W Hotels Worldwide will expand into Greece with the opening of the W Costa Navarino in August.
The new 13-hectare beachfront property is in the Navarino Waterfront resort area, which is a 40-minute drive from Kalamata International Airport and will be exclusively for adults and youngsters over 12 years old.
The W Costa Navarino will open its doors on 11 August, and accommodation includes the Fabulous Infinity Swim Up Rooms, which offer direct access to one of the swimming pools. The Spectacular Panorama rooms promise captivating views.
The Wow Beachfront Infinity Villas have an outdoor private terrace, pool, and direct access to the beach.
Greek architects Tombazis and Associates worked on the property, using natural materials such as stone, wood and reed and weaving in elements inspired by the region’s traditional architecture. The neutral-toned guest room interiors were overseen by London-based MKV Design.
Dining options include Platia, the hotel’s take on a local Greek deli food market, serving food and drinks throughout the day. It has been designed by Athens-based K-studio architects and Tombazis, with interiors by MKV Design.
The Between bar is designed to be visited at sunset, with cocktails and a predominantly raw dinner offering alongside live DJ performances. Interior Design Laboratorium created the interiors in Athens.
The brand’s signature W Lounge will also be open all day, serving cocktails to a soundtrack of Greek and international DJs and live music.
The dining and late-night Mediterranean beach club venue Parelia overlooks a long sandy shore at the Bay of Navarino and will also host local and international DJs
Guests can also learn about local food and drink by joining traditional village cooking classes and local olive oil and wine tastings.
Those looking to relax should head to the property’s Away Spa, which will offer treatments, a gym and a 25-metre pool. There are beach Bootcamp classes, splash FIT, beach power Pilates, meditation and yoga for something more active. Sporty travellers can also experience hiking, sailing, rock-climbing and biking, and a new water sports centre is planned for 2023.
There are nearly 60 W Hotels around the globe, which are part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 brands.