One&Only, a hospitality brand created exclusively for the ultra-luxury market, is set to make its debut in Greece on the Athenian Riviera in October.
Overlooking the Saronic Gulf, One&Only Aesthesis is set within a protected 21-hectare beach and forest reserve and offers the seclusion of an island-style retreat.
“We are delighted to begin our Greek odyssey with One&Only Aesthesis – a new beach resort in the heart of one of the world’s most fabled cities,” says Philippe Zuber, Chief Executive Officer, Kerzner International, the parent company of One&Only Resorts.
The resort’s 95 stylish bungalows, 18 residences and two iconic villas come with private pools, gardens filled with Greek flora, outdoor showers and fireplaces.
One&Only’s signature Villa One is the epitome of indoor-outdoor living and celebrates all of the brand’s hallmarks. Spread over 1,400sqm, it features a statement swimming pool, unfettered views from every angle, and an expansive deck that stretches right to the water’s edge. This stunning split-level two-bedroom villa offers a remarkable sense of space and seclusion imbued with the resort’s modern comfort and nostalgic tones.
For larger groups and multi-generational stays, Villa One can be connected to Villa Nostos, the resort’s second villa, to create a sensational four-bedroom retreat. A Two-Bedroom Epos Residence can also be adjoined to create a one-of-a-kind six-bedroom sanctuary for the ultimate friends or family getaway.
The property also includes 14 One&Only Private Homes, owners of which will enjoy complimentary access and use of One&Only Aesthesis resort facilities along with many of global network privileges.
“As we continue our expansion across Europe, our debut in Greece will strengthen our brand positioning, bringing One&Only to the cradle of European civilisation,” said Zuber.
To spearhead the opening, One&Only has appointed Yann Gillet as the resort’s general manager.
According to Yann, the resort is driving the revival of the legendary beachfront setting, which “for many Greeks will transcend time and transport them to the paradise of their youth”.
Having held leadership roles worldwide, Yann brings over 20 years of international hospitality experience.
“Guests can anticipate a resort experience that is inspired by the vibrant cosmopolitan buzz of the ‘60s and ‘70s, at the height of the Hollywood Grecian era,” he added.
The One&Only Aesthesis will also host an all-day dining restaurant, Ora, with Chef Ettore Botrini at the helm; a pop-up dining venue with a buzzing ambience, El Bar de Paco Morales, inspired by Cordoba, the home city of Chef Paco Morales; the Alelia bar, centered around an olive tree; and the beach and pool bar, Minima. The resort will also feature a kids club and wellness facilities with a spa, fully equipped gym, tennis courts and Padel. Moreover, the resort will be home to an adults-only Beach Club equipped with stylish cabanas, live music and dining.
One of the largest investments on the Athenian Riviera, with a budget of 300 million euros, the One&Only Aesthesis resort is a project of Grivalia Hospitality, a leading investment company in the luxury hospitality sector. As announced by the company’s CEO, George Chrysikos, the One&Only Aesthesis resort will make a soft opening on August 1 and officially open its doors in October.
Under the One&Only brand, Kerzner International manages some of the most top-rated ultra-luxury resorts in the world, located in Montenegro, Mexico, Mauritius, the Maldives, South Africa, Dubai, Rwanda, Malaysia, and Australia.