Turkish Riviera attracts high net worth travelers from the Gulf

Stunning Bodrum is an alluring seaside escape for Arabian Gulf-based travelers, according to a leading hotelier

  
Holidaymakers rest at a beach in the resort town of Bodrum July 14, 2014. REUTERS/Tuncay Dersinlioglu//KODA Collective

Holidaymakers rest at a beach in the resort town of Bodrum July 14, 2014. REUTERS/Tuncay Dersinlioglu//KODA Collective

REUTERS/Tuncay Dersinlioglu//KODA Collective
29 March 2017

BODRUM, Turkey – At the heart of the Turkish Riviera, stunning Bodrum is an alluring seaside escape for Arabian Gulf-based travelers, according to a leading hotelier.

Spectacular azure bays, rolling hills dotted with windmills and citrus groves, impressive archaeological heritage including the remains of the Mausoleum of Mausolus – one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, all complemented by pulsating and vibrant nightlife, Bodrum offers significantly more than just brilliant sun, sand, and sea.

On average, Turkey has received more than 500,000 visitors annually from Gulf countries, according to industry reports, with Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the UAE accounting for the highest number of Gulf visitors to Turkey.

Caresse, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Bodrum, part of The Luxury Collection exclusive group of hotels, welcomes many high net worth Gulf guests traveling with families from Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, and Bahrain, in order of guest visitors.

“Bodrum is a high demand destination for Gulf travelers, just a few hours away by flight from the Arabian Gulf,” said Makis Antonatos, General Manager of Caresse, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Bodrum. “Residing on a private cove on the Aegean Sea, and a few minutes’ drive from the port city, Caresse is a bespoke escape that offers the perfect combination of luxury, serenity, and nightlife for Gulf-based guests.”

Designed to offer guests Aegean energy and an exceptional lifestyle, the stunning resort provides uncompromising accommodation, Luxury Collection’s signature concierge service, an indigenous cultural experience, an extensive spa, and exceptional dining venues.

Each of the 67-guestsrooms, 9 suites, and the opulent Caresse King Villa are spacious with sleek interiors, modern technology, tasteful en-suite bathrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows, sea-facing private balconies or terraces, The Luxury Collection signature bed, and select amenities.

The resort is home to a 17,000-square foot Spa Caresse, offering an immersive range of treatments delivered by highly trained therapists using locally sourced essentials and ESPA skincare products. Welcoming guests to a tranquil oasis of serenity, the spa facilities encompass a couple’s treatment suite, traditional Turkish Hammam, an open-air Jacuzzi sauna, a steam room, an indoor pool, and an ultra-modern fitness center. An alluring infinity-edge pool is perched above the shoreline, providing sweeping views of the bay and blissful seclusion.

World-class cuisines complement the alluring destination with two distinct dining venues offering Turkish, Mediterranean, and Asian flavors. Indulge in sumptuous culinary experiences on the outdoor terrace of The Glass Restaurant & Lounge Bar, the perfect vantage point to watch the moon rise over the peninsula, serving international cuisine with a South Aegean twist, while the stunning décor and seductive ambience of the all-day dining venue, La Plage Restaurant & Bar, offers South Aegean and Mediterranean flavors and a dedicated sushi counter.

Guided by the resort’s knowledgeable concierge, guests can explore the city’s rich cultural heritage and discover local attractions, from snorkeling in crystal-clear waters, chartering a luxury yacht, and sailing around neighboring islands to journeying through enchanting whitewashed villages and relishing the local tangerine orchards.

© The Saudi Gazette 2017

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