Hakkasan Bodrum at Mandarin Oriental Bodrum by interior design firm Campbell House

by | 21 Oct 2021 | Design

Interior design firm Campbell House designs the first fully open-air Hakkasan restaurant in Mandarin Oriental Bodrum.

Hakkasan Bodrum is inspired by the breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea dotted with the dramatic masts and billowing sails of Bodrum’s famous Gulets. These impressive yachts are a staple of any Bodrum scene and the design of Hakkasan subtly references materials and details that are characteristic of these spectacular vessels, such as wood decking, rope-made features and nautical fabrics. This hint of Bodrum is accompanied by Hakkasan’s unmistakable modern Chinese aesthetic, creating a duality that provides local context at the same time as delivering a memorable Asian culinary experience.

A simple yet elegant Calcutta marble welcome desk greets guests upon arrival at Hakkasan Bodrum. The desk is in front of a branded Hakkasan wall that displays a large-scale Hakkasan logo – very clearly indicating arrival at the culinary destination. This unique design element also provides local context through the application of nautical materials, such as rope and wood, that are reminiscent of the famous Turkish Gulets.

Guests are then led onto the main deck of the restaurant platform. To the left is the central island bar that features backlit blue glass with a brass trim shaped into a signature Hakkasan pattern, which becomes reminiscent of the Chinese traditions and the world-known Hakkasan style.

Hanging above the bar is a series of Chinese-inspired contemporary pendants. These pendants are affixed to a wooden pergola overhead that fits perfectly in the marina-like timber decked platforms where the restaurant is laid out. The end of each beam on the pergola terminates with a brass Hakkasan logo that reinforces the strong brand aesthetic throughout the venue.

Furthermore, a series of Hakkasan signature patterned screens subdivide the various areas throughout the space. These screens are mostly constructed from timber, but for a few exceptions in the bar area, which are special screens that are fashioned from rope.

Walking away from the bar on the main deck of the venue, guests arrive at the lounge area, which is complete with plush sofas, a DJ booth and sweeping views of the Aegean Sea. A couple of steps down from the lounge seating is the lower dining area. Two U-shaped banquettes upholstered with locally inspired fabrics and a series of loose dining tables frame the views out towards the ocean, ensuring every seat is desirable.

Back towards the entry area, a separate dining platform is located a few steps down from the main deck. This dining platform has three private dining tables that each sit within their own private cabana for an intimate dining experience. The dining cabanas are raised above the rest of the dining platform to ensure guests have views of the Aegean.

The central dining area on the dining platform is framed by two long banquettes, surrounded by Hakkasan signature screens and protected by pergolas overhead. Down two more steps from this central area is a series of loose dining tables that follow the perimeter of the deck. Situated at the edge of the deck, these tables have uninterrupted views of the ocean.

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Campbell House, founded in 2021, is a full-service interior design firm, with studios in Las Vegas, LA, New York and Paris.

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