Bethesda – The Luxury Collection®, part of Marriott International, today announced the brand’s first hotel on Corfu island in Greece with the signing of Domes Miramare, a Luxury Collection Resort, Corfu. This idyllic beachfront retreat has emerged from a magnificent renovation restoring the legacy property − originally built for the Onassis family in the late 60’s − alongside new contemporary suites and luxury villas. One of a trio of Domes Resorts luxury properties in Greece, Domes Miramare sits at the heart of Greece’s resurgent luxury hospitality landscape, further cementing the Ionian island’s long-standing appeal to sophisticated global travellers. The hotel will operate under the Domes Resorts brand starting in July, and will be converted to operate under The Luxury Collection brand from August 1, 2018.
“The Miramare Hotel has a long history of welcoming the glitterati, and it’s heartening to see this icon reclaiming its rightful place as one of the Mediterranean’s newest and most luxurious resorts,” said Anthony Ingham, Global Brand Leader, The Luxury Collection.
“The stunning, multi-million Euro transformation will ensure that this very special resort remains the definitive luxury destination for decades to come.” he said again.
Originally designed by renowned architect Charalambos Sfaellos, Domes Miramare remains faithful to Sfaellos’ characteristic modernist style. The Adult Only resort (minimum age 16 years), will offer 113 rooms, suites and villas that have been elegantly reimagined by Kristina Zanic Design Consultants to reflect the richness and colour of the surrounding landscape. Shades of cream and taupe are blended with accents of soft blue and green, alongside modern furnishings and natural materials in patterns inspired by the surrounding landscape. The spacious marble bathrooms with bespoke pastel-tiled washbasins offer a nod to ancient Greek mosaics.
The resort’s collection of luxurious Pavilion Suites, enjoy beachfront locations with private pools and gardens. Ideal for larger groups or even families, the hotel is also home to an exclusive area available for private hire, which includes two expansive villas with pools, along with other amenities. Cherished artwork influenced by the island’s Venetian, French, British and Greek heritage adorns walls and public spaces, while Corfiot influences permeate throughout.
“It is all about Legacy! Legacy is the force that inspires and drives us,” said George P. Spanos, Vice President and CEO, Domes Resorts. “First, the Miramare legacy, which we wish to continue from when the Onassis family first developed the resort; Second, the legacy of Domes Resorts, to continue to open hotels in the most iconic destinations throughout Greece, which combine history and beauty; and finally, the legacy of Corfu being the most aristocratic destination in Greece. Our co-operation with The Luxury Collection brand supports and enhances our vision of developing a resort that will redefine the destination.”
Culinary offerings at Domes Miramare are as tantalizing and authentically inspired as the property itself. Several distinctive spaces, both indoors and out, are custom-designed to encourage a seamless, 360° approach to dining and socialising. With Michelin-starred chef Tassos Mantis at the helm, the menu highlights the very best local and seasonal ingredients, with a contemporary twist to traditional Greek flavours. To complement the food, an expert team of mixologists have skilfully created imaginative cocktails, all set to soulful sounds and jaw-dropping vistas from the achingly stylish rooftop bar.
Set in shore-hugging grounds, and surrounded by acres of centuries-old olive groves, the resort is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate. Guests can revitalise with beachfront yoga, motivate with personal training sessions among the lush grounds, or simply unwind with a relaxing wellness treatment. Several common and private sleek pools, set between the resort’s private stretch of coast and the main building, provide the perfect spot for lounging.
Like all Luxury Collection properties, Domes Miramare offers enriching and inspiring experiences, custom-curated by the Concierge team to aid curious travellers in discovering the destination. Whether guests wish to immerse themselves in the UNESCO protected old town of Corfu, explore the island’s lush interior, or get up close to artisans at work, the possibilities are endless.
Domes Miramare, a Luxury Collection Resort, Corfu showcases the brand’s commitment to delivering authentic experiences in the most coveted destinations around the world. With more than 100 hotels in over 30 countries and territories, The Luxury Collection has solidified itself as the brand of choice for Global Explorers.
Domes Miramare is located on Corfu’s eastern coast, just 17 km from Corfu Airport, and 15 minutes’ drive from Corfu Old Town. Rates start from €229 per room / per night. For further information and reservations, please visit www.domesmiramare.com.