Patmos Eye

Patmos Eye is an authentically designed Boutique Hotel in Skala of Patmos, made to create a complete experience that connects its guests with the spontaneous and laid-back way of life.

What we did for this project

  • Typology study

  • Concept Development

  • Design & Operational Briefs

  • Branding & Implementation

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Skala, Patmos

Year of Operation


Official Website

Hotel Synopsis

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.

Patmos Eye is a small boutique hotel in Skala of Patmos, inspired by the island’s Local Architecture, Natural Wealth, and strong Spiritual Background and History, as well as by a ‘Laid-back Luxury’ Philosophy. Having just 12 authentically designed Rooms & Suites, the Patmos Eye Experience revolves around Privacy, Relaxation, Top-Quality Gastronomy (offered either in the Guest Rooms or at the hotel’s “tiny restaurant”), Authenticity, and Personalized Holiday Curation by the owners, who share their love for the destination with all their guests.

The handcrafted Design of the Rooms, simulates the architecture of local mansion houses, and blends the Patmian characteristics with multicultural influences. The rooms offer impressive outdoor spaces, like secret gardens and terraces with private hot tubs and pools, as well as unobstructed sea views. The in-room experiences are specially designed to offer comfort as well as a sense of intimacy, while the rooms are smartly furnished and incorporate an extensive use of technology, that manages to satisfy all modern traveller needs.

Food at Patmos Eye becomes almost a ritual during all stages of the stay. From the rich local Breakfast that is served in the Rooms, to the specially curated all-day menus and private dinners, that are offered at the “tiny restaurant”, along with selected wines & spirits from the owners’ private collection. On the other hand, considering Relaxation ‘the food of the soul’, the hotel has developed a distinctive wellness concept inspired by natural landmarks of the island, like the Rock of Kalikantzou and Saint John’s Cave. The Earthy Patio and the Cave Pool Spa, complete the guests’ rejuvenation experience, with their overall atmosphere and experience that goes beyond the standard Spa approach of most modern hotels.

Last but not least, as getting together is a strong element of the island’s mentality, the specially designed outdoor space of the Over the Hill Veranda, becomes the perfect spot to enjoy the Pink Sky Magic Hour along with custom cocktail recipes and endless views to the sea.

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

The Patmian Gallery
The Tiny Restaurant
The Over the Hill Veranda
The Cave Pool Spa
The Earthy Patio

Room Types

2 x Patmian Rooms with Private Balcony
2 x Patmian Rooms with Secret Garden & Private Pool
3 x Patmian Rooms with Veranda & Hot Tub
2 x Patmian Suites with Veranda & Hot Tub
1 x Penthouse Room with Veranda & Hot Tub
1 x Penthouse Room with Private Terrace & Infinity Pool
1 x Penthouse Suite with Private Terrace & Infinity 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.

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Like the island of Patmos itself, our inspiration for this project is diverse. A mystical, laid-back yet luxurious experience, in a perfect blend with, the local scenery and handcrafted philosophy.

Sources of Inspiration

The manorial architecture of Patmos
The multicultural sense of the island
The handmade authenticity
The local natural sights
The Spirituality of Patmos

Signature Experiences

The Cave Story Experience 
Pink Sky Magic Hour
The Tiny Restaurant Private Dinner

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 name "Patmos Eye", was the hotel's initial name, and the goal is to gradually become a dynamic local brand. Analyzing these two words of the brand, we conclude that the name of the destination "Patmos", places the property directly in the hotel's location and, the meaning of the "eye", is related to the view of the natural landscape, tradition & history of the place, and also a view to the future.

Logo Description

The designed logo is based on the well-known symbol of the "eye", which is already used at the second property. We thought it was right to keep this element, but with a more modern and contemporary look, which does not reproduce the eye accurately, but it is inspired by shapes and colors, with creative lines and curves. At the same time, the various decorative elements around the eye refer to the local tradition, while its free form shares a "handmade" feeling.

Implementation Examples

Project Partners

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

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