Jumeirah Group has signed a management agreement with Targets Investment Turizm Isletmeleri AS to operate a luxury hotel in Bodrum on Turkey’s Aegean coast.
Following the signing of the agreement, the hotel formerly known as the Golden Savoy will be operated under the Jumeirah brand as Jumeirah Bodrum Palace Hotel, Turkey with an official opening scheduled for 1st May 2015.
The hotel is situated approximately 10 minutes from Bodrum city centre, nestled in the natural beauty of Zeytinlikahve Cove, and 20 minutes from Bodrum International Airport. It is an extravagantly designed luxury hotel consisting of 135 rooms made up of generous suites, luxuriously appointed villas and a six-bedroom Palace.
The property covers 110,000m2 and includes a wide range of restaurants, lounges and bars, a Talise Spa with 12 treatment rooms, a number of high-end shops and 57 swimming pools with the majority assigned to the private villas. Every suite and villa offers commanding views over the Aegean Sea.
One of the highlights of Jumeirah Bodrum Palace Hotel is ‘The Palace’, a 2000 m2 palatial residence with uninterrupted sea views, consisting of six deluxe master bedrooms, each with an ensuite and Jacuzzi, a private indoor and outdoor pool with sea water facility, a finely crafted traditional Turkish hammam and sauna, its own exclusive pier and private beach with cabanas. The Palace also has a royal living room and dining room, an entertainment patio and sundeck. Guests have twenty-four hour access to a dedicated butler service.
Jumeirah Group has appointed Mete Atakuman as General Manager of the hotel. An Australian-Turkish citizen, Mete was previously General Manager of Jumeirah Bilgah Beach Hotel in Baku, Azerbaijan, before which he worked for a number of international brands including Hyatt, Starwood and Hilton.
Gerald Lawless, President and Group CEO of Jumeirah Group, said: “To have the opportunity of extending our brand presence in Turkey is a key strategic development for Jumeirah. To be doing so with such a magnificent hotel on the Turkish Riviera gives us every confidence that our loyal Jumeirah guests will find the same quality of experience that they have come to associate with our hotels around the world. We are grateful to Targets for giving us the opportunity to operate their beautiful hotel in this outstanding destination.”
Tourist arrivals in Turkey during 2014 exceeded 40 million, of which 4.3 million visited Bodrum. Jumeirah Group already has a presence in Turkey, having successfully operated the historic Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah in Istanbul since 2011.
When the hotel opens in May 2015, the Jumeirah Group portfolio will consist of 23 hotels ranging from the flagship Burj Al Arab in Dubai to iconic properties in London, Frankfurt, Mallorca, Rome, Istanbul, Baku, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, the Maldives and Shanghai. The company has a further 26 hotels under contract or in development in the Middle East, Asia and Europe.