Design Hotel Of The Week: Istoria Hotel, Santorini
Istoria Hotel is a luxury resort located on the shores of the serene Perivolos Beach, a world away from the busy western side of Santorini. It’s home to twelve guest suites, an in-house spa with rejuvenating treatments, and Mediterranean restaurant led by well-respected chef Alexandros Tsiotinis. The boutique hotel in Santorini is ideal for discerning travellers looking to experience the natural beauty of the island in style.
The hotel is reminiscent of traditional architecture in Santorini, with tactile materials such as volcanic stones and coloured plaster used to create the mix of curves and rectilinear lines that lead guests through carefully designed spaces. Designed by local firm Laboratorium, the interiors favour beautiful, raw materials such as local mosaic tiles and restored original wooden beams for an organic, casual atmosphere. A colour palette of rich timber, terracotta and accents of charcoal mimic the volcanic sand and complement the midnight blue waters of the Aegean Sea.
The well-appointed suites range in size, each with a unique vista of the surrounding resort and ocean due to being placed on varying levels. By placing the rooms on different levels, guests are made to feel as though they are staying in an authentic Greek mansion rather than an ordinary hotel. Some of the rooms offer private jacuzzis and pools that provide the ultimate spot to enjoy the sun and observe the world go by. Istoria Hotel blends ancient tradition with contemporary luxury to achieve a high-end boutique hotel in Santorini that serves to pamper its guests while showcasing the best that Perivolos Beach has to offer.