MarBella Hotels unveils design inspiration behind MarBella Nido Suite Hotel

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    The newest addition to the MarBella Hotels family, MarBella Nido Suite Hotel & Villas, is set to open on the 5th May 2018.

    Situated adjacent to sister property MarBella Corfu Hotel located in Agios Ionnis Peristeron, next to the renowned Zavitsianos Estate, all of MarBella Nido’s suites boast 180 degree views of the Corfiot straits. Taking inspiration from Corfu’s triple heritage (British, French and Italian) both in the architecture and the design of the hotel, MarBella Nido blends traditional elements with the simplicity of modern design to offer a unique and authentic experience.

    Design Inspiration
    The design inspiration behind MarBella Nido was to faithfully recreate the feel and atmosphere of an early twentieth-century village with architectural details taken from Corfu’s Old Town. Designed by M-Agiostratis, the architectural style reflects its long Venetian heritage with multi-storied buildings and continuous arches echoing a traditional Venetian loggia. Continuing on from the village feel, rooms are scattered in small residential buildings with courtyards, a multitude of porticoes and quaint alleyways never losing sight of or obstructing the view of the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

    MarBella Nido combines design elements inspired by Corfu’s triple European heritage, with stylish modern elements effortlessly blending tradition and luxury. In order to achieve this, special attention has been paid to all architectural details, which include traditional French railings and Venetian lime based paints.

    Lobby and Orangery
    The open and welcoming reception area evokes the feel of a courtyard, with monolithic chequered style flooring and fruit trees, and is at the heart of the MarBella Nido complex. The lobby area is dominated primarily by comfortable sofas and large armchairs facing a grand marble fireplace and the light floods into the room through huge arcade windows with views of the glistening sea. Velvet chairs and custom-made bronze and green oasis Tinos marble top tables were carefully selected by the interior designers. Combined with a lobby bar, made from hand-carved recycled wooden panels and oasis marble, the area is elegant and welcoming. The mirrors above the fireplace are handmade, created by Dominic Schuster, experts in creating bespoke distressed and aged ‘antique’ mirror glass, using an eighteenth-century technique.

    Located adjacent to the Lobby, with a greenhouse feel, the Orangery provides a calming and peaceful space to relax in and take in the soothing sounds of the sea as well as learn about the hotels’ spectacular gardens. They are surrounded by ancient olive groves, bursting with indigenous plants such as lavender, rosemary, jasmine, thyme, wild rosebush as well as other varieties.

    MarBella Nido will offer a range of individually designed 70 junior suites, deluxe suites and luxury villas all with stunning views across the glistening waters of the Ionian Sea. All suites and villas will be contemporary in design with neutral tones, offering sleek and elegant furnishings combined with the local Corfiot aesthetics.

    Sneak Peek: MarBella Nido, CorfuSuites and Villas
    All MarBella Nido’s suites, from the Junior Suites, to the Deluxe Suites, to the Grand Terrace Suites, are designed to offer guests the utmost sense of luxury, relaxation and tranquillity. Combining modern elements with a warm blend of wooden and traditional features the suites echo Corfu’s natural charm and that of a traditional Corfiot estate making guests truly feel at home during their stay. From the nineteenth-century style armchairs and solid oak stools to the more modern, though handmade, metal and wooden bedside tables, each object has been carefully designed to match this aesthetic. All fabrics used are the finest linen and velvets sourced from world renowned brands including Designer’s Guild, Osborne and Little and Manuel Canovas. Furthermore the en-suite bathroom features a glass walk-in shower with unhindered views of the sea. The private terraces attached to the suites with colourful tiles, outdoor infinity pools and Jacuzzis, give each suite a warm and intimate feel.

    Meanwhile the MarBella Nido villa accommodation, set amongst lush vegetation, overlooking the turquoise waters of the Ionian Sea, will offer privacy and space in an expansive area of 120sqm. The villa offers 50sqm of indoor space and 70sqm of outdoor space with a mixture of handmade and modern furniture and a private pool.

    Daniel Fountain / 15.12.2017

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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