Radisson Hospitality AB has signed its first Radisson Collection hotel in Turkey. The Radisson Collection Resort & Spa Bodrum is scheduled to open in 2021 on the country’s southwest coast.
The agreement with Turkish construction and hospitality company Ant Aspat Yapı ve Turizm A.Ş. will increase the Radisson Hotel Group’s portfolio in Turkey to 25 hotels and more than 4,600 rooms in operation and under development.
The project will be part of a resort development that will include retail, residential housing and a private marina.
“Bodrum is fondly known as the Turkish St Tropez, and this unique location is the perfect complement to the Radisson Collection with its amazing natural environment and its status as one of the most popular tourism hotspots in Turkey,” said Elie Younes, EVP and CDO, Radisson Hotel Group. “We’re pleased to see the positive rebound in the Turkish tourism sector and are confident in its future outlook, especially with the increase in international tourist arrivals to Turkey, in particular from the traditional source markets of Russia, Germany and the UK.”
The resort will have 120 rooms and suites that will open in two phases: 80 rooms will open initially; the remaining 40 rooms will open 12 months later. The property will have a spa, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and direct access to a private beach.
The agreement selection process and negotiations were facilitated by Istanbul-based Access Hospitality Development & Consulting.