The name of the hotel, Karia Princess, was chosen in reference
to Artemisia II of Caria, sister, wife, widow and successor of king Mausolus, in
whose honor she built the famous Mausoleum, one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient
When the Karia Princess opened its doors in 1990, it was the first 5 star hotel
of the region. For the hotel’s founders, the late Dr. Izzet Imre and Mrs. Safiye
Imre, whose main business concern was their family-owned Mercedes Benz dealerships
across Turkey, the Karia Princess was a personal dream
inspired by the small, elegant European family hotels they had
come to love during their extended travels abroad.
Today, after extensive renovations carried out in 2005 and operated now by the next
generation of the Imre family, the Karia Princess continues in
the spirit of its founders in seeking to provide our guests with unrivalled hospitality
and the best of service to have them return again and again with the best of memories.