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 the vision and spirit of hoteliers Antonis Eliopoulos and Kalia Konstantinidou for understated luxury while elevating authentic Greek hospitality.
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 the buildings have clean lines and are made with local stone that show harmonious architectural compositions inspired by the fishing villages and the 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 fabrics with hand-embroidery by Pierre 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 boasting private plunge pools and views of the sparkling waters. All suites include custom-made furniture by renowned Spanish designer Jaime Hayon, combined with fabrics in warm shades of burgundy and red, as well as classic striped designs 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.
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 ‘Mediterranean-Greek cuisine’ to the hotel’s beachside dining destinations. parotia and relaxed voltage in the heart of the spa. Having joined the team at La Petite Maison in Cannes and La Guerite in Saint Barths and with experience in some of Europe’s favorite dining spots, Yiannis stays true to his Greek heritage and infuses Greek ‘philoxenia’ into every culinary creations of him. 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 decorates various hidden corners of the hotel with his unusual shapes that are inspired by the stone sculptures 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 tribute 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 wider Mediterranean to create locally inspired healing rituals, treatments and therapies that can be tailored to guests’ needs and are designed to stimulate and revitalize the body, the soul and the 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.
Cosme, A Luxury Collection Resort, Paros
Nausa, 844 01
+30 21 0899 3790