Scorpios Bodrum overlooks the Aegean Sea from every angle

Mykonos beach club Scorpios is opening a second location in Bodrum, Turkey, where a team of architects and designers has created a series of stone bungalows and a wellness “temple” featuring a dramatic coffered ceiling.

Set to open in June 2024, Scorpios Bodrum is positioned on a peninsula that juts out into the Aegean Sea, 30 minutes drive north of the main town of Bodrum.

Scorpios Bodrum occupies a peninsula that juts out into the Aegean Sea

“Renowned as the most exclusive coastline in Turkey, Scorpios Bodrum’s peninsula puts the beauty of nature at the forefront, with endless sea views from sunrise to sunset,” said the design team, which comprises multiple studios.

Istanbul architecture practice Geomim, Berlin-based interiors firms Lambs and Lions and Studio MacBride, and designer Annabell Kutucu all collaborated on the project, continuing the rustic aesthetic from the Greek location.

Scorpios Bodrum guest bungalow
The location includes 12 bungalows for overnight guests

An emphasis on natural materials including wooden furniture and panelling, textured plastered walls, linen fabrics and woven rugs will contribute to the club’s laid-back atmosphere.

“The design ethos honours imperfect simplicity and the honesty of natural materials,” the team said.

View from inside bungalow out to swimming pool and sea
Each bungalow is oriented to face the sea

At the small peninsula’s highest point are the 12 guest villas, which fan outward from a central courtyard so that each faces the sea.

The bungalows feature exposed stone walls, dark wood accents, floor-to-ceiling glazing and neutral-toned decor.

Outdoor bathtub against a stone wall and plants
Exposed stone walls and neutral-toned decor extend to the outdoor bathrooms

Two options are available: single-level suites, and others with mezzanine levels that can accommodate additional guests.

All have private swimming pools and expansive outdoor entertainment areas and are within easy reach of the club’s communal spaces below.

Aerial view of bungalow with private pool and expansive terrace
Each bungalow has a private pool and an expansive outdoor terrace

These include the beach restaurant, with both indoor and outdoor dining areas designed using the same earth-toned materials as the bungalows.

Scorpios Bodrum is also home to a space that the team describes as a  “contemporary temple”.

Coffered ceiling of The Ritual Space at Scorpios Bodrum
Also on the Scorpios Bodrum site is “contemporary temple” The Ritual Space

Known as The Ritual Space, it comprises a large multi-purpose space topped with an angular coffered ceiling.

The temple will host “its own distinct cultural program around wellbeing, with ancient and contemporary mind-body practices and immersive performances at the intersection of art, music, technology and mindfulness,” according to the team.

Spa facilities within this pavilion range from private treatment rooms to a cold plunge pool, a flotation room, a sound healing dome, a healing terrace, a yoga terrace and an outside pool.

As with the original Scorpios location in Mykonos, the Bodrum outpost will host a variety of music programming, spearheaded by the brand’s own record label, Scorpios Music.

Scorpios Bodrum
Scorpios is known for its sunset music rituals

Founded in 2015 by Thomas Heyne and Mario Hertel, Scorpios is renowned for its sunset music rituals that invite international DJs and local artists to play during golden hour and into the night.

The Mykonos location was acquired by members’ club group Soho House in 2019 – along with the nearby San Giorgio Hotel, now known as Soho Roc House – and its members will receive priority access for reservations at Scorpios Bodrum.

View from Scorpios Bodrum peninsula over the sea
The location is due to open in June 2024

As the 2024 summer season kicks off, several hospitality venues are announcing new facilities to entice guests and visitors.

Among them is the Potato Head resort in Bali, which recently unveiled a nightclub named Klymax designed by OMA and DJ Harvey, and members’ club The Malin, which opened a second location in Nashville this year.

The photography is by Nihal Ceylan.

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