The BMF Conference 2023 will be taking place in the beautiful city of Istanbul, Turkey.
Turkey has over 2500 years of history, culture, traditions, amazing landmarks, and breath-taking views.

As part of the BMF Conference you will be staying at the Swissôtel The Bosphorus, Istanbul. If you wish to extend your stay at the conference hotel, pre or post conference, please contact the BMF Event Team on: bmf@firstevent.co.uk and we will be able to help you with group guest rates.

Group rate:
Single room including breakfast (per night) from £246.22*

Double room including breakfast (per night) from £275.51*

* The group rate is only available on Wednesday 14th June and Sunday 18th June and is subject to availability at the time of booking. Any additional nights outside of this date range will be quoted subject to rates available at the time of the request. 

Alternatively, to make the most of your time away, you may wish to extend your trip and explore other parts of the country.

To view hotels in Turkey, please visit booking.com. To help you, First Event recommends the following destinations and hotels:


Bodrum has an excellent Riviera location and is famed for its intense nightlife, beautiful beaches, historical sites, quality hotels and holiday villages. Bodrum is one of Turkey’s most popular holiday towns and largest resorts on the Aegean coast and is described as “the Land of the Eternal Blue” by Homeros.

Hotel Recommendation:

The Bodrum Edition

Set on the Turkish Riviera, this boutique, beachfront hotel offers an inspiring location to explore Turkey, with splendid views of the Aegean Sea. It has easy access to numerous watersport activities and places to explore, such as Yalikavak Marina, Yalikavak Market and Bodrum Amphitheatre, as well as enticing shops and restaurants. Take a dip in the infinity pool, work out in the modern gym or rejuvenate at the replenishing hotel spa.


Antalya is a Turkish resort city with a yacht-filled Old Harbour and beaches flanked by large hotels. It’s a gateway to Turkey’s southern Mediterranean region, known as the Turquoise Coast for its blue waters. 

Remnants remain from Antalya’s time as a major Roman port. These include Hadrian’s Gate, built to honour the Roman emperor’s visit in 130 A.D and 2nd-century Hidirlik Tower, with harbour views. 

Hotel Recommendations: 

Rixos Premium Tekirova (Kemer, Antalya)

Every morning at sunrise, the silhouette of Tahtali, which is the most magnificent peak of Taurus Mountains, reflects on Rixos Premium Tekirova facing the serene waters of the Mediterranean. Rixos Premium Tekirova offers its guests a sense of luxury service nestled in nature. It has a mystical and mythological ambiance in a quiet bay surrounded with red pine trees in the Olympos – Bey Mountains Coastal National Park. You can choose to stay in one of the hotel’s Superior Villas, which offers you a luxury experience with a private terrace and pool for special moments. Along with extensive hotel facilities including a relaxing spa, tennis courts and beach and water sports.

Within Regnum Carya, Europe’s first and only fully illuminated golf course, Carya Golf Club meets all the wishes of golf lovers. It is named among the top 100 golf clubs in the world by many famous golf magazines. This hotel also features a private beach with pure white sand, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a spa and wellness centre, sporting activities, numerous restaurants and eateries and 24 hour room service.

Regnum Carya guests can benefit from the “fast track & lounge” service free of charge on their international direct flights.


Known as ‘Turkey’s Turquoise Coast’, Dalaman is a picturesque district of Turkey, as well as being the central town, located in the Muğla Province. Dalaman is a surprisingly diverse holiday destination, with a range of sandy beaches, historical spots and beautiful seaside restaurants.

Hotel Recommendations:

D Maris Bay (Marmaris, Dalaman)

The D Maris Bay is a peaceful enclave of beauty, serenity and luxury. Five stunning natural sanded beaches offer their own individual concept for guests at D Maris Bay; the main beach has been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag. 

D Maris Bay is a theatre of natural beauty and offers views of vivid blooms, turquoise waters and dramatic, volcanic mountains coming together at the intersection of the Aegean and Mediterranean seas. You have the opportunity to charter a boat and explore the nearby waters. Or take time to enjoy the hotel facilities including the energising fitness centre, swimming pools, water sports or the therapeutic spa and hair salon.  

Please note, if you wish to extend somewhere other than the conference hotel, you will need to make your own arrangements and any recommended hotels will be subject to availability at the time.

Domestic Airlines

The most frequently used airlines for domestic travel in Turkey are: