D-Hotel Maris — Hisarönü, Turkey
With its long stretches of sandy beaches, backed by craggy mountains, it would be an understatement to describe the scenery of Turkey’s Turqouoise Coast as dramatic. Here, in a quiet spot, surrounded by pine forests, sits D-Hotel Maris. A design collaboration between Turkish firm Midek Mingü and Singapore’s SCDA Architects, the 200-room hotel combines Asian minimalist elegance with warm Turkish hospitality. Guest rooms offer mountain or sea views, with bathtubs on balconies. A restaurant named ’The Spice’ offers Ottoman Asian fare, while ’The Breeze’ is a more casual seafood alternative. The resort also offers a ’menu’ of water sports from water skiing to diving, while the spa’s treatments involve Aegean Sea Shell and Purva Karma Four Handed massages.