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Mvenpick Resort Bodrum in Turkey joins Great Hotels of the World

Travel News Asia Wednesday, 22 August 2007

The 5-star Mvenpick Resort Bodrum in Turkey, located in the hill top location of Bitez and offering breathtaking views of Gumbet Bay and the Aegean Sea, opened its doors in July following an 18 month construction process at a cost of US$12 million.

The Turkish designers and architects created a stylish Mediterranean hotel using the colours and characteristics of Bodrum. The emphasis has been placed on individuality and privacy, while creating an ultimate chill out atmosphere. This is reflected in the lobby which offers a three-floor atrium with plenty of natural light to highlight the original local artwork which is on display.

The hotel itself also blends in with its local surroundings having been built in an architectural style and colours typical to Bodrum.

The 92 generously sized guest bedrooms, which include nine suites, offer a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere with a contemporary feel. Room entrance corridors, floors and bathrooms are all marble, while oak parquet flooring is present elsewhere and combines with rugs, oversized beds and bamboo covered furniture to create an elegantly relaxing atmosphere. Junior Suites feature additionally feature a living area, kitchenette and dining table and are decorated in a green and yellow colour scheme. Each suite also has a large terrace or private balcony with unobstructed views to enjoy the spectacular sunsets seen from the resort.

A range of leisure facilities are available within the resort, including two outdoor pools, one indoor pool, a state-of-the-art fitness centre and a wellness centre. The wellness centre offers a Turkish bath (hammam), sauna and treatments such as Thai, Shiatsu, anti-stress, sports and deep tissue massages, aromatherapy and hot stone therapy.

Massages are available either within one of the four treatment rooms or outside against the beautiful backdrop of the Aegean Sea.

Cuisine is a strong focus of the hotel as the restaurant offers Mediterranean specialities complimented by typical ingredients of the region's cuisine. Popular dishes include pizzas from the restaurant's burning wood fire oven, sirloin from the charcoal grill and a range of seafood dishes such as classic paella and a seafood tower to include a selection of fresh oysters, lobsters, shrimps, scallops and salmon caviar. The hotel's colour changing bar offers a perfect place to relax with an after-dinner drink.

The hotel is only a ten-minute drive from the centre of Bodrum and a thirty minute transfer from Milas-Bodrum airport. This makes it ideal for visiting the region's historical points of interest, including the Mausoleum of King Mausolus and the Castle of St Peter.

A business centre is also available and offers three rooms ideal for conferences and banquets for up to 100 people. In addition, a luxurious sailing yacht can be privately chartered to enjoy visits to beautiful beaches or dinners for up to 16 passengers. State-of-the-art AV equipment also complements the hotel's in-room wireless LAN connectivity to offer business delegates the complete support package they need.

The new resort is a member of Great Hotels of the World's niche luxury romantic and business & incentive travel collections.

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