Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced plans for a new resort property in Cesme, Turkey, near Alacati. A formal agreement was signed with Dilek Gayrimenkul Yatırım ve Turizm A.S., announcing development plans for the new resort property.
Four Seasons Resort Cesme is expected to open in 2016.
The region has several archeologically significant sites, including the ancient city of Ephesus - home to the famed Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the well-preserved Library of Celsus. The region is also known to sport and adventure enthusiasts as one of the world's top windsurf and kitesurf destinations.
The Cesme Peninsula has evolved in recent decades to become one of Turkey's most prominent centers of tourism with a number of hotels, marinas, clubs, restaurants and recreational facilities.
With 130 resort suites and 16 private hilltop villas offering sea views, guests of Four Seasons Resort Cesme will enjoy a world-class facility combined with the highly customized service synonymous with Four Seasons. The beachfront property will offer sport and fitness facilities to take advantage of the region's many outdoor activities. Thermal springs, known for their therapeutic properties, are abundant in the area and will be highlighted in the property's destination spa, where guests can relax in a thermal pool and 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 the 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.