Epique Island got branded as The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Bodrum

AKSOY HOLDING AND MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL SIGN DEAL FOR THE RITZ-CARLTON RESIDENCES ON THE ICONIC EPIQUE ISLAND IN BODRUM, TURKEY

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Bodrum will mark the first stand-alone branded residences for Marriott International in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region when it opens in 2021

Aksoy Holding has signed an agreement with Marriott International to brand its 126,000 sqm private peninsula - Epique Island - in Bodrum, under The Ritz-Carlton Residences.  Featuring 74 exclusive villas, Epique Island was developed in 2014 with an investment of €200 Million Euro and has since generated 6,000 jobs in the country. The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Bodrum, which will mark the first stand-alone branded residential project for Marriott in the region when it opens in Q2 2021, will bring a new era of luxury living to Bodrum.

Batu Aksoy, CEO & Vice Chairman of Aksoy Holding and Şafak Güvenç, Area Vice President - Luxury Eastern Europe and Gulf, Levant & Pakistan for Marriott International held a press conference and sales launch to celebrate the milestone which is expected to provide a significant contribution to the Turkish tourism industry.

On the occasion, Batu Aksoy commented, “In the past six years, Epique Island has established itself as a high value-added tourism and real estate project, meticulously developed by Aksoy Holding. I believe that the project opened a new chapter in the Turkish hospitality industry. Designed to align with the architectural and environmental characteristics of Bodrum, our project received the appreciation of The Ritz-Carlton Residences thanks to its unique concept and exemplary socio-economic conversion. Following a comprehensive due diligence process on architectural design, environmental compliance, respect to nature, sustainability and aesthetics, Marriott International found Epique Island as the perfect fit for The Ritz-Carlton Residences.”

“We are extremely proud to bring the world’s leading luxury hospitality brand to this unique island, especially in the time of pandemic.  We believe this will contribute to our nation’s high value-added tourism revenues and further enhance global confidence in the future of Turkish tourism,” added Aksoy.

Şafak Güvenç, Area Vice President - Luxury Eastern Europe and Gulf, Levant & Pakistan for Marriott International added, “We are excited to work with Aksoy Holding to open our first
stand-alone branded residence project across Europe, Middle East and Africa. The Ritz-Carlton Residences are synonymous with luxury living and is the perfect fit for such a unique development.  This deal also illustrates our commitment to Turkey and further diversifies our portfolio in the country.”

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Bodrum offers luxury living surrounded by the Aegean Sea. In addition to the 74 private villas that are located to preserve the sense of intimacy for its residents, the development includes sun terraces and piers that spread across the peninsula, sand beach, community pool, natural ponds, a kids club, a restaurant, fitness center and a clubhouse with an Owners lounge, spa, and meeting facilities.  The private island also introduces the concept of barefoot luxury to its residents and offers an isolated lifestyle that is far from the crowd.

The Residences will be managed by The Ritz-Carlton, with a dedicated residential management team committed to delivering the legendary service the brand is renowned for around the world.   The dedicated team will ensure seamless delivery of services such as valet, in-residence dining, and concierge services.

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Bodrum is designed by South African architecture firm SAOTA who are globally renowned for its open plan architecture and rich portfolio consisting of some of the world’s most valuable residences.