Marriott International, Inc. is making waves in the luxury hospitality industry with its latest announcement – The New Patmos Aktis Suites & Spa.
The renowned hotel chain has inked a significant agreement that will introduce The Luxury Collection to the picturesque Dodecanese Islands in Greece. The focal point of this development is the extensive refurbishment of Patmos Aktis Suites & Spa. Anticipated to unveil its doors in the summer of 2024, Patmos Aktis will redefine luxury on the serene island of Patmos, celebrated for its scenic coastline and spiritual ambience.
The Luxury Collection’s Arrival
Marriott International, Inc. has recently solidified its commitment to luxury travel by expanding The Luxury Collection’s reach to the Dodecanese Islands in Greece. This strategic move comes after a comprehensive rejuvenation project at Patmos Aktis Suites & Spa. Set to welcome guests in the summer of 2024, Patmos Aktis, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Greece, is poised to be the exclusive luxury destination on the tranquil Island of Patmos, known for its idyllic landscapes and unique spiritual energy.
Drawing inspiration from the island’s rich cultural heritage, Patmos Aktis, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Greece, promises a timeless escape in the serene beauty of Grikos Bay. With Stylianidis Vaggelis Architects and Anastassiadis Architecture & Design leading the renovations, the resort is poised to redefine luxury. The transformation will encompass all 56 guestrooms, suites, and villas, with additional guestrooms planned for 2025.
A signature restaurant will serve local island delicacies with a contemporary twist, while a bar and terrace offer breathtaking bay views. Plefsis Tavern, a traditional Greek taverna on the beach, will tantalize taste buds with authentic Dodecanese cuisine infused with seafront design elements.
The refreshed spa is set to provide rejuvenating rituals and signature treatments, aligning with the island’s spiritual energy. Guests can look forward to a wellness journey that includes a welcome drink infused with relaxing rose petals and mystical sessions with Tibetan bells.
Captivating Interior Design at The New Patmos Aktis Suites & Spa
The interior design, curated by Patricia Anastassiadis, marries The Luxury Collection’s standards of luxury with the simplicity of Patmos Aktis. A soothing colour palette of creams, whites, and soft blue tones will permeate the resort. Local artwork and traditional Greek design elements will be woven into the fabric of the establishment, paying homage to the island’s heritage and stunning landscape.
Helen Leighton, Vice President, Luxury Brands, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International, expressed the brand’s excitement about this venture, stating, “Greece continues to be an extremely desirable leisure destination for our global explorers. Bringing The Luxury Collection to the idyllic island of Patmos on the Dodecanese further cements the brand’s leadership in luxury hospitality while providing our guests access to a captivating and relatively undiscovered destination to experience authentic Greece. We’re excited to be working with the owners of this beautiful resort to bring this project to life.”
Patmos: A Haven of Natural Beauty
Patmos, fringed with traditional fishing villages and secluded coves, offers a rugged coastline that serves as the perfect backdrop for relaxation and a deep connection with the sea. At Patmos Aktis, guests can explore the island’s unique volcanic landscape, with its network of hiking trails, whitewashed hilltop villages, and ancient monasteries. The adventurous can spend their days sailing between beaches and the nearby Arkoi islands, while culinary enthusiasts can embark on market tours and cooking classes to uncover the secrets of Greek cuisine.
Nick Karamouzis, Chairman of the Investment Fund SMERemediumCap (SMERC), the owners of Patmos Aktis, shared his perspective on this pivotal development: “The opening of Patmos Aktis, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Greece will mark an important milestone for Patmos Island and a strategic triumph for the hotel. By aligning Patmos Aktis Suites & Spa with an internationally renowned luxury brand, we look forward to seeing the elevation of the reputation of Patmos as a luxury tourist destination and ensuring the long-term sustainability and growth of the local economy. In cooperation with Ad Hoc Hospitality Consultants, we are extremely proud to contribute to the enrichment of our cultural heritage and look forward to this new era for Patmos.”
Marriott International’s agreement to introduce The Luxury Collection to Patmos Aktis Suites & Spa heralds an exciting new chapter for luxury travel in Greece. As Patmos prepares to welcome this opulent resort in 2024, the island’s reputation as a serene and spiritual haven is set to soar.
With meticulous renovations and a commitment to preserving the island’s cultural heritage, Patmos Aktis, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Greece, promises to be a destination that embodies luxury, authenticity, and tranquillity—a testament to Marriott International’s dedication to providing exceptional experiences for global travellers.