Regnum Carya Golf and Spa Resort, Antalya, Turkey
Located in the popular southern Turkish region of Antalya, Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort is spread across an impressive 1,000,000sqm.
Can Faik explores whether the hotel has completed its aim to
offer something different than other hotels in the area…
The location of the hotel on the Mediterranean coast of southwestern Turkey is the first inspirational part of the design process. It is located in-between the blue Mediterranean sea and green golf club space. The nature, organic forms, surfaces, patterns and textures are the main element of concept design. In addition to this, the meaning of ‘carya’ is the second element of conceptual approach to the project. The mythological mean of ‘carya’ refers to Carya Illinoinensis, the name of a walnut.
The leaf form of Carya Illinoinensis (walnut) is used as three-dimensional objects and the pattern of the leaf is used on two-dimensional surfaces of the space. The steel separator located in the entrance of the lobby, which separates the corridor and 25-metre high atrium, has leaf patterns on the surface. It is possible to see the same pattern on huge leaf sculptures and the textured surface behind the reception desk. Indoor green recreational spaces create a transition between interior and exterior spaces. Interior design was conceived as being natural, transparent and fluent. The steel surface that separates the atrium and the corridor turns into a lighting element on the ceiling in the shape of water drops. The area is a total of 1800 square meters and the height is 25 meters in the atrium.
The Öztürk Group, operating across a range of areas and, particularly, in the energy sector, presents guests with a world in which every detail is carefully considered, and a luxury approach is applied to each and every individual.
Constructed by Regnum Turkey, exterior and architectural design by Profil Mimarlik, and the interior architecture was designed by Arketipo, which, under the guise of Mert Yanpal, is renowned around the world for its domestic and overseas projects.
As a recent host of the G20 Summit, Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort houses outstanding conferencing facilities, two internationally recognised golf courses, an organic spa, four á la carte restaurants, eight bars and an on-site nightclub, catering to each and every individual traveller’s needs.
Sporting sprawling views of the resort’s Carya Golf Club, the stunning Baron Villas offer travellers the upmost in style, comfort and accessibility. Complete with sun-drenched decking area and heated infinity pool, the 350sqm properties are hedged, offering a more private and intimate retreat. From the three spacious bedrooms and the chic living area to the opulent kitchen and luxury bathrooms, each villa is furnished with stone-washed, neutral hues, peppered with splashes of Regnum’s signature blue, reminiscent of the Mediterranean Sea, which boarders the south side of the resort.
The neighbouring King Villa, housing a swimming pool and open-air hot tub, boasts five bedrooms, including a master-suite with Jacuzzi, living room, kitchen area and five bathrooms, each equipped with luxury amenities and Bulgari cosmetics. When guests aren’t lounging by the pool, they can take advantage of the villa’s spa and gym, complete with treatment area and state-of-the-art fitness equipment.
The latest offerings now adds to the resort’s already comprehensive accommodation, from the 438 elegant rooms and suites located in the main hotel, each offering either a sea or golf course view and a balcony, to The Golf Residences, comprising of 100 stunning private villas, each with a private swimming pool.
The jewel of the resort is the Crown Villa, a 3,500 sqm space that includes five luxury bedrooms, five private bathrooms and dressing rooms, meeting rooms, bar and entertainment area, 440sqm heated outdoor pool, Jacuzzi area and panoramic views of the Championship Golf Course.
The Resort’s structures blend state-of-the-art technology with a magnificent, yet understated, elegance.
Working on the philosophy that nature is the source of beauty, the eco-friendly Green Door Spa & Wellness Centre focuses on balance and harmony, working solely with natural and organic products, housing 11 massage rooms, three VIP couples rooms and one Spa Suite. After relaxing at the indoor swimming pool, guests can use sauna, steam and ice rooms, Turkish Hammam or Bali Villas, featuring private treatment room, swimming pool and sundeck.
Seafood, Far Eastern, Italian and Turkish food offered at á la carte restaurants, oasis-like bars and the seafront nightclub remind each guest that entertainment and refined dining are just steps away. The 160-person kitchen staff transform each meal into a feast, primarily with Mediterranean, Turkish and Ottoman cuisine-themed dinners. Designed with the ambiance of a French patisserie, Macaroon is one of a kind, an object of desire for even world-famous pastry cooks. Macaroon offers French, Italian and Turkish desserts, along with spectacular presentations.