Headquartered in Singapore, Banyan Tree Holdings Limited is a leading, international hospitality brand that manages and develops premium resorts, hotels and spas. In its first foray into Turkey, Banyan Tree is opening its first resort hotel in Turkey with Nef Bodrum.
The address of luxurious and comfortable accommodation with signature Asian hospitality, Banyan Tree will launch its first resort location in Turkey with a 70-key hotel that will include Banyan Tree's award-winning tropical spa concept that spans across 2000 square meters.
Maximilian Lennkh, Vice President, Business Development of Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts said: “I am excited to announce our partnership with Nef, the leading real estate developer in Turkey. It is exciting for Banyan Tree to work together with Nef to develop and later operate the Banyan Tree Bodrum in the Gökçebel district of Bodrum. This marks our very first Banyan Tree opening in Europe.”
Banyan Tree Bodrum, a 70-key resort will feature 14 spa suites each with a private pool, 40 standard rooms and 30 branded suites. Its Banyan Tree Spa will offer body care and facials in private treatment rooms, beach spa, the “Rainforest experience” concept and Turkish Bath. Hotel guests and Nef Bodrum homeowners will be able to enjoy two restaurants, an ala carte restaurant by the sea, a private lounge and library, and a sunset bar.
Erden Timur, the CEO of Nef states that this partnership will be a great motivation for the tourism sector and highlights the safe environment of Turkey. “Tourism investments have fallen approximately by 50 percent compared to last year. Declining tourism investments also have a considerable impact on employment rates. We are pleased to contribute to both the tourism sector and the Turkish economy in a large scale, by such a remarkable partnership during a period of suspended investments. Once opened, Banyan Tree will create many job opportunities in the hospitality sector,” added Timur.
Timur announced a 2017 spring opening for Nef Bodrum located at a hidden secluded cape surrounded by sea on three sides and extending across 100 thousand square metres featuring Banyan Tree Bodrum and a 460-metre long private beach.
“Bodrum is a wonderful destination attracting large numbers of national and international travellers looking forward to experience the tranquility and natural beauty of the Turkish Riviera. With Banyan Tree Bodrum now in the pipeline and the Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay in Morocco which is just opening its doors for our guests, we are now strategically positioned in the Mediterranean’s Eastern and Western extremes. The project opening in Bodrum is a first step into Europe and we are looking forward to extend and grow further,” added Mr. Lennkh.