Maxx Royal Bodrum Resort has opened its doors

Maxx Royal Bodrum Resort, designed by leading Turkish architect, Mahmut Anlar, is set to become one of the most prestigious addresses on the jet-set Bodrum scene this summer. We step inside for a closer look…

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Perfectly located on the Bodrum peninsula’s northern shores, the 11.4 hectare Maxx Royal Bodrum Resort property offers an elevated destination resort experience with a number of thoughtfully-curated art, culinary and lifestyle partnerships.

A collaboration with Scorpios, the renowned creative beach concept first conceived on the island of Mykonos, sees the launch of the brand’s first international outpost, located on the neighbouring peninsula. The brand has also enlisted the talents of globally-recognised artists Refik Anadol and Bernar Venet bringing world class art to the resort as well as showcasing the works of a number of rising local artists. The opening marks the third property in Türkiye, alongside Maxx Royal Belek Golf Resort and Maxx Royal Kemer Resort in Antalya.

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The resort is a sustainably designed serene all-suite and private villa property, complying with the stringent LEED Gold standards for construction, offering a multitude of accommodation options, all with private balconies and terraces boasting standout views of the Aegean. Housed within a series of innovative contemporary buildings built into the hillside, blending harmoniously with nature and the fragrant gardens blooming with indigenous plants and flowers.

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The interiors from Geo ID feature a soothing colour palate with flashes of colour inspired by the coastal surrounds including vibrant greens, tangerine and turquoise. Natural materials feature throughout including wood, stone and marble with locally-crafted hand glazed tiles. Guestrooms and public areas are accessorised with local artisan-crafted ceramics, handwoven rugs and artworks. In addition, an incredible 1063 square metre standout Presidential Villa will shelter five bedrooms, heated seawater pool, steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi and fitness centres.

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With a focus on the Aegean region’s abundant local produce, guests can enjoy an inspiring epicurean adventure via the resort’s seven standout restaurants and six bars. A tantalising blend of prestigious international culinary partners paired with authentic local dining experiences, which include Spago by Wolfang Puck and a third outpost from Montreal gastropreneur Joey Ghazal in addition to London and Ibiza, THE MAINE, with its trademark buzzy atmosphere and a menu that plays homage to the summers spent in New England.

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The flagship 4,500sqm Maxx WellBeing Centre offers a sanctuary of wellness comprising 20 treatment rooms, offering an extensive menu of holistic and science-based treatments from prestigious international spa brands including Biologique Recherche, Art of Detox Phytomer and Swiss Perfection. A soul soothing menu of signature spa rituals will be available including the authentic Turkish Bath treatment using locally sourced products including roses and rosewater.

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Other wellbeing facilities include extensive hydro and thermal experiences, a tranquil relaxation space and a dedicated Medi-Spa area. A comprehensive visiting practitioner and retreat programme are also on offer based on the Maxx Royal Seven Elements of Wellbeing programmes, combining traditional anti-ageing protocols with holistic healing rituals. This is complemented by a state-of-the-art Technogym fitness studio and an extensive roster of group classes available including reformer Pilates, antigravity yoga, functional strength, breathwork and sound healing, spinning and more.

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The partnership with Scorpios will allow guests to immerse themselves in the cross-cultural experimentation in music and art that the creative beach concept is known for. Wellness and nutrition will be central to the experience with a holistic wellbeing programme informed by ancient wisdom and the latest in modern scientific research as well as a restaurant specialising in Aegean cuisine served in a relaxed family-style sharing environment. Scorpios Bodrum also marks the brand’s first 24-hour offering, with exclusive accommodation encouraging guests to make the most of the beautiful Bodrum sunrise.

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Guests can enjoy an immersive journey through contemporary art curated by Zeynep Utku, founder of Arts Connected and graduate of Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design.

As a central figure on the international art scene, recognised and applauded for his corten steel sculptures, Bernar Venet, has created one of his largest scale monumental sculptures to date with the construction of two arising vertical arcs at the entrance to the resort’s marina. In addition to this, Venet’s work appears throughout the property with his sketches adorning the walls of the public spaces as well as a number of his sculptures. There is also an exhibition showcasing his works, marking the first time this collection has been displayed in Türkiye.

Refik Anadol, the Türkiye-born Los Angeles-based new media creative, who, for much of the past decade, has hypnotised the world with his swirling A.I. art landscapes, is showcasing one of his arresting installations in the resort’s lobby. Anadol’s digital art work has been inspired by data collected from the seas and is displayed on a giant screen.

The property is home to two art galleries where through Arts Connected, Utku has partnered with BASTOK LESSEL, founded by Tom David Bastok and Dylan Lessel. A dynamic exhibition programme is planned featuring blue-chip artworks which is also open to non-residents. A pioneering residency programme is currently in the works kicking-off with innovative Canadian artist Chloe Wise.

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