One&Only Aesthesis marks another step in the brand’s European expansion
Following the recent opening of One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro and the announced development of Kea Island in Greece, Kerzner International Holdings Limited (Kerzner), has entered into a resort management agreement with Grivalia Hospitality SA for One&Only Aesthesis to be developed in Athens, Greece.
There has been demand for additional One&Only experiences in Europe following the recent opening of One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro and the announced development of Kea Island in Greece, accelerating the strategic growth of the One&Only portfolio.
Tucked away on the dramatic Glyfada seafront, the property is located within a six-hectare forest reserve. One&Only Aesthesis will place an emphasis on privacy with the majority of the accommodation being secluded villas with private pools.
Commenting on the announcement, Kerzner International CEO Philippe Zuber 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.
“We will re-imagine the golden era of Athens, a celebration of a life and energy that is true to our brand promise. We’re executing our strategic growth and development of the One&Only brand globally and are excited to add another One&Only experience in Greece. Our partners, Grivalia, are leaders in Greek real estate investment and are committed to honouring the location and providing a legacy for the future.”
Grivalia Hospitality founder and chairman George Chryssikos added: “Grivalia Hospitality is excited to revive a landmark site along the Athenian Riviera and join forces with Kerzner International for One&Only, a distinguished global leader in ultra-luxury hospitality. One&Only Aesthesis will be on one of the most iconic, 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.”
Following an exclusive global partnership with leading health and wellness expert brand Chenot, the resort will be home to Chenot Spa, with tailored programmes and pioneering treatments scientifically designed to enhance guests’ vitality and health. A cutting-edge fitness centre, featuring both indoor and outdoor spaces, will also be part of the overall lifestyle offering.