This classic 1960s hotel makes a glamorous comeback on the Greek island of Mykonos. Where cutting-edge chic meets breezy joie de vivre.
Revamped in 2004, the 52-room property harmoniously melds with Mykonos’s radiant seascape.
From the voluptuous curves of the deep-blue Fjord bar stools to the organic sensibility of stone pillars, the hotel oozes the relaxed elegance of mod-era jet-setter luxury. It’s something the Mykonos Theoxenia evoked in its first incarnation—and it’s doing it once again.
Glamour and Luxury
The guest’s experience is in the expert hands of the service staff that understand the importance of discreet personal service.
During the day, sun-worshippers can soak up golden rays on white Moroso beach chairs or luxuriate within curtained four-poster beds facing out to the Aegean.
Later, they can chill out among the cool stone details and crisp turquoise, citrus and white decor by designer Angelos Angelopoulos. His novel use of energetic colors renders the design experience as exciting and joyful as a bowl of ripe fruit.
Standing the Test of Time
The low-rise structure of the Theoxenia occupies a prime location—right next to the stark white windmills that are the island’s trademark, while offering stunning views of the Aegean Sea below.
The hotel’s original historic design by Aris Kostantinides, one of Greece’s most revered architects from the 1960s, incorporates local stone and traditional Cycladic architecture that has stood the test of time… well enough to be considered for national preservation by the Greek Ministry of Civilisation.
A Modern, 1960s-Glam Makeover
The designers didn’t stray far from the late Kostantinides’ master plan, opting to revamp the 1960s glam interiors while bringing the hotel up to the most modern design standards. Stone-clad walls, orange and turquoise hessian fabrics and sweeping minimal surfaces all create a backdrop for Patricia Urquiola’s deep blue bar stools and sofas for Moroso.
Angelos Angelopoulos has added accents in bright lime, orange and red to Greek standards of white and blue to the hotel’s 52 rooms. Selected period furniture made of light beech wood pays tribute to the design era in which Theoxenia exploded onto the Greek hotel scene.
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