Elegia Boutique Island Resort is a brand new accommodation option in Tinos island, Greece, that combines upgraded facilities and services with a unique architectural design, artsy experiences, and an overall relaxing and rejuvenating environment.
What we did for this project:
Design & Operational Briefs
Branding & Implementation
Agios Fokas, Tinos
Year of Operation
The below text is a full description of the under development property, giving all the details regarding the hotel's story, concept, operation, and experiences, that will provide to its guests.
Elegia Boutique Island Resort is a brand new accommodation option in Tinos island, Greece, that combines upgraded facilities and services with a unique architectural design, artsy experiences, and an overall relaxing and rejuvenating environment. Inspired by three major elements of Greek Nature, Light (Phos), Air (Anemos), and Sound (Echos), Elegia manages to shape a unique set of experiences that guide the traveler on a journey along the island’s History, Culture, and Heritage. Elegia is committed to offering a luxury experience in Tinos, not in a conventional way, but through the small "pleasures of life", that are found in even the simplest things — from a warm and gentle smile, to a delicious local dish at the restaurant.
The experience starts at the ‘Elegeia’ Art Library, which is actually the hotel’ Reception. The guests enter a space full of natural light, that is dominated by bookshelves containing books about all kinds of art — from local to global, and from sculpture and painting to theatre and dance. Through its overall design, Elegia manages to offer a truly unique staying experience to its guests, that resembles a visit to a contemporary museum. Across the property’s corridors, as well as within the common spaces and the guest rooms, shelves and showcases feature artifacts and decorative items that satisfy the guests’ curiosity and need for discovery, while at the exterior spaces, an outdoor Museum of Marble Art pays tribute to the island’s long history of marble carving.
The hotel’s Rooms & Suites combine natural materials and design with high-end facilities and technologies, offering a totally modern and upgraded stay. The rooms’ private facilities, such as Private Pools and Hot Tubs, as well as their dedicated Gardens and Yards, ensure the required Privacy and Independence that the travellers seek during their holidays. The larger rooms provide additional accommodation space ideal for small families with one child, while their spacious closets and the dedicated workspaces, make them an ideal choice for remote workers visiting Greece.
Food is an integral part of the Elegia Experience. Its main reference point is the hotel’s main restaurant, Plataea, a word which means ‘square’; and this is exactly what Plataea is: a laid-back, spacious square with a dominant tree in the middle, under which the restaurant’s tables welcome the hotel’s guests. The feeling of having breakfast, lunch or dinner here, is the same as visiting a local village of Tinos, and having a meal at a local restaurant or coffee house — ‘kafeneion’. The food is exclusively based on local recipes and is made of natural ingredients and products from local producers. From the rich breakfast buffet to the all-day menu and the upgraded à la carte dinner menu, Plataea creates the scenery for a complete dining experience, that includes excellent food, a beautiful setting, and an astonishing view to the Aegean Sea.
The hotel’s Retreat Zone includes the most standing-out facilities: The ‘Anemos’ Pool & Bar, the ‘Phos’ Spa & Wellness Area, and the ‘Echos’ Event Spaces. The hotel’s main pool is characterized by an overall lounge atmosphere, while the Pool Bar serves a selection of coffee, drinks & cocktails as well as light snacks, throughout the day. The Spa Area spans across indoor and outdoor spaces, creating a unique opportunity for al fresco Wellness experiences, such as yoga, massage, and meditation. And finally, the dedicated Event Spaces combine indoor and outdoor spaces, for creating the setting for next-gen events, either social or corporate, as well as for curated performances organized by the Hotel, that revolve around arts — music, ballet, theatre.
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.
POESIS - Art Library | Reception & Lobby
PLATAEA - Local Tastes Restaurant
ANEMOS - Pool & Bar
PHOS - Retreat Area
IDOLS - Gym & Workout Space
ECHOS - Event Spaces
Double Rooms With Hot Tub
Junior Suites With Hot Tub
Junior Suites With Private Pool
One-Bedroom Suites With Private Pool
Hotel Concept Development
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.
Elegia is far more than a simple hotel. It is a place to discover Tinos’s history and culture, taste simple and authentic yet upgraded food, relax and completely unwind while getting in touch with local nature, and experience the true meaning of luxury hospitality, that starts and ends with a big, warm, and heartfelt smile!
Sources of Inspiration
The natural elements of Light, Wind and Sound
Tinian marble and the Marble art
Music, Arts and Culture
Local cuisine and dining experience
The broader concept of Wellness, combined with the local nature
The history of Tinos and Cyclades over the centuries
The Summer Open-Air Performances
The ‘Tinos Village’ Food Experience
The Sunset Massage Experience
Audio Guided Tours
The New-Age Corporate Events
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.
The chosen name of the property draws inspiration from the ancient Greek "Ελεγεία", which means all the poems that were written in the elegiac couplet. The word associatively refers to the music, the melody, the sound, the movement of speech in the air - elements that will characterize the whole philosophy of the new hotel, but also the customer's experience in it. Elegia, and therefore Art in all its forms, will be reflected in the design and decoration, but also in all the actions that the hotel will plan, in an effort to integrate its guests in a relaxed, comfortable and pleasant environment, far from the classic logic of 'luxury' hotels.
The logo of Elegia emerged from the combination of terms such as art, dance, local architecture, minimalism. The Arts have a strong presence in the property, so the art design depicts two human figures, of surreal aesthetics, dancing. The surrealism of the figures also refers to the impressively modern aesthetics of the ancient Cycladic figurines, since they borrow the form and the lines that we meet in these unique works of art.
For the completion of the project, Destsetters collaborates with the 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