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Marriott to open Greece’s first W Hotel in Summer 2022

Marriott International, the world’s largest hotel operator with a portfolio of roughly 7,900 properties under 30 brands spanning 138 countries and territories, has announced that it has signed an agreement with TEMES S.A., a leading developer and operator in high end tourism and real estate, to debut the W Hotels Worldwide brand in Greece.

Expected to open in summer 2022, W Costa Navarino is anticipated to mark the latest addition to the W Escapes portfolio in Europe following locations in Spain, Switzerland and Portugal.

W Costa Nanarivo will be located in Navarino Waterfront, the newest integrated resort of Costa Navarino – the prime sustainable destination in the Mediterranean. The 13-hectare beachfront destination is located in Messinia, southwest Peloponnese. Designed by renowned Greek architects, Tombazis and Associates Architects, W Costa Navarino is inspired by the region’s traditional residential areas and will use local, natural materials such as stone, wood and reed. The distinctive interiors will be led by London-based MKV Design. The Escape is expected to feature 246 stylish rooms, suites, and villas, many with private pools staged in the Bay of Navarino with stunning Ionian Sea views.

W Costa Nanarivo Exterior

The resort will offer 5 dining venues including a destination beach club overlooking a long sandy shore, designed by Athens-based K-Studio. The ‘Culinary Square’ is the hotel’s playful take on a deli food market with individual outlets creating a socially driven destination for all day dining. Other planned amenities include a sunset bar and the signature W Living Room. Guests will also be able to enjoy experiences and dining at neighbouring venues in Costa Navarino including the new Navarino Agora, an open marketplace with retail, street food, open-air cinema and exciting programming throughout the day and night.

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Candice D’Cruz, Vice President – Luxury Brands, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International, said:

We are thrilled to build on our fantastic relationship with TEMES S.A. to open W Costa Navarino, strengthening Marriott International’s presence in this Mediterranean paradise. Joining our portfolio of coveted W Escapes around the world, W Costa Navarino will add a distinct take on modern luxury to Navarino Waterfront. We look forward to welcoming free-spirited travelers to this new luxury playground.

Achilles V. Constantakopoulos, Chairman, TEMES S.A., said:

W Costa Navarino will generate a unique energy encouraging free expression and connection between a diverse mix of people, whilst respecting and honoring authentic experiences and cultures. In this important chapter for the growth of the destination, we believe W Costa Navarino will significantly contribute to our vision in further establishing Messinia as a top international destination to visit and to live.

Facilities will include tennis courts and a water sports hub, along with access to the destination’s four signature golf courses and an array of outdoor programming including biking, hiking, rock-climbing and sailing.

There are currently two Marriott International properties in Costa Navarino— The Westin Resort Costa Navarino, offering travellers and families countless well-being activities and The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort, offering exquisite architecture, butler service and epicurean experiences.

Recently, Marriott announced the signing of W Macau – Studio City and W Florence and the brand also entered new markets recently such as Nashville and Philadelphia in the United States.

Meanwhile, Marriott recently announced the signing of JW Marriott Hotel São Paulo.

Featured image by Marriott

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