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Mandarin Oriental Opens its First Luxury Hotel in Greece

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The upcoming Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Greece will open in 2023. Credit: Mandarin Oriental

The luxury hotel group Mandarin Oriental will open its first hotel in Greece in Costa Navarino in Spring, 2023.

Costa Navarino is known as a sought-after destination in Greece for luxury travelers. Located in Messinia, in the southwestern Peloponnese, it is famous for its unparalleled beaches, which feature golden sand and crystalline waters.

While popular with international jet setters for its upscale dining and retail options, the region is also known for its beautiful villages full of traditional houses built of stone, a style that is unique to the area.

Luxury Mandarin Oriental hotel to open in Greece

The upcoming Mandarin Oriental hotel in Greece will be built out of sustainable materials and its design will meld perfectly with its natural surroundings, particularly its roofs, which will be planted with greenery on top. The hotel itself was designed by Greek architects from Tombazis and Associates Architects and K-Studio.

The new hotel, which will feature nearly 48 pool villas and 51 guestrooms, is situated in front of a 2 km (1.2 mile) long stretch of pristine coastline which offers stunning views of the Ionian Sea.

In addition to luxurious accommodations, the upcoming hotel will include a large wellness facility, which includes an indoor-outdoor pool and spa.

Guests at the hotel will also have access to some facilities at other luxury resorts in Costa Navarino, as well as the expansive golf course called “The Bay Course,” as well as the Navarino Agora, which is an open-air marketplace with retail shops, food, and an open-air cinema.

James Riley, chief executive of Mandarin Oriental, expressed his excitement with the upcoming project, stating: “We are delighted to be opening our first property in Greece in Costa Navarino and look forward to sharing this striking combination of unspoiled landscape, olive groves, pristine beaches and authentic Greek culture in the region with our guests.”

Mandarin Oriental runs 33 luxury hotels across the world, in the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Europe. The upcoming hotel will be the company’s first in Greece.

Marriott also opening up luxury resort in Costa Navarino

Costa Navarino has become a hot spot for new hotel developments in Greece.

Marriott is also set to open an impressive beachfront hotel in Costa Navarino which will become another new luxury destination in the Peloponnese. The “W Costa Navarino,” the company’s latest foray into the European market, will open this Summer.

The Greek resort is the latest European hotel to be constructed by the company, which has recently launched hotels in Spain, Switzerland, and Portugal; it will be the first “W” hotel to open in Greece.

The 32-acre property, which is located in the Bay of Navarino, featuring incredible views of the sea, boasts a total of 246 rooms, two suites, three villas with private infinity pools, a spa, and a gym.

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