwoven with the Scorpios alchemy of music, art, food, and wellbeing, envisioned through the creative lens of their inspired community of artists and makers.
Founded by Thomas Heyne and Mario Hertel in 2015, Scorpios emerged as a contemporary interpretation of the ancient Greek agora — a gathering place for artists, free spirits, and change-makers to connect, collaborate and celebrate under the open sky.
Now, for the first time, the Mykonos-born brand invites its community to venture beyond Greek shores, to a new constellation of gathering places in sublime natural surroundings. “Scorpios has always created inspirational experiences through rituals that unite human connection with art, music, and nature,” said Thomas Heyne, Co-Founder of Scorpios. “In these deep moments of togetherness, we lift each other’s spirits. This is what makes the Scorpios experience so energising and enriching.”
The global expansion is paving the way to deepen the Scorpios experience, from exclusive accommodation for luxuriant retreat, to a unique wellbeing program called Inner Gardens. Wellbeing at Scorpios places creativity, art and music at its core, signified by the brand’s landmark Ritual Space. This is a multidisciplinary home for ancient healing methods and modern knowledge, as well as immersive cultural practices including art exhibitions, music and dance performances, talks, sensory rituals and more.
The design of each Scorpios property celebrates traditional craftsmanship and fosters an environment of effortless ease, infused with influences from the local culture and landscape. In Bodrum, Scorpios is co-created by architecture studio Geomim, with interiors by Lambs and Lions, in collaboration with Annabell Kutucu and Studio McBride. The design ethos honors imperfect simplicity and the honesty of natural materials.
On a lush, 75-thousand square metre exclusive peninsula, the strikingly-designed location will house two restaurants, a club house, Scorpios’ signature beach club, and several brand firsts – a Ritual Space, as well as 12 private suites, each with their own outdoor pool and lounge area. This marks Scorpios’ first venture into accommodation and ’24/7 high-end hospitality’. Scorpios Bodrum will feature a wealth of cultural programming and a revolving artist residency in collaboration with the brand’s music label, Scorpios Music.
Scorpios Bodrum’s contemporary Ritual Space allows guests to realign and rebalance through a lens of culture and art, with the Inner Gardens program bringing in practices like mindful movement, ice plunges, a herbal and adaptogens bar, breath work, and sound meditation.
A relaxed, communal culture of sharing and togetherness lies at the heart of dining at the hotel. The menu will be aligned with the original Scorpios food concept, braiding in inspiration from the Eastern Mediterranean with local Turkish influences.
In recent years, Scorpios has set a new standard for a fresh kind of beach experience, infused with a creative ethos that nurtures community and collaboration — an alternative to mainstream entertainment that ushered in a cultural shift from all-night entertainment to all-day ease. If its flagship in Mykonos is anything to measure off, the brand is about to create heavy soundwaves on the global hospitality scene. We’re listening!
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