The luxury hotel group Mandarin Oriental opened its first luxury resort in Greece in Costa Navarino earlier in August.
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 resort to open in Greece
The Mandarin Oriental resort in Greece was built out of sustainable materials and its design melds perfectly with its natural surroundings, particularly its roofs, which will be planted with greenery on top. The resort itself was designed by Greek architects from Tombazis and Associates Architects and K-Studio.
The resort features nearly forty-eight pool villas and fifty-one guestrooms and is situated in front of a two kilometer (1.2 mile) long stretch of pristine coastline with stunning views of the Ionian Sea.
In addition to luxurious accommodations, it includes a large wellness facility, with an indoor-outdoor pool and spa.
Guests at the hotel have access to some facilities at other luxury resorts in Costa Navarino, as well as the expansive golf course, called “The Bay Course,” and 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 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 thirty-three luxury hotels worldwide in the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Europe. The resort is the company’s first in Greece.
Marriott also opened a luxury resort in Costa Navarino
Costa Navarino has become a hot spot for new hotel developments in Greece.
Marriott opened an impressive beachfront hotel in Costa Navarino which has become another new luxury destination in the Peloponnese. The “W Costa Navarino,” the company’s latest foray into the European market, opened in 2022.
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 is the first “W” hotel in Greece.
The 32-acre property, located in the Bay of Navarino, features incredible views of the sea and boasts 246 rooms, two suites, three villas with private infinity pools, a spa, and a gym.