Located on a hill overlooking the vibrant city of Mykonos, Belvedere exudes elegance, charm and style. This is a supremely elegant place, with plenty of sunny terraces, cosy alcoves and airy places to chill-out… especially after a night out.
With the help of a well-known chef Nobu Matsuhisa, a fashion designer Neil Barrett and the mixologist Dale de Groff (best known for The Cosmopolitan), legendary American architect David Rockwell redesigned the Belvedere In 2007—creating one of the hottest and most desirable places on the island.
Blending with the local style
Rockwell, who is credited for creating the W Hotel concept for Starwood, has redesigned the hotel’s interior to reflect the colours, forms and textures of Mykonos.
Palette of crisp whites and Aegean blues, as well as traditional materials (canvas, marble, forged metal, wood, and even natural rock) have been used to blend the hotel in with the local Cycladic architecture.
Arranged in seven buildings, the hotel rooms differ in size, view from the terrace, layout and design, but the decor is always simple, elegant and sexy. Snow-white marble floors and walls, delicate muslin curtains, wooden beams create a clean look.
At the heart of the hotel is a two-storey, nineteenth-century house (Mansion Stoupa, one of the oldest townhouses on the island), transformed into a cosy, split-level restaurant.
The Belvedere also hosts Greece’s only accredited Nobu restaurant, where the table must be booked in advance. Sushi is, of course, delicious —even the sauces are imported specially from Japan. The place is open from June to September.
Around the pool
Like in other boutique hotels in Mykonos, the cube-shaped buildings surround a beautiful swimming pool where guests can enjoy the atmosphere and panoramic view of Mykonos, its harbour and the Aegean Sea.
After sunset, the area around the pool transforms into an exclusive Martini Bar—one of the trendiest places on the island.
The hotel is a favorite place for young couples and groups of friends wishing to stay near the city center – but also a first-class stars. Belvedere fans are Robert De Niro, Ben de Lisi, Madonna and Barbra Streisand. Belvedere is a gay-friendly hotel.