Alta Vista suites (altavistasuites.com), the stunning new addition to Santorini’s hotel scene, opens its doors on 1st May.
Perched high on the cliffs of Imerovigli, 3km from the island’s capital Fira, the hotel has glorious views of the Aegean and the volcano and belongs to Greek pop star and one time Eurovision song contest entrant Michalis Hatzigiannis.
The styling and layout are strongly focused towards romance and Alta Vista is expected to prove extremely popular with honeymooners. The three suites, Passion, Senses and Love, each sit on their own level, giving guests complete privacy and seclusion. They are individually designed and furnished in a simple, elegant, Cycladic style and decorated with contemporary artefacts by prominent designers such as Jaime Hayon and Patricia Urquiola. All have expansive outdoor space with views out over the Caldera and there is also a beautiful pool and cave style eating area.
Continuing the romance theme, Alta Vista’s 200sq metre patio is a great spot for a wedding ceremony and reception, allowing couples to tie the knot in spectacular style. It can host up to 50 guests and is a very rare space in the often cramped and impossibly steep caldera cliff edge.
Alta Vista’s location at one end of Imerovigli means at night there is also a wonderful illuminated view of the village along the cliff edge.
Room rates start at 180 euros per night including champagne breakfast.