The site for the project is a protected 678,000 square meter area in Bodrum's Gölköy neighborhood. Last December, a "No Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) required" decision was issued for the project, which has sparked protests from local residents. Despite the opposition, Bodrum Municipality granted a construction permit on December 12, 2023.

Bulgari's expanding portfolio

Following the opening of Bulgari Hotels in cities like Milan, London, Dubai, Shanghai, Beijing, Rome, and Tokyo, the upcoming Bodrum hotel will join new locations in Miami Beach and the Maldives, bringing Bulgari's total number of hotels to 12 by 2026.

Design and sustainability

The project will adhere to top sustainability practices and will be designed by ACPV Architects, led by renowned architect Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel. The landscape design, which involves planting thousands of trees due to the arid vegetation of the area, is entrusted to Randle Siddeley Limited (RSL). Lord Kenilworth Randle Siddeley expressed the vision of creating a luxury retreat that embraces the unique beauty of the region while ensuring harmony between design and nature.

The sustainability efforts include reports on facility design and energy efficiency by 3L Engineering Türkiye and an environmental report by EAME. The project is overseen by Servotel, a global hospitality and lifestyle real estate consultancy led by Ömer İsvan.

Resort features

Located on a 60-hectare peninsula between two of the most beautiful bays in the Eastern Mediterranean, the resort will feature 100 Bulgari-branded villas, ranging from 3 to 6 bedrooms, with private pools, gardens, and terraces. The resort itself will include 84 rooms and suites, 43 of which will be garden suites, along with 40 independent villas, each with a private pool and garden.

The pinnacle of luxury will be the 800-square-meter Bulgari Villa, featuring five bedrooms, a 25-meter private pool, and direct access to a private beach. The resort will also offer a variety of amenities, including a fitness center, a spa, a water sports center, and luxury retail spaces.

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Statements from leadership

Bulgari CEO Jean-Christophe Babin highlighted Bodrum's appeal as a Mediterranean destination, stating, "We are thrilled to introduce our first Bulgari Resort in the Mediterranean and anticipate that Bulgari Resort Bodrum will become a top sustainable luxury destination in the region."

Cengiz Holding Chairman Mehmet Cengiz expressed his excitement about the partnership with Bulgari, emphasizing their commitment to sustainability and the promotion of Bodrum as a leading tourism destination in the Mediterranean. He stated, "We are dedicated to preserving the natural beauty of the region and applying the most advanced technologies with the highest quality."

This project is expected to elevate Bodrum's status on the global luxury tourism map, blending exceptional design with sustainable practices and offering a unique guest experience.

Editor: Haber Merkezi