Grace Hotel, an Auberge Resorts Santorini Greece
Grace Hotel, an Auberge Resorts
Imerovigli, Santorini 84700 Greece
Auberge Resorts Collection
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
George Avgoustis – With more than 10 years in hospitality, George started his career with Elounda resorts in Crete before joining Grace Hotel, an Auberge Resort in 2013. Moving up through the ranks, George gained experience in Reservations, Food & Beverage and Operations. In 2018 George moved to Grace Hotel, an Auberge Resort as Hotel Manager as the hotel was acquired by Auberge Resorts Collection, he was promoted to General Manager at Grace Hotel, an Auberge Resort in Santorini in January 2020. In his role as General Manager, George oversees day-to-day operations, including management of the hotel’s executive team, Sales and Marketing rollout, as well as year on year Capital Investments. Combining a passion for excellence and an understanding of today’s global discerning travellers, George’s leadership brings true Greek hospitality to life. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Hotel Administration. While advancing his career, he continued his education through hospitality management programs.
Grace Hotel, an Auberge Resorts is a five-star hotel, suspended 300 metres above the island’s volcanic caldera. Auberge Resorts Collection
GRACE HOTEL, AN AUBERGE RESORTS
History & Story
Grace Santorini, an Auberge Resorts is an exclusive boutique hotel in Santorini, Greece, perched above the world-famous Caldera with breathtaking views and sumptuous sunsets. The hotel has received global critical acclaim and was listed in the Conde Nast Traveller Gold List 2012 for Best Location in Europe.
The pride of this romantic escape is The Villa – a 400 sq m double suite offering the ultimate luxury on Santorini island with the most perfect view of Greece’s Aegean Sea amid privacy and tranquillity.
Located in the romantic setting of Imerovigli in the northwest of the island, high above the Caldera, Grace Santorini is the perfect vantage point from which to enjoy the famed Santorini island sunsets that envelop Greece’s Cyclades Islands. Luxury accommodation in Santorini has never been better situated – the perfect boutique hotel in Santorini for a holiday or honeymoon.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Our iconic design, in collaboration with Mplusm, allows this extraordinary landscape to take centre stage.
Like the traditional island dwellings, yposkafa, rooms and suites are carved out of the cliff-face. Instead of typical rounded walls and domed roofs, we opted for sharper, more contemporary lines that protect residents from passers-by, while drawing the gaze towards the horizon. Inspired by the geological strata of Santorini’s cliffs, the hotel slots into the landscape like a stack of stone ledges. The broken geometry of the boundaries reflects the jagged outline of Skaros, the ruins of a medieval citadel eye-level with the site.
The hotel is located in the stunning village of Imerovigli , Approximately 2km from the Capita Thira (Fira) , the area is an authentic Santorinian Village felled with great tavernas and the most amazing sunset views on the island . Also close to vineyards and archaeological sites , the location is the perfect Pied a Terre for exploring the island in all its beauty.
Key sites/activities in the area
Imerovigli Village – Its position at the highest, most central part of the caldera gave it visual command of the whole area. It also derived importance from its proximity to Skaros Fortress. The Church of the Panagia Malteza has a marvellous carved wooden screen with icons depicting scenes from the Old Testament. There is a path from Imerovigli caldera walkway to Skaros Rock and the Chapel of Panagia Theoskepasti.
Santorini’s official name is actually Thira.
The island sits in the water-filled caldera of a massive volcano that is thought to have ended Minoan civilization on Crete.
Before it was called Santorini, the island was known as Kallístē, meaning “the most beautiful one.” Due to its volcanic past, Santorini has white, black, AND red beaches. Despite a harsh, dry climate, Santorini has a flourishing wine industry.
Grace Kids: For safety reasons due to location, the hotel only accepts children over the age of 14. However, the Villa with private pool is suitable for families with younger children.
Grace Hotel, an Auberge Resort offers 20 rooms, suites, and a villa, which start at around 45 square meters and run clear up to around 400 square meters (approximately 485 to 4,300 square feet). Decor across categories is elegant and contemporary. Rooms have high walls and ceilings painted stark white, lots of windows (many with views out over the Santorini Caldera), white sheets and blankets accented by colored cushions and coordinating marbled lampshades, and wooden desks, tables, and trim to offset the otherwise bright-white spaces.
