At the centre of the site – which has a spa, three restaurants, and 93 guest suites – lies a huge, “lake-like” pool that measures 4,000 square-metres. This, alongside elements of the surrounding landscape, heavily influenced the aesthetic of Olea All Suite’s interiors. Shreds of rattan, chutes of bamboo and offcuts of wood have been used throughout this hotel, part of the hospitality group Xenos Hotels.
Katja Margaritoglou, co-founder and interior designer for the firm explains: ‘the most important thing to us was how the guests would experience their surroundings. the design aims to bring guests in sync with nature and its elements, connecting the indoors with the outdoors in a seamless way that helps them unwind and explore the resort in its entirety. Both the suites and main communal areas are facing south in order to soak in the Mediterranean sun while also enjoying a panoramic view. The bar on the other hand is orientated towards the sun sun sinking into the olive groves in the distance.
The earth-toned colour palette is also prevalent in the resort’s interior design. Each of the rooms is set within a rectilinear volume and fronted by large windows, which frame different views of the pool, gardens, or distant Ionian Sea. Walls have been covered with sand-coloured plaster, complimented by earthy-hued bed linen and light timber furnishings.
Rough planks of oak wood have been used to form counters in the bathroom, which are topped by chunky stone wash basins.
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