Mandarin Oriental reveals ambitious Costa Navarino plans

by | 24 Feb 2022 | Design

A stellar design team that includes Tombazis & Associates Architects and K-Studio has been tasked with bringing to life Mandarin Oriental’s first scheme in Greece.

This sophisticated coastal resort will pair sustainable architectural design with an array of luxury amenities.

A verdant setting

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is partnering with developer Temes to create Mandarin Oriental’s inaugural property in Greece, which is scheduled to open in spring 2023. Mandarin Oriental, Costa Navarino will be located within the Navarino Bay integrated resort area, which is surrounded by 140 hectares of natural landscape in the south-west Peloponnese.

“We are delighted to be opening our first property in Greece in Costa Navarino and look forward to sharing this striking combination of unspoiled landscape, olive groves, pristine beaches and authentic Greek culture in the region with our guests,” said James Riley, group chief executive of Mandarin Oriental. “We are pleased to partner with Temes, the group that has been responsible for the creation of Costa Navarino as a burgeoning tourism destination.”

Achilles V Constantakopoulos, chairman of Temes, added: “Mandarin Oriental is renowned for delivering exemplary service and exclusive experiences in some of the most noted properties around the world. We are proud to have the group bring their hospitality expertise for the first time to Greece, signifying the further growth of Costa Navarino, which is becoming a top international destination to visit and to live.”

Integrated into the landscape

Visitors to this luxurious beachfront resort will be accommodated in 99 guestrooms, including 48 earth-sheltered pool villas. Each room will come with its own outdoor terrace and sea views.

This accommodation will be joined by five restaurants and bars, alongside a 1,500 sq m spa and fitness centre, complete with 25 m indoor-outdoor pool offering Mandarin Oriental’s signature wellness therapies.

The resort is being designed by Tombazis & Associates Architects and K-Studio to fit Costa Navarino’s sustainable principles. Planted roofs, for example, will blend into the natural topography of the land.

Conveniently, guests will be situated close to Navarino Bay’s 18-hole signature golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones II, The Bay Course, and its earth-sheltered Bay Clubhouse.

Activities available nearby range from hiking and rock-climbing to tennis and water sports, with additional dining venues and leisure pursuits offered at Navarino Dunes and Navarino Waterfront. The proposed resort is also adjacent to the Navarino Agora marketplace, comprising shops, artisanal street-food outlets and an open-air cinema.

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