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 Turkish Businessman, Seyfi Karaca, Opens Hawthorn
Branded Resort in Bodrum, Turkey
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ATLANTA, GA (July 20, 2006) - US Franchise Systems, Inc. (USFS), parent company of the franchisor of Hawthorn Suites, has announced that Hawthorn Hotels & Suites Brand Management - Regional Licensor for the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey - has opened the new 5-star Hawthorn Karaca Resort in Bodrum in southeastern Turkey, 50 minutes flight time from Istanbul.  The full-service luxury boutique property is located in the hills of Turgutreis on the Mediterranean/Aegean Coast, a short drive from the Bodrum city center, internationally known for its important historic monuments and world-class entertainment and nightlife.  

The contemporary hotel is owned by Mr. Seyfi Karaca, a leading Turkish businessman, and was conceptually designed by the Metex Design Group of Assisi, Italy, and developed by Towns-Wadey and Karaca Construction of Istanbul, Turkey.  It offers 90 spacious guestrooms and suites on seven floors, including 26 executive suites and two presidential suites, all with panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and Greek islands.
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Hawthorn Karaca Resort rendering
Prestij Sok. Karaba Mevkii 
48400 Bodrum Turkey
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According to John Mavrak, Regional President of Hawthorn Hotels & Suites Brand Management, this is the second Hawthorn property to open in the region.  The first was the Hawthorn Hotel Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which opened in December 2006.  In addition, the new Hawthorn Hotel & Suites in Hawally, Kuwait is set to debut in September of this year.

"We are excited that Hawthorn is developing in this part of the world to offer a new quality alternative for international leisure and business travelers," said Mavrak.  "The Hawthorn Karaca Resort is a luxurious and stylish hotel with contemporary spacious accommodations and fine personalized service." 

All accommodations are equipped with fine luxury linens, free high speed Internet (throughout the property), plasma TV with international programming and movies, and two-line phones with modem ports.  The spacious presidential suites are well-appointed and boast their own sun terraces.  In addition, they offer private Jacuzzis and sunset views over the Aegean Sea, as do many of the hotel's other guestrooms and suites. 

Additional amenities include complimentary hot breakfast buffet daily; outdoor pool; fitness center and full-service spa with full range of therapies and treatments, Turkish bath, massage rooms, solarium, steamroom and sauna; two full-service restaurants with local and international cuisine; a Manhattan-style champagne piano lounge with entertainment; cigar room; daytime pool terrace bar and grill, and 24-hour room service.  A private boardroom and rooftop meeting rooms are available for social and corporate events, as is a business center with the latest technology and video conferencing.  Guests can enjoy sailing, sea fishing, scuba classes nearby, windsurfing, para-sailing and mountain climbing, as well as the use of the private and exclusive D-Marine Marina beach club nearby. Complimentary airport transportation is available.  Special grand opening rates are being offered.  

There are currently 99 Hawthorn hotels open or under construction worldwide.  All Hawthorn hotels are independently owned and operated. 


 
Contact:

John Mavrak
Hawthorn Hotels & Suites Brand Management
00-971-50-847-7450
jm@hawthorn-mena.com
http://www.hawthorn-bodrum.com

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Also See: Hawthorn Suites Appoints New Development Team for Continued Growth / August 2004
Hawthorn Hotels & Suites Opens Development office in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates / December 2002

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