A former wine factory on the western coast of the Peloponnese has been given a new lease on life as a chic hotel. The K-Studio architectural office in Athens has brought to light the poetic beauty of 1920s industrial buildings. This transformation of a wine factory into a hotel has preserved the raw character of the architecture, but the modern additions lend the rooms elegance and a contemplative ambience.
The hotel rooms are located in the old concrete wine tanks, lined up in two longitudinal rows parallel to the beach. On the entrance side, the 30 square metre tanks were cut open and fitted with floor-to-ceiling sliding windows that can be completely opened out to the terrace. Each suite features one double bed and a further bed that can also be used as a sofa. The rooms are characterised by the texture of the old exposed concrete walls, structural glass separating the bathrooms, polished terrazzo surfaces and tubular steel elements. These form not only the frame for lamp attachments or clothes rails in the suites, but are a leitmotif throughout the entire complex: the frame carries the sun shades, the loggia canopies, and connects the hotel rooms to the pavilion-like extension, which houses the lounge and bar.
Another building houses the reception and a shop where local products are sold. There is also a tavern and a room with information about the history of the factory.
What to do
Beach, water sports, the town of Amaliada is nearby, visits to archaeological sites, wineries and historic towns on the Peloponnese Peninsula.
Why we like this house
A successful revitalisation of an industrial site. A hotel that radiates elegance, simplicity and tranquillity, located directly on the beach.
This house is great for
Some of the suites can be connected, thus the hotel is also suitable for family holidays.
Nikos Karaflos is the imagineer and CEO of Dexamenes Seaside Hotel. With a strong background in electrical engineering and computer science, as well as in lighting and multimedia, he believes in developing powerful ideas with cultural and social impact. After finishing his studies, his passion about implementation of creative ideas in practical form led him to join the team of K-studio architects, where he held a managerial post until 2016. Right after, he brought one of his strongest visions to life: He transformed a former winery in his home village into a place where hospitality can be experienced through art, wine, nature and local culture.
|Region||GR – Greece, Peloponnes, Amaliada, Kourouta Beach|
|Number of guests||34 suites à 2-3 people, some suites can be connected (max. 6 people)|
|Awards||World Architecture Community Awards 2022 (International Building Beauty Price); Winner of the International Architecture Award 2021 by The Chicago Atheneum; Best New Architecture in an Existing Building award - DOMES 10Year Awards, Conde Nast Traveller list of Top Holiday Destinations for 2019|
|Architecture||Modern, Old & new|
|Criteria||Rooms for 1-2 (hotel), Beach, Hiking, Sea, Wine|
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