The Mandarin Oriental opened its first outpost in Greece on an idyllic beachfront location amidst the beauty of the Peloponnese. The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. Having grown from its Asian roots into a global brand, this summer it is opening its first property in Greece, namely the Mandarin Oriental, Costa Navarino bringing the Group’s unparalleled legendary hospitality to Greece for the first time.
In keeping with Mandarin Oriental’s deeply ingrained corporate responsibility ethos, the resort and its environs feature 2,700 replanted olive trees and over 500,000 planted native shrubs, while the overall project has been built to the developer’s rigorous sustainable specifications resulting in a hospitality project that pays deep respect to the surrounding environment.
Design and interiors
This profound respect extends to the design and interiors blending luxurious serenity with the traditional Messenian style of the region, with accents featuring local Mediterranean plants, earthy undertones and gentle splashes of color. All of the 99 luxury accommodations feature natural, terracotta color palettes, custom-designed furniture, floor-to-ceiling windows and state-of-the-art entertainment technology.
With regards to dining, five restaurants and bars are set to redefine authentic Greek traditions, honoring local culture, sourcing the finest ingredients from local producers while also providing a wide variety of original flavors from international cuisines, all overseen by Chef Bertrand Valegeas.
Wellness and relaxation
The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental, Costa Navarino, a rejuvenating sanctuary offering wellbeing and beauty treatments inspired by the Group’s traditional rituals both from the Far East and the abundant flora of Greece offers a variety of private treatment rooms and heat and water experiences, as well as a 25-metre swimming pool that flows indoors to outdoors with views of the breathtaking bay and the glorious sunsets. Furthermore, wellness experts can provide tailor-made fitness experience
An extensive variety of water experiences are available ranging from paddle boards to water skiing, at the beach club, which also features an expansive swimming pool with relaxation decks, just steps from the beach. Golf aficionados have full access to the 18-hole designer golf course that surrounds the resort, as well as three further designer golf courses across Costa Navarino, affording exceptional views of the surrounding coastline. Other activities include tennis, biking, hiking and yachting.
The nearby vibrant open-air marketplace offering a curated retail, artisanal street food experience combined with an open-air cinema and an exciting events programme celebrating and showcasing local culture and traditions aims to highlights guests’ understanding and experience of this exceptional part of Greece, further enriching the overall hospitality experience.
For more information and reservations, please visit https://www.mandarinoriental. com/en/costa-navarino/messenias, with yoga and nutrition advice.