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outdoors patio with white furniture and a stone wall at Elysian Retreat in Oia, Santorini, Greece

Elysian Retreat

Sector

Hospitality

Location

Oia, Santorini

Year

2023

VP AE

Design Team

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Introducing Elysian Retreat Hotel, a sanctuary of ten exclusive suites harmoniously integrated into the stunning landscape of Oia, Santorini. This architectural gem, completed in 2023, embodies a profound respect for tradition and the natural beauty of its surroundings.

 

The design ethos of Elysian Retreat Hotel is rooted in bioclimatic principles, utilizing natural materials such as stone-bearing masonry and wooden pergolas. The complex maximizes natural lighting and ventilation through vertical passages while incorporating energy-saving technologies like efficient windows and advanced heating and cooling systems. Rainwater collection and reuse further enhance sustainability.

 

Each of the ten luxurious cave suites features a private courtyard with a heated pool, offering serene tranquility and breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea. The design celebrates Santorini's traditional vocabulary with geometric forms, material textures, and vaulted ceilings reminiscent of cave dwellings.

 

Outdoor spaces, inspired by Santorini's heritage, include a circular arrangement evoking traditional threshing floors. Guests can savor sunset views from the central pool area, surrounded by earthy tones that blend seamlessly with the landscape.

Dry stone walls and paved paths guide guests through lush vegetation featuring figs, mulberries, and ancient olive trees. Inside the suites, art deco-inspired furnishings and polished marble washbasins evoke a sense of simple elegance.

 

Elysian Retreat Hotel epitomizes discreet luxury, offering guests an immersive hospitality experience that honors the island's past while embracing a sustainable future. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Santorini at Elysian Retreat Hotel, where architecture and nature converge in perfect harmony.

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