From the next chapter in the growing Edition legacy comes Ian Schrager’s visionary concept: the Bodrum Edition.
Bringing a new energy to Bodrum, Schrager is responsible the concept, programming and creative direction of the Bodrum Edition, an Aegean utopia within the Yalikavak bay.
The hotel is a natural amphitheatre acting as a venue for 21st century recreation, socialising, and networking with an unparalleled vista overlooking the azure waters of the Turkish coast.
In keeping with the Edition philosophy, the Bodrum Edition seeks to redefine the hotel landscape in Bodrum bringing a new lease on outdated luxury by balancing sophisticated design and personalised, attentive service with one-of-a-kind food, beverage and entertainment offerings reflecting the best of the cultural and social milieu of its location.
The brand’s enhanced approach to high-end travel informs the hotel’s extraordinary service which offers all the personalized attention one might want in a luxury hotel, but in a friendly, unpretentious, and current manner, with superb training and efficiency, without the gold epaulettes or obsequious formalities.
Once an ancient city known as Halicarnassus of Caria, Bodrum was famous as the site of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Today, on the West side of the peninsula, in Yalıkavak Marina, the Bodrum Edition is tucked into a wind-sheltered cove, bringing with it a new wonder to the modern incarnation of the historic region.
The grounds begin at the highest altitude of the property, where the hotel’s open reception area sits.
Its contemporary glass atrium frames the stunning view over the bay that receives guests upon arrival.
Filled with a variety of comfortable seating groupings and intimate lounging areas, the lobby embodies Edition’s next-generation spirit, a place where the lines between work and play, socializing and networking, begin to blur.
The light, informal lobby bar welcomes guests to enjoy a Turkish tea or home-made lemonade upon the abundantly-planted terrace whilst overlooking the striking crystalline blue coastline.
The Bodrum Edition’s rooms, suites and magnificent private villa are both generous and elegant in their design, their warm wood finishes and airy fabrics exuding a relaxed, beach-house feel, offering a “refuge,” in Schrager’s words, with “everything you need and everything you want.”