Luxury boutique hotel, Grace Santorini, was bubbling over when its 363 Champagne Lounge won Best Hotel Bar at the 9th annual European Hospitality Awards last week.
The destination bar sits 363 metres above sea level overlooking the breath-taking Caldera on the iconic Greek island, so it was little surprise that it was rewarded for its stunning views, concept and location.
More than 130 of the leading figures from the international hotel sector gathered at London’s Tower Hotel to celebrate the best and brightest in the contemporary hospitality industry.
Guests visiting Grace Santorini have the ideal vantage point to witness the dramatic changing hues of the legendary Santorini sunset, facing the awe-inspiring panorama from the vast floating terrace.
Inside 363, a feature wall is made of lava rock from Santorini using local architectural techniques, with mirror behind it to reflect the light.
A fully lit honey onyx bar with brass shelves provides a dramatic statement foil to the dark volcanic stone. The bar is furnished with Emperador marble coffee tables, and barstools and armchairs handmade in Greece upholstered in C & C Milano fabrics.
For the 2017 season, Grace Santorini has partnered with Dom Pérignon and Moët & Chandon to host ‘Vintages & Vistas’, a series of exclusive champagne events. These tastings are followed by a five-course degustation menu in the hotel’s Santoro restaurant.