THE LUXURY COLLECTION HOTELS & RESORTS EVOKES THE LUXURIOUS COASTAL CHARM WITH THE OPENING OF COSME, A LUXURY COLLECTION RESORT, PAROS

BETHESDA, Md., June 22, 2022 / PRNewswire / – The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 outstanding hotel brands, today announced the opening of Cosme, a Luxury Collection Resort, in Paros. The idyllic island of Paros is home to serene landscapes, refined culture, rich culinary history, naturally carved whitewashed architecture, cobbled paths and stretches of crystal clear beaches. Embracing the authentic Cycladic lifestyle and encouraging a carefree mood, Cosme offers global explorers an invigorating journey of experiences on the shores of the Aegean, celebrating the joie de vivre in the charming town of Naoussa. Developed by Kanava Hotels & Resorts, Cosme embraces hoteliers Antonis Eliopulos’ and Kalia Konstantinidou’s vision and ethics for understated luxury while elevating authentic Greek hospitality.

“We firmly believe in creating authentic and timeless experiences for our guests, encouraging deeper connections between them and the destination, embracing culture, rituals and traditions and evoking a sense of calm.” She said Kalia Konstantinidou, co-owner of Kanava Hotels & Resorts. It is the right time to celebrate life and feel free. This is the concept behind the creation of Cosme. Our location, architecture, services and people open up possibilities, allowing guests to express their individuality and choose how to connect, imagine and enjoy. Every aspect of the hotel is designed to give guests the freedom to make the experience their own. “

The design of the facility, created by the architecture and design studio ID Laboratorium, is characterized by the unique “Aegean touch” and elegantly blends rare elements from all over the Mediterranean with bold Cycladic lines. The design details refer to the style and beauty of Paros. All buildings are clean-lined and made with local stone that displays harmonious architectural compositions inspired by the island’s bright fishing villages and indigenous homes. The hotel’s crescent pool is also a hymn to the destination, reflecting the shape of the bay in which Cosme stands. Designed as a natural extension of Naoussa, the winding paths throughout the property create an intimate village-style atmosphere, reminiscent of the city itself, encouraging guests to experience casual encounters and fortuitous moments of discovery. The resort’s open-air entrance and stone pathway, decorated with a curated burst of greenery, lead to a marble-floored reception and lobby area that references historic Cycladic buildings. The entrance is filled with light and enlivened by a mural by artist Christina Mandilari of Naked Summers as well as distinctive wallpapers and fabrics featuring handmade embroidery by Pierre Frey. The resort also has a private beach and a beach club.

The resort offers 40 intimate suites, each uniquely decorated and with select suites featuring private plunge pools and crystal clear waters views. All suites include bespoke furniture by the famous Spanish designer Jaime Hayoncombined with fabrics in warm shades of burgundy and red as well as classic models with stripes in shades of blue, a color synonymous with Greece. Spanning 60 square meters and overlooking the Aegean Sea, the exclusive and sumptuous Cosmo Suite it is one of the most luxurious accommodations on the island. The ultimate escape, its expansive terrace features a private pool, outdoor dining area, loungers, and views of Cosme’s private beach.

“The opening of Cosme this summer is an exciting development for the Paros brand and The Luxury Collection”, said Philipp Weghmann, Vice President and Global Brand Leader for The Luxury Collection. “The Luxury Collection offers today’s global travelers experiences that are highly engaging and deeply reflect the destination. Kanava Hotels & Resorts has been an incredible partner in bringing this vision to life at Cosme, creating a guest experience that is unique to Paros is special in every way. “

Staying true to the island’s roots, Kalia Konstantinidou has personally created concepts that bring a real sense of individuality to the hotel. These include a culinary journey by celebrity Greek chef Yiannis Kioroglou, who brings his passion for “Medite-Greek cuisine to the hotel’s beachfront dining destinations.” Parostia and relaxed Time in the heart of the resort. Joined the team from La Petite Maison in Cannes and La Guerite in Saint Barths and with a background in some of of Europe favorite restaurants, Yiannis stays true to its Greek heritage and breathes Greek “philoxenia” in all its culinary creations. Each recipe reflects the generosity and relaxed yet rich traditions of Paro, Greece and the Mediterranean Sea. Guests also have the opportunity to learn how to cook traditional regional dishes in the Aroma Garden with dedicated sessions every day.

