This summer, Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum is set to welcome renowned art gallery Villa del Arte with the opening of a dedicated gallery space in the picturesque setting of Paradise Bay on the Bodrum Peninsula.

The luxurious Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum, renowned for its exquisite design, impeccable service, and award-winning dining, is set to elevate the guest experience further with this new artistic partnership that celebrates the intersection of art, luxury, and natural beauty.

Villa del Arte specialises in contemporary art and for its inaugural season at Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum will focus initially on sculpture and painting. Guests can therefore expect to encounter and enjoy works by esteemed artists such as Lluis Cera, Corvengi and Herbert Mehler throughout the season, promising an immersive journey into the vibrant world of modern art.

Founded 25 years ago in Barcelona by Bert van Zetten, Marcel, and Jutta Huisman, Villa del Arte has garnered international acclaim through its curated exhibitions and participation in prestigious global art fairs including Amsterdam, New York, Miami, Hong Kong and Paris.

For the summer of 2024, Villa del Arte is bringing its celebrated roster of world-famous artists and their captivating works to Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum.

Co-founder Bert van Zetten explains his enthusiasm for the collaboration, stating: “We aim to be a dynamic platform for both established and emerging artists, providing visitors with more than just an art gallery experience. Our partnership with Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum aligns perfectly with our commitment to enriching the cultural landscape, and we look forward to the possibility of a lasting relationship.”

Tunç Batum, General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum, echoes this sentiment: “This partnership emphasises the hotel’s aspiration to fuse the beauty of our natural setting with the contemporary art scene. Through collaborations with Villa del Arte, guests will have the opportunity to engage directly with artists and gain insight into the creative process, further enhancing their stay here.”

Situated amidst the breathtaking vistas of Paradise Bay, Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum offers an array of accommodations, from lush garden rooms to opulent suites boasting infinity pools and barbecue corners. The hotel’s seamless integration into its natural surroundings, combined with its commitment to artistic endeavours, ensures an unparalleled luxury experience for every guest.

As Villa del Arte debuts its exquisite collection at Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum, both establishments look forward to a harmonious partnership that celebrates art, luxury, and nature in equal measure.

About Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum

Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum is located on a 60-hectare waterfront site on the northern side of the Bodrum peninsula at Paradise Bay, offering panoramic views over the Aegean Sea. Built on a series of levels nestled in the resort’s landscaped hillside, surrounded by ancient olive groves and pine trees, the resort’s 122 Rooms, Apartments, Suites, and Villas provide the largest accommodation in the area, all with stunning sundecks, terraces or balconies, and many with private gardens and infinity edged pools. Carefully curated selection of restaurants and bars showcase innovative and gastronomic cuisine, while the 2.700 sqm Spa introduces the Group’s award-winning spa concepts together with holistic signature treatments and a range of wellness programs. In addition, the diverse event spaces, a sandy beach, and extensive leisure facilities will bring a level of sophistication and elegance, making this the perfect luxurious hideaway retreat for discerning travellers.

About Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Mandarin Oriental is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. Recognised for creating exceptional properties,  each destination reflects the Group’s oriental heritage, local culture and unique design. The Group’s mission is to completely delight and inspire guests through delivering passionate service. Having grown from its Asian roots over 60 years ago into a global brand, the Group now operates 40 hotels, 12 residences and 24 exclusive homes in 26 countries and territories with many more projects under development. Mandarin Oriental continues to drive its reputation as an innovative leader in luxury hospitality, delivering sustainable growth over the long term.

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