What’s new for Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum’s summer season?
Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum will open for the Turkish Riviera’s summer season on 1 April, boasting brand-new services. New fitness and wellness facilities, a butler service for every room category, a new partnership with Worldwide Kids and specially curated room packages will become available at the resort that overlooks the aptly named Paradise Bay. By booking the new Stay and Dine room package, guests can take advantage of the resort’s latest offerings and existing five-star amenities, including its dining options.
Surrounded by olive groves and pine trees, and with views of the Aegean Sea, the resort’s 129 guestrooms, apartments, suites and villas, each have their own outside space, some with infinity pools. The Sea View Rooms and Mediterranean Suites are the most spacious on the Bodrum Peninsula, and the opulent Presidential Villa is the ultimate in luxury travel.
The accommodation combines Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s (MOHG) oriental style with an authentic Turkish look, and offers the utmost in privacy and exclusivity. Centring on its two private beaches and long shoreline, the resort’s many leisure pursuits range from diving and snorkelling to tennis and basketball. Managed jointly with Worldwide Kids, the resort’s children’s recreational groups includes the Kids’ Club for 4- to 11-year-olds, which features a fun and educational range of arts and crafts, nature and sports activities that are sure to introduce little ones to new discoveries and friendships.
The Crèche Club for children aged from 4 months to 3 years is run by fully qualified, trained and experienced staff providing age appropriate activities for babies and toddlers to encourage learning through play. Children aged 12 to 17 years are given an opportunity to develop their independence and enjoy inspirational artistic pursuits at the Teens Club.
With eight restaurants and bars, Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum offers a range of dining options. From a snack at the Blue Beach Club & Bar to eating al fresco under the stars at Assaggio, the Italian restaurant perched over the azure waters of Paradise Bay, each eatery offers a distinctive dining experience. At Turkish fish and seafood restaurant, Bodrum Balikçisi, diners enjoy seasonal dishes served in traditional style. The Pool Bar & Restaurant also has a children’s dining area.
Creative cocktails can be savoured at Mandarin Bar, while pastries and desserts can be found at the Mandarin Cake Shop.
Winner of the spa category at the World Luxury Spa & Restaurant Awards 2016, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum is a sanctuary of serenity. Offering the most comprehensive range of wellness, beauty and massage programmes in the region, including MOHG’s award-winning holistic spa treatments, it uses olive oil, sage and lavender from the resort’s gardens as ingredients in its own natural, handmade remedies. Guests can experience centuries-old Turkish water therapies in the spa’s hammam.
New wellness services will also be available. Elite conditioning coach, Ruben Tabares and his team, will help guests achieve their fitness goals through his results-driven training programme during the summer season, while celebrity pedicurist, Bastien Gonzalez, will provide his exclusive services for feet, hands and nails until October. World-famous Tai Chi expert, Master Hu, will offer a holistic retreat with Zen Tea Ceremony during July and August.
The new Stay and Dine package includes:
• Luxurious room, suite or apartment for two adults and their children aged under eight years
• Daily three-course dinner, including soft drinks, at Assaggio or Bodrum Balikcisi for two adults and their children aged under eight years
• Daily breakfast at Sofra restaurant for two adults and their children under eight years
The Stay and Dine package is available for stays from 1 April to 31 October 2017. Rates start at €370 per night for double occupancy. An additional €80 will be charged for children aged 8 – 12 years sharing a room with their parents.