Grivalia Hospitality: Greek Luxury Tourism, Glamping Projects Coming Soon
Grivalia Hospitality recently unveiled the progress of a number of its investment projects that include luxury hotel units in popular Greek destinations.
Speaking to journalists on Thursday in Athens, Grivalia Hospitality CEO George Chrysikos announced that the Avant Mar luxury hotel on Paros, one of the investment group’s main tourism projects, is getting ready open its doors.
An investment of 30 million euros, the 38-room Avant Mar on Piperi beach, a four-minute walking distance from Naoussa, will welcome guests for the first time from this July. The 5-star hotel will also feature the Matsuhisa Paros restaurant and introduce Nobu-style cuisine to the Greek island.
One of Grivalia’s next hospitality projects near completion is the ultra luxury One&Only Aesthesis resort in the seaside district of Glyfada in Athens.
Located in the area referred to as “Asteria Glyfada”, the resort will make a soft opening on August 1 and officially open its doors in October.
“Our aim is is for the One&Only Aesthesis to be the best urban resort in Greece, Europe and the world,” Chrysikos said.
An investment of 300 million euros, the One&Only Aesthesis will include 128 keys (suites, villas and rooms) and appeal to a very affluent audience.
“In this particular location we couldn’t open anything less than an ultra luxury resort,” he said.
Glamping in Voula
Referring to Grivalia’s luxury camping (glamping) project in Voula, Chrysikos said it will be a “very special tourism option” for visitors.
The 50-million-euro project will be ready in February 2024 and offer luxury services to a capacity of 80 guests.
The glamping site will include a restaurant, children’s playground, cinema, gym, recreation center, sports fields and a network of pedestrian and bicycle paths.
Chrysikos added that a members club for the glamping site will also be developed, similar to the Tatoi Club and the Ecali Club of the northern suburbs.
Six Senses Megalonisos in the ‘Greek Maldives’
Chrysikos also spoke about the recent announcement of Grivalia Hospitality’s partnership with Six Senses for the development of another hospitality project focused on luxury, leisure and well-being: the Six Senses Megalonisos.
Planned to open in 2027 in an area of 550,000 square meters on the southern part of Megalonisos, part of the Petalioi island complex in the Gulf of Evia (referred to as the “Greek Maldives”), the Six Senses Megalonisos will include 75 guest villas and 20 branded residences (for sale), restaurants, wellness and fitness areas and a beach club.
“The arrival of the Six Senses brand in Greece is a major milestone for Greek tourism,” Chrysikos said, adding that only high-quality services will be offered to guests.
The amount of the investment is estimated at over 280 million euros.
‘Project Blue’ on Mykonos
Chrysikos also informed that a tourism project planned near the Kalo Livadi beach area on Mykonos is pending as Grivalia is waiting for the government to issue the special zoning plan for tourist investments in the Cyclades.
“Whatever we build, we do so in line of the law and with respect to the environment,” he said.
Named “Project Blue”, the investment will amount to 120 million euros and includes a luxury resort of 60 rooms and 20 villas.
Grivalia to withdraw from investment in Panama
When asked about the progress of Grivalia’s investment on Pearl Island in Panama, Chrysikos said the company has decided to not proceed and is in talks with a large US-based group to sell its shares.
According to Chrysikos, Greece is the focus of the company’s investment interest.
Grivalia Hospitality focuses on carrying out ultra-luxury hospitality projects in Greece. Its portfolio of hotels is expected to exceed 1.5 billion euros in value when its investment plan is completed within the next three years.