mykonos: san giorgio pop-up hotel

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following the innovative papaya playa pop-up resort on the sun-drenched shores of tulum, design hotels plays a new trump card. we're talking the san giorgio mykonos, a collab hospitality project on the mediterranean clubbing island of mykonos with thomas heyne and mario hertel of neighbouring paradise club and paradise beach owner markos daktilidis. although an obvious upgrade from the previous pop-up initiative, the san giorgio mykonos is equally adventurous but in a very differemt way. initially launched in the early 1990s, the property was acquired by club owners heyne and hertel who then took their greek neighbour onboard to form a hospitality alliance that very much does justice to the island's reputation as international party hub. with its new formula the 34-room property revives the carefree communal spirit of the 1960s, and relaxation and fun are captured in stylish contemporary setting. the compelling simplicity of the architecture is reflected in the interior, and rooms are cpmpatibly decorated with carefully curated traditional greek furniture. obviously, these are matched with modern amenities such as  a pivate bathroom with complimentary organic bath products, air conditioning and a satellite tv.

outside there's an expansive pool and open air lounge where to mingle with guests or chill out. the cantina restaurant + bar has a similar cool decorum, featuring long rough-hewn tables that invite up to 10 people to mingle over an authentic home-style feast, and allowing them to peek into the open kitchen. the menu boasts honest mediterranean dishes with a twist and made from fresh market ingredients. the bar section has a vibe all its own. the white-washed walls and furniture form a beautiful backdrop for the colourful, sink-in cushions and exotic lanterns. sunbeds are spaced out over the expansive deck and create plenty of private sanctuaries as well. and when it's time for fast-lane nocturnal fun, guests have complimentary access to the nearby paradise club where the likes of mobydavid guetta and other revered deejays regularly drop by to set the place on fire, in addition to monthly white parties and chilled house sets. oh yes, let the good times roll! location: platis paraga [south mykonos].

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