Conceived by Ian Schrager in a partnership with Marriott International, EDITION combines the personal, intimate, individualized experience that Ian Schrager is known for. Bringing a new energy to Bodrum, Schrager is responsible for the concept, programming and creative direction of The Bodrum EDITION, an Aegean utopia within the Yalikavak bay.
In keeping with the EDITION philosophy, The Bodrum EDITION redefines the hotel landscape in Bodrum bringing a new lease on outdated luxury by balancing sophisticated design and personalized, attentive service with one-of-a-kind food, beverage, and entertainment offerings reflecting the best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 epaulets 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.
Set within 22,000 sq meters (72,200 sq feet), the property highlights a balance of contrasts, where classical elements meet cutting-edge culture, the Bodrum EDITION draws inspiration from local influences and native natural resources yet infuses each space with surprising, ultra-modern twists. The landscape, conjured as a Mediterranean oasis, reflects the peninsula’s indigenous flora and fauna. Native olive trees that are so significant to the Turkish landscape, as well as local stone, have been used throughout the resort to create a sustainable and captivating scene, in keeping with its natural environment. The jewel in The Bodrum EDITION’s crown and its most significant characteristic is the magnificent white beach, spread out below the property and leading into the irresistible turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea.
As the horseshoe-shaped grounds slope downward towards the beach and jetty with its private cabanas, the pathways and leisure areas are interspersed by the hotel’s 102 guest rooms, bungalows with private pools and sublime four-bedroom private villa with pool. Between these are the lounge bars, and cocktail areas, as well as the hotel’s two signature restaurants by the pioneering Peruvian chef Diego Munoz, formerly of the world’s most celebrated restaurants, El Bulli and Mugaritz. For the socially inclined, Discetto, the nightclub at The Bodrum EDITION, plays host to local late night revelry with live music, DJs, celebrated EDITION cocktail mixology and superior bar and lounge areas. For private events and business travelers, the hotel offers 1,200 square meters (4,000 sq feet) of both indoor and outdoor meeting and event space including meeting studios, a ballroom for events, parties, and weddings. Finally, at the base of the resort lays an infinity pool which ends at the sea overlooking the magnificent curve of the peninsula.
Destined to be Bodrum’s premium gathering place for sophisticated guests, the hotel’s 100-meter (350 feet) long beach area plays host to one of the main social hubs of the resort, with its casual-cool beach bar and club welcoming resident guests to lounge in the private cabanas as well as yacht-transported visitors from the nearby Greek islands, just a 50-minute sail away.
In addition to the hotel’s seamlessly designed infinity pool, garden lounge, and beach-to-table, come-as-you-are laidback restaurants and bars, The Bodrum EDITION houses a unique, state-of-the-art spa facility complete with Turkish Hammam, salt treatment room, sauna, steam room and plunge pool. 14 tranquil treatment rooms will offer world-class treatments. The Hammam, while studiously traditional, gives a renewed style of luxury to the ancient Turkish bathing ritual with its sophisticated design vernacular.