Hawthorn Karaca Resort Opens in Bodrum, Turkey

US Franchise Systems, Inc. (USFS), parent company of the franchisor of Hawthorn Suites, announced that the new 5-star Hawthorn Karaca Resort has opened in Bodrum in southeastern Turkey, 50 minutes' flight time from Istanbul. The full-service luxury boutique property is located in the hills of Turgutreis on the Mediterranean/Aegean Coast, a short drive from the Bodrum city center,internationally known for its important historic monuments and world-class entertainment and nightlife.

It offers 90 spacious guestrooms and suites on seven floors, including 26 executive suites and two presidential suites, all with panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and Greek islands.

According to John Mavrak, Regional President of Hawthorn Hotels & Suites Brand Management, this is the second Hawthorn property to open in the region. The first was the Hawthorn Hotel Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which opened in December 2006.In addition, the new Hawthorn Hotel & Suites in Hawally, Kuwait is set to debut in September of this year.

All accommodations are equipped with fine luxury linens, free high speed Internet (throughout the property), plasma TV with international programming and movies, and two-line phones with modem ports. The spacious presidential suites are well-appointed and boast their own sun terraces. In addition, they offer private Jacuzzis and sunset views over the Aegean Sea, as do many of the hotel's other guestrooms and suites.

Additional amenities include complimentary hot breakfast buffet daily; outdoor pool; fitness center and full-service spa with full range of therapies and treatments, Turkish bath, massage rooms, solarium, steamroom and sauna; two full-service restaurants with local and international cuisine; a Manhattan-style champagne piano lounge with entertainment; cigar room; daytime pool terrace bar and grill, and 24-hour room service. A private boardroom and rooftop meeting rooms are available for social and corporate events, as is a business center with the latest technology and video conferencing. Guests can enjoy sailing, sea fishing, scuba classes nearby, windsurfing, para-sailing and mountain climbing, as well as the use of the private and exclusive D-Marine Marina beach club nearby. Complimentary airport transportation is available. Special grand opening rates are being offered.

For additional information and hotel reservations, visit http://www.hawthorn.com or call Hawthorn Suites toll-free in the U.S. at 1-800-527-1133. The hotel can be reached directly at 90 (252) 382 83 82 or visit its website at http://www.hawthorn-bodrum.com .