Another glorious scorching summer in Mykonos is drawing to a close, as the island begins to wind down for the winter. It’s been six glorious months of stunning weather, bewitching beaches, magical parties, exquisite food, and beautiful people! As the staff at Kivotos Luxury Boutique Hotel prepare for a well earned rest to recharge and replenish their batteries, it’s time to look back on the some of the great memories from another fantastic summer in Mykonos!
Gold Award Hotel in Mykonos
As an elite luxury boutique hotel in Mykonos we constantly strive for perfection. Our standards are the highest, and we work very hard to ensure they remain the best they can be, so it was a great start for the year for us when we were honoured with a Gold Award from the Greek Tourism Awards 2015 in March. To receive the top award for “Overall Excellence in Small Luxury Hotels” in the Strategy and Innovation category was an acknowledgement and celebration of our hard work and constant desire to offer the best luxury hotel experience to our guests. Kivotos continued to be recognised as a byword for excellence throughout the year, with nominations in two categories of the highly prestigious World Travel Awards 2015. The beautiful Noah’s Luxury Villa with private pool and beach was chosen as a candidate for Greece’s Leading Luxury Hotel Villa, whilst the Kivotos Luxury Boutique Hotel itself was selected as a nominee for the award of Europe’s Leading Boutique Hotel.
Boutique Design Hotel Suites in Mykonos
For our grand opening at the start of the summer we unveiled comprehensive renovations to the hotel. Ten of our luxurious suites were elegantly remodeled in our own unique fusion style. Great feedback on the new suites renovations came in from where it mattered most – our guests. The refurbished rooms fitted those with “the most discerning of tastes”, with other guests remarking that the “whole hotel is a piece of art” and an “architectural masterpiece”. Our “beautiful…very modern and luxurious design”, was celebrated, with one guest even adding that they felt like our rooms were designed by Roberto Cavalli or Versace themselves! We don’t intend to stand still either, we’ll be hard at work on more improvements over the winter, ready to unveil makeovers to 10 more suites, the public areas of the hotel, and our exclusive private beach in 2016.
Fashionable Hotel in Ornos
Our taste for the extraordinary and avant garde blend of timeless classicism and contemporary modernism makes us the only choice for architecture and design lovers visiting Mykonos. When you add Mykonos’ celebrated status as a fashion haven into the mix, it is hardly surprising that we are used to welcoming guests from the world of fashion such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Ermenegildo Zegna, Karolina Kurkova and Calvin Klein to this luxury beach hotel in Ornos. This year we were joined by the influential fashion, travel and lifestyle blogger Amy Spencer, also known as The Little Magpie. Amy was incredibly impressed by the design touches of the hotel, noting that the carefully chosen and curated objects and artifacts on display were like something from Pinterest, and a great source for inspiration for cutting edge home interior design. The Little Magpie described the suite where she stayed as “stunning” and “Minimal but luxe, which is no easy feat”, and enjoyed watching a gorgeous Greek island sunset from her Ornos bay sea view balcony. She described the sumptuous array of delicious healthy delicacies offered by the AM Breakfast bar as “beautiful”, and thought the whole hotel was “a visual feast”.
Luxury Hotel Services in Ornos
Summer weather in Mykonos is always glorious, and 2015 was no exception. Our cherished guests enjoyed the best that Mykonos has to offer in the summer, as they relaxed in seclusion and privacy on the white sand of the hotel’s idyllic private beach, enjoying the crystal clear waters of Ornos bay. Other guests enjoyed the luxury facilities and stunning “breathtaking” design of the hotel’s two swimming pools, enjoying cocktails in the Del Mar pool bar at the main pool and the open-air jacuzzi of the upper freshwater pool, surrounded by lush gardens. As always, several of our guests relished the opportunity to take a trip out for the day in the hotel’s private yacht “Prince de Neufchatel” witnessing the amazing view of Mykonos from the sea, as well as gourmet meals, and discovering new hidden beaches in Mykonos. Other guests made use of our “excellent” top quality spa and unwound and exercised at our unmissable hot yoga retreat. Those in search of even more exercise were delighted to discover “great facilities for sport activities” in our squash court and the fully equipped Neptune Fitness Centre hotel gym. Couples on honeymoon seeking a romantic candle lit dinner found “the place” at Kivotos Luxury Boutique Hotel as they experienced an unmissable candle lit dinner on the hotel’s private beach.
Contemporary Art Showcase in Mykonos
This summer also saw Kivotos Luxury Boutique hotel celebrate our passion for creativity, design and the arts through the Kivotos Arts Projects, honouring the best of modern Greek art. For the third year running, our guests had the opportunity to admire first hand beautiful works of modern Greek art in the hotel art gallery. The Kivotos Art Projects Group Exhibition was an expertly curated and assembled collection of works by the best modern Greek artists across a range of media, and was chosen as the showcase opening event for the summer 2015 programme of the Aegeanale art and culture platform.
Thank You for Visiting Kivotos Luxury Boutique Hotel
As always, we took great pleasure in welcoming all our guests to the hotel’s little corner of Ornos bay, Mykonos this year. It was a delight to meet so many new people, and to welcome back lots of old friends from years before. Our staff take great pride in offering an unrivalled first class service to everyone who makes the decision to stay with us, and we were honoured that so many of you had so many kind words to say about our staff on TripAdvisor – it was even said that “the staff at Kivotos deserve all the praise in the world”! So thank you so much to all our guests for the happy memories this year, and we look forward to welcoming everyone to Kivotos Luxury Boutique Hotel in 2016.