The Maxx Royal Kemer Hotel located in Kiris, in the Kemer district of Antalya, Turkey was designed by the practice of Baraka Architects in 2014 to act as a boundary between the natural areas and the developed ones since it is surrounded by a long beach and a thick forest.
The steep hillside is at the base of the hotel and it extends toward the top with 291 rooms of different sizes, 59 lagoon villas and 15 beach villas. The guests also have access to a spa, six restaurants and four bars. The concept for the family suites was to adapt to the natural limitations and integrate them into the project, so the terracing was done with the slopes and materials such as stone and wood were predominant.
The main hotel building with the reception and entrance is the farthest from the bay and here is where the main programs are located as well as the retail areas. The wood elements which are extensively used act as an integrative element into the forest while also ensuring protection from direct sunlight.