One of Crete’s newest luxury wellness hotels, Acro Suites opened to guests for the first full season in April 2022
Set on the rocky cliff-side of Mononaftis Bay, in Crete, Acro Suites is a 5* luxury boutique resort with 49 suites, lofts, and villas with private pools, all featuring unique design details and sweeping views of the Cretan Sea. To ensure their vision was properly brought to life, the hotel’s owners sought out the best local Greek designers and craftsmen to collaborate with across the property for an authentic Cretan feel. The rough marble details, natural stones and unrefined wood complement the look and feel of the hotel.
Greek architect Stavros Peppas who started studying the project 8 years ago talked to us about the “reverse design” of the hotel: “We first placed the signs of the future buildings directly on the land next to the cliff and then passed them on “paper” due to the particularity of the landscape!” The final result is a boutique hotel with suites that all have their own private pool and unobstructed views to the sea and that is well worth travelling for.
With themes of serenity, simplicity and tranquillity running throughout the property, interior designer Manos Kipritidis worked closely with the owners on the Cremnos restaurant and cocktail bar, The Circle. Drawing from the local design and surroundings, the food and beverage offerings feature copper and wooden finishings, earthy tones, custom-made marble dining tables and natural fabrics. The design is pure and minimalist but with attention to detail in the specifics.
Sustainability plays a large role in the hotel’s ethos, with natural materials sourced from Crete such as stones and wood. Sheets and fabrics are all made from organic materials. Food is sourced locally from small farms on the island, all from an organic kitchen with plentiful vegan and vegetarian menu options available. The in-house spa, The Bath House was created with the Greek luxury architectural agency, Utopia Hotel Design. Marrying curved smooth stone with soft natural elements, the layout is based on the shape of a traditional hammam. The oval space plays with light and the element of water with large byzantine marble baths for the ultimate soothing effect. The lounge areas and post-treatment relaxation areas have neutral tones providing a calming environment for guests to relax after a signature treatment. The Bath House also features an outdoor pool and a heated pool for those who would like to relax and refresh after a yoga session in the Asana Yoga Shala. The Asana Yoga Shala is a striking piece of architecture and one of the hotel’s signature buildings dedicated to wellness. Created with bamboo, a naturally sustainable material, the open space interior features a circular design and a variety of environmentally conscious fitness equipment.
Among the hottest hotel openings in Greece, Acro Suites is a lifestyle destination, an oasis of calm for guests to unwind and relax, whilst taking in the magnificent views
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