BETHESDA, MD., June 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary hotel brands, today announced the opening of Cosme, a Luxury Collection Resort, Paros. The idyllic island of Paros is home to serene landscapes, a refined culture, a rich culinary history, naturally sculpted whitewashed architecture, cobblestone pathways and stretches of pristine beaches. Embracing the authentic Cycladic lifestyle and fostering a carefree state of mind, Cosme offers global explorers an exhilarating journey of experiences to the shores of the Aegean Sea, celebrating the joy of life in the enchanting city of Naoussa. Developed by Kanava Hotels & Resorts, Cosme embraces hoteliers Antonis Eliopoulos and Kalia Konstantinidou’s vision and spirit for understated luxury while elevating authentic Greek hospitality.
“We strongly believe in creating authentic and timeless experiences for our guests, fostering deeper connections between them and the destination, embracing culture, rituals and traditions, as well as evoking a sense of calm.” said Kalia Konstantinidou, co-owner of Kanava Hotels & Resorts. It is the right time to celebrate life and feel free. This is the concept behind the creation of Cosme. Our location, architecture, services and people open up possibilities, allowing guests to express their individuality and choose how they connect, imagine and enjoy. Every aspect of the hotel is designed to give guests the freedom to make the experience their own.”
The property’s design, created by architecture and design studio ID Laboratorium, is characterized by the one-of-a-kind ‘Aegean Touch’ and elegantly blends rare elements from around the Mediterranean with bold lines from the Cyclades. The design details refer to the style and beauty of Paros. All buildings have clean lines and are made of local stone that exhibit harmonious architectural compositions inspired by the bright fishing villages and indigenous houses of the island. Even the hotel’s crescent-shaped pool is an ode to destiny, mirroring the shape of the bay in which Cosme sits. Designed as a natural extension of Naoussa, winding pathways throughout the property create an intimate village-style feel, reminiscent of the city itself, encouraging guests to delight in chance encounters and serendipitous moments of discovery. The resort’s open-air entrance and stone pathway, decorated with an explosion of curated greenery, lead to a marble-floored reception and lobby that reference the historic buildings of the Cyclades. The entrance is filled with light and comes to life with a mural by artist Christina Mandilari of Naked Summers, as well as distinctive wallpapers and hand-embroidered fabrics by Peter Frey. The complex also has a private beach and a beach club.
The resort offers 40 intimate suites, each uniquely decorated and with select suites featuring private plunge pools and views of the sparkling waters. All suites include custom-made furniture by a renowned Spanish designer. Jaime Hayoncombined with fabrics in warm burgundy and red tones, as well as classic designs with stripes in shades of blue, a color synonymous with Greece. With an area of 60 square meters and views of the Aegean Sea, the exclusive and luxurious Cosmos Suite It is one of the most luxurious accommodations on the island. The ultimate escape, its expansive terrace comes with a private pool, alfresco dining, sun loungers, and views of Cosme’s private beach.
“The opening of Cosme this summer is an exciting development for Paros and The Luxury Collection brand.” said Philipp Weghmann, Vice President and Global Brand Leader of The Luxury Collection. “The Luxury Collection provides today’s global travelers with experiences that are highly immersive and deeply reflective of the destination. Kanava Hotels & Resorts has been an incredible partner in bringing this vision to life at Cosme, creating a guest experience that is unique to Paros and special in every way.”
Staying true to the roots of the island, Kalia Konstantinidou has personally created concepts that bring a true sense of individuality to the hotel. These include a culinary journey by celebrated Greek chef, Yiannis Kioroglou, who brings his passion for Greek-Mediterranean cuisine to the hotel’s beachside dining destinations. parotia and relaxed voltage in the heart of the spa. Having joined the La Petite Maison team in cannes and La Guerite in Saint Barths and with experience in some of of Europe favorite places to dine, Yiannis stays true to his Greek heritage and infuses Greek ‘philoxenia’ into all of his culinary creations. Each recipe reflects the generosity and relaxed yet rich traditions of Paros, Greece and the Mediterranean Sea. Guests also have the opportunity to learn how to cook traditional regional dishes in the Aroma Garden with dedicated sessions each day.
Art is also an integral part of the guest experience with an eclectic mix of native Greek multimedia artists on display. Combining modern and classic approaches, these include Margarita Myrogianni’s abstract images of details and shadows of traditional handmade embroideries, which become an abstract place of reference for images such as fishermen’s nets, sea urchin shapes, nautical ropes and the light of the Cyclades islands. the potter dimitris spyros it decorates various hidden corners of the hotel with its unusual forms that are inspired by the sculptural stones of the island’s landscape. Outside, ID Laboratorium selected artist Terpsichore, who collaborated with potter Nikos Gagiatsos to create the faces of his famous lazy sailors, painted on pottery.
Located at the highest point of the complex and named for the Greek god of the sun, Elyos Spa pays homage to the extraordinary environment in which it is located. Embracing the slow Cycladic lifestyle, Elios Spa is a sanctuary for the senses where guests are encouraged to rediscover harmony through holistic treatments using only indigenous resources, pure extracts and innovative techniques. Carefully selected spa partner KORRES blends rare organic ingredients from Greece and the Mediterranean at large to create locally inspired healing rituals, treatments and therapies that can be tailored to guests’ needs and are designed to stimulate and revitalize body, soul and spirit. Signature rituals include the Korres Greek Yogurt Facial, the Aegean Sensation Candlelight Massage and the Elios Sunlight Wellbeing Journey. On the roof of the spa, a dedicated space for stargazing overlooks Naoussa and the sea, making it ideal for mind-expanding yoga and meditation rituals.
Rates from 900 euros In high season.
ABOUT KANAVA HOTELS AND RESORTS
Kanava Hotels & Resorts was created in 1989 by Antonis Eliopoulos, joined in 2000 his wife Kalia Konstantinidou. Today, Kalia and Antonis Eliopoulos successfully owning and managing three award-winning five-star hotels and several luxury villas in Santorini, as well as a five-star hotel and villa complex in Paros. Kanava Hotels & Resorts elevates authentic Greek hospitality through its distinct organic and understated luxury brands. With a strong sense of location in the most exclusive destinations, each unique property offers a celebration of the Greek getaway for the experiential traveler. Drawing inspiration from the abundant nature and pastoral landscapes that surround the properties, the estate offers a lodging experience that seems to slow down time and fill visitors with a sense of solace and serenity. The brand’s core principles of sublime regional architecture and design, holistic wellness, and reflection of local culture and meaningful experiences, immerse explorers in authentic Cycladic island life and carefree mood. For more information please visit www.kanavahotels.com.
About The Luxury Collection® Hotels and Resorts
The Luxury Collection® is made up of world-renowned hotels and resorts that offer unique and authentic experiences that evoke lasting and cherished memories. For the global explorer, The Luxury Collection offers a gateway to the world’s most exciting and desirable destinations. Each hotel and resort is a unique and cherished expression of its location; a portal to the indigenous charms and treasures of the destination. It originated in 1906 under the CIGA® brand name as a collection of of Europe most celebrated and iconic properties, today The Luxury Collection brand is a glittering collection of more than 120 of the world’s best hotels and resorts in more than 35 countries and territories. All of these hotels, many of them centuries old, are internationally recognized as one of the best in the world. For more information and new openings, visit theluxurycollection.com or follow Twitter, Instagram Y Facebook. The Luxury Collection is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, the global travel program of Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences in Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To sign up for free or to learn more about the program, visit marriottbonvoy.com.
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