The Bodrum by Paramount Hotels & Resorts has celebrated its opening with a glamorous gala.
The event was attended by a select group of high profile invitees from all over the world, including Hollywood star Nicole Kidman.
The resort is located on a unique one kilometre waterfront site of just over 100,000m2 in Torba Bay and offers outstanding vistas over the Aegean Sea.
Paramount Hotels & Resorts chief executive, Thomas van Vliet, said: “Most people remember the Paramount Pictures Mountain surrounded by 22 stars from the iconic films they have seen.
“Our goal is to bring the creative power and the inspiring concept of entertainment of the 104-year-old Paramount Pictures brand to our guests at our hotels and resorts.
“The Bodrum by Paramount Hotels & Resorts will be the premiere of the Paramount Hotels & Resorts brand in the world, and I am delighted to achieve this significant milestone in the history of our company.
“Bodrum has established itself as one of the key resort destinations in Europe and I am confident the presence of our luxury resort I am confident that the presence of our luxury resort, with its elements of Hollywood glamour, California lifestyle and Paramount Pictures entertainment and technology will further strengthen Bodrum’s position.”
Underpinned by a magnificent décor by AC Design & Event Co, bringing the glittering spirit and grand atmosphere of the 1920’s to the resort and Bodrum, the evening started with a cocktail reception.
Guests were taken on a journey back in time, to the glamorous ambiance of the 1920’s, and were dazzled by the performance of Flapper Swing, an acoustic jazz band following in the footsteps of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grapelli.
Masters of ceremonies, actress Laila Bin Khalifa and famous TV presenter Pierre Rabat, hosted the evening, which continued with dinner and renowned artists beginning to take the stage.
In addition to delightful entertainment, The Bodrum by Paramount Hotels & Resorts let its guests embark on a gastronomic culinary journey inspired by Californian cuisine, designed by executive producer culinary, Massimiliano Sperli.
Following an impressive firework show, the after party kicked off with a performance by DJ Doğuş Çabakçor, and also saw a performance by famous singer Nigar, with guests socialising and dancing until the wee hours of the morning.
The world’s first Paramount Hotels & Resorts branded luxury lifestyle resort, The Bodrum offers its guests a unique, pure, elevated, glamorous and Californian inspired experience, in a natural setting of overlapping hues of blue and green.
Located at 25 kilometres from the Milas-Bodrum International Airport and only a ten-minute drive to the bustling heart of Bodrum, the resort also allows for docking of private yachts.
The Bodrum by Paramount Hotels & Resorts boasts 134 luxuriously and elegantly appointed suites and villas, all set in lush landscaping with unparalleled panoramic views of the Aegean Sea.
The suites have balconies or terraces with access to two semi-private pools.
Guests can indulge in unique gastronomic culinary experiences at four signature restaurants, including Italian, Lebanese and Asian Fusion cuisines.
A bespoke wellness & fitness centre, using the Charme d’Orient beauty treatment product range, boasts 12 treatment rooms, sauna and steam rooms, an indoor and outdoor pool, authentic Turkish hammam and a next generation fitness studio.
Apart from select luxury retail outlets, the resort also offers the services of a barbershop and a beauty salon.
A kids and teens studio club with a mini theatre and kids’ pool with playground awaits the younger guests.
The Bodrum is nominated as Europe’s Leading New Resort at the World Travel Awards this year.
The winners will be revealed in St Petersburg during the Europe Gala Ceremony in September.
Watch below as Breaking Travel News speaks to Alessandro Redaelli, director at the Paramount Resort & Spa Bodrum, about the opening: