A travel magazine chose two Turkish hotels among the world's best hotels in 2009. The Travel+Leisure magazine included two Turkish hotels in world's best 50 hotels in 2009.
These hotels are The Marmara Bodrum and The Ceylan Intercontinental Istanbul.
The magazine eulogized the bay view, terraces and balconies of the Marmara Bodrum; and the spa of the Ceylan Intercontinental overlooking the Bosphorus.
The Travel+Leisure magazine carried out the survey by votes of hundreds of readers all around the world.
A travel magazine based in New York City, New York, the Travel+Leisure has around 4.8 million readers. It is put out by American Express Publishing, which also publishes Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure Golf (defunct as of early 2009), Travel + Leisure Family, and Departures magazines.