Art is also integral to the guest experience with an eclectic mix of native Greek multimedia artists on display. Combining modern and classic approaches, these include Margarita Myrogianni’s abstract images of details and shadows from traditional hand embroidery, which become an abstract place of reference for images such as fishermen’s nets, sea urchin shapes, nautical tops and the light of the Cyclades islands. The potter Dimitris Spyros decorates various hidden corners of the hotel with its unusual shapes inspired by the sculptural stones of the island’s landscape. Outside, ID Laboratorium selected artist Terpsichore, who collaborated with potter Nikos Gagiatsos to create the faces of his famous lazy sailors, painted on vases.

Located at the highest point of the town and named after the Greek god of the sun, Elio Terme pays homage to the extraordinary setting in which it is immersed. Embracing the slow Cycladic lifestyle, Elios Spa is a sanctuary of the senses where guests are encouraged to rediscover harmony through holistic treatments that use only indigenous resources, pure extracts and innovative techniques. The carefully selected spa partner, KORRES, mixes rare organic ingredients from Greece and the wider Mediterranean to create locally inspired healing rituals, treatments and therapies that can be tailored to guests’ needs and are designed to stimulate and revitalize the body, soul and spirit. Exclusive rituals include the Korres Greek Yogurt Facial, the Aegean Sensation Candle Massage and the Elios Sunlight Wellbeing Journey. On the roof of the spa, a space dedicated to stargazing overlooks Naoussa and the sea, making it ideal for mind-expanding meditation and yoga rituals.

Rates from 900 euros in high season.

INFORMATION ABOUT KANAVA HOTEL AND RESORT
Kanava Hotels & Resorts was created in 1989 by Antonis Eliopulos, joined in 2000 by his wife Kalia Konstantinidou. Today, Kalia and Antonis Eliopulos successfully owning and operating three award-winning five-star hotels and several luxury villas in Santorini as well as one five-star hotel and villa complex in Paros. Kanava Hotels & Resorts elevates authentic Greek hospitality through its distinct brands of organic and discreet luxury. With a strong sense of location in the most exclusive destinations, each unique property offers a celebration of Greek escape for the experiential traveler. Drawing inspiration from the abundant nature and pastoral landscapes surrounding the properties, the assembly offers a lodging experience that appears to slow down time and fill visitors with a sense of comfort and serenity. The brand’s core principles of sublime regional architecture and design, holistic well-being and a reflection of local culture and meaningful experiences, immerse explorers in authentic Cycladic island life and carefree mood. For more information please visit www.kanavahotels.com.

About The Luxury Collection® Hotels & Resorts
The Luxury Collection® includes world-renowned hotels and resorts that offer unique and authentic experiences that evoke precious and lasting memories. For the global explorer, The Luxury Collection offers a gateway to the world’s most exciting and coveted destinations. Each hotel and resort is a unique and appreciated expression of its location; a portal to the destination’s indigenous charm and treasures. Born in 1906 with the CIGA® brand as a collection of of Europe Most celebrated and iconic properties, today The Luxury Collection brand is a glittering collection of over 120 of the world’s best hotels and resorts in more than 35 countries and territories. All of these hotels, many of them centuries old, are internationally recognized as being among the best in the world. For more information and new openings, visit theluxurycollection.com or follow Twitter, Instagram And Facebook. The Luxury Collection is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, Marriott International’s global travel program. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unrivaled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To sign up for free or to learn more about the program, visit marriottbonvoy.com.

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