A new coastal resort will soon be joining Four Seasons’ two luxury hotels in Istanbul, bringing the total to three in the brand’s Turkish portfolio. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts recently announced plans to debut a Mediterranean resort in Turkey’s Izmir province in 2016.
The Aegean town of Cesme has long been a favorite seaside playground for the Turkish jetset, and Four Seasons hopes to capitalize on the region’s alluring attributes—cuisine, cultural history, sun, and sea—to draw international luxury travelers. (The famous archeological site, the ancient city of Ephesus, is found in the region. And kite surfing is big, too.)
Situated on the beach, Four Seasons Resort Cesme will have 130 suites and 16 private villas with sweeping sea views. The goal is to offer the highly-customized service that Four Seasons is known for. Recreational facilities promise to be expansive, and the spa will highlight the therapeutic thermal springs that are found throughout the area. For more information, visit www.fourseasons.com.