Domes Resorts has announced its plans for 2024 with new hotel and lifestyle openings to launch in Santorini, the Athenian Riviera and Corfu Old Town. Following a momentous past 12 months with hotels debuting in Milos, Halkidiki and Mykonos, as well as Domes Resorts’ first ever standalone restaurant, the Greek luxury lifestyle and hospitality group has set its sights on new locations and concepts for the brand.
Set to open in spring 2024, Domes Tholos Santorini will arrive as the brand’s inaugural hotel on the island, comprising 50 suites and two villas, all with private pools, for a calm retreat near the island’s north-western coastline. Signature Makris restaurant and cocktail menu will sit atop a rooftop garden designed to soak up the renowned sunsets, accompanied by a pool bar and lobby bar. Fusing Cycladic luxury with a sustainable approach, Kiros Pagkalidis Architects has used local materials including volcanic stone and blonde oak to curate a sophisticated and neutral palette punctuated with dark accents and indoor/outdoor spaces. Enhancing the boutique’s holistic environment, Domes’ signature SOMA Spa will feature an indoor pool and state-of-the-art gym, plus ‘Ef Zeen’ living, the Greek concept of ‘the art of living well’.
Scheduled to open in summer 2024, 91 Athens Riviera will introduce a brand-new concept for Domes and the destination itself. Coined as a ‘private lifestyle members’ club with ultra-luxe glamping’, this inaugural project has been meticulously designed by Chadios Architects and styled to offer exceptional restaurants including Barbarossa, vibrant bars, and modern sporting facilities including eight tennis courts. The 30 spacious ‘tents’, most with their own private plunge pools, start at 46sqm each and are luxuriously equipped as a Domes resort room for true comfort, to cater to families and couples for a unique and stylish experience. With accommodation open to everyone yet facilities exclusive to members, 91 Athens Riviera will create a distinctive offering centred around exclusive wellbeing, adventure and gastronomy.
In Q4 2024, Domes Maison Corfu will open within Domes’ “Reserves” portfolio as a hospitality venue that combines luxury boutique accommodation with just ten suites, fine-dining, art, events, and bespoke interior design. Acquired by Domes one year ago, this historic mansion dating back to 1903 which once hosted the British royal family after Prince Phillip’s baptism, was handpicked for its unspoiled cultural heritage and location on one of Old Town’s most prestigious boulevards. The property also offers an unrivalled stopover location for guests en-route to Domes’ other Corfiot hotels, Domes Miramare, a Luxury Collection Hotel, and Domes of Corfu, an Autograph Collection Hotel.
Domes Noruz Kassandra, which opened under Domes’ management in April 2023 as a ‘beach club with rooms’, is set to see an extensive renovation by Makridis Associates and Furtivo across the property, and will also welcome 26 new suites and pool, sitting within a ‘Quiet Zone’ to cater to the more tranquil moments at the vibrant property for next year’s season.
Makris opened in central Athens in late September 2023 as Domes Resorts’ first standalone restaurant, following its success at the flagship hotel Domes Miramare, and other properties in the portfolio. Complete with its Organic Farm a short distance away, owned by Head Chef Dimas’ father, and its farm-to-table philosophy, the fine-dining menu is filled with local, seasonal and sustainably sourced ingredients and wines handpicked by the team each day, and continues as a year-round venue.
The Neo-Classical three-storey building boasts views of the Acropolis from its rooftop terrace, a glass-floored basement to observe ancient artefacts, an intimate dining space, and private-dining area. Head Chef Dimas’ remarkable talent inspired CEO Dr Spanos’ desire to offer touchpoints of Domes’ gastronomy to travellers further around the country, particularly in a city currently witnessing such a cultural explosion, and a location that guests travel through to reach multiple Greek islands where many of Domes’ hotels are based.
Dr. G. Spanos, CEO of Domes, said, “This year has seen Domes move towards a new hospitality direction and this will continue into 2024 and beyond. Our pipeline demonstrates our desire to open new touchpoints for our guests to enjoy Domes’ luxury services and to create even more personalised experiences in the luxury tourism sector whilst, simultaneously, presenting an exclusive opportunity to discover our destinations through a variety of mediums. Our portfolio will blend luxury accommodation, fine-dining, members’ clubs, wellbeing and cultural venues, to cater to our ever-growing and evolving luxury audience.”