An enchanting coastal retreat, One&Only Aesthesis exudes the effortless charm of a bygone era, transporting guests to a world brimming with untold nostalgia and mid-century glamour. Perched above the azure waters of the Saronic Gulf, this ethereal retreat resides within a protected 21-hectare beach and forest reserve. Enveloped by aromatic lavender fields and breathtaking coastal vistas, the resort emulates the ambience of a private island, all just a short drive away from the ancient marvels of the Greek capital.
Philippe Zuber, Chief Executive Officer of Kerzner International, shares his excitement, “One&Only consistently sets a precedent for delivering exceptional one-off resorts and unrivalled ultra-luxury experiences in every destination we enter. We are delighted to begin our Greek odyssey with One&Only Aesthesis – a new beach resort in the heart of one of the world’s most fabled cities. As we continue our expansion across Europe, our debut in Greece will strengthen our brand positioning, bringing One&Only to the cradle of European civilisation. Inspired by the cultural heritage and culinary riches of Athens, One&Only Aesthesis is a celebration of life, energy, authenticity, glamour and charisma, providing an idyllic base from which to explore the rest of the country.”
To spearhead the resort’s opening, Yann Gillet has been appointed as General Manager, bringing with him over 20 years of international hospitality experience. “I am excited to be leading the opening of One&Only Aesthesis in Glyfada,” says Yann. “The resort is driving the revival of this legendary beachfront setting, which for many Greeks, will transcend time and transport them to the paradise of their youth. Guests can anticipate a resort experience that is inspired by the vibrant cosmopolitan buzz of the ’60s and ’70s, at the height of the Hollywood Grecian era.”
Captivating Coastal Elegance
One&Only Aesthesis showcases the allure of the Aegean with its stunning collection of rooms, bungalows, villas, and an exclusive community of One&Only Private Homes, all thoughtfully designed to frame the mesmerizing beauty of the Grecian coastline. Bathed in sunlight, the architecture pays homage to mid-century design with high ceilings, woven leather details, muted tones, and natural accents.
For unparalleled seclusion and tranquility, the resort offers 95 stylish bungalows, 18 residences, and two iconic villas, each boasting private pools, sunlit gardens filled with fragrant Greek flora, enchanting outdoor showers and fireplaces. The signature Villa One epitomizes indoor-outdoor living and encapsulates all the luxurious hallmarks of the One&Only brand. Spanning 1,400sqm, it features a striking swimming pool, unobstructed views from every angle, and an expansive deck that stretches to the water’s edge. This exquisite split-level, two-bedroom villa offers a remarkable sense of space and seclusion, infused with modern comforts and nostalgic elements. For larger groups and multi-generational stays, Villa One can be connected to Villa Nostos, the resort’s second villa, creating a sensational four-bedroom retreat. Additionally, a Two-Bedroom Epos Residence can be adjoined, crafting a one-of-a-kind six-bedroom sanctuary for the ultimate friends or family getaway.
Promoting the spirit of community and shared experiences, the 14 One&Only Private Homes echo the coastal setting, each a haven of unique style, blending ancient myth with modern lifestyle. Owners of One&Only Private Homes will relish complimentary access and use of One&Only Aesthesis’ resort facilities, along with a plethora of global network privileges.
Grecian Culinary Delights
Renowned for culinary innovation, One&Only Aesthesis will add to Kerzner’s global repertoire of Michelin-starred and celebrity chefs with Ettore Botrini and Paco Morales. Celebrating food at its core, the resort pays tribute to thousands of years of Greek culture and cuisine, showcasing locally sourced ingredients that exude a soulful Mediterranean essence.
Ora, meaning ‘time’ in Greek, is the all-day dining restaurant helmed by chef Ettore Botrini. His playful and creative menu focuses on fresh Mediterranean flavours and a sense of place that connects nature, traditions, and alfresco dining. El Bar de Paco Morales adds a touch of Andalucian-Mediterranean cuisine, offering a pop-up dining venue with a vibrant ambience inspired by the chef’s hometown of Cordoba.
Centred around an impressive olive tree, Alelia Bar serves signature olive-infused cocktails blended with fresh herbs from the resort’s garden. The homegrown concept, Thimisi, draws inspiration from two iconic personalities of Athens’ golden era – Maria Callas and Jackie O’. Facing west, the outdoor sunset bar comes alive in the evenings, capturing the vibrant spirit of the glamorous Riviera lifestyle with reimagined classic cocktails and sundowner music sessions. Minima, a beach and pool bar, offers a tranquil escape right at the water’s edge.
Embracing its prized location between city and sea, One&Only Aesthesis curates experiences that unveil the natural and cultural wonders of Athens, from exploring World Heritage sites to sailing, hiking, and indulging in the region’s famed hot springs.
The resort features holistic wellness facilities, including an indulgent spa and the Club One fitness hub, housing a fully equipped gym, tennis courts, and Padel. The KidsOnly Club delights young travelers with nature-based activities and educational programs set in the garden, tree house, music room, and amphitheater. For those seeking to see and be seen, the adults-only Beach Club embodies the convivial spirit of the Riviera with stylish cabanas, live music, and sun-soaked dining.
Located in Glyfada, the resort is a short, 30-minute drive from Athens city center and Athens International Airport.
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