CHICAGO (August 10, 2022) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announces today the opening of Magma Resort Santorini, the first property in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand in the Greek Islands. The opening signals Hyatt’s continued focus on growing its brands within the Independent Collection in key, desirable global destinations for guests. The 59-room hotel delivers the tranquil and soulful essence of Santorini, inviting guests to find inspiration in the island’s rich history and spirit.
A secluded sanctuary nestled amid the hilltops of Vourvoulos, Magma Resort Santorini offers a serene Santorini experience with unforgettable views. Striking contemporary design complements the hotel’s breathtaking surroundings of lava sand beaches, sweeping vineyards and the endless blue of the Aegean Sea. A commitment to holistic and spiritual wellness is realized through a subterranean Lava Spa and elite gastronomic experience led by chef Arnaud Bignon of the two-Michelin-starred restaurant, Spondi Athens. Stylish features including a stunning sun terrace and infinity pool offer mesmerizing panoramas of the island’s dramatic coastline, elevating the hotel’s unique atmosphere of relaxed luxury.
“We are delighted to open Magma Resort Santorini and introduce The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand to the many independently minded, luxury travelers looking for an authentic experience of our iconic island,” said Stelios Koutsivitis, president and one of the major shareholders of SWOT Hospitality, management company of Magma Resort Santorini. “We have a deep understanding of the soul of Santorini and what makes it such an extraordinary destination. The Unbound Collection by Hyatt ethos is all about inspiring, thought-provoking experiences and we invite guests to be inspired by a new side of Santorini, uncovering its true spirit with us.”
Sustainable and Natural Design
Inspired by the traditional Cycladic architecture that Santorini is known for, PEOPLE and ELASTIC Architects’ eco-conscious design honors the natural elements of the hotel’s landscape. Wood, stone, and volcanic, magma-black tones blend with minimal and sophisticated interiors, meanwhile the hotel architecture follows the curved formations of the lava-made slopes that surround it.
Magma Resort Santorini offers 59 luxurious rooms, including 24 suites, finished with cozy verandas, walk-in showers, relaxed living and dining spaces, as well as private pools, all of which provide desirable, unrestricted views of the island’s horizon. For the ultimate luxury experience, guests can retreat into the elegant Magma Suite, where they’ll find 828 square feet (77 square meters) of space encompassing an expansive living area, king size bedroom, a private terrace and a pool that overlooks the beautiful azure waters of the ocean.
Discover a new level of culinary sophistication at Magma by Spondi, the hotel’s exclusive dining concept curated by the two-Michelin-starred chef, Arnaud Bignon. Awarded his stars while working as Head Chef of Spondi Athens, Arnaud is one of the youngest chefs to ever hold this distinction. He brings his rare interpretation of local and seasonal ingredients to Magma Resort Santorini, with a signature menu that spotlights the culinary traditions and heritage of the Greek Islands.
Guests can experience holistic and spiritual wellness at the hotel’s state-of-the-art Lava Spa and Wellness Center. Descend into the subterranean 4,628-square-foot (430-square-meter) spa, the largest on the island, and uncover its calming, indoor pool and signature treatments designed to revitalize and indulge the senses.
For those looking for more intentional movement, the hotel offers a fully equipped, professional fitness center, as well as a range of activities intended to connect guests to the island’s lush natural environment, including hiking, snorkeling, and sun-drenched yoga classes on the terrace.
Inspiring Meeting and Events
For an exceptional private event space, Magma Resort Santorini presents Magma Hall, a 2,454-square-foot (228-square-meter) venue featuring modern design notes and the latest high-spec technology. Suitable for any event, from intimate social gatherings and romantic weddings to inspiring business receptions, the event space at the hotel can welcome up to 250 guests to create story-worthy experiences in a venue like no other.
Once open, Magma Resort Santorini will join the collection of independent properties within The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand in Europe, including The Wellem in Dusseldorf, Hotel SOFIA Barcelona, Hôtel Reisen in Stockholm, Párisi Udvar Hotel Budapest, Great Scotland Yard Hotel in London, Hôtel du Louvre in Paris, the iconic Hôtel Martinez in Cannes and Hôtel du Palais Biarritz as well as three additional properties in the pipeline: Grand Hansa Hotel Helsinki, La Zambra in Mijas, Spain and Hotel Rhodania Crans Montana in Switzerland.
The term “Hyatt” is used in this release for convenience to refer to Hyatt Hotels Corporation and/or one or more of its affiliates.
The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
More than a compilation of independent, one-of-a-kind hotels, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand is a thoughtful curation of stories worth collecting. Whether it’s a modern marvel, a historic gem or a revitalizing retreat, each property provides thought-provoking environments and experiences that inspire for guests seeking elevated yet unscripted service when they travel. For a full list of hotels in the collection, visit unboundcollection.hyatt.com. Follow @UnboundxHyatt on Facebook and Instagram and tag your photos with #UnboundxHyatt.
About SWOT Hospitality
Established in May 2013, is a leading hotel management company based in Athens, Greece specializing in hotel management, asset management and development, investment management, sales & marketing and advisory services. SWOT’s experience, professionalism, and ability to effectively respond to the rising demands of the global hospitality industry has led top investors and developers to entrust the company with realizing their vision to excellence. The Firm’s principals have maintained a consistent track record of strong performance and value creation. They have acquired, developed, and managed some of the most high-profile hotels in the region, with more than 3,500 rooms and a value in excess of €1 billion. The Firm’s Advisory team has underwritten large hotel portfolios of more than 2 billion on behalf of systematic banks and institutional investors. For more information, please visit https://swot.gr
About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company guided by its purpose – to care for people so they can be their best. As of June 30, 2022, the Company’s portfolio included more than 1,150 hotels and all-inclusive properties in 72 countries across six continents. The Company's offering includes brands in the Timeless Collection, including Park Hyatt®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Hyatt Residence Club®, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, and UrCove; the Boundless Collection, including Miraval®, Alila®, Andaz®, Thompson Hotels®, Hyatt Centric®, and Caption by Hyatt; the Independent Collection, including The Unbound Collection by Hyatt®, Destination by Hyatt™, and JdV by Hyatt™; and the Inclusive Collection, including Hyatt Ziva®, Hyatt Zilara®, Zoëtry® Wellness & Spa Resorts, Secrets® Resorts & Spas, Breathless Resorts & Spas®, Dreams® Resorts & Spas, Vivid Hotels & Resorts®, Alua Hotels & Resorts®, and Sunscape® Resorts & Spas. Subsidiaries of the Company operate the World of Hyatt® loyalty program, ALG Vacations®, Unlimited Vacation Club®, Amstar DMC destination management services, and Trisept Solutions® technology services. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.
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