Patmos Aktis in Greece

Marriott’s Luxury Collection to expand in Greece

Marriott International has signed an agreement to bring The Luxury Collection to the Dodecanese Islands in Greece, following an extensive renovation of Patmos Aktis Suites & Spa. Expected to open in summer 2024, Patmos Aktis, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Greece will be the only luxury resort on the island of Patmos, and will draw inspiration from the island’s rich heritage.

Reimagined by Stylianidis Vaggelis Architects and Anastassiadis Architecture & Design, renovations are expected to include all 56 guestrooms, suites and villas, with additional guestrooms to be added in 2025. There will also be a signature restaurant serving local island delicacies with a contemporary twist, and a bar and terrace with bay views. The culinary vision for Plefsis Tavern, a traditional Greek taverna on the beach, includes authentic Dodecanese cuisine with a fresh look from design touches inspired by its seafront setting.

The hotel’s refreshed spa will offer rejuvenating rituals and signature treatments designed to detoxify the mind and relax the body, mirroring the spiritual energy of the island. Each guest’s wellness journey is expected to encompass a balancing welcome drink flavoured with rose petals, which have relaxing properties, and restorative experiences, including mystical sessions with Tibetan bells and a range of beauty treatments with rose essence products.

Patmos Aktis in Greece

Led by Patricia Anastassiadis, the concept for interior design blends The Luxury Collection’s authentic and experiential standards of luxury with Patmos Aktis’ essence of simplicity. A soothing and calming colour palette of creams, whites and soft blue tones is set to be used throughout the resort. Local artwork and traditional Greek design touches are also slated to play an important role in referencing the island’s ancestry and its unique landscape.

“Greece continues to be an extremely desirable leisure destination for our global explorers,” says Helen Leighton, Vice President of Luxury Brands for Europe, Middle East & Africa at Marriott International. “Bringing The Luxury Collection to the idyllic island of Patmos on the Dodecanese further cements the brand’s leadership in luxury hospitality while providing our guests access to a captivating and relatively undiscovered destination to experience authentic Greece. We’re excited to be working with the owners of this beautiful resort to bring this project to life.”

Nick Karamouzis, Chairman of the Investment Fund SMERemediumCap (SMERC), Owners of Patmos Aktis, comments: “The opening of Patmos Aktis, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa will mark an important milestone for Patmos Island and a strategic triumph for the hotel. By aligning Patmos Aktis Suites & Spa with an internationally renowned luxury brand, we look forward to seeing the elevation of the reputation of Patmos as a luxury tourist destination and ensuring the long-term sustainability and growth of the local economy. In cooperation with Ad Hoc Hospitality Consultants, we are extremely proud to contribute to the enrichment of our cultural heritage and look forward to this new era for Patmos.”