The summer season is sizzling on the Turkish Riviera, as Bodrum heats up with more high-end hotel openings. Following the opening of the Six Senses Kaplankaya, a conversion of the former Canyon Ranch resort, EDITION Hotels has announced the June debut of the Bodrum EDITION. Described as a “natural amphitheater” overlooking a white sandy beach on Yalikavak Bay, the Bodrum EDITION is surrounded by olive trees and Mediterranean gardens on the west side of the peninsula in Yalikavak Marina.
The resort’s focal point will be the lobby, its glass atrium framing views of the Med. It’s been designed as a cool hang-out with a variety of seating options and an informal lobby bar. The vibe continues with a number of fun eating options (mezzes and smoothie bowls, anyone?). In fact, two restaurants will be overseen by Peruvian chef Diego Munoz, formerly at renowned establishments El Bulli and Mugaritz. The beachfront infinity pool is also destined to become a hot spot. After a day of fun in the sun, hit the resort’s nightclub Discetto. Or crash in one of the 102 guestrooms, bungalows with private pools, or four-bedroom private villa with pool.
The EDITION brand is the brainchild of hotelier Ian Schrager in partnership with Marriott International, with existing properties in New York, London, Miami Beach and Sanya, China. The idea? To create a collection of “individualized, customized, one-of-a-kind hotels which redefines the codes of traditional luxury” while showcasing the culture of its specific location. Future hotels are in the works in Bangkok, Abu Dhabi, Shanghai, Barcelona, Times Square New York and West Hollywood.