Luxury boutique hotel group, Grace Hotels, announced on Thursday, during the ITB trade fair in Berlin, that the Grace Santorini is undergoing extensive enhancements and is reopening for the summer season on May 2.
“Greece remains one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe and Santorini is the jewel in its crown. This next chapter in the life of Grace Santorini raises it to a stunning new level of luxury”, Marco Novella, Chief Operating Officer, Grace Hotels, said.
The hotel’s complete renovation — that includes innovative design, a new Champagne lounge, an extensively expanded culinary experience and a holistic approach for enriched luxury wellness — will provide guests with a significantly upgraded experience, whilst retaining the intimacy it has become synonymous with.
“Those who have fallen in love with the property through multiple visits since it opened in 2008, and those who are seeking the kind of bespoke service, authenticity and emotional connection that only the top boutique hotels in the world can provide, will find sanctuary at the hotel”, Mr Novella said.
“We look forward to our guests experiencing the island from a sensational new perspective.”
The refurbished rooms and suites, whilst maintaining the Grace hallmark of elegance and simplicity, will have a contemporary style, combining cutting edge, bespoke design alongside traditional handcrafted pieces.
A new and innovative in-room bar will offer, amongst other unique amenities, a cocktail-making kit for guests to create their favourite cocktails, either by themselves or with the help of an expert mixologist. This new feature is available as part of “Bespoke by Grace”, an initiative which allows guests to personalise their in-room experience and request unique local experiences to enrich their visit.
Gastronomy will play an integral role throughout the hotel experience. The restaurant, Vassalti, will be expertly led by Executive Chef Spyros Agious, comprising a unique menu that is influenced by his passion and experience of the Mediterranean.
To meet the demands of the growing number of people seeking enhanced wellness, the hotel will create a new yoga and Pilates studio with adjoining fitness area featuring the latest Technogym equipment. Complimentary group yoga sessions will be offered twice daily whilst those wanting a more tailored approach can reserve private training, which can be taken within the hotel surroundings or across the rugged landscape of Santorini.
Two new suites with private plunge pools and terraces, together with a new full service spa offering a wide range of wellness treatments to complement the yoga, Pilates and fitness areas, will open in 2017.
Grace Hotels began operations in Greece in 2007. The group is active in shipping, aviation, real estate, hospitality and renewable energy as well as selected diversified investments.