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Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas Heads to Kaplankaya on the Turkish Riviera

BANGKOK, TH. March 27, 2017 – Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is pleased to announce the opening of Six Senses Kaplankaya on Turkey’s dramatic Aegean coast. Alternating between rugged rocks, secluded golden beaches and undulating hills clad in wild olives and cypresses, the location is an extraordinary setting for the resort, where its world-class contemporary design will support a guest experience of serenity and well-being.

On May 1, 2017, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas will take over the property’s management. “Over the next year, the design, environmental and wellness operations will be enhanced to bring the blessings of Six Senses to the beaches of Kaplankaya,” said Bernhard Bohnenberger, president of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas.

Located near famed Aegean archaeological sites, the resort, which is owned by Capital Partners of Turkey, has a total of 141 guestrooms and suites in the main complex, plus 154 private residences located adjacent to the resort. Each well-appointed guest room has been designed to complement the landscape using natural and responsibly-sourced materials.

“We welcome Six Senses to the Aegean Coast and look forward to their contribution towards the grand vision of Kaplankaya, as the world’s premier coastal living community,” said Capital Partners’ Chief Executive Officer Erkan Erkek.

The resort reflects the broader development at Kaplankaya, which will include residential villas, resort accommodation, a 250-berth marina and yacht club, a retail precinct plus additional dining, sport and leisure facilities. The vision is to create a high-end, environmentally-sensitive destination that will create a positive economic and social impact while also preserving the natural surroundings and wealth of history in the local area.

History lovers will be well rewarded in their explorations, especially around the cities of Didim and Bodrum, as the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus are both among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Milas-Bodrum International Airport (BJV) is just 10 minutes by helicopter, 30 minutes by boat and 50 minutes by car from the resort. The airport has scheduled services from Istanbul and other Turkey cities, plus seasonal services from many European cities such as Amsterdam, Baku, Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Munich, Paris and St. Petersburg.

About Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas operates 11 resorts and 29 spas in 20 countries under the brand names Six Senses, Evason and Six Senses Spas. Aggressive development plans will triple the portfolio over the next five years with resort, hotel and spa openings underway in Austria, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Egypt, Fiji, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Nicaragua, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and United States.

Six Senses operates resorts in far-flung locations of incredible natural beauty known for their distinctive and diverse design personalities. Each of the nine properties is supported by a leadership commitment to community, sustainability, wellness and design. Six Senses hotels which share the same vision and values found at their award-winning resorts will premiere in urban locations in 2019.

Six Senses Spas offers a wide range of holistic wellness, rejuvenation and beauty treatments administered under the guidance of expert therapists. Six Senses Spas are located in all Six Senses and Evason resorts; 18 additional standalone spas are located in prestigious hotels and resorts as well as the premier class lounges of two major airports.

Evason introduces a collection of two unique resorts that follow the Six Senses philosophy of uncompromised responsibility to sustainability and to the community. Family friendly, these properties also provide a strong value focus while offering a vast array of guest services and personal attention.

For further information, please contact:
Emma Silverman
Eleven Six PR
emma@elevensixpr.com
646-780-0159

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