Design Hotels presents four new members in Greece

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Design Hotels presents four new members in GreeceA fresh group of eight takes us through Europe and ends in Africa, highlighting both sublime city locales and island paradises

While it may be the dog days of summer, the folks at Design Hotels are still doing what they do best: bringing uniquely crafted hospitality experiences to the design savvy and adventure seeking among us, notes in the following report:

A fresh group of eight takes us through Europe and ends in Africa, highlighting both sublime city locales and island paradises. After all, life is about balance. And exceptional hotels.

Just opened in the wonderful Greek capital city of Athens, Perianth Hotel is a neo-modernist marvel in Agia Eirini, a lovely Byzantine-era square near many of the city's major attractions. A focus on contemporary Greek art and design means an abundance of local artists are on display, as is the city's buzzy cultural scene.

A short hop to Santorini island, the idyllic enclave of Istoria awaits, a high-luxury affair designed by the Athens-based Interior Design Laboratorium. Here, steps from the black volcanic shores of the southern east coast, a world of simplicity and rural respite reigns.

Staying on Santorini, this time on the north western shores, the three-room Vora's cliffside setting is as impressive as it is private. Greek design stars K-Studio (also behind the design of Perianth Hotel and Scorpios) have used sleek Cycladic aesthetics to offset the ruff-and-tumble rocky surroundings.

Hopping islands, the port of Zakynthos island beckons with the opening of Olea All Suite Hotel & Spa. Among 93 luxury suites, a meandering river-like water feature runs through the property both conceptually and physically. Leaving the eternal sunshine of Greece, next up is the thriving student city of Göttingen, Germany.

The newly opened Hotel Freigeist Göttingen is located in the heart of a new district—creating a hub for artists, world travelers, and perennial students of life.

Once home to a cheese, fur, and leather-trading company, the newly transformed Spedition in Thun, Switzerland, is a contemporary nod to Old World tradition. The building housing the 15-room hotel is more than 1oo years old and has been designed by Design Stylt Trampoli AB—taking its inspiration from a patrician villa.

Should the cooler winter climes of Europe necessitate an escape plan, central Africa is answering the call. In Gigiri, a verdant residential suburb in the north of Kenya's capital city Nairobi, the Trademark Hotel is a hive of public spaces and modern African design.

For those seeking some of the best beaches anywhere in the planet, Zuri Zanzibar—the first Design Hotels™ member on the Tanzanian archipelago—is the ultimate spot to take in the natural beauty of the island. 55 villas and bungalows peer from curtains of lush greenery while Indian Ocean sunsets steal the spotlight.


Design Hotels represents and markets a curated selection of over 280 independent hotels in more than 50 countries across the globe. More than a collection of hotels, the company is a collection of stories. Each property reflects the ideas of a visionary hotelier, an "Original," someone with a passion for genuine hospitality, cultural authenticity, thought-provoking design and architecture. Each "Original" stands for the individual, aesthetic and service-driven experience that his or her hotel provides. Founded by Claus Sendlinger in 1993, Design Hotels™ offers its members insightful travel industry knowledge, from market trend consultancy to international sales representation. The company has its headquarters in Berlin and branches in London, Barcelona, New York and Singapore.


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