ISTANBUL, Turkey – Announcing the 39th LABRANDA Hotels & Resorts property with the iconic LABRANDA Mares Marmaris that is ideally located just few minutes away from the heart of Marmaris and nestled amongst the pine-tree forest of Icmeler and Marmaris Bay, the south Aegean coast of Turkey, positions the rapidly growing hotel group in a different league within its Turkey portfolio.
The five-star resort offers guests direct access to the beautiful turquoise Aegean Sea, the natural gateway of the island of Rhodes in Greece, and is comprised of 10 suites, 159 villas and 271 hotel rooms at a total of 440 mostly sea-view units the resort is a perfect sanctuary for both families and couples. Jetties and sun terraces are located along the 650m beach promenade together with a beach bar, snack bar and a cosy fish restaurant. Amongst its vast facilities the resort features one main swimming pool, a slide pool and two children pool. Being only 5 minutes away from the picturesque city center of Marmaris, guests can relax amid fantastic nature, unwind by the beach or pool yet simultaneously get lured into the vibrant life of Marmaris city.
Meeting Point International, a subsidiary of FTI GROUP has signed a ten-year rental agreement for the resort and expect to welcome the first guests April 2017. Meeting Point Hotel Management, the hospitality division of Meeting Point international will rebrand the Mares Hotel as LABRANDA Mares Marmaris.
“This is an all-year round resort for us. We are confident that the resort’s conference facilities, spacious rooms, spa and wellness center, as well as its easy accessibility to both Dalaman and Bodrum airports along with the excellent service expected by our guests, will attract local business conferences, events and meetings year-round in addition to the leisure market in warmer seasons. As a company, we have faith in the destination and we are committed to having an active role in its development and prosperity.”, commented Roula Jouny, CEO Meeting Point International.
There is something for every taste in the resort varying from international open buffets served at the main restaurant, to an Italian Pizzeria and a seafood restaurant, Meyhane, serving guests delectable seafood specialties, accompanied by live music located by the enchanting Aegean sea. Mesmerizing natural scenery, extensive facilities and dining options accompanied by premium services are bound to leave guests of LABRANDA Mares Marmaris with lifelong memories.
The opulent all-inclusive program offers a full set of activities such as morning gymnastics, boccia, dart, rifle shooting, water gymnastics, archery, aerobics, mini-football, table tennis, tennis, fitness and wellness center. Also within the all-inclusive basis there is an array of daily entertainments; evening shows, live music, and party organisations. The children will also have their share of daily kids animation, mini club, kids cinema, kids olympics, carnivals, kids disco and much more. The resort is constructed with central heating and cooling system allowing it to be in line with LABRANDA’s vision to service guests around the year.
Jouny added, “We are delighted to have created this opportunity in Turkey as part of the rapid growth strategy of LABRANDA Hotels & Resorts. LABRANDA Mares Marmaris will contribute to the growth of our hotel portfolio as it adds to the hotel group in Turkey a new element of a year-round leisure as well as business resort and we are thrilled to have one of the most iconic properties in the region in the portfolio. LABRANDA Mares Marmaris is a game changer for the rapidly growing hotel group and essential for the diversification of hotel portfolio in Turkey.”
About LABRANDA Hotels & Resorts
LABRANDA Hotels & Resorts was launched in September 2015 by FTI Group and comprises of 39 hotels & resorts and 8510 guest rooms around the Canary Islands, Egypt, Morocco, Greece, Malta, Italy and Turkey. The hotel portfolio is versatile and is divided into seven categories: premium (high-end star resorts), super beach (resorts with direct beach access), select (four-star hotels with all-inclusive packages), comfort (three- to five-star hotels with an attractive value for money), charm (three- to four-star hotels with a choice of self-catering, breakfast or half board), smart & yummy (three-star hotels with all-inclusive packages) and small & friendly (familiar and local, authentic atmosphere). LABRANDA Hotels & Resorts welcomes more than 500,000 guests annually to excellent service, value-for-money, all-inclusive packages in unique, beach destinations.
May El Souki
Head of Marketing – Meeting Point International / LABRANDA Hotels & Resorts
by May El Souki, Head of Marketing – Meeting Point International / LABRANDA Hotels & Resorts