Kerzner International is expanding the presence of its ultra-luxury One&Only Resorts brand in Europe, confirming an agreement to launch a second address in Greece.
One&Only Aesthesis will be developed on a 21-hectare beachfront estate on the Athenian Riviera, a short distance from Athens itself. An opening date and the number of keys are at this time unspecificed.
The resort management agreement between Kerzner and Grivalia Hospitality S.A. comes in response to demand “for additional One&Only experiences in Europe,” the group said. Last month One&Only premiered its debut property in the region, One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro, while One&Only Kea Island (also in Greece), was signed in 2017 and remains a work in progress.
This new asset is “accelerating the strategic growth of the One&Only portfolio,” Kerzner said.
“Kerzner International is very excited to be adding Athens to our European footprint. This exclusive beachfront location, just outside of the city centre of Athens, is incredible; the perfect destination to begin, or end, any Greek adventure, through the ultra-luxury experience of One&Only,” said Philippe Zuber, CEO, Kerzner International.
“We will re-imagine the golden era of Athens, a celebration through a life and energy that is true to our brand promise. We are executing our strategic growth and development of the One&Only brand globally and excited to add another One&Only experience in Greece.”
One&Only Aesthesis is at the crossroads of Greek history and culture-from the Acropolis and Parthenon to Syntagma Square and Cape Sounio and the Athenian Riviera, with its exclusive beachfront of Glyfada.
Remaining true to the One&Only brand promise, the resort will celebrate the legendary Athenian Riviera whilst providing stunning, intuitive design. A playful return to nature, the resort is inspired by the azure waters and the incredible natural surroundings, providing a modern Greek elegance, yet showcasing powerful elements dominant in Greek mythology like fire and water, carved from a palette of natural stone and timber.
As with all One&Only properties, the resort will offer innovative programming for families with children whilst carefully preserving space for adults only as well.
George Chryssikos, Founder and Chairman, Grivalia Hospitality said: “One&Only Aesthesis will be on one of the most iconic and cosmopolitan waterfront sites in Athens, originally designed by prominent Greek architects. From its development in the mid-1950s, the bungalows, the beach and the club hosted an array of the local and international jet set. Upon completion, this contemporary hybrid city resort will become the most unique high-end destination in the Mediterranean all year-round.”
Home to a pulsating life and energy, entertainment is at the heart of every One&Only. Located on 1,600 metres of seafront, the resort will offer an iconic yet nostalgia-drenched beach club, providing an ultra-luxury, chic location from sunrise to sunset, and beyond, for guests and residents alike.
The resort will feature One&Only’s villa concept, Villa One, as well as a Chenot Spa under the brand’s partnership with health and wellness expert brand, Chenot.