ANTALYA, 14 September (BelTA - Anadolu Agensy). - Hosting millions of tourists each year, the famed Turkish Mediterranean resort city of Antalya is distinguished with its 5-star hotels that combine thematic architecture and luxury along with stunning natural and historical beauties.
The Topkapi and Kremlin Palace hotels, in Kundu in the city center, echo the architectural characteristics of the palaces after which they are named.
The Titanic Mardan Palace Hotel offers its guests a simulated scenic view of Istanbul through a silhouette formed by architectural features such as the iconic Maiden's Tower.
In the Lara region, the Titanic Hotel sports architectural features evoking the legendary luxury liner, and the main building of the Concorde Hotel mirrors the celebrated supersonic jet.
The Calista Hotel, in Belek, feels much a "space base" with its rounded glassed-in buildings, while the Transatlantik Hotel in Kemer welcomes its guests with ship-shaped architecture.
Ulkay Atmaca, head of the Professional Hotel Managers Association of Türkiye (POYD), said themed hotels initially gained popularity in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
"Since facilities with different concepts attract people's curiosity and interest, they add significant value to tourism and promoting the city," he added.
According to latest data from the Culture and Tourism Ministry, Antalya welcomed some 6.4 million foreign tourists in the first seven months of this year.