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The Key of Naxos

A micro resort that unlocks a whole new approach to Cycladic holidays, presenting the secrets of a different side of Naxos, where the island’s impressive landscape, the authentic local gastronomy, and the more adventurous side of wellness dominate the experience.

What we did for this project

  • Typology Study

  • Hotel Concept Development

  • Operational Briefs

  • Branding & Implementation

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Mikri Vigla, Naxos, Greece

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unlock your Cycladic experience

A Landscape Boutique Hotel located close to the beach, that sets the stage for your most unique holidays in Naxos island, Greece. ‘The Key of Naxos’ allows you to explore the island’s adventurous side and live unprecedented memories enriched with authentic local food, rejuvenating wellness experiences, and upgraded service, within a group of unique settings at its specially designed private and common-use spaces.

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

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

Room Types

Standard Rooms
Deluxe Rooms
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 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 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.

Signature Experiences

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.

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Name Description

The hotel's name is a reflection of the extraordinary experience directly linked to the island of Naxos. Inspired by the island's breathtaking landscape, the hotel offers travelers the key to a world where they can immerse themselves in the beauty of Naxos both inside and outside the hotel. From the secret gardens and special pools to the wellness facilities, guests are invited to unlock an unforgettable experience that centers around the island and its unique offerings. Beyond the hotel, the surrounding landscape offers a wealth of activities, providing travelers with a chance to explore and discover Naxos in a truly unexpected way.

Logo Description

The hotel logo is a modern interpretation of the classic keyhole symbol. While retaining the basic shape of a keyhole, the added wave-like form at the bottom refers to the element of the sea. This closed shape also reflects the private and intimate nature of the hotel, including the private courtyards of each room. Meanwhile, the diagonal line pays homage to the nearby beach of Mikri Vigla and its popular kitesurfing scene.

To complement the logo, the chosen font style is reminiscent of classic fairy tales, imbuing the experience with a sense of mystery and exploration.

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:

Dimitris Papanastasiou |

3D Renders

Available 3D Renders for the Project, appear here.