TURKEY , July 1, 2005 â€“ As
the summer sun looms closer, travelers look to Turkey â€™s
glamorous shores and luxurious resorts to cool down, relax and leave
their worries behind. Recognized as one of the most desirable locations
for international vacationers, Turkey has long been the alluring
playground for those seeking anything from daring adventure to serene
retreat. This season, spectacular new properties, including the worldâ€™s
first revolving hotel, will lend additional luster to two of Turkey â€™s most popular destinations, the
celebrated resort towns of Bodrum and Antalya .
Due to open in June,
the 173-room Kempinski Barbaros Bay Resort & Spa Bodrum will be the
ultimate secluded hideaway. Set a midst lush sub-tropical gardens,
overlooking its own crystal blue bay framed by a private sandy beach,
the Kempinski Bodrum will boast uninterrupted views of glistening waters
from the terraces that grace each of its rooms and suites. The resort,
with its breathtaking seaside infinity pool, is ideally situated for all
manner of water sports and exploring Bodrumâ€™s ancient charms.
While privacy is
assured by the hotelâ€™s striking award-winning architecture, its
plentiful amenities, including the Six Senses Spa, seven internationally
themed restaurants and bars, four indoor and outdoor pools, fitness
center and even a hamam (the famed traditional Turkish bath) are just
steps along beautifully landscaped paths from all guest accommodations.
Only 15 minutes from
Antalya International Airport , the 238-room Marmara Antalya will be a
revolutionary addition to the celebrated Turkish Riviera, site of some
of the best beaches on the Mediterranean
, when it opens in June. One of its two dramatic buildings perched on
the majestic Falez cliffs will continually rotate, so that each of its
24 spacious lofts will be treated to a constantly changing panorama of
mountains, sea and the resortâ€™s expansive grounds.
Food will be a focus
at the resort with an emphasis on healthy, tasty cuisine reflecting
global influences served at five restaurants and bars. And while there
will be ample opportunity for blissful lounging on the
private beach at the base of the cliff and at the indoor or outdoor
pool, more active pursuits will be encouraged by a host of
state-of-the-art facilities, such as: tennis club; basketball,
volleyball and badminton courts; and fitness center. For those
interested in water-based activities, there will be everything from
windsurfing and kayaking to waterskiing and JetSkiing.
For more information about the Kempinski
Barbaros Bay Resort & Spa Bodrum and for reservations, visit
www.kempinski.com or call 90 252 311 0210 70. For more
information about the Marmara Antalya and for reservations, visit
www.themarmarahotels.com or call
90 242 323 97 28.
site of two wonders of the ancient world, is a present-day marvel â€“ the
cradle of civilization, the very center of world history and a
modern Westward-looking republic. It is a country of fascinating
contrasts, where antiquity is juxtaposed with the contemporary, the
familiar with the exotic; where sun-swept beaches beckon less than an
hour away from snow-capped mountains, and everywhere visitors are
treated to the extraordinary warmth of the Turkish people.
For information about travel to Turkey, call 1-877-FOR-TURKEY
or contact the Turkish Culture and Tourism Offices in New York at
or in Washington D.C. at 202-612-6800 or in Los Angeles at 323-937-8066