American luxury hotel giant is leaving Turkey

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Following the departures of German hotelier Steigenber­ger and the U.S. Edition Hotels, another luxury hotel chain is ceasing operations in Turkey. The U.S. Canyon Ranch, which opened an ultra luxury resort in Milas-Kaplankaya in July, is withdrawin­g from Turkey on May 1.

The hotel was launched with an investment of $250 million, was the brand’s first operation outside of the United States. The 141-room Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort opened its doors on July 1, 2016, after delivering 76 villas in June. These ultra-luxurious villas were sold for between $1 million and $6 million each. The announceme­nt of Canyon Ranch’s departure from Turkey came from Chief Executive Susan Docherty. She expressed sadness over the departure. “Turkey is a great country. To be honest my heart is crying for Turkey. I was in Turkey during a twoyear period for this project. It has beautiful nature,” Docherty said. “Turkey does not deserve what it has been going through. Tourism and the travel sector have suffered a great deal.”

Thai Six Senses, a leading global hotel management company, is due to take over operations at the Canyon Ranch resort in May.

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