Operating for less than a year, Canyon Ranch Kaplankaya will go under Six Seasons management on May 1. When it first opened its doors on the Turkish Riviera near Bodrum in July 2016, it was the first international resort for the American wellness brand (other locations include Tucson, Arizona and Lenox, Massachusetts). The resort has 141 guest rooms, a top-notch spa measuring 107,000 square feet, a fitness facility, and a Health & Healing center serviced by a team of doctors and certified professionals. Given the resort’s spa focus, Six Senses is a natural fit for management.
This stretch of the Aegean coast is a popular holiday destination both for its historic cultural sites (the Bodrum Castle is classified as UNESCO World Heritage) and beautiful seascapes. The nearest airport is Milas-Bodrum International Airport (BJV), located 30 minutes by boat, or 50 minutes by car, from the resort.
The property was designed by Barcelona-based OAB architects and is owned by Capital Partners of Turkey. There are also 154 private residences. Under Canyon Ranch management, the restaurant meals were included in guests’ full-board rates.
Bernhard Bohnenberger, president of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, said, “Over the next year, the design, environmental and wellness operations will be enhanced to bring the blessings of Six Senses to the beaches of Kaplankaya.”
Six Senses has an ambitious plan for global development. As we’ve previously reported, new properties in the pipeline include Bhutan, Krabey Island (Cambodia), Fiji, Bali, Tunisia and New York. In sum, the goal is to triple the portfolio within five years. For more information, visit www.sixsenses.com.