Inside Cosme Paros – embracing authentic Greek hotel design • Hotel Designs

The idyllic island of Paros is household to serene landscapes, refined tradition, prosperous culinary history, by natural means sculpted whitewashed architecture, cobbled pathways and stretches of crystal-clear beach locations.

A several months back, in conversation with Kalia Konstantinidou, who is the co-owner of Kanava Motels & Resorts, options for Cosme have been superior on the agenda. With a layout to embrace the authentic Cycladic way of life and encouraging a carefree state of thoughts, Cosme has now opened its doors, and is equipped to make fantastic on the promise by Konstantinidou to welcome world explorers an invigorating journey of activities on the shores of the Aegean Sea, celebrating the pleasure of everyday living in the charming town of Naoussa. Created by Kanava Inns & Resorts, Cosme embraces hoteliers Antonis Eliopoulos’ and Kalia Konstantinidou vision and ethos for understated luxury although elevating authentic, Greek hospitality.

white and wicker in the dappled shade at Cosme, Paros, Greece

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“We strongly believe in developing genuine, timeless experiences for our guests, encouraging further connections involving by themselves and the location, by embracing the tradition, rituals and traditions as effectively as evoking a perception of calm,” mentioned Konstantinidou, Co-Owner of Kanava Accommodations & Resorts. “The time is correct to celebrate lifetime and truly feel absolutely free. This is the notion powering the generation of Cosme. Our locale, architecture, solutions and people open up alternatives, allowing for attendees to categorical their individuality and pick out how they connect, envision, and love. Every single element of the hotel is created to give attendees the liberty to make the knowledge their personal.”

circular garden and fountain in the grounds of Cosme, Paros

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The property’s style and design, developed by architecture and layout studio ID Laboratorium, is characterised by the one particular-of-a-kind ‘Aegean Touch’ and elegantly blends exceptional factors from around the Mediterranean with daring Cycladic strains. Structure particulars in the course of reference the type and magnificence of Paros. All properties are thoroughly clean-lined and created with community stone showcasing harmonious architectural compositions encouraged by the island’s vivid fishing villages and indigenous residences. Even the hotel’s 50 %-moon pool is an ode to the location, reflecting the condition of the bay in which Cosme stands. Designed as a normal extension of Naoussa, meandering pathways all through the residence produce an intimate village-model sense, reminiscent of the city itself, encouraging visitors to revel in prospect encounters and serendipitous moments of discovery. The resort’s open up-air entrance and stone pathway, decorated with a curated explosion of greenery, leads into a marble-floored reception and lobby location that references historic Cycladic buildings. The entrance is mild-loaded and brought to lifetime with a mural by artist Christina Mandilari of Bare Summers as perfectly as distinctive wallpapers and materials that includes handmade embroidery by Pierre Frey. The vacation resort also features a private beach and seaside club.

private outdoor space at the guestrooms at Cosme

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The resort shelters an intimate 40 suites, every uniquely appointed and with pick suites featuring non-public swimming pools and views across the crystalline waters. All consist of customized-manufactured furnishings by renowned Spanish designer Jaime Hayon, paired with fabrics in warm shades of burgundy and red as well as typical patterns with stripes in shades of blue, a colour synonymous with Greece. Spanning 60 square meters and with views of the Aegean Sea, the special and lavish Cosmos Suite is one of the most luxurious lodging on the island. The supreme escape, its expansive terrace comes with a personal pool, open up-air dining location, sunbeds and sights throughout to Cosme’s private beach front.

“The opening of Cosme, a Luxurious Selection Resort, Paros this summer season is an exciting enhancement for Paros, for the Marriott Worldwide portfolio and for discerning travellers from all over the globe,” said Candice D’Cruz, Vice President of Marriott Intercontinental Luxurious Brand names, EMEA. “As we shift into an exciting period for the genuine resurgence of world wide travel, Cosme now sets a new global common by way of developing a luxurious experience that is both equally emotive and fulfilling.”

view out to sea over the swimming pool at cosme Paros

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Remaining genuine to the island’s roots, Kalia Konstantinidou has personally crafted principles that deliver a legitimate perception of individuality to the resort. These contain a culinary journey by celebrated Greek chef, Yiannis Kioroglou, who delivers his passion for ‘Medite-Grecian’ delicacies to the hotel’s dining destinations, beachside Parostia and laidback Volta at the coronary heart of the vacation resort.

Art is also an integral portion of the guest working experience with an eclectic combine of indigenous multimedia Greek artists on screen. Combining modern day and classical approaches, these incorporate Margarita Myrogianni’s abstract images of details and shadows from common handmade embroidery, which turn out to be an abstract area of reference for photographs such as fishermen’s nets, sea urchin styles, nautical ropes and the gentle of the Cycladic islands. The potter Dimitris Spyros decorates different concealed corners of the lodge with his unconventional sorts that are encouraged by the sculptural stones of the island’s landscape. Outdoor, ID Laboratorium chosen the artist Terpsichore, who collaborated with the ceramicist Nikos Gagiatsos to build the faces of its well-known lazy sailors, painted on pots.

Found at the best position in the vacation resort and named following the Greek God of the Sunshine, Elios Spa pays tribute to the extraordinary location in which it is nestled. Embracing the gradual-paced Cycladic way of life, Elios Spa is a sanctuary for the senses where by friends encouraged to rediscover harmony by way of holistic treatment options employing exclusively indigenous means, pure extracts and innovative tactics. The meticulously selected spa partner, KORRES, blends uncommon organic and natural elements from Greece and the broader Mediterranean to produce locally-encouraged therapeutic rituals, treatment options and therapies that can be crafted to guests’ wants and are intended to stimulate and revitalise the human body, soul and spirit.

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