Christophe Pillet, Ian Schrager Company give Bodrum Edition local influences with modern twists

At the western point of the Bodrum peninsula, the Bodrum Edition is set to bring Ian Schrager's luxury Marriott brand to Turkey this month. The property's design was reportedly inspired by local influences and native natural resources, but infuses each space with modern twists.

The grounds begin at the highest altitude of the property, where the hotel’s open reception area is located. Designed by Christophe Pillet and Ian Schrager Company, the hotel has a glass atrium framing the view over the bay. The reception area has a range of seating and lounging areas (meant to blur the lines between work and play, socializing and networking), as well a lobby bar with a terrace overlooking the coastline.

The landscape, meant to evoke a "Mediterranean oasis," reflects the peninsula’s indigenous flora and fauna. Native olive trees and local stone have been used throughout the resort.

As the horseshoe-shaped grounds slope downward towards the beach and jetty with its cabanas, the pathways and leisure areas are interspersed by the hotel’s 102 guestrooms, bungalows with private pools and four-bedroom private villa with pool. Between these are the lounge bars, and cocktail areas, as well as the hotel’s two restaurants by Peruvian chef Diego Munoz.

The hotel also has an infinity pool, garden lounge and a beach club with jetty that houses private cabanas. The spa facility has a Turkish Hammam, salt treatment room, sauna, steam room and plunge pool. In total, the spa has 14 treatment rooms.

Food and beverage outlets include two bars, gourmet specialty grill overlooking the bay, night club, and an all-day dining venue.

The hotel also has over 1,200 square meters (12,900 square feet) of indoor/outdoor meeting and event space, including meeting studios, a ballroom and boardroom.

Finally, at the base of the resort is an infinity pool that ends at the sea overlooking the curve of the peninsula.

Photo credit: The Bodrum Edition