The Travel Leisure magazine included two Turkish hotels in world’s best 50 hotels in 2009. The Travel Leisure magazine carried out the survey by votes of hundreds of readers all around the world.

These hotels are The Marmara Bodrum and The Ceylan Intercontinental Istanbul.

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.