Bodrum is known as the 'Turkish Riviera' Bodrum is known as the 'Turkish Riviera'

 Viceroy Hotel Group, in partnership with Safir Group of Bodrum, has announced the development of the Viceroy Bodrum, a luxury resort property on the southwestern shores of Turkey on the Bodrum Peninsula.

Situated on 32 acres overlooking the beaches of Koyunbaba Bay, the Viceroy Bodrum will offer luxurious and contemporary residences and guest accommodation. Acclaimed architectural firm WATG drew inspiration for the resort from the natural beauty of the Turkish coast. The design concept of the property retains the original cobbled pathways and the rugged beauty of the site.

Upon completion in 2014, Viceroy Bodrum will feature 84 guest rooms and 166 residential units. Guest accommodations range in size from 470 square feet to 2050 square feet. Residences include one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments as well as three- and four-bedroom detached villas. Amenities will include a private beach club, a signature spa and several Turkish and international dining options.

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Located on the southwestern edge of the Anatolian Peninsula, looking west to the Aegean and south to the Mediterranean, Bodrum is just a 50-minute flight from Istanbul. The popular location is less than four hours from London, just over three hours from Munich, and is, home to the Mausoleum of Mausolus, one of the Ancient Seven Wonders of the World. With more than 30 major coves on the large peninsula, Bodrum is often referred to as the “Turkish Riviera,” with a Mediterranean climate and seasonal leisure travellers flocking to the destination primarily between May and October.

Anton Bawab, Senior Vice President, Viceroy Hotel Group, said: “The Turkish Riviera is the quintessential location for a luxury Viceroy seaside resort. The Viceroy Bodrum will feature the hallmarks of our properties – chic design, luxurious amenities and impeccable service – to inspire visitors and offer a unique experience in this market.”

In the third quarter of this year, Viceroy Hotel Group is also expected to open the doors to Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi, the first Viceroy Hotels and Resorts property in the Middle East.