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ISTANBUL, 2014

Kemer Golf Resort Hotel

Kemer Golf and Country Club is a country retreat situated 25 km from Istanbul in the heart of the Belgrade Forest. The Country Club was originally founded in 1995 to provide its members with a getaway from the hustle and bustle of Istanbul. While the main attraction for the club has always been the golf course, there are also facilities for horse riding, tennis and other sports as well as a spa and fitness centre. Autoban has seamlessly integrated the new hotel into the existing club facilities by transforming the site of the former clubhouse into the 35-room luxury boutique hotel.

The hotel is situated in a beautiful natural setting, while being in close proximity to Istanbul. Autoban’s design concept conveys a sense of secluded relaxation while also keeping guests connected to their urban lifestyle.

With the Kemer Golf Resort Hotel, the oversized rooms each boast interiors more akin to a home than a hotel in terms of comfort and functionality. The interiors fuse natural materials and rich textures with exceptional craftsmanship. As with all of the studio’s interior projects, the hotel room design is based around a layered interior shell. This time overlapping surfaces covered with custom-designed wallpaper, marble and wood, form a richly layered surface that give the space a domestic feel.

Arranged over four floors, two of which are basement levels, the hotel covers a total of 5,320 sqm. The second level basement floor houses the Club Spa as well as 10 guestrooms of different sizes each with a garden terrace. The first level basement has a ballroom events space as well as 11 guestrooms. The ground floor consists of ten bedrooms of varying sizes a new Club House and Teras Restaurant with indoor & outdoor seating. The top floor houses the largest guestrooms and features some of the most impressive views of the surrounding countryside.

The flooring in each room is brushed & oiled oak parquet framed with beige marble, with carpeting accents under the bed and seating areas. The walls also feature bleached oak paneling and hand-carved wooden frames around the doors. For the main entrance hall, the walls are covered in Erythrai marble and backlit glass panels with wallpaper inside. The hotel and communal areas are furnished with a mixture of bespoke (in brushed and special coloured oak brown river marble custom-woven fabrics, leather, bronze and chrome accents) and signature Autoban furniture.

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  • Total area 5,320 sqm
  • Client Demirören Group
  • Interior design Autoban
  • Project team Seyhan Özdemir, Sefer Çağlar / Bilal Aydın, Zeynep Akten, Nihal Akarsu, Müge Çakır, Kerim Özkan
  • Photography Mustafa Nurdoğdu

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