Tuesday, April 3, 2012

San Giorgio, Mykonos

 

Design Hotels™ launched its first project: Papaya Playa in December 2011, a temporary retreat for individuals to unwind and connect with self and nature. With a fantastic response the project has encouraged further creative and off-radar luxury forms. As individuals across the world step up their quest for personal enrichment through travel, art and culture, Design Hotels™ takes the next step from pop-up to temporal hospitality experiences to the Mediterranean for the summer season. San Giorgio Mykonos, A Design Hotels™ Project in association with Paradise Club will uplift and inspire.

The hotel started in the ’90s thanks to a successful local fisherman who laid claim to a piece of Paradise Beach. Now in 2012 the 34-room property has changed hands to the neighboring Paradise Club. San Giorgio is situated on one of the most scenic areas of the island between Paradise and Paranga beaches.
 
Perched on a piece of Grecian paradise, the community's spirit is reflected in the bohemian décor, which is as eclectic as the guests that visit it. The emphasis on interaction here is high - whether at the hotel's restaurant and bar or at the club where guests have exclusive access to the VIP lounge and the best DJs in the world. The experience is co-created in equal parts by us and by you. 

A medley of accessories and seating such as wooden benches, chairs and stools make up the eclectic setting. The food and open kitchen is also a testament to the atmosphere. Honest, fresh from the market ingredients are used to create favourite Mediterranean dishes with a twist. Depending on that day’s fare, the regularly changing menu will include dishes like Mussels with Smoky Bacon and Cider, Aegean Kakavia (a local fish stew) or Roast Carrot and Avocado Salad with Orange and Lemon Dressing. For the right kickstart in the mornings, breakfast foods like Greek yogurt with fruit, freshly baked breads, Mykonos sausages, cheese from the islands and homemade marmalade are served.
 
Just steps down from the hotel is a private floating platform to spring into the Aegean waters and enjoy its abundant flora and fauna. At San Giorgio, indulgence goes hand in hand with top physical fitness. The adjacent Paradise Beach offers all kinds of activities – water-skiing, scuba diving, windsurfing and even horse riding.
 
Ten minutes by car from the hotel, Mykonos Town provides the perfect little cosmopolitan vibe. Wander through Little Venice, the most picturesque part of town and go shopping for curios in narrow, pebble-stoned shopping streets.
 
With its traditional rough-stone walls topped with a white bell-tower, the chapel is perfect for an intimate ceremony with the closest of friends and family. What’s more, San Giorgio can be booked in its entirety for a wedding or other special celebration. The staff will work closely with each group to create the perfect experience.

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