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  • The Edition Bodrum will open next month with a ‘next-generation spirit’

    Exterior shot of hotel on pristine beach
    800 533 Hamish Kilburn
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    The Bodrum Edition will open next month with the aim to redefine luxury for a new kind of resort unlike any other in the Mediterranean…

    Since the EDITION brand, in partnership with Marriott International, announced it would open a further seven new properties in 2018, anticipation around the next chapter of the hotel brand has been high. Ian Schrager’s latest visionary concept: The Bodrum EDITION, acts to redefine the contemporary luxury hotel experience with his expanding global influence.

    The 102-room hotel opens with the aim to bring new energy to the Bodrum Peninsula. Sitting on the west side of the peninsula, in Yalıkavak Marina, The Bodrum EDITION is tucked into a wind-sheltered cove, bringing with it a new wonder to the modern incarnation of the historic region. Born for the world stage, the hotel is a natural Amphitheatre acting as a venue for 21st century recreation, socializing, and networking with an unparalleled vista overlooking the azure waters of the Turkish Riviera.

    Set within 22,000 sq metres (72,200 sq feet), the property highlights a balance of contrasts, where classical elements meet cutting-edge culture, simplicity conveys sophistication, and skilled design amplifies the natural beauty. In keeping with EDITION’s customised, individual approach, The Bodrum EDITION draws inspiration from local influences and native natural resources yet infuses each space with surprising, ultra-modern twists. The landscape, conjured as a Mediterranean oasis, reflects the peninsula’s indigenous flora and fauna. Native olive trees that are so significant to the Turkish landscape as well as local stone have been used throughout the resort to create a sustainable and captivating scene, in keeping with its natural environment. The jewel in The Bodrum EDITION’s crown and its most significant characteristic is the magnificent white beach, spread out below the property and leading into the irresistible turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea.

    The grounds begin at the highest altitude of the property, where the hotel’s open reception area, designed by French designer Christophe Pillet and Ian Schrager Company, sits. A contemporary glass atrium frames the stunning view over the bay. Filled with a variety of comfortable seating groupings and intimate lounging areas, the lobby will embody the EDITION’s next-generation spirit, a place where the lines between work and play, socializing and networking, begin to blur.

    Outside terrace

    As the horseshoe-shaped grounds slope downward towards the beach and jetty, the pathways and leisure areas are interspersed by the hotel’s 102 guestrooms, bungalows with private pools and sublime four bedroom private villa with pool. Between these are the lounge bars, and cocktail areas, as well as the hotel’s two signature restaurants. For private events and business travellers, the hotel also has more than 1,200 square metres (4,000 sq feet) of both indoor and outdoor meeting and event space including meeting studios, a ballroom suitable for all events. Finally, at the base of the resort lays an infinity pool which ends at the sea overlooking the magnificent curve of the peninsula.

    In addition to the hotel’s seamlessly designed infinity pool, garden lounge, and beach-to-table, come-as-you-are laidback restaurants and bars, The Bodrum EDITION houses a unique, state-of-the art spa facility complete with Turkish Hammam, salt treatment room, sauna, steam room and plunge pool.

    Guestrooms and suites

    The Bodrum EDITION’s rooms, suites and magnificent private villa are both generous and elegant in their design, their warm wood finishes and airy fabrics exuding a relaxed, beach-house feel, offering a “refuge,” in Schrager’s words, with “everything you need and everything you want.” Embodying his deep belief that “simplicity is true luxury,” the spacious, light filled rooms contrast stone floors against a clean, light colour palette, with each and every space enjoying ensuite marble bathrooms and terraces with an unparalleled view over the Aegean Sea. A private villa encompass the EDITION sophistication with its own private pool area and sauna, perfect for families and larger groups, whilst two further suites enjoy the use of private plunge pools and terraces.

    Confident to become the jewel of the Turquoise Coast, The Bodrum EDITION will open next month as a secret village of paradise, a portal to a separate, more relaxed reality.

    Hamish Kilburn / 25.05.2018

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