CORSU | Mani
A cliffside luxury boutique hotel that blends elements & experiences from Mani and Corsica, amid a breathtaking Greek infinity landscape.
What we did for this project:
Branding & Implementation
Year of Operation
A Pure Mediterranean Infinity Experience
For boutique-style travelers looking for stunning new places to stay, CORSU introduces a set of upgraded experiences centered around relaxation, privacy, wellness, and enhanced gastronomy, blending elements from Mani and Corsica that are common between the two regions and underline their historical connection. The hotel’s perched on a hillside and authentically designed stone buildings offer an astonishing 180º view of the sea, which becomes the backdrop of your every moment in this fascinating part of Greece.
The first stage of our Services, which includes the Research & the Typology Study, helped the Hotel Owners take their final decisions regarding the hotel's Typology (type of property, room types, grounds, etc) and its main Features and Facilities, aiming to increase the hotel's ADR as well as its sales potentials from its various departments and services.
CORSU | Reception & Welcome Yard
CORSU | Retreat Zone & Spa Suite
CORSU | Pool & Bar
ŌLIU | Lounge Restaurant
Deluxe Rooms with Terrace
Premium Rooms with Outdoor Hot Tub
Open Plan Suites with Infinity Plunge Pool
Penthouse Room with Infinity Plunge Pool
During the Hotel Concept Development process, we specified the main idea and the narrative of the new hotel, which will allow it to stand out from the competition. At the same time, we specified all the new hotel's experiences, services, and operation model, in order to help the architectural and design teams to capture all the requirements for its final design.
Sources of Inspiration
The 17th-century migration of Mani's population to Corsica and the significant role it played in shaping the region's culture and society that preserved the characteristics of Mani
The authenticity that characterizes every aspect of Manian life, from the directness and simplicity of its people to the use of raw, pure materials in the region’s gastronomy
The independence of the Maniatas, which is also reflected in the geomorphological image of the region, evident in the rugged, rocky landscapes
The local architecture in Mani, renowned for its strong and distinctive features, characterized by the prominent use of natural stone
The location of the plot, with the steep slopes and the impressive view toward the sea, which creates the feeling of 'floating'
Infinity Private Dinners
Cliffside View Massage
Yard Wine Tasting Nights
Hotel Branding & Implementation
In order to have a fuller image of the Concept, we have created an initial branding for the new hotel that captures its feel and essence, and which must be taken into account during the design process. At the same time, we presented a series of indicative applications and implementations of the branding, in order to convey in a more tangible way the feeling that will be exuded during the hotel's visual communication.
CORSU was proposed by the architectural office Micromega which carried out the initial studies for the development and design of the project and was subsequently approved by the owner as the official name of the hotel. The name CORSU is derived from the Corsican language, directly linking the new accommodation to its concept and bringing the Mediterranean island to the heart of Mani.
Although the new hotel will have purely Manitian characteristics and will be fully integrated into the local environment, common points of reference between Mani and Corsica will be sought, from architecture to gastronomy. These elements will be applied to various experiences and aspects of the residence, creating a harmonious coupling of the two regions. Since the Maniatians have a historical link to the island of Corsica, this union will "unlock" a new side of life in Mani for visitors, with images, tastes, and experiences that could come from either of the two regions.
The symbol in the CORSU logo is composed of three closed circles stacked on top of each other. This design evokes the privacy and independence that guests will enjoy during their stay, as well as the complex topography of the terrain, with its varied levels and curves.
Furthermore, the circles are identical at two points: the highest and the lowest. This feature symbolizes the merging of Mani and Corsican cultures and the creation of a unified experience that draws from both regions. From start to finish, guests will be immersed in a harmonious blend of these two cultures, creating a truly unique and unforgettable experience.
For the completion of the project, Destsetters collaborates with esteemed Architectural and Design teams, in the context of the thorough application of the concept to the overall experience, the correct specification of the anticipated operational needs, and the new hotel's commercial potentials. The Architectural & Design teams are selected by the investors/project owners and play an active part in the overall decisions regarding the development of the new property.
List of Partners
To be announced
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