Hospitality reaches new heights at Santorini’s latest landmark; a top-notch cluster of uber elegant suites scattered on a steep rocky slope of the island’s famous Caldera, subtly linked with luring steps to form a delightful hamlet. The ten individually designed colour-coded suites, complemented by a secluded exclusive villa, are housed in some of the island’s immaculately restored signature caves and exude a feeling of intimacy, exclusive luxury and local allure, while ideally bridging the awe-inspiring sleeping volcano with romantic sunsets.
Each cliff side suite has its own layout and interior design, boasting private sundrenched terraces with commanding views of the volcano and quirky extras such as posh beds and sensational Jacuzzis and bathrooms decorated with Venetian stucco and glass mosaics. Guests are seduced by the seamless interaction of the interior with the dramatic natural setting, while emphasis is placed on offering the optimum in relaxed indulgence.
The iconic luxury boutique hotel welcomed its first guests in 2009 but has managed to become an instant classic in Imerovigli village, renowned for its peaceful vistas. Ideally situated on the highest point of the world’s largest inhabited caldera, this sanctuary of romance and calmness boasts evocative views of the infinite blue of the Aegean and its majestic volcano. Yet, this supremacy is not its greatest quality; Above Blue has become a landmark of hospitality thanks to the combination of its privileged location and unique level of unparalleled 5-star services.
This attention to detail is evident in the calibre of personalized, impeccable service dictated by a philosophy that advocates going the extra mile to cater to its discerning guests’ every wish. An extremely efficient concierge will arrange everything, from wedding proposals, wedding ceremonies and unforgettable anniversary celebrations to horseback treks, romantic picnics and private cruises; in this way, guests can customize their stay before they arrive, with the assurance of enjoying impeccable service around the clock. This truly tailor-made experience is further enhanced by subtle hi-tech extravagances, including complimentary laptops, free Wi-Fi and iPod docking stations. Especially for the guests of the hotel’s most exclusive suites and the unique villa, Above Blue provides a personal mobile telephone upon check-in, which guests can carry around with them wherever they go, always staying in touch with the attentive (yet unobtrusive and discreet) staff.
Befitting its location and true to its name, Above Blue is a careful balance of elegant sophistication and raw natural beauty, of local architecture and contemporary cool; a masterpiece of elegantly refined tradition, a supreme all-suite sanctuary for the senses, inviting you to share a heavenly, once-in-a-lifetime experience while marvelling at the world’s most fascinating sunsets.