Sceneries of Naxos
Inspired by the wild beauty of the island, with its rugged roads leading to hidden gems, Sceneries of Naxos prompts its guests to live a real adventure in one of the most enchanting destinations in the Cyclades.
What we did for this project:
Hotel Concept Development
Design & Operational Briefs
Branding & Implementation
Mikri Vigla, Naxos, Greece
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.
The hotel offers high-level accommodation with a variety of room types, from Standard and Deluxe Rooms to Premium Rooms, Maisonette-Style Suites, and One-Bedroom Houses with private pools. Depending on the room type, guests can enjoy indoor or outdoor spa facilities, like hammam cabins and hot tubs, private pools, or access to a shared swim-up pool. Among the various room types, a category of Premium Rooms manages to stand out because of their specially designed “hidden” gardens with private pools, which can be the perfect background for intimate moments of relaxation or even for breakfast or dinner. All rooms are equipped with a comfortable, eco-friendly king-size mattress, a mini-bar, a functional workspace, and high-tech features, such as a widescreen Smart TV, Bluetooth speakers, Alexa Virtual Assistant, and in-room tablet concierge. Among the offered services are room service, in-room breakfast, environmentally friendly housekeeping, and concierge services, while there is also the option of maid services at an extra charge.
Local tradition is a key feature of the hotel's gastronomy, however, with a modern twist. The F&B outlets of Sceneries of Naxos, inspired by the Greek and Mediterranean diets, offer modern versions of local recipes, all made with fresh Naxian ingredients. Visitors can take their breakfast at Tastes of Naxos, the all-day restaurant, while later they can relax at the pool bar Spirit of Naxos or hang out at the beach bar Waves of Naxos, where they can taste light snacks and healthy/detox beverages. In the evening, guests can book their dinner at the restaurant, or, for an even more exclusive experience, they can opt for a private overwater dinner, in an ideal setting by the pool.
For Sceneries of Naxos, wellness, balance, and self-care are also an important part of the experience, as they complement the concept of adventurous and highly energetic vacations. The wellness and fitness center, Essence of Naxos, offers a variety of services, such as the pre-defined set of spa experiences at the Wellness Suite, which includes a massage area, hammam & sauna cabins, and relaxation space. Essence of Naxos also features a micro-gym with state-of-the-art equipment, while what really stands out is the option to have a massage on the beach, under the soothing sounds and scents of nature.
As a landscape hotel, Sceneries of Naxos makes sure to be in harmony with its surroundings, not only in regards to the design but also by applying eco-friendly and sustainable practices throughout its operational functions. Within this context, the hotel's parking lot is equipped with an electric car charger, while there is also a bike rental spot. At the restaurant, the meals are prepared with local, organic products, a practice that also supports the local economy, boosting the concept of sustainability. This way, guests can experience a high-quality stay, consistent with the principles of ecology.
Sceneries of Naxos awaits to set the stage for your next holidays in Greece and offer the most impressive, unforgettable, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences that you always seek when traveling. The hotel’s high-end facilities, upgraded gastronomy, distinctive design, and specially planned adventurous activities promise to lift your experience and set new standards for all your upcoming trips!
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.
Memories of Naxos | Reception, Lobby & Shop
Tastes of Naxos | All-day Restaurant
Spirit of Naxos | Pool & Bar
Waves of Naxos | Beach Bar
Essence of Naxos | Wellness & Fitness Center
Premium Rooms with Indoor Spa Facility - Maisonette Style
Premium Rooms with Outdoor Jacuzzi or Swim-Up Pool
Premium Rooms with Hidden Garden & Private Pool
Open Plan Suites - Maisonette Style
One-Bedroom Suites with Private Pool
One-Bedroom Houses 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.
Setting the stage for your Cycladic memories.
Sources of Inspiration
The impressive surrounding landscape, with the nearby hill having a dominant presence.
The Venetian influences on the architecture of Naxos, which differentiate it from the other islands in the Cyclades.
The special category of “landscape hotels,” which includes hotels that highlight the natural environment in which they are located.
The variety of outdoor activities that visitors can do in Naxos.
The self-sufficiency of Naxos in agricultural products and the rich gastronomic tradition of the island.
Overwater private dinners
Day-long wellness experience
Naxos jeep tours
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 name of the hotel derives from the central idea of the concept, which is the creation of special “sceneries,” with an emphasis on the design of indoor and outdoor spaces, unique facilities, special materials, etc., that will frame the travelers’ accommodation experience. The creation of sceneries is enabled by the architecture of the hotel, as the dense construction of the buildings creates various corridors and passages across the accommodation, which serve as a fascinating background for every moment of the guests’ stay. The nearby hill is also an integral part of the background, as its eminent presence is visible from everywhere in the hotel.
The logo of Sceneries of Naxos draws inspiration from the interesting landscape that surrounds the property, as it captures the concept of both the sea and the mountain. The sharp corners pointing upward represent the nearby hill, while the ones pointing downward represent the sea and the beach close to the hotel. The circle symbolizes the introverted character of the hotel, boosted by the building architecture. The sharp corners depict the adventurous feature of the experience, while the gaps in between represent the staged paths created by the corridors across the accommodation.
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.