Standard amenities include private terraces with chairs and tables, Nespresso coffeemakers, minibars, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. Bathrooms have, at a minimum, large walk-in showers and Apivitia-brand toiletries. The hotel also offers a Bespoke by Grace program through which guests can send their preferences to the hotel in advance for things like pillow firmness and in-room aromatherapy scents. Entry-level Deluxe Rooms and slightly larger Junior Suites come with or without private plunge pools; the rest of the units here have at least one pool (Grace Suites have indoor and outdoor plunge pools and steam baths), and the Honeymoon Suite units add pre-stocked kitchens. Note that some rooms back up onto a small footpath, which means passersby can see right into some units, though this is fairly common for Santorini
The hotel’s private luxury retreat is the Villa – a self-contained 400 sq m two-bedroom suite offering residents a prestigious sanctuary. Meticulously planned, its luxurious accommodation and exclusive amenities make every stay exceptional. The Villa has its own spa with a steam bath, an indoor plunge pool, and a treatment room.
From a relaxing massage to a revitalizing facial, Grace Hotel, an Auberge Resort’s full range of treatments can be enjoyed in absolute privacy and peace. The Villa’s open-plan kitchen is equipped with a pre-stocked refrigerator, wine & cigar bar as well as a private chef available on request. Guests may unwind with Smart-System TV and a book library. Villa technology includes secure Wi-Fi, iPad and mobile smartphones. The outside spaces, extending over 250 sq m, stage breathtaking views. Double-level seating areas and sun decks overlook the private heated swimming pool, outdoor fireplace and gazebo. With a dedicated Villa Manager available instantly at any request, the Grace attention to detail is second to none at the Villa
Restaurants & Bars
Our Awarded Santoro Restaurant represents a triumph of culinary creativity from our Executive chef Jean-Charles Métayer, characterized by his trademark stamps of inventiveness, profound understanding of flavour and deep respect for ingredients, the restaurant – with Giannis Koutsoperakis at the helm – offers a contemporary Greek dining experience inspired by the roots of traditional French cuisine.
Santoro is perched atop the striking cliffs of Santorini, overlooking the half-moon bay’s sapphire caldera and the ancient fortress of Skaros Rock. During a balmy evening, enter this candlelit oasis framed by an extensive infinity pool.
363 Lounge Bar: Our Champagne Lounge is all about the ambiance. Sitting 363 metres above sea level, order fragrant Mediterranean cocktails, some designed by renowned mixologist Salvatore Calabrese, just before sunset, as your panoramic view of the Aegean Sea turns to gold.
Spa : Relaxing and reviving spa treatments are available upon request in the comfort of the guest’s room or suite, offering the ultimate soothing atmosphere in utmost privacy. Service available in certain room categories.
Infinity Pool : The largest Infinity Pool in Caldera Framed by multicolored cliffs that rise skyward above the caldera, when you swim in our 22-meter infinity pool, you won’t know where the pool ends and the sea begins. Relax in one of our plush chaise loungers, and enjoy around-the-clock cocktail and dining service at our poolside bar.
Fitness : Wellness facilities here include a fitness center with TechnoGym cardio and weight-training equipment and training sessions are available, as are free daily yoga and Pilates classes. The hotel also offers in-room fitness kits with Pilates balls, yoga mats, weights, and a smattering of other fitness tools for those who prefer to work out in their rooms.
Corporate & Celebration Events
Santorini is an island renowned for romance and Grace Hotel, an Auberge Resort offers the ideal setting to create memories that will last a lifetime. From weddings or renewal of vows, to anniversary celebrations or other special occasions, the handpicked professional team will seamlessly coordinate the special event and holiday down to the finest detail. Venues :
363 Lounge Bar up to 40 pax seated reception
Infinity Pool up to 35 pax seated reception
Villa up to 20 pax seated reception
Extra Notable Features
The hotel is also rolling out a new program of experiences that showcase the island and its culture, from honey tastings, visits with local artisans and bespoke sandal-making sessions to cave explorations, “hidden” hikes and clifftop yoga. Cap it off with cocktails at the renowned 363 Champagne Lounge, named for its perch 363 meters (1,191 feet) above sea level.
Hotel and restaurant Awards
2020 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards: #5 Top 20 Resorts in Greece & Turkey
2020 NFL Best Restaurant Awards : Best International Cuisine Category , Two Stars
2020 Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards: #5 Top 10 Resort Hotels in Europe &
#50 Top 100 Hotels in the World
2019 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards: #14 Top 20 Resorts in Greece
2019 Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards: #2 Top 10 Resort Hotels in Europe &
#41 Top 100 Hotels in the World
2019 FNL Best Restaurant Awards: Modern Greek Cuisine Category, Two stars
2019 Tourism Awards: Gold Award in the VIP & Luxury Services
2018 Top Mediterranean Resort Awards: Top Mediterranean Resort in Operation
2018 World Travel Awards: Greece’s Leading Luxury Boutique Hotel
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