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Abates | Kythnos

The first original cave hotel in Kythnos that embodies the simplicity and authenticity of island living, offering breathtaking 180º sea views and a handmade philosophy of tailor-made services





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Hotel Synopsis

The below text is a full description of the new, under development property, giving all the details regarding the hotel's story, concept, operation, and experiences, that will provide to its guests

Maintaining the natural landscape while serving landscape design, the building structure of the accommodation extends over four distinct levels, starting with beautifully landscaped and multifunctional communal areas that highlight the uniqueness of the location. The residential zone, covering the next three levels, features specially designed types of accommodation, starting from deluxe rooms with hot tubs, while there is the option of open-plan suites with private pools as well as one-bedroom suites with private pools, which constitute the most upgraded type of accommodation. All rooms, uniquely designed with the underground design and cave-style elements, feature a terrace with unparalleled sea views, while the private upgraded facilities (jacuzzis, pools), as well as the spa-oriented bathroom facilities, elevate the accommodation experience. Comfort and luxury are further ensured by a range of in-room upgraded amenities such as upgraded mini-bars or beverage-making appliances aiming to provide semi-autonomy in accommodation, catering to the needs of guests. Additionally, throughout the accommodation, sustainability principles are applied, with a conscious avoidance of plastic usage and the adoption of energy-saving practices and ecological housekeeping, while the complete room equipment with the most modern technological means and the implementation of automated processes, such as digital keys, in-room tablets, and tablet concierge, seal the upgraded experience of comfortable accommodation promised by the hotel.

Visible microgastronomy is the main pillar of the gastronomic direction of the accommodation, which becomes apparent at all stages of the stay and offers a simple and easily manageable gastronomic experience. The main f&b outlet of the accommodation, Micro Food & Bar, offers breakfast with three preset menus (Kythnos, Healthy & Vegan) and an all-day menu, with choices in the form of comfort food snacking and modern variations of local recipes. Special emphasis is placed on the quality and locality of the ingredients, serving the healthy character of the cuisine. The inspiration for the flavors comes from Mediterranean Cycladic gastronomy, with traditional Thermiot dishes and recipes standing out as dishes of the day, inviting guests to experience the local cuisine of Kythnos. Additionally, the innovative design of the Micro Food & Bar with a backdrop of the meticulously landscaped 'open' kitchen, which serves as a showcase for menu preparation and various local products, introduces guests to a multisensory experience of acquaintance with raw materials and the culture of the island. Microgastronomy makes its appearance in the rooms as well, with upgraded mini-bars containing infusions, local wines, juices, and all-day healthy snacks.

A significant reference point in the accommodation experience offered by the property is wellness, which defines its overall identity, as all stages of accommodation are closely connected with contact with nature, relaxation, and revitalization. The wellness experience is also reflected in the Micro-Retreat Area of the accommodation, which is conceived as an open space with specially designed platforms and unlimited views of the Aegean blue, offering wellness services such as yoga and meditation sessions as an open invitation for grounding, contact with nature, and inner connection. The sense of holistic well-being is completed with the provision of outdoor massages aimed at spiritual and physical revitalization. With personalized service essentially upgrading the overall services, private wellness experiences are offered in the rooms, with a wide range of face & body therapies ensuring relaxation and stress relief from daily life. The wellness experience is enhanced by the wellness facilities within the rooms, ideal for private relaxation next to the aquatic element and contact with nature, while overall, all wellness experiences and services are carefully designed to perfectly match the surrounding landscape and promote the great importance of modern well-being.

The guest experience at Abates offers upgraded accommodation, authentic gastronomy, holistic wellness, contact with nature, tranquility, revitalization, and meaningful moments in every aspect of hospitality, accompanied by personalized service that aspires to distinguish the property in the destination, expressing a unique combination of the grandeur of the natural beauty of the location and the provided services.

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

Abates | Reception & Lobby

Abates | Micro Food & Bar

Abates | Micro Retreat Area

Room Types

Deluxe Rooms with Hot Tub | Cave Style

Open Plan Suites with Private Pool | Cave Style

One Bedroom Suites with Private Pool | Cave Style

A gateway to Cycladic serenity

Hotel Concept Development

The next stage was the development of the hotel's concept, which included the narrative as well as all the specifications of all the experience and operation elements that will make the new property stand out from its competition.

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Sources of Inspiration

The view on the two opposite islands, Pepper and Serifopoula.
The scattered caves of the island.
The famous thermal baths of Kythnos.
The modern and semi-autonomous approach of micro gastronomy.
The search for alternative tourist destinations.

Signature Experiences

Outdoor Relaxed
Cooking Sessions

Freestyle Dinners

Sunrise Yoga
& Meditation

Hotel Branding & Implementation

At the final stage of the new hotel's specification, we created an initial branding as well as its indicative applications and implementations, in order to give a fuller idea of the new hospitality product.

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Name Description

The name of the accommodation is inspired by the term 'ampati', which is related to
the dry stone walls of Kythnos, which are considered to be among the most beautiful of the
Cyclades. The ampati is the gateway that demarcates the various properties and leads to
and the word is inextricably linked to the culture of the island.
and the deeper meaning of the concept.

Logo Description

The Abates logo depicts the "embrace" of the two opposite islands,
Pepper and Sirforpula, bringing to the fore a characteristic element
of the property's landscape and a key element of the concept.

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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