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Avantgarde Collection


Coming from a long line of family members with over 25 years of corporate experience and know-how in the Tourism & Hospitality Industries in Turkey, the Avantgarde Collection Hotels brand was created by Lütfi Öztanık and his sons Ismet and Cenk in 2009. To further broaden and expand the brand and to also integrate real estate development projects, the father & sons teams founded Lucis Global in 2012.

Under the auspices of Lucis Global are the Avantgarde Collection Hotels, Avantgarde Catering Services and ACE Restaurant & Lounge.In a very short period of time, the Lucis Global group has opened 4 hotels: Avantgarde Levent (2010); Avantgarde Yalıkavak (2012); Avantgarde Taksim (2013) and Avantgarde Taksim Square (2014). Three of the Avantgarde Collection hotels are located in prime locations in Istanbul and one is located in a private bay in Yalıkavak, Bodrum – dubbed the “pearl of the Aegean”.Additionally, Lucis Global’s highly successfully Avantgarde Catering Services division offers on-site and off-site catering services to discerning clients while ACE Restaurant & Lounge, is Lucis Global’s restaurant brand which is located at each hotel, but future plans include opening branches at non-hotel sites (shopping malls, etc.) initially in Istanbul.

As a result, we formed Lucis Initiative in 2014 to pursue and develop our expansion plans in the Restaurant Industry which can include local or international investors and partners. We are a 100% Turkish owned company and with our dynamic and corporate infrastructure, we consistently strive and look for innovative approaches for sustainability. We are a brand that is totally committed to the policies and procedures of the Tourism & Hospitality Industries in Turkey with our investments and obligations to our business partners.

With a staff of over 200 people, one of our primary goals is to improve and increase our Customer Satisfaction and Guest Relations policies. Towards these efforts, we organize on-going training courses to enhance and develop our personnel’s skills and behaviors. Since we established Lucis Global, we realize our corporate responsibility and are totally committed to supporting the tourism, hospitality, arts and education industries. We are also continuing our efforts to build and improve awareness for our brand on the international level and attend major Fairs and Expositions on an annual basis.


Avantgarde Collection not only has a major presence in the hospitality industry in Turkey by offering innovative services & amenities to international & domestic travelers, but has also achieved major success in the Catering Industry. Avantgarde Catering vows to transform all our home, office and yacht parties and events into unforgettable & memorable moments you will always remember and cherish. Our experienced and innovative chefs who have re-interpreted & created the original menus that consists of delicacies from International & Turkish cuisines at all the Ace Restaurants at our hotels in Istanbul and Yalıkavak , now bring these culinary delights to the venue of your choice for your special occasions to include weddings, engagement parties, birthdays, graduation parties, baby showers, anniversaries, openings and more. Alternatively, the meeting rooms at all our hotels can be designed and decorated by our skillful team to meet the needs of our customers.


With an Avantgarde Catering premier boutique wedding in Bodrum - Be different. Be brilliant. Creating moments that delight each of the five senses, we will make your wedding or event your moment to shine. You’ll whisper those magic words, in the testimony of a white sailboat gliding from afar, in an embracing breeze of a warm Aegean night… You’ll discover those special moments that will bring eternal togetherness with Mejor Costa’s naive and gentle touch, all hidden in a boutique wedding night. As if this is your first time in Bodrum, As if this is your first declaration of your love… We believe that every successful event begins with impeccable planning and communication. Our goal is to capture each DETAIL and ensure that none are overlooked.