The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Bodrum will mark the first stand-alone branded residences for Marriott International in Europe, Middle East and Africa region when it opens in 2021

Aksoy Holding signed an agreement with Marriott International to brand its 126,000-sqm private peninsula – Epique Island – in Bodrum, Turkey under The Ritz-Carlton Residences.

Featuring 74 exclusive villas, Epique Island was developed in 2014 with an investment of €200 million and has since generated 6,000 jobs in the country. The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Bodrum, which will mark the first stand-alone branded residential project for Marriott in the region when it opens in the second quarter of 2021, will bring a new era of luxury living to Bodrum.

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Batu Aksoy, CEO and Vice Chairman of Aksoy Holding and Şafak Güvenç, Area Vice President – Luxury Eastern Europe and Gulf, Levant and Pakistan for Marriott International, held a press conference and sales launch to celebrate the milestone which is expected to provide a significant contribution to the Turkish tourism industry.

According to Aksoy, Epique Island has established itself as a high value-added tourism and real estate project in the past six years, meticulously developed by Aksoy Holding.

I believe that the project opened a new chapter in the Turkish hospitality industry. Designed to align with the architectural and environmental characteristics of Bodrum, our project received the appreciation of The Ritz-Carlton Residences, thanks to its unique concept and exemplary socio-economic conversion.

Aksoy said that following a comprehensive due diligence process on architectural design, environmental compliance, respect to nature, sustainability and aesthetics, Marriott International found Epique Island as the perfect fit for The Ritz-Carlton Residences.

He said that they are extremely proud to bring the world’s leading luxury hospitality brand to the unique island, especially at this time of pandemic.

We believe this will contribute to our nation’s high value-added tourism revenues and further enhance global confidence in the future of Turkish tourism.

Güvenç said that they are excited to work with Aksoy Holding, and to open the first stand-alone branded residence project across Europe, Middle East and Africa. The Ritz-Carlton Residences are synonymous with luxury living and is the perfect fit for such a unique development.

This deal also illustrates our commitment to Turkey and further diversifies our portfolio in the country.

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Bodrum offers luxury living surrounded by the Aegean Sea. In addition to the 74 private villas that are designed to preserve the privacy for residents, the development includes sun terraces and piers that spread across the peninsula, sand beach, community pool, natural ponds, a kids club, a restaurant, fitness centre and a clubhouse with an owners lounge, spa, and meeting facilities. The private island is also introducing the concept of ‘barefoot luxury’ to residents with an isolated lifestyle that is far from the crowd.

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The Residences will be managed by The Ritz-Carlton, with a dedicated residential management team committed to delivering the legendary service the brand is renowned for around the world. The dedicated team will ensure seamless delivery of services such as valet, in-residence dining, and concierge services.

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Bodrum is designed by South African architecture firm SAOTA, globally renowned for their open plan architecture and rich portfolio consisting of some of the world’s most valuable residences.

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