We have come through the other side of the August heat and manic work load once again!!
August was great with Korsan Meze beating last year’s record for the number of nights with 100+ people. The Fish Terrace was more or less fully booked every night throughout August with a great mention in The Guardian at the beginning of September.
The Korsan Suites and the Korsan Apartments work at full capacity throughout the summer so the peak season doesn’t have much of an impact except of course for the extra visitors to the restaurants from neighboring villas who are, of course, always very welcome.
I think it is the Korsan Villas team who are most grateful for the smaller numbers occupying the villas now that school holidays are over. The cleaning, gardening and maintenance team work extremely hard throughout the summer and especially during August. They do a fantastic job and manage to keep smiling … I think I will have to increase the team again for next year in order to keep those smiles in place!
The top success story of the season I think should go to Korsan Ta? Bahçe. Despite there being no completed project photographs, our first guests arrived on 12 May and we have been back-to-back every week since. We are now receiving emails along the lines of ‘ we wanted to book Korsan Ta? Bahçe for 2014 but it is already very booked up, can you help?’ Hopefully Exclusive Escapes will revise their Ta? Bahçe photography to show just how beautiful it is.
The property market is experiencing some fresh excitement and we are happy to welcome a new property owner to our Korsan family. The property purchased is the completed one of the two new villas in Kalamar Bay. The property has been named Villa Halcyon and will be featured on our rental pages shortly for the 2014 season.
Thinking caps are on for the 2014 season … watch this space. Also I’m off to the Istanbul boat show on Monday. Now the kids are older I think it is time for a boat again …. a glass of Lal for anyone who can guess what we will name it!!
Bye for now. Uluc.