Kempinski Announces Two Luxury Projects in Turkey

Kempinski Group has signed management agreements with Turkish real-estate company Nef for two new luxury residential and hospitality projects in Turkey. Developed by Nef, the projects in Sapanca and Gölköy, Bodrum will showcase a hybrid residential and hospitality offering where homeowners can enjoy the services of a luxury resort.

Set among 19 acres of hillside overlooking the the Aegean Sea, Kempinski Residences Nef Reserve Gölköy Bodrum will be home to 106 private villas when it opens in 2026. The villas will range from two to six bedrooms, and will offer gardens, pools, verandas and indoor-outdoor living spaces with views of Demirbükü Bay. A luxury boutique hotel will also allow guests to enjoy the exclusive facilities of the resort.

The villas are connected by a network of low-impact roads and trails accessed by electric buggies. Facilities include an Italian restaurant, yoga and pilates decks, massage cabanas, outdoor swimming pool and separate children’s pool, a private beach, fitness facilities and playground. As well, three jetties will provide space to moor private craft, while on-demand yacht charters can whisk residents to the luxury shopping and nightlife of Yalikavak Marina, 20 minutes along the coast. Owners can also avail of 24/7 concierge services, security, gardening and maintenance. Optional extras include private chefs, wellness therapists and transfers to Bodrum Airport 40 minutes away.

Kempinski Hotel & Residences Sapanca, Turkiye
Kempinski Hotel & Residences Sapanca, Türkiye (Photo by Kempinski Hotels)

Developed with an investment of $130 million, Kempinski Hotel & Residences Sapanca, Türkiye will be located in the green surrounds of Sapanca Lake, 87 miles from Istanbul. The 110 hotel rooms and suites, along with 50 villas and 138 townhouse apartments are surrounded by ponds, streams, woodland and a network of walking, running and cycling trails.

In addition to a lakeside restaurant, owners at Kempinski Hotel & Residences Sapanca, Türkiye will have access to a community market square with shops selling locally grown produce, a hybrid-power boat for excursions on the lake and three piers for fishing and mooring. The project will also include a fitness center with hammam and sauna, mini football and basketball courts, and outdoor yoga and BBQ areas. Other services include private chefs and personal trainers, 24/7 concierge, airport transfers and packing, gardening and maintenance services.

The two new projects complement the recently announced Kempinski Residences in Istanbul and Çeşme. Kempinski currently manages luxury hotel and residence properties in Istanbul, Bodrum and Belek, besides three standalone Residences in Istanbul.

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