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Esse Stay | Athens

Combining the concept of Wellness and Sustainability with modern and touchless technology, ÉSSÈ Athens offers a unique accommodation experience in Athens, which manages to differentiate it from the competition and helps it stand out as one of the most exceptional accommodation proposals in the city center.

What we did for this project

  • Typology Study

  • Hotel Concept Development

  • Design & Operational Briefs

  • Branding & Implementation

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Athens, Greece

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Sleep Well. Eat Better. Live Great.

A contemporary Wellness House just a step away from the Acropolis, which can become your haven of relaxation in the heart of Athens. Amidst the buzzing city, ÉSSÈ Athens offers high-end rooms, an indoor heated pool, a rooftop massage room, and a vegan bistro that blend together to create a place where you can feel good and live better!

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 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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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 concept of Wellness and Wellbeing places the individual and their whole existence in the foreground. Thus, borrowing the Latin word "esse", which has come to mean 'existence' in English, we came up with a special, symmetrical, and very recognizable name for this hotel, which is completely representative of the Concept and its direction. The Latin root of the name is suggestive of the Romans’ love for thermal baths, which are considered the forerunner of spas. The Romans embraced and built on the legacy of the ancient Greeks, passing on the concept of physical and mental Wellness and Rejuvenation to the whole world.

Logo Description

The logo of ÉSSÈ Athens is inspired by the concept of Wellness, a central feature of the hotel concept. The design can be interpreted in different ways, either as an eye, i.e. the basic element of Human Existence, or as a silhouette of a human body enjoying the spa facilities and sense of relaxation that this hotel offers. The black marble that serves as the background connects the graphic design with the design philosophy that has already been followed and implemented in the hotel.

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

Tzortzos Interior Designers Group |

3D Renders

Available 3D Renders for the Project, appear here. 

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