Tucked away in the Turkish Riviera, surrounded by olive gardens, bougainvillea and panoramic views of the Aegean Sea, Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay is now offering complimentary candlelit yoga and mountain meditation to all guests. Building upon the hotel’s reputation as an exclusive retreat, Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay is embracing restorative stays through classic yoga and meditation techniques for the 2014 season.
Tapping into two health and fitness trends that have firmly gripped the globe, Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay’s new yoga and meditation offerings seek to engage both body and mind. With yoga and meditation being prescribed as alternative methods of healing, gone are the days of grueling detoxes and torturous juice cleanses and, in their place, sit inner peace and mental wellbeing. With therapeutic mind and body treatments on the rise too, yoga and meditation remain at the core of relaxation.
Harking back to the basics for a rejuvenating stay, the tranquil setting of Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay has embraced its sleek location. Encompassed by sweeping vistas of mountain scenery and enhanced by the clear coastal air of the Aegean Coast, the restorative powers of nature are ever present.
Offered at dawn is the hotel’s brand new ‘Mountain Meditation’ - a 45 minute session taking place on the hotel’s outdoor terrace. Carved into the craggy Turkish mountains and facing the turquoise Aegean Sea, a calming feeling will wash over attendees. Concentrating on inner wellbeing and interior tranquility, an instructor will guide guests through a range of walking meditative techniques, exploring the depths of mental capacity. Allowing the body and mind to totally relax, guests will walk away with a new found inner peace. Visitors can then continue their Zen feeling at the hotel’s silent beach (no children, no music, no mobile phones) or outdoor infinity pool.
Also beginning at dawn, guests can rise to enjoy intimate yoga and meditation classes, with the hotels’ resident yoga expert. Through gentle postures and simple stretches, mental stresses and physical strains are wholly targeted. Revisiting the yoga terrace at dusk, visitors can also enjoy a candlelit session facing the Aegean Sea. Set to soothing music within stunning surroundings, relaxation can be attained before dinner, eradicating all tensions accumulated over the past few months.
Aside from these new meditative offerings, Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay is the perfect place to unwind. Chill out with a cocktail on the Sublime Sundeck while watching the sun go down, accompanied by the chilled out beats of the hotel’s resident DJ. For wellness addicts, the Spa is a heavenly sanctuary of calm, housing a heated indoor pool, sauna and two marble traditional Turkish Hammams showcasing traditional Ottoman glamour. With a selection of 24 suites and 149 bedrooms, the hotel offers beautifully appointed rooms for those looking to get away from it all.
Nightly rates at Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay start from €205, based on a double occupancy with bed and breakfast included.
To book contact Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay +90 252 3110303 or visit www.kempinski.com/bodrum
Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now comprises a portfolio of 79 five-star hotels in 31 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotels.