Hillside Beach Club, exemplary with its wholehearted staff and most sincere service concept beyond expectations, was granted the "Best Leisure Hotel of the World" award at the "Haute Grandeur" 2021 Awards Ceremony. Haute Grandeur awards are considered to be the mark of perfection and at this ceremony where hotel chains such as Four Seasons, Ritz, and Rosewood were also nominated in various categories, Hillside Beach Club gained its rightful place among the world's best hotels. Also in 2021, Hillside Beach Club was awarded the "Certificate of Excellence in Guest Satisfaction" based on the guest ratings collected by British Airways' tour operator, BA Holidays, for the fifth year in a row.
The CEO of Alarko Tourism Group, Edip İlkbahar, was one of the first people who brought the "leisure" concept to Turkey and he still continues to attract the attention of the globally known establishments with the Hillside culture founded on "continuous development" and "learning". Shown as a model during the hard days of the global tourism industry due to the measures it has taken and its novel practices, Hillside has added yet another success story to its history by winning, for the 11th year in a row, the Travellers Choice "Certificate of Excellence" award that is based on the user reviews on TripAdvisor, the world's biggest travel website with more than 450 million monthly visitors.