KOIA | Kos
KOIA All-Suite Wellbeing Resort, created to present a more natural and human-friendly way of holidays, marks the beginning of a new destination in the hills of Agios Fokas, in Kos.
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Ανάπτυξη Hotel Concept
Προτάσεις Σχεδιαστικής & Λειτουργικής κατεύθυνσης (Design & Operational Briefs)
Branding & Implementation
Agios Fokas, Kos
Year of Operation
"I want to live my life without stress and worries.
I do not want to be rich.
I just want to be happy."
-Hippocrates, 460-370 B.C.
As the flagship hotel in a new destination for nature seekers in Greece, KOIA All-Suite Wellbeing Resort reshapes the hotel landscape in Kos with its 5-star castle-like accommodation. Inspired by the Wellness principles of Hippocrates, the hotel offers a transformative experience that allows its guests not only to relax, but to rebuild their bodies and minds while living a detox experience in a constant touch with nature and the more pure materials and ingredients. The hotel’s Cliff & Cave Suites provide breathtaking views and bring guests in direct touch with elements of local nature, while privacy, exclusivity, and unique Gastronomic and Wellness Concepts are among the top features of the “KOIA Experience.”
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.
“Infinity” Pool Bar & Botanic Garden
“Ydor” Wellness Area
“Cliff Grove” Spa
Hill-Side Junior Suite with Private Veranda
Hill-Side Suite with Private Pool
Hill-Side House with Private Pool
Hill-Side Villa with Private Pool
Cave Junior Suite with Private Veranda
Cave Junior Suite with Private Pool
Cave Suite with Private 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
Hippocrate's mindset around "wellbeing"
The Doric Exapolis
The Bioclimatic Buildings
The Philosophical Narrative
The outdoor Cliff grove spa therapies
The Infinity candlelight dinners
The storytelling service concept
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.
KOIA: The Ancient name of Kos, functions as the main name of the property, identifying the location while being an ideal and easy word for branding.
The architecture of the hotel follows the location's interesting territorial topology, and the logo must highlight this element. The frame in which the schematic topographic is placed symbolizes a window or even the entrance of the hotel, which symbolizes the special world where the guest enters.
In the color version of the logo, the basic colors, blue and brown, reflect the land and the sea, the key elements of the location, but also of the overall experience that the hotel will offer.
At the same time, the composition of the 3 specific colors of the earth color palette, but also the design lines in general, produce a result that reminds of the waters of marble, a rock that was mined in Kos since ancient times.
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.
Available 3D Renders for the Project, appear here.