Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts is delighted to announce that they have signed a much anticipated agreement for a new Resort in Bodrum, Turkey. This will be the 12th gem of the Jeweler’s Hospitality collection, scheduled to open in 2026. This announcement follows the latest openings of Bvlgari Hotels in Rome and Tokyo in 2023, and the next projects to open, in Miami Beach and in the Maldives in 2026, thus bringing the Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts Collection to twelve properties, including Milan, Roma, Paris, London, Dubai, Shanghai, Beijing and Bali.

Once home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, today Bodrum stands out as one of the most coveted and exclusive destinations in the Mediterranean area. The new Resort will be set on an entire peninsula, on the Türkbükü-Gölköy coast, already known as a premier location in that region. The project, which will be developed according to the best sustainability practices, will be designed and curated, like all the other Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts, by the Milanese architectural firm ACPV ARCHITECTS Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel.

Regarding the project, architect Patricia Viel explains: “For the Bvlgari Resort Bodrum, it is only a matter of contemporary use of materials, color evocations and a few precious objects that take charge of recounting this long history of civilization, while a sense of belonging is created by curating a dialogue between architecture and landscape, and by the privilege of the extraordinary view that the project offers of nature.“

As the vegetation is currently quite barren on the site, the landscape projects call for planting thousands of trees and have been entrusted to world-renowned landscape architect Randle Siddeley Limited (RSL), led by Randle Siddeley, the Lord Kenilworth, who comments as follows: “Our vision for Bvlgari Resort Bodrum goes beyond creating a luxurious escape; it’s about embracing the unique beauty of the location and ensuring our design and operations coexist harmoniously with the environment. We aim to seamlessly blend architecture and nature, preserving the landscape’s authenticity while providing an extraordinary guest experience.”

The lighting designer is UK based ISOMETRIX, which follows the Responsible Lighting Practice. To ensure the sustainability of the Resort, a “Plant Design and Energy Efficiency Report” delivered by 3L Engineering Türkiye, and an “Environmental Report” delivered by the EAME, have been produced. The owner of the estate is Cengiz Holding, one of the largest conglomerates in the region, with a substantial interest in a myriad of sectors including energy, chemicals and construction. Servotel, the global hospitality & lifestyle real estate consultancy firm spearheaded by Omer Isvan, is the lead development advisor of the project.

“Bodrum and Türkbükü-Gölköy coast area have been establishing themselves in the latest years as the ultimate glamorous destinations in the Mediterranean area attracting the most prestigious and sophisticated clients who reach the region on their elegant yachts or love to stay in resorts. We are thrilled to present such an amazing project which will become not only the first Bvlgari Resort in the Mediterranean Sea but also the new point of reference for the community of upscale and discerned travellers that already know and appreciate the other ‘gems of hospitality’ of the Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts Collection. We envision the Bvlgari Resort Bodrum to shine as the ultimate sustainable luxury destination and experience in the region crafted by the Roman jeweller of Hospitality.”

Jean-Christophe Babin, CEO of Bvlgari

Bvlgari Resort Bodrum will occupy the tip of a 60-hectare peninsula nestled between two of the most captivating bays of the eastern Mediterranean Sea and spread over a surface of 10 hectares of terraced Mediterranean gardens. It will be surrounded by a highly exclusive residential community, composed of 100 Bvlgari branded Mansions of different categories ranging from 3 to 6 bedrooms and featuring swimming pools, outdoor areas, balconies, terraces, and private gardens. The Resort will be composed of 84 rooms and suites: 43 of them, mainly garden suites – including the Bvlgari Suite, will be located on the various levels of the main cascading building, while 40 stand-alone Villas with private pools will be located in the garden overlooking the sea in the front of the peninsula. The five bedroom, 800 sqm Bvlgari Villa, located within extensive landscaped gardens leading to its private beach with a private pool of 25 meters, will be the highlight of the accommodation offerings, setting a new milestone in global luxury hospitality.

An extensive range of luxury facilities for relaxation, recreation, entertainment and dining will be featured both in the main building and throughout the entire estate to ensure a very rich lifestyle experience to the guests. A special area will be dedicated to wellness with a large Bvlgari Spa featuring an immense swimming pool that opens to an outdoor deck with panoramic sea views over the beach and including the Gymnasium fitness centre with its own Juice Bar. For the beach lovers, a private sandy beach with water sports and sun decks with cabanas will be available – offering all the comforts for the best sunbathing experience. A theatrical hidden oasis enclave, dedicated to events and banquets and a promenade village hosting chic stores from major luxury brands, including a Bvlgari boutique, will complete the guest experience.

“We are utmost content and privileged to announce the birth of this project, which we dream and aim to become one of the leading ultra-luxury tourism destinations in not only Türkiye but also the global arena and are thrilled to join forces with our hotel management partner Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts. Being a prominent investor of top-notch projects across Türkiye, we predominantly dedicate ourselves to foster our country’s economic welfare and unfold the high potential of our nation in leading sectors such as tourism. Through adoption of best sustainability practices in full swing, we will implement the most advanced technologies in conjunction with the highest quality to conserve the region’s natural beauty and to promote Bodrum as the leading tourism destination of all Mediterranean region.”

Mehmet Cengiz, Chairman of Cengiz Holding