One&Only to open luxury resort in Athens, Greece as global expansion continues

by James Wilkinson

Kerzner International and iconic Atlantis Resort and Residences brands worldwide have entered into a resort management agreement to open the One&Only Aesthesis in Athens, Greece.

The 21-hectare beachfront estate, within a 6-hectare forest reserve, responds to demand for additional One&Only experiences in Europe, according to the brand, following the recent opening of One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro and the announced development of One&Only Kea Island in Greece, accelerating the strategic growth of the One&Only portfolio.

Tucked away in a legendary hideaway on the dramatic Glyfada seafront, glamour will return to this fabled location, with a bacchanalian celebration of Athens through One&Only’s ultra-luxury lifestyle experience.

“Kerzner International is very excited to be adding Athens to our European footprint,” said Kerzner International CEO, Philippe Zuber. “This exclusive beachfront location, just outside of the city centre of Athens, is incredible; the perfect destination to begin, or end, any Greek adventure, through the ultra-luxury experience of One&Only.

“We will re-imagine the golden era of Athens, a celebration through a life and energy that is true to our brand promise. We are executing our strategic growth and development of the One&Only brand globally and excited to add another One&Only experience in Greece.”

A juxtaposition of ancient myth and modern indulgence, One&Only Aesthesis is at the crossroads of Greek history and culture-from the Acropolis and Parthenon to Syntagma Square and Cape Sounio and the glamourous Athenian Riviera, with its exclusive beachfront of Glyfada.

The resort, expected to open in 2022, is moments away from the vibrant metropolis, surrounded by endless blues and glistening islands dotting the horizon. A true paradise embodying Grecian heritage and authentic Athenian allure, the resort will be the perfect sanctuary, honouring the cosmopolitan sophistication of the ‘60s and ‘70s.

Following an exclusive global partnership with leading health and wellness expert brand Chenot, the resort will be home to Chenot Spa, with tailored programmes and pioneering treatments scientifically designed to enhance guests’ vitality and optimum health, all year round.