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 renovated Grace Hotel Santorini, an exclusive boutique hotel in Santorini, Greece, perched above the world-famous Caldera with breathtaking views and sumptuous sunsets. The hotel has received global critical acclaim and was listed in the Condé Nast Traveller Gold List for Best Location in Europe.
Luxury boutique hotel group, Grace Hotels, announced its iconic destination, Grace Santorini, is undergoing extensive enhancements, reopening for the summer season on 2 May 2016. Innovative design, a new Champagne lounge, an extensively expanded culinary experience, and a holistic approach for enriched luxury wellness, will reinforce Grace Santorini as one of the world’s top luxury boutique hotels.
The hotel is located in the picturesque village of Imerovigli. Perched high above the majestic Caldera, it affords some of the most spectacular views of the Aegean and the famed Santorini sunsets for the ultimate romantic escape.
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. The luxurious bathrooms will offer double vanity units with marble carved basins and spacious rain showers with mosaic feature walls. 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.
The new Champagne and cocktail lounge, ‘363’, will provide breathtaking views of the Caldera from its location 363 metres above sea level. Showcasing the finest Champagnes, cocktails and premium spirits paired with the chef’s signature dishes, it offers the ideal vantage point to witness the dramatic changing hues of the legendary Santorini sunset.
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.
“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,” said Marco Novella, Chief Operating Officer, Grace Hotels.
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. We look forward to our guests experiencing the island from a sensational new perspective.”
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.
Prices start from 600 euros per night including breakfast and taxes (open for the season from 2 May 2016 to 1 November 2016).