Aksoy Ventures Energy and Hospitality Inc. (“Aksoy Holding”) laid the foundations of its first investment in Bodrum by acquiring the 31 acres (126,000 m2) peninsula at the heart of Tilkicik Bay situated in Yalıkavak in 2013 with the aim of investing in the continually developing hospitality and residential sector in Bodrum.

World-renowned South African architectural firm SAOTA, specialized in sophisticated villas and outdoor living, designed the project on the peninsula which already comprises 75 ultra-luxury private units. The project, which started with the Epique Island brand, joined The Ritz-Carlton Residences, the world's most luxurious hotel, resort and residence chain, as a result of the agreements signed with Marriott International in July 2020. The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Bodrum bring together the legendary service concept of the brand with the villa owners. The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Bodrum features the first stand-alone residence project of the group in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

After the establishment of Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel with its contemporary and ahead-of-its-time architecture in 1992 at the heart of Istanbul, Aksoy Holding has added a new and inspiring value to touristic hotspot Bodrum of Turkey with its The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Bodrum project.