The interview in Hurriyet with Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay Bodrum Sales and Marketing Manager is very interesting, according to İbrahim Korkut, the economic crisis will not effect their sales.
Here is the interview :
-When was the Hotel opened ?
The first landing was in 2005, but the official opening was held in May 2006.
– What is your goal as a hotel ?
To provide the most luxurious … Our claim is that, there is not such a hotel that serves luxury better than us. Our personalized service is our concept.The most important feeling in the entire hotel, very luxurious in a free area to experience a great atmosphere …
For example, there are many good resorts, but you can not live there.. There are thousands of people, everyone at the beginning of buffets, plate in hand looking for the table, etc … We are not such things.
– How many room you have ?
There are 173 rooms, 148 one of the deluxe, 25 suits …
Varies according to season, room rates in high season, but last year the night was 500 euro, including breakfast. But winter is down to 145 euro.
– Isn’t it too high?
Is correct. We are the most expensive hotel.
– Is it in Turkey?
Absolutely. . If you receive a high season price based on the most expensive hotel in Turkey, we are.
– If you think Mediterranean dish?
As high as some hotels we have in there. 170 rooms, but not 70-80, which serves some hotel rooms are very great.
– What is the full rate?
Percentage basis last year; 45’ti whole year. But 88 percent occupancy rate in the summer went by.
– Who is at the most coming side?
Hotels 40 percent of Turks. German tourists in the second, than Central Europe, England and Russia are coming.
– Foreigners coming are also the richest are they ?
Yes, nearly so.
Middle East demand is growing steadily in recent times for example. Large families, the sheik, orders, many of them relatives began to arrive. Days off and stay for weeks at the best suits. From Turkey in the upper levels of the social meaning of the guests are coming.
We are a very attractive place for this clientage.
– Does the crisis affect you?
We currently are in good condition than last year.
– What is happening? The top layer does not affect this work?
We are different this year than last year, the organization of the company we’ve managed to capture the match. Also at the same time last year, according surprised me, was much more than foreign personal reservations. Residential side has also increased, especially in the weekend package.
– How much growth happened?
Of 200 percent over January of last year have closed. So sales have increased 3 times. 150 per cent in February over. As a result, people who exercise, even if the crisis does not give up luxury. That guy is going to go on holiday ‘to a place in my crisis Should I go there a lower level in does not.
– What is he doing?
You just described a little luxury is changing. For example, in the last year and 30-40 thousand euro paid out for weeks in the blue round, great boat trips can step back in because people really big numbers for this amount was no longer anyone. But these people, maybe a bit less likely to travel a luxury experience that paid again anywhere in the world will want to live.
This lives of people completely out of the luxury is not possible to lead to another field. Because this is a matter of habit. Continue the same exercise in luxury . But there in Thailand so as I will rent villas, will stay for months, maybe in other places you want to get that same service will be shorter than the mold.
– Then this crisis could turn into opportunities for you, even if some did you ?
We feel it. For example, the UK market Pounds / euro parity was advantage for us. We stay outside of the eurozone so the British have the choice of us . Figures show it is already. All for us as well as for Turkey …
But of course this situation not only for Turkey Egypt, Tunisia, Dubai, such as FarEast also applies to countries outside the Eurozone.
– What do you expect for this summer?
With very high occupancy rates last year, we write. In fact, only 95 per cent in August when you look at the over-96’s. Maybe we can not figure out in August on a three-month period, but in summer I think we get on top of last year. The worst will probably be the same as last year.
– Is it summer prices will be in?
No no, we price in. The contrary would be a small increase in prices. But something like this would be: For example, we have created for suit sales will be included in the package price we’ve increased the number of services. Instead of reducing prices we increased the services.
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