Six Senses Kaplankaya opens doors on new season with refreshed look

Six Senses Kaplankaya, which joined the Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas portfolio in May 2017, has undergone an extensive refurbishment and is reopening its doors on 1st May, 2018. Set on the shores of the Aegean Sea, the new property boasts Six Senses design, sustainability and wellness standards that create a unique guest experience to appeal to all the senses, achieving balance and well-being.

Located across the bay from Bodrum, Six Senses Kaplankaya offers its pioneering Integrated Wellness Programs while preserving the natural surroundings steeped in history and culture. Surrounded by archaeological sites and ruins, the property is carved into giant rock formations with green-roofed buildings layered down towards the coastline to offer everyone a view across the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea. Boasting 141 guestrooms, including 6 suites and 66 Ridge Villas, plus 154 multi-bedroom residences, all accommodation types offer high-tech comforts in a warm design and traditional touches, all with views to the turquoise waters.

Clodagh Design, the New York based multi-discipline design house, is the interior designer behind bringing this location to life. The firm originally attracted Six Senses with its eco-conscious spirit and project portfolio, and is also behind the award-winning renovation of Six Senses Douro Valley in Portugal.

Guests have the choice to arrive at the resort by speedboat slicing a foaming wake to the floating dock, by helicopter descent to a green lawn or by driving up through hills flanked with ancient olive trees and hedges of blooming oleander. Upon arrival, guests are enshrouded by the ancient city’s serenity as they step into the resort’s courtyard, laden with designs from local artisans and spouting arcs of water into the reflecting pool.

As guests walk through the lantern lit portal and wooden doors into a sky-lit lobby, there is a glass railing to look down over the remaining four floors and out to sea. Beneath the lobby, a sculptural collage of kilim rugs and leather clad ottomans sitting on layered Turkish rugs are interspersed with tables crafted from large pieces of local olive wood. A massive wood table, gold leafed underneath, glows as it presents Turkish delicacies and signature beverages to arriving guests.

Six Senses Kaplankaya’s approach to food – Eat With Six Senses – helps guests eat more healthily by default by sourcing local products from the region’s olive trees, local fish market and nearby villages. Mediterranean and Aegean-inspired cuisine is the overarching theme at the three dining venues: Sage & Sea Restaurant and Bar, Wild Thyme Restaurant and Bar, and Mezze by the Sea Restaurant.

For a resort that will provide guests and residents a truly integrative approach to optimal wellness, it is no surprise that Six Senses Spa Kaplankaya is an expansive 107,640-square feet (10,000-square meters) resort. The journey begins with a 23-foot (7-meter) long meditation walk filled with gently flickering light and shadow. The meditational corridor is stencilled like a jewel box in abstract ottoman patterns glowing with a ceiling filled with light points like glittering crystals to create a wonderful guest experience. The spa is rich with an impressive array of signature treatments spread over two floors. Unique artefacts and healing visual art pieces punctuate moments to enhance experiences and ease navigation.

Kaplankaya is just north of Bodrum on the Turkish Riviera. From Milas-Bodrum International Airport (BJV), guests can complete their arrival journey by car, yacht or helicopter, with the trip taking 50, 30 or 10 minutes respectively. Alternatively, the resort is approximately 105 minutes from Izmir International Airport (ADB) by car. Rates start at EUR 350 per night, inclusive of breakfast and VAT. Reservations can be made via email at: reservations-kaplankaya@sixsenses.com or phone: +90 (252) 511 00 51.

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