Marriott International, Inc. has signed an agreement to bring The Luxury Collection to the Dodecanese Islands in Greece, following an extensive renovation of Patmos Aktis Suites & Spa.
Expected to open in summer 2024, Patmos Aktis, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Greece will be the only luxury resort on the Island of Patmos.
Located on Grikos Bay, the property is being reimagined by Stylianidis Vaggelis Architects and Anastassiadis Architecture & Design. Renovations are expected to include all 56 guestrooms, suites and villas, with additional guestrooms to be added on in 2025, a signature restaurant serving local island delicacies with a contemporary twist, and a bar and terrace with bay views.
The culinary vision for Plefsis Tavern, a traditional Greek taverna on the beach, includes authentic Dodecanese cuisine with a fresh look from design touches inspired by its seafront setting. The hotel’s refreshed spa is anticipated to offer rejuvenating rituals and signature treatments mirroring the spiritual energy of the island.
The concept for interior design, led by Patricia Anastassiadis, blends The Luxury Collection’s authentic and experiential standards of luxury with Patmos Aktis’ essence of simplicity. A soothing and calming color palette of creams, whites and soft blue tones is set to be used throughout the resort. Local artwork and traditional Greek design touches are also slated to play an important role in referencing the island’s ancestry and its beautiful, unique landscape.
Featuring a coastline fringed with traditional fishing villages and secluded coves, Patmos has a unique volcanic landscape, hiking trails, whitewashed hilltop villages, ancient monasteries, and beached. The nearby Arkoi islands offer spots to swim and picnic on the sand, as well as opportunities to learn the secrets of Greek cuisine with market tours and cooking classes.
“Greece continues to be an extremely desirable leisure destination for our global explorers,” said Helen Leighton, vice-president, Luxury Brands, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International. “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.”
Nick Karamouzis, chairman of the Investment Fund SMERemediumCap (SMERC), owners of Patmos Aktis, said, “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.”