AEGEAN ENERGY, EXCEPTIONAL LIFESTYLE Residing on a landscape renowned for its cultural heritage, Caresse, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Bodrum, is a combination of iconic style and distinctive 21st century outlook. Secluded in a private cove adjacent to the elegant port city of Bodrum, Caresse, heralds the introduction of The Luxury Collection to this stretch of the Aegean coast. The newly built resort’s privileged location strikes a balance between relaxation and vibrancy, where captivating views and private white marble sand beach meet spirited nightlife in nearby Bodrum, culminating in an elite experience. Built to harmoniously blend with traditional local architecture, the style of Caresse is evocative of the low-rise, hillside villages that punctuate the Turkish coastline. With the azure of the Aegean Sea as alluring scenery, the resort’s color palette is derived directly from nature, featuring hues of ochre and stone, complemented by verdant tropical plants and vibrant mimosa. The distinct character of the destination extends through the resort’s chic public spaces, where shades of wood are offset by soft lighting to create a warm, contemporary feel. Floor-to-ceiling windows showcase an inviting panorama of the bay at every opportunity. Each of the 67 guestrooms, nine suites and one villa are generously sized and reminiscent of a nautical, jet set lifestyle where design and sophistication combine. Sleek interiors and modern en-suite bathrooms are punctuated by destination-inspired detailing, giving each room an individuality and authentic frame of reference. The resort caters for those looking for luxury accommodation, and offers a choice of four guestroom types, three suites and the opulent Caresse King Villa, all with sea-facing balconies, the Luxury Collection Signature bed and select amenities. Elegant dining merges with sophisticated nightlife throughout the resort’s respected eateries. Acting as a draw for both guests and local glitterati, the culinary team conjures up international favourites with local influences at The Glass Restaurant & Lounge Bar. Guests can mingle on the outdoor terrace, where sunken seating encourages socializing and acts as the perfect vantage point to watch the captivating moonrise over the peninsula. Signature cocktails are enjoyed throughout the resort and those mixed at La Plage Restaurant are served alongside an inspiring menu of Mediterranean dishes, whilst Sushi Corner uses fresh seafood to create Japanese specialties with a sophisticated twist. Intimate private dining experiences can be tailored to individual wishes, whether guests choose to enjoy exceptional cuisine on their private balcony or any of the other idyllic spots throughout the resort. Recreation and relaxation are the essence of the Caresse experience and nowhere is this more pertinent than at Spa Caresse, tucked away in a tranquil area of the resort. This 17,000 square foot spa, offers an immersive range of ESPA treatments, uniquely designed for the resort and performed by highly trained therapists. The wide selection of facilities encompasses a couples’ treatment suite, traditional Turkish Hammam, sauna, steam room, indoor pool, open-air whirlpool and ultra-modern fitness center with a Pilates reformer studio. For sun worshippers, the resort has an inviting infinity-edge swimming pool, perched above the shoreline, providing an exquisite panorama of the bay and blissful seclusion. Alternatively, the crescent-shaped teak decking that borders the sea offers an elevated viewpoint from which to enjoy the private cove and floating super yachts. Thoughtfully designed, the deck follows the coastline and creates a natural saltwater pool. As the crossroads for Hellenic, Roman and Turkish cultures, Bodrum offers wealth of treasures to discover. Guided by knowledgeable Luxury Collection Concierges, guests can explore the locality, whether it’s snorkeling in the crystal clear waters, chartering a luxury yacht and sailing around neighboring islands or wandering through the enchanting whitewashed villages and discovering the local tangerine orchards. Alternatively, visits can be arranged to the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world or to St Peter’s Castle, home of The Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology. As destination authorities the Concierges can provide unlimited insights into the locale and also gain insider access to the area’s most sought-after nightclubs. Throughout the year, Caresse’s exceptional cuisine and seamless service ensure memorable celebrations of any size, from intimate get-togethers, to more grandiose events and weddings for up to 1,000 guests. The teak deck can be reserved for exclusive use and makes a stunning and unique backdrop, whilst the four meeting rooms and business center have been designed with state-of-the-art technology, making them ideal for formal gatherings and business groups. Caresse is located within a vibrant stretch of Turkey that combines ancient heritage with unrivaled beaches and sparkling nightlife. It’s defined by an energy and ethos that draws guests in and encourages indulgence and engagement. Overlooking the celestial blue of the Aegean, the resort boasts a distinctive setting where guests can enjoy yearlong luxury living complemented by unparalleled service.