Marriott International has signed an agreement with TEMES S.A., a leading developer and operator in high-end tourism and real estate, to debut the W Hotels Worldwide brand in Greece with the opening of W Costa Navarino.
Scheduled to open this summer, W Costa Navarino marks the latest addition to the expanding W Escapes portfolio in Europe, following the opening of locations in Spain, Switzerland and Portugal.
The new W Escape will be located in Navarino Waterfront, the newest integrated resort of Costa Navarino. The 13-hectare beachfront destination is located in Messinia, southwest Peloponnese.
Designed by Greek architects Tombazis and Associates Architects, W Costa Navarino is inspired by the region’s traditional residential areas and set to use local, natural materials such as stone, wood and reed. The distinctive interiors are designed by London-based MKV Design. The Escape, which is located in the Bay of Navarino with views over the Ionian Sea, ,will feature 246 rooms, suites and villas, many with private pools.
‘‘We are thrilled to build on our fantastic relationship with TEMES S.A. to open W Costa Navarino, strengthening Marriott International’s presence in this Mediterranean paradise,” said Candice D’Cruz, Vice President – Luxury Brands, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International. “Joining our portfolio of coveted W Escapes around the world, W Costa Navarino will add a distinct take on modern luxury to Navarino Waterfront. We look forward to welcoming free-spirited travellers to this new luxury playground.”
W Costa Navarino will offer five dining venues including a beach club designed by Athens-based K-Studio. The ‘Culinary Square’ is the hotel’s take on a deli food market with individual outlets creating a socially driven destination for all-day dining. Other planned amenities include a sunset bar and the signature W Living Room. Guests will also be able to enjoy experiences and dining at neighbouring venues in Costa Navarino, including the new Navarino Agora, an open marketplace with retail, street food, open-air cinema and live events staged throughout the day and night.
Tennis courts and a water sports hub are part of the vision for guests to enjoy at W Costa Navarino, along with access to the destination’s four signature golf courses and an array of outdoor activities, including biking, hiking, rock-climbing and sailing.
“W Costa Navarino will generate a unique energ,y encouraging free expression and connection between a diverse mix of people, whilst respecting and honoring authentic experiences and cultures. In this important chapter for the growth of the destination, we believe W Costa Navarino will significantly contribute to our vision in further establishing Messinia as a top international destination to visit and to live,” said Achilles Constantakopoulos, chairman of TEMES S.A.
There are currently two Marriott International properties in Costa Navarino — The Westin Resort Costa Navarino and The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort.
For more information, visit whotels.com/escapes and www.costanavarino.com