Featured image: Fine Living Services, with its international impact, orchestrates bespoke journeys to the world’s most coveted destinations, offering experiences such as an indulgent stay at the illustrious Cheval Blanc Courchevel — photo © Hasselblad H5D | Above image: Giannis Stasinopoulos at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d’Antibes, South of France — photo © Studio Loic Bisoli
“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort,” English writer, philosopher and art critic John Ruskin famously stated. Giannis Stasinopoulos, founder and CEO of the oldest and largest concierge company in Greece, Fine Living Services, concurs. He possesses in-depth knowledge of the industry, supported by diligent research, astute planning and discerning partnerships, which enable his company to provide the kind of exceptional, high-quality services for which it is renowned.
In the world of luxury travel, discretion and attention to detail are paramount. But equally important is the willingness to go the extra mile — or, in the case of Fine Living Services, hundreds of miles. Proficient in offering luxury travel services like private flights and VIP transfers, hotel reservations, villa rentals and luxury yacht charters, the company’s tailor-made offerings extend beyond logistics to include exclusive city and museum tours, personal shopping, and sourcing rare and limited-edition items.
Fine Living Services has also established a reputation for organising exceptional events around the world, going above and beyond the ordinary, thanks to the company’s visionary ethos, creative mindset and methodical precision. From marriage proposals, weddings and other celebrations to corporate happenings and luxury product presentations, every occasion is seized as an opportunity to create something extraordinary. Expect nothing less than the most beautiful and exclusive settings, accompanied by the culinary artistry of talented Michelin-starred chefs.
Central to Fine Living Services is an unwavering commitment to exceeding expectations. With a dedicated team of experienced professionals available 24/7 and a valued network of international partnerships, the company prides itself on fulfilling the unique needs of its clientele, no matter how extravagant or unconventional they may be. “The customer is never wrong,” as César Ritz famously remarked. From securing last-minute restaurant and hotel reservations to booking a private tour of the Acropolis Museum and arranging yacht charters to remote islands, no request is impossible for Stasinopoulos’ team.
What truly sets Stasinopoulos apart in his field is his forward-looking vision. He is the kind of CEO who perpetually seeks ways to improve the business. This mindset enabled him to transform what began in 2013 as a niche concierge service for guests of the Arion Hotel and Spa — now the Four Seasons Astir Palace — into a leading lifestyle management company. Today, with offices in central Athens, London’s Belgravia and Monaco’s Le Panorama, it serves an eclectic clientele of VIPs and high-net-worth individuals in Greece and beyond.
Always on the hunt for new entrepreneurial opportunities, Stasinopoulos has established, for example, Fine Foods Collection, a sister company dealing in luxury, gourmet and premium food products from around the world. Additionally, he has teamed up with Savills to provide an A-to-Z real estate service, “Real Estate by Fine Living”, handling everything from airport transfers and property displays to contractual, visa or passport requirements. He has also forged coveted partnerships with esteemed hotel chains around the world.
Clockwise from top left: entrance to Cheval Blanc Courchevel — photo © F. Nannini; 3-Michelin-starred Plénitude at Cheval Blanc Paris, led by Chef Arnaud Donckele, offers a symphony of exquisite culinary experiences; Fine Living Services maintains ties with prestigious hospitality brands including the esteemed Cheval Blanc group; Fine Foods Collection, Fine Living Services’ sister company, offers an exclusive selection of epicurean products.
In fact, Fine Living Services is the only company in Greece that maintains ties with prestigious hospitality brands such as the Oetker Collection, Cheval Blanc Hotels, One&Only Resorts, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, and Belmond. It’s also one of the few VIP service agents that have the capacity to allocate rooms at some of the most exclusive summer and winter destinations around the world, even on very short notice.
The company, not one to rest on its laurels, recently announced its partnership upgrade with the Oetker Collection to “Pearl Partner Status”, entitling loyal customers to a selection of benefits like access to the best available rooms. One of the world’s most valuable clusters of luxury five-star establishments, the Oetker Collection’s Masterpiece Hotels epitomise opulence and charm, boasting twelve legendary properties in the most appealing places globally — the perfect fit for Fine Living Services.
Take the mythical Hôtel du Cap Eden-Roc, for instance. Opened as a grand hotel in 1870, this majestic mansion in Cap d’Antibes is considered the birthplace of French Riviera glamour, attracting stars, royalty, heads of state and discerning travellers for generations. F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway were regulars; Fitzgerald even immortalised the hotel as Hôtel des Étrangers in his final novel, Tender Is The Night, while Picasso was commissioned in 1955 to design the restaurant’s menu.
Le Bristol Paris, a stalwart of Faubourg Saint-Honoré, has also seen its share of celebrity guests since its inauguration in the roaring twenties — Kim Novak, Rita Hayworth and Charlie Chaplin, to name a few. France’s first “Palace” hotel, a distinction awarded by the French Minister of Tourism to establishments deserving higher than a five-star status (only 31 hotels have received the prestigious award to date), has further entrenched its illustrious reputation through a recent six-year renovation.
As iconic is the Oetker Collection’s most recent opening, Hotel La Palma in Capri, the first and oldest hotel on the island. Exquisitely reimagined by award-winning interior designer Francis Sultana, the fifty-room-and-suite property reopened its doors in 2022, two centuries after its original 1822 build, featuring a revamped rooftop restaurant, a newly built pool deck, and an exclusive beach club under the culinary direction of legendary Michelin-starred chef Gennaro Esposito. It has swiftly become the epicentre of Capri’s social life.
From the alpine sophistication of L’Apogée Courchevel, a luxury retreat in the most exclusive area in Courchevel 1850, to the zestful glamour of Eden Rock – St Barths, the Oetker Collection’s handpicked properties offer inimitable experiences of timeless elegance and precious exclusivity across a range of destinations — an undertaking also at the core of Fine Living Services. For the company, the promise of unforgettable, life-changing moments steeped in beauty and comfort is a sacred commitment.
Above: From the refined luxury of L’Apogée Courchevel to the vibrant allure of Eden Rock – St Barths, the Oetker Collection’s carefully selected properties provide unique experiences characterised by enduring sophistication and an unparalleled commitment to excellence — a philosophy that also lies at the heart of Fine Living Services. Photo © Oetker Collection.