Situated in Porto Heli, a picturesque, cosmopolitan village in the eastern Peloponnese region of Greece, the new hotel, which is the brand's 2nd hotel property and 11th permanent location in the world, will epitomise the brand's philosophy of 'Stay, Live, and Play'. Just 25 minutes from Athens by helicopter or a scenic 2.5 hour trip by catamaran or car, the new hotel is easily accessible.
"Porto Heli is a very special place in Greece; its uniqueness and natural beauty make it the perfect place to expand our Nikki Beach brand", said Jack Penrod, Founder and Owner of Nikki Beach Worldwide. "We are very proud to be in Greece and to bring our loyal customers from around the world to this magnificent location."
Spanning 8,000 square metres, the new Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Porto Heli, includes 66 state-of-the-art hotel rooms and suites, two restaurants, the brand's world-renowned Beach Club, Nikki Spa, Tone Fitness Center and unique top line amenities. Originally built in the 1970s, the building has been completely transformed into a glamorous, boutique resort and is the area's only seafront hotel offering unobstructed panoramic views of the glistening Aegean Sea. Based on Jack Penrod's vision, the property was converted by Gasterelia Design in association with Athens based Arch Group and was renovated using Mediterranean inspired elements fused with high-end design.
"We are thrilled by the opening of our first hotel property in the region and we have no doubt that we have established a new benchmark for luxury lifestyle hospitality in Greece," said Mr. Jihad El Khoury, Co-Founder & CEO of Nikki Beach Hotel & Resorts EMEA. "We look forward to seeing Nikki Beach Resort & Spa in Porto Heli develop into a preferred destination for discerning and dynamic Greek and international travelers."
In accordance with the hotel brand's philosophy of energy variations and luxury, the rooms display different lighting moods and signature Nikki Beach in-room concepts. Including: MyBar (Nikki Beach's unique version of the minibar), unlimited free movies on demand in all rooms that can also be streamed to hotel guest's devices (viewable throughout the property); and GrooveShark, an exclusive service that enables guests to stream music on their phones or tablets.
Each room is complete with a large balcony and a spacious bathroom with Malin & Goetz products, a deep tub and a spacious walk in shower. Guests are able to indulge in spa treatments and relaxation services at the Nikki Spa and work out at Tone Fitness, a state-of-the-art gym with classes and personal training services available. Pearl, the sprawling rooftop lounge, features an innovative sushi, pan-Asian and cocktail menu and is the perfect setting to watch the gorgeous sunset. The Nikki Beach Restaurant & Beach Club is modeled after the same stylish, contemporary look and feel as all of the brand's locations around the world and is adorned with plush, all-white sun beds.
Guests are able to spend their days and evenings indulging in refreshing cocktails, champagne and an extensive menu of delectable dishes featuring signature tastes and spices representative of all the countries Nikki Beach is located in. The menu includes delicious salads, creative sushi rolls, original seafood entrees and slow-roasted free-range rotisserie chicken. The seafront beach club and restaurant includes an infinity pool, indoor & outdoor dining options and weekly events.
"Loyal to its development vision, Dolphin Capital is enriching its Porto Heli Collection with another important, unique hospitality and lifestyle brand", said Miltos Kambourides, Founder of Dolphin Capital Investors, the developer behind the project. "We are pleased to welcome Nikki Beach Hotels & Resorts in Greece, which will further enhance the Greek Riviera's position on the world map of exciting high-end destinations."
Attentive and friendly service, lavish themed-events, exceptional dining, music and entertainment and the all-around ambiance and hospitality, will make Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Porto Heli a luxurious haven of choice for the world's jet-set, VIP and celebrity clientele.