A New Dawn for Grace Santorini

02 Mar, 2016, 04:00 ET from Grace Hotels

LONDON, March 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Luxury boutique hotel group, Grace Hotels, announces its iconic destination, Grace Santorini, is undergoing extensive enhancements, reopening for the summer season on 2 May 2016.

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The hotel's complete renovation will provide guests with a significantly upgraded experience, whilst retaining the intimacy it has become synonymous with. Innovative design, a new Champagne lounge, an extensively expanded culinary experience, and a holistic approach for enriched luxury wellness, will reinforce Grace Santorini as one of the world's top luxury boutique hotels.

The refurbished rooms and suites, whilst maintaining the Grace hallmark of elegance and simplicity, will have a contemporary style, combining cutting edge, bespoke design alongside traditional handcrafted pieces. The luxurious bathrooms will offer double vanity units with marble carved basins and spacious rain showers with mosaic feature walls. A new and innovative in-room bar will offer, amongst other unique amenities, a cocktail-making kit for guests to create their favourite cocktails, either by themselves or with the help of an expert mixologist. This new feature is available as part of 'Bespoke by Grace', an initiative which allows guests to personalise their in-room experience and request unique local experiences to enrich their visit.

The new Champagne and cocktail lounge, '363', will provide breathtaking views of the Caldera from its location 363 metres above sea level. Showcasing the finest Champagnes, cocktails and premium spirits paired with the chef's signature dishes, it offers the ideal vantage point to witness the dramatic changing hues of the legendary Santorini sunset.

Gastronomy will play an integral role throughout the hotel experience. The restaurant, Vassalti, will be expertly led by Executive Chef Spyros Agious, comprising a unique menu that is influenced by his passion and experience of the Mediterranean.

To meet the demands of the growing number of people seeking enhanced wellness, the hotel will create a new yoga and Pilates studio with adjoining fitness area featuring the latest Technogym equipment. Complimentary group yoga sessions will be offered twice daily whilst those wanting a more tailored approach can reserve private training, which can be taken within the hotel surroundings or across the rugged landscape of Santorini.

Marco Novella, Chief Operating Officer, Grace Hotels, said, "Greece remains one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe and Santorini is the jewel in its crown. This next chapter in the life of Grace Santorini raises it to a stunning new level of luxury. Those who have fallen in love with the property through multiple visits since it opened in 2008, and those who are seeking the kind of bespoke service, authenticity and emotional connection that only the top boutique hotels in the world can provide, will find sanctuary at the hotel. We look forward to our guests experiencing the island from a sensational new perspective."

Two new suites with private plunge pools and terraces, together with a new full service spa offering a wide range of wellness treatments to complement the yoga, Pilates and fitness areas, will open in 2017.

Prices start from 600 euros per night including breakfast and taxes. For reservations, please contact: res.santorini@gracehotels.com

Grace Santorini is open for the season from 2 May 2016 to 1 November 2016.

About Grace Hotels 

Grace Santorini is located in the picturesque village of Imerovigli. Perched high above the majestic Caldera, it affords some of the most spectacular views of the Aegean and the famed Santorini sunsets for the ultimate romantic escape.

Grace Hotels ( http://www.gracehotels.com ) is an award-winning luxury hotel group that offers sanctuary and quality for discerning guests in the world's most sought after resorts and cities. The company's hotels have attracted critical acclaim since the first opened in Greece's Cyclades Islands in 2007. Each hotel is a wholly authentic expression of its locality, allowing guests to enjoy a true immersion in local culture with an experience incorporating both tradition and modernity. Gastronomy is an integral part of all hotels, with menus showcasing the finest local ingredients combined with international touches. The group is undergoing a period of significant expansion and will soon be present on five continents. Grace Hotels is part of the Libra Group, an international business group owned by the Logothetis family.

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