Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts signed a formal agreement with Dilek Gayrimenkul Yatırım ve Turizm A.S. for the development of a new resort in Turkey’s Cesme Peninsula.
Four Seasons Resort Cesme, expected to open in 2016, is expected to attract a mix of domestic and international luxury travellers. The region boasts several archeologically significant sites including the ancient city of Ephesus - home to the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the Library of Celsus. The region is also known to sport and adventure enthusiasts as one of the world's top windsurf and kitesurf destinations.
With 130 resort suites and 16 private hilltop villas offering sea views, Four Seasons Resort Cesme will offer sport and fitness facilities to take advantage of the region's outdoor activities; thermal springs, renowned for their therapeutic properties, in the property’s destination spa; and a hammam, a traditional Turkish bath.
The arrival lobby will mirror the design of a traditional agora – the central gathering place of ancient Aegean city-states. The agora will host several restaurants, lounges, entertainment and retail areas. The resort will also offer meeting and event facilities to accommodate business travellers and groups.
Four Seasons Resort Cesme marks the luxury hospitality company's third property in Turkey, following Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet, the company's first Turkish property that opened in 1999, and Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus, which opened in 2008.