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Magma Resort Santorini [Unbound] REVIEW - MASTER THREAD

Magma Resort Santorini [Unbound] REVIEW - MASTER THREAD

Old Feb 1, 2022, 4:41 am
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Magma Resort Santorini [Unbound] REVIEW - MASTER THREAD

Starting a dedicated thread for the first Hyatt property on Santorini, the 59-room Magma Resort Santorini. This property will operate under the Unbound Collection, and will fully participate in World of Hyatt. The website can be accessed at the following link.

No opening date listed yet nor is the hotel taking reservations, but according to this press release, the resort should open in mid-2022 in time for the peak summer season.

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Old Feb 1, 2022, 7:48 am
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Poor location on 'the tranquil side' of Santorini according the website (a.k.a. the cheap side without million dollar caldera views). The location and angle will probably prevent any sunset views at all, I'm guessing. Normally resorts on that side are at least near the beach to make up for it but this isn't. Design looks quite nice but then so do a million other boutique resorts on Santorini. I'd say for serious Hyatt loyalists only (similar to e.g. Vedema in Marriott portfolio and probably the new Radisson Blu).
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Rates starting at 900?

Rates already high? What 😡
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Originally Posted by Gertjaars
Rates already high? What 😡
Welcome to Santorini. The only place in the world where clay caves with terrible service cost $1,000 a night.
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Santorini is generally totally overpriced, usually small rooms, too.
this Island is a total hype.

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Do they have merch? I'd love a towel that said "Hotel Magma."
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Originally Posted by Gertjaars
Rates already high? What 😡
Where are you seeing rates? It's not bookable yet.

Also, most properties are yet to load any promotional rates yet. I suspect they are waiting to see how the current situation evolves.
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Originally Posted by EuropeanPete
Welcome to Santorini. The only place in the world where clay caves with terrible service cost $1,000 a night.
The cost to feed the Instagram feed keeps increasing, and the value behind the scenes keeps dropping.

What's the Greek equivalent of "all hat, no cattle"? Surely it's come up in the context.
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Category 2 Hotel?
https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/explore-...Group=3-Europe


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It is shown as a category 7 now in the app.
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Originally Posted by GUWonder
The cost to feed the Instagram feed keeps increasing, and the value behind the scenes keeps dropping.

What's the Greek equivalent of "all hat, no cattle"? Surely it's come up in the context.
Have you stayed in Santorini?
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Link on Desktop still showing Category 2 hotel...
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Hyatt PR now out: https://newsroom.hyatt.com/020822-Hy...sort-Santorini

Slated to open in May 2022, the luxurious 59-room hotel will join The Unbound Collection by Hyatt portfolio as the first Hyatt-affiliated hotel in the Greek Islands.
CHICAGO (February 8, 2022)
Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement with Thera Island Suites S.A., owners of Magma Resort Santorini, and Athens-based SWOT Hospitality will operate the hotel. Expected to open in 2022 in time for the summer season, the hotel will join The Unbound Collection by Hyatt portfolio as the first Hyatt-affiliated resort in the Greek islands, featuring 59 guestrooms, including 24 suites. The signing underscores Hyatts strategy to grow its brand footprint in the leisure and independent collection segments across key European leisure destinations.

Magma Resort Santorini will resemble a re-imagined traditional Cycladic dwelling by incorporating a sustainable yet modern exterior design that seamlessly integrates the lava-made and stone elements with the overall islands ambience. All 59 guestrooms and suites, 46 of which will feature private pools and hot tubs, will enjoy unobstructed views of the Aegean Sea and Anafi Island.
True to The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brands ethos, Magma Resort Santorini will offer one-of-a-kind, modern and personalized luxury guest experiences. Nestled among traditional old vineyards, the resort will be located on the lava-made slopes of Vourvoulos, in close proximity to picturesque lava sand beaches on the northeast part of the island and popular cosmopolitan destinations such as Fira and Oia, known for its Instagram-worthy sunsets. The resorts culinary experience, Magma by Spondi, will be curated by a two-starred Michelin chef and honor local agriculture and seasonal ingredients in a contemporary and inventive interpretation. The restaurants menu will feature signature dishes and other fine dining options paired with renowned wines from the rich viticulture for which the island is known.

We are thrilled to work with SWOT Hospitality and are excited to announce The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brands upcoming entry into the Greek Islands with Magma Resort Santorini, said Peter Norman, senior vice president of development for EAME & SWA, Hyatt. The expansion of our luxury and independent collection brands in popular leisure destinations in Europe plays a central role in our growth strategy as we aim to satisfy the increasing leisure demand from travelers looking for story-worthy experiences.

Santorini is one of Greeces most visited islands, famed for its association with the lost island of Atlantis. In light of its continued growth in popularity, it has been chosen by the Ministry of Tourism and the European Bank to be a focus area for sustainable tourism.[1] The island is well-known for its extraordinary, picturesque beaches, dramatic cliffs overlooking the caldera and iconic sunset views.

We are very pleased to be part of the Hyatt family by introducing The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand to Greece, and the story-worthy experiences that will come with its brand recognition. Together with Hyatt, we aim to set a new benchmark for hospitality in the destination," says Mr. Stefanos Papakaliatis, managing partner at Thera Islands Suites.

Magma Resort Santorini will be designed to incorporate organic shapes from black volcanic stones alongside contrasting, off-white geometric prisms, reminiscent of Santorinis volcanic ash which is evident around the island. The resort will be inspired by the surrounding traditional dwellings, or pezoules, and terraced land used for winemaking. The design will blend the natural environment while paying homage to Santorinis underground spaces and cave homes, with a state-of-the-art wellness center and a subterranean spa and a spacious event facility for up to 250 guests. Elsewhere, the resort will feature several semi-outdoor spaces and covered walkways to create balance between the cool interior and warm open air. The design and architectural development will be produced by PEOPLE and ELASTIC Architects.

This is a hallmark project for SWOT and for the destination, says SWOT Hospitality President Mr. Stelios Koutsivitis. As a team, we are passionate about entering into this agreement with Hyatt and are dedicated to creating an authentic, extraordinary and soulful resort that carries the spiritual DNA of Greece.
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If Category 2 isn't a mistake and they turn out to be good about Globalist upgrades .....

Unfortunately, the website still showing it is a Category 2 in the listings doesn't like up with what shows elsewhere.

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Have you stayed in Santorini?
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Old Feb 9, 2022, 12:48 am
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The hotel is now bookable and has a fantastic buy 2 get 1 free offer 👍
I already booked a week for summer.
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