Exclusive Interview: Cenker Yılmaz, GM, NG Phaselis Bay Lifestyle Resort


In an exclusive interview with EXP Exchange, Cenker Yılmaz, General Manager of NG Phaselis Bay Lifestyle Resort, shares the privileges that NG Phaselis Bay in Antalya offers to the luxury Indian wedding market and his excitement about Retrouvailles ’23.

Firstly, I would like to emphasise that NG Phaselis Bay is a “Lifestyle Resort” where guests can spend their special holidays in a considered way with the “See, Feel, Love” concept. We have carefully designed our hotel to meet the needs of our guests, and we maximize the comfort of our guests through our personalised services. The architecture of NG Phaselis Bay combines with the magnificent natural environment of the Mediterranean region to create an unforgettable wedding experience. The large space and many accommodation options integrate with the surrounding nature allowing for the implementation of many different themes and concepts for wedding events. At NG Phaselis Bay, we provide the experience of beautiful nature while offering luxury privileges that meet guests’ high standards.

We have many options from world cuisine in our a la carte restaurants, where award-winning chefs are consulted to provide our guests with unforgettable gastronomic experiences. From the Nautilius a la carte restaurant, which is open 24/7, to Capella Mediterranean Cuisine, where the freshest ingredients from local producers are used to create wonderful dishes, many exciting flavours are offered to our guests.

Various entertainment and activity opportunities are offered to our guests help to create unforgettable moments on their holiday. Specially designed for children, the Beluga Kids Club offers entertaining educational activities led by expert teams. The award-winning Aliva SPA provides world-class treatments and therapy techniques from its experienced team, while VIP Spa suites, the Turkish bath, sauna, steam bath and other facilities ensure that guests can relax before and after wedding events.

NG Phaselis Bay considers every detail for their guests to make for unforgettable holidays. The NGuide team is on duty to meet every guest need with an understanding of high standard service.

Can you tell us about the different areas of the hotel, the number of rooms and the other experiential privileges that you provide?

At NG Phaselis Bay, we offer a wide range of options with both indoor and outdoor areas and we coordinate wedding organization according to the wishes of the couples. We can accommodate 350-400 wedding guests with different concepts and up to date audio-visual equipment in many areas of the hotel. The meeting room, connected to a special foyer, the main lobby of the hotel, with its natural concept, and the outdoor areas surrounded by Mediterranean views all stand out as attractive event areas. For those who want to have a wedding on the beach, we have two private bays as well as a beach area for 350-400 people on the 555 m Long Beach. The expansive entertainment area has a capacity of up to 1000 people, is located outdoors, includes a large stage, and is a good option for those who want a lively wedding atmosphere.

Our hotel offers our guests a comfortable stay with a variety of accommodation options in our 500 rooms. Each room and suite are designed to offer guests accommodations that suit their personal preferences. With large living areas and choices of villas with private pools, we can offer our guests a dream destination wedding holiday.

What excites you about the luxury weddings market of India.? What has your experience been like with it so far?

India has a tradition of attaching great importance to their weddings and holding lavish events. Therefore, working with wedding planners from India can be an interesting and challenging experience. Understanding the Indian culture and traditions, meeting expectations and fulfilling needs require careful work and education. However, what makes this experience exciting is that Indian weddings provide guests with an unforgettable feast of culture and celebration. We are excited to help achieve this by considering every detail of the wedding organisation.

What makes NG Phaselis Bay the perfect destination for an ‘Indian Wedding’?

Our hotel enjoys a unique location with mesmerising nature, spectacular views, and a tranquil atmosphere. This provides an ideal setting to offer our guests a dream wedding experience. Every wedding is special and meaningful and with this in mind we combine different cultural elements to create unique wedding events. We offer an unforgettable wedding experience by combining the rich traditions and customs of India with the beautiful Mediterranean atmosphere. The decorations, table arrangements, flowers, music, dance performances, and all other details are customised according to the couples’ wishes.

How excited are you about your relationship with Retrouvailles 2024?

Retrouvailles 2024 is a prestigious event that brings together luxury travel and tourism industry professionals from around the world. It will therefore provide a great platform to make valuable business contacts, share experiences, and discover new opportunities. At this event, NG Phaselis Bay will have the opportunity to promote our hotel and the privileges we offer, and we are confident that we will increase our appreciation and recognition at an international level. Retrouvailles 2024 will provide a great opportunity to meet potential customers and for co-operations with new partners.