Once an ancient city known as Halicarnassus of Caria, Bodrum was famous as the site of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Today, on the West side of the peninsula, in Yalıkavak Marina, The Bodrum EDITION — part of EDITION Hotels that is a partnership between boutique hotelier Ian Schrager and Marriott International — is tucked into a wind-sheltered cove, bringing with it a new wonder to the modern incarnation of the historic region.
Set within 22,000 sq metres, the Bodrum EDITION draws inspiration from local influences and native natural resources yet infuses each space with surprising, ultra-modern twists. The landscape, conjured as a Mediterranean oasis, reflects the peninsula's indigenous flora and fauna. Native olive trees that are so significant to the Turkish landscape as well as local stone have been used throughout the resort to create a sustainable and captivating scene, in keeping with its natural environment.
The jewel in The Bodrum EDITION's crown and its most significant characteristic is the magnificent white beach, spread out below the property and leading into the irresistible turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea.
As the horseshoe-shaped grounds slope downward towards the beach and jetty with its private cabanas, the pathways and leisure areas are interspersed by the hotel's 102 guest rooms, bungalows with private pools and sublime four bedroom private villa with pool.
Destined to be Bodrum's premium gathering place for sophisticated guests, the hotel's 100 metre long beach area will play host to one of the main social hubs of the resort, with its casual-cool beach bar and club welcoming resident guests to lounge in the private cabanas as well as yacht-transported visitors from the nearby Greek islands, just a 50-minute sail away.
The property also houses a unique, state-of-the art spa facility complete with Turkish Hammam, salt treatment room, sauna, steam room and plunge pool. 14 tranquil treatment rooms will offer world class treatments.
In the magical sanctuary of Bodrum, the jewel of the Turquoise Coast, The Bodrum EDITION is a secret village of paradise, a portal to a separate, more relaxed reality.
By understanding that a hotel is more than just a place to sleep—it's a hub, a meeting place, a centre culture, a site for relaxation, reflation, and hard-earned leisure time, and place for life and play—Schrager creates not just a hotel but a seamlessly integrated experience, a small city within a city. It's an international ethos with a local product: a more comfortable stay, and an elevated experience.