Support to preservation

argos in Cappadocia was featured by Ann Abel in the latest Tablet Hotels Newsletter in the article named “Cave Dwellers – Unearthing the most luxurious cave hotel of Turkey”. Abel defines the hotel with these words; “Turkey’s most luxurious cave hotel calls itself ‘an ancient village with a reception desk’, and it represents the work of a huge team of archeologists and stonemasons, architects and designers. They’ve turned the decaying chapels, tunnels and houses of a medieval monastery complex that had been carved into the soft volcanic land into a forty-two-room hotel, equal parts understated luxury and archaeological integrity.” Able has also quoted from Mr.Gökşin Ilıcalı, the founder of the hotel; “When you see the old cottages turned into garbage dumps amid such an impressive architectural atmosphere in such a stunning geography, it’s like seeing a kitten shivering in the cold rain; it makes you want to do something to protect and save it.” The article also mentiones the future work in progress; music and ceramic workshops, restoring more of the wine cellar, adding a winery, expanding the organic vegetable-herb garden into a farm, a spa and hamam, and “monk suites” up the hill… www.tablethotels.com