Hotel Of The Week: Radisson Blu Zaffron Resort Santorini
Nestled in a private laid-back setting just steps away from Kamari, Santorini’s most prominent beach, the Radisson Blu Zaffron Resort is a luxurious oasis where the exotic, boho-chic ambience blends with the timelessness of Cycladic architecture.
Opening its doors just in time for the European summer season, this design led resort will offer sophisticated elegance in a vibrant setting, with 103-rooms and an eclectic mix of experiences, events, and international brand collaborations. The opening marks the first luxury hospitality offering from Fais Group, the Athens-based distributor of a vast luxury, fashion and sports brand-portfolio, with world-renowned brands such as Tod’s, Hogan, Salvatore Ferragamo, Philipp Plein, Princess Yachts, KIKO Milano, Under Armour, Adidas, Puma, and Technogym, to name a few.
The lobby’s elegant domes and arches, a gentle nod to Santorini’s prevalent architectural theme, are combined with natural materials such as wood and stone (in the form of embossed walls), providing an earthy ambience that makes guests feel instantly welcome. The use of domes is also apparent in the interior of the generously spaced 103 rooms, suites, and villas that range from a superior room with a king bed to the presidential suite with a private plunge pool.
The interior design establishes a serene and calming environment with the use of tactile materials, rich textures, and a neutral colour palette, featuring sought-after furniture and homeware brands. Sustainable wood surfaces are complemented by linen and cotton fabrics, while the walls are adorned with black-and-white photography that captures Santorini’s breathtaking beauty. Keyless entrance and various amenities such as Nespresso coffee machines and Korres toiletries, contribute to the feeling of effortless luxury.
The element of water is ever-present through the installation of Jacuzzis and heated private pools in almost every room as well as two imposing, central heated pools, spanning 220 square metres and 138 square metres respectively.
Italian Fine Dining
Set against the backdrop of Santorini’s spectacular views, Radisson Blu Zaffron Resort Santorini offers guests an authentic, Italian fine dining experience with the use of local produce and much-loved recipes created by the family of Zeffirino Belloni. From homemade fresh pasta to catch-of-the-day fish courses and the signature Pesto Genovese secret family recipe that’s made waves around the world, Zeffirino’s menu is expertly complemented by a curated wine list that includes local and Italian labels.
For more laid-back moments, Trattoria Belloni offers a choice of classic Italian dishes and comfort food, while the Blu Pool Bar is unmissable for its sushi and signature cocktails. Being a few steps away from the sea, Zaffron also features a beautiful beach setup, with sunset parties as part of its entertainment programme.
At the resort’s spacious spa, guests can benefit from wellness treatments that tap into the healing properties of Greek nature. The spa uses exclusively Korres skincare and beauty products made from natural ingredients inspired by homoeopathic remedies and rooted in tradition.
For more information and booking visit https://www.zaffronresort.com