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Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum opens for summer

BODRUM, April 4, 2018

Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum opened for the summer season on April 1 with an expanded offering for guests.

New villas and suites overlooking idyllic Paradise Bay will be available, and more butlers will be on hand to maintain the resort’s reputation for excellent service. Guests can savour new menus at the resort’s award-winning restaurants and book its new Flavours of Bodrum accommodation package.

Guests staying at Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum now have three new villas and the Bougainvillea and Royal Suites to choose from in addition to the existing selection of guest rooms, apartments, suites and villas. The Bougainvillea Suite, also known as the honeymoon suite, is in a secluded spot at the far end of the resort. The 95-sq-m retreat features a single bedroom and private swimming pool overlooking the Aegean Sea.

The sea-view Royal Suite, with seven rooms, private garden and swimming pool is the largest on the Bodrum Peninsula with 533-sq-m of space. Including its existing seven-room villa, the resort now offers unrivalled large-scale family accommodation on the Peninsula.

All suites and villas at the resort have infinity pools and private terraces overlooking the sea. Many rooms have private terraces too. 

Authentic gourmet cuisine
One of Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum’s eight restaurants and bars, Italian eatery Assaggio will host guest chef Arnaud Dunand-Sauthier head of Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok’s two Michelin-starred restaurant Le Normandie, from August 14 – 18.  Using his 15-years of experience he will present a special seven-course dinner menu to Assaggio diners. Live music will be performed at the restaurant on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings during the summer.

New dishes will be served at fish and seafood restaurant Bodrum Balıkçısı, which is rated three pearls by Incili Gastronomi Rehberi (Incili Gastronomy Guide).  In addition to presenting traditional Turkish cuisine made with fresh seasonal ingredients, Chef Murat Taşdemir will introduce diners to tantalizing new flavours at the restaurant this summer. The resort’s internationally acclaimed Japanese restaurant Kurochan by IOKI will also have an updated menu.

Headed by Mediterranean cuisine specialist, executive chef Dario Abbate from Palermo, Italy, the resort’s dining options also include Blue Beach Club & Bar, which serves a variety of snacks, Pool Bar & Restaurant, which offers poolside dining, and The Mandarin Cake Shop, where guests can reward themselves with delicious desserts and cakes. Guests can enjoy creatively made cocktails and live music at Mandarin Bar.

Award-winning Spa
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum, winner of the Spa category at The 2016 World Luxury Spa & Restaurant Awards, offers the Bodrum Peninsula’s most extensive range of wellness, beauty and massage treatments. From within this luxurious setting, therapists use natural ingredients, including sage, lavender and olive oil grown in the resort’s own garden. Internationally acclaimed podiatrist Bastien Gonzalez and his team will be available at The Spa from June to the end of August to provide treatments for feet, hands and nails. Centuries-old Turkish bath rituals and Moroccan-style Hammam therapies can be experienced at The Spa.

Children’s activities
For younger guests, exciting educational activities that encourage confidence building and creativity are offered in partnership with Gymboree Play & Music, a world leader in childhood development in more than 50 countries since 1976. At the resort’s Beach Kids Club and Indoor Kids Club, the experienced Gymboree team will present programmes tailored to different age groups that help improve children’s cognitive, physical, social and emotional skills through play. Other Gymboree services will include organising birthday parties and giving private lessons in swimming, fitness and English. 

From Blue Beach, the resort’s private white sand beach leading to the warm blue waters of the Aegean, a variety of water sports, from scuba diving to snorkelling, can be enjoyed. Alternatively, tennis and basketball can be played there. The Sands Beach Club, extending from the resort’s olive groves across green grass to another private beach, provides guests with a luxurious setting in which to enjoy the tranquillity of the surrounding natural world.

Flavours of Bodrum accommodation package
Guests who book the new Flavours of Bodrum package enjoy several fine dining options and sumptuous accommodation.

The new Flavours of Bodrum package is priced from €396 ($486.6) for two adults, and includes:
• Accommodation in luxury room, suite or apartment
• Three-course dinner daily at Assaggio or Bodrum Balıkçısı, including non-alcoholic beverages, or Barbeque dinner at Blue Beach on Tuesday nights
• Daily breakfast at Sofra restaurant
• Access to the resort’s fitness and wellness centre
• Butler service

The package is available from April 1 – October 31. For children aged 7-12 staying in the same room as their parents, €80 ($98.3) extra will be charged. - TradeArabia News Service

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