Inspired by the breezes of the Aegean Sea, the motion of gulls in flight, and the natural patterns of the landscape, the design captures the spirit of the region’s sailing and surfing culture, as well as creates a level of intimacy and exclusivity intended to attract tourists from across the world. Alacati, an up-and-coming vacation hotspot, is located 77 kilometers (48 miles) from the city of Izmir, Turkey, and 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Chios, Greece.
Leo A Daly’s master plan and concept design fosters a unique beachside resort experience that emphasizes views of the sea from all site locations, while the composition of the hotel and villas is reverential to the arid, rocky landscape. The boundaries of the site frame a crescent-shaped sandy beach, which inspires the sweeping curves found in the hotel’s massing, walkways and landscaping. Several breeze-inspired tensile fabric roofs create an identity for the resort while providing shade for visitors throughout its public spaces.
The design creates an amenity-rich experience for visitors. The main attraction is the 102,000-SF (9,500-SM) marine park, which includes a multi-flume marine mountain and pool, adjoined by a large wave pool, two flow-rider surfing pools with spectator seating, and a children’s pool.