By Rahul Odedra
Hotel on Aegean coast formerly known as Golden Savoy to be operated by luxury Dubai operator
Jumeirah Group has signed a management agreement with Targets Investment Turizm Isletmeleri to operate a luxury hotel in Bodrum, on Turkey’s Aegean coast.
The Dubai-based company is taking over the operation of the hotel formerly known as the Golden Savoy, with the property being renamed as Jumeirah Bodrum Palace Hotel, Turkey. Its official opening is scheduled for May 1 and the hotel will join Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah, Istanbul, in the company's portfolio.
Located 10 minutes away from Bodrum city centre, the hotel has 135 keys, including suites, villas and a six-bedroom palace. It covers 110,000 square metres and, in addition to a number of food and beverage outlets, has a Talise Spa with 12 treatment rooms, high-end shops and 57 swimming pools, with most of them assigned to the private villas.
Jumeirah Group president and group CEO Gerald Lawless said: “To have the opportunity of extending our brand presence in Turkey is a key strategic development for Jumeirah.
“To be doing so with such a magnificent hotel on the Turkish Riviera gives us every confidence that our loyal Jumeirah guests will find the same quality of experience that they have come to associate with our hotels around the world.
“We are grateful to Targets for giving us the opportunity to operate their beautiful hotel in this outstanding destination.”
Jumeirah Group has appointed Mete Atakuman as pre-opening general manager of the hotel. An Australian-Turkish citizen, he was previously general manager of Jumeirah Bilgah Beach Hotel in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Among the highlights of his new hotel is ‘The Palace’, a 2000 square metre palatial residence with uninterrupted sea views, consisting of six deluxe master bedrooms, each with an ensuite and Jacuzzi, a private indoor and outdoor pool with sea water facility, a traditional Turkish hammam and sauna, its own exclusive pier and private beach with cabanas.
The Palace also has a royal living room and dining room, an entertainment patio and sundeck. Guests have twenty-four hour access to a dedicated butler service.
Targets Investment Turizm Isletmeleri AS chairman Vedat Dalkiran commented: “Having opened as the Golden Savoy in 2014 and enjoyed a successful first season, we are delighted to welcome Jumeirah Group as the new operators.
“The company’s brand reputation, commercial prowess and understanding of luxury hospitality will lift the hotel to the next level of performance and bring a new wave of discerning luxury travellers to this magnificent hotel.”