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Epae Hotel | Crete

A micro beach resort in Crete’s most original part, introduces a laid-back design and mentality, and invites you to take things slowly.

What we did for this project

  • Concept Development

  • Design & Operational Briefs

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A small seaside resort in the most authentic part of Crete, presents a "relaxed" design and mentality and invites you to do things at your own pace, enjoying the high standards of the hotel and wellness activities in the surrounding area.

Hotel Typology

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.

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Hotel Grounds

Pool area with Bar/Restaurant
Gym & Spa
Beach right above

Room Types

Rooms with Veranda & Direct Access to the Pool
Rooms with Balcony

Hotel Experiences

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.

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Sources of Inspiration

The traditional Cretan architecture & the architecture of the neighboring countries of North Africa, mainly Morocco.
The 180º view to the sea
The concept of relaxation and time that "stops"

Signature Experiences

Sunset Cocktail by the pool
Aerial in-room & on-balcony relaxation
Breakfast on the beach
‘Take me with you’ mini bar products

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.

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Name Description

The Cretan word "epae" (in cretan dialect "επαέ" means "here" ) becomes the name of the hotel, teaching its importance to the public. The word can be combined in many ways: e.g.
eΠaé we love taking care of you
eΠaé you ‘ll feel more relaxed than ever
eΠaé time slows down!

Logo Description

In this particular hotel we wanted to create a logo with a linear symbol but with a sense of 'hand-painted', that makes it much more personal and direct. We would use a more 'handwritten' font, but always legible.

Implementation Examples

Hotel Design

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

3D Renders

Available 3D Renders for the Project, appear here.