Meli Suites

Category : Hotel
Job type : Repurpose
Client : Meli Suites
Completion : June 2019
Location : Thasos, Greece

Simplicity and intuitive design characterise the architectural proposal for the repurpose of the building - previously used as a leisure & recreation space – into a boutique accommodation, taking advantage of the prime location and the magnificent views over the coast of Skala Potamias.

Effortless and familiar, the design of the rooms follows an open plan concept that enhances the sense of space while framing the views to the outside. The use of natural materials and textures blends the building within its setting and amplifies a welcoming feeling to the visitors.

While most rooms offer a vantage point to the sea and the shared swimming pool, a sense of uniqueness and privacy is created through the design of the surrounding landscape and strategic placement of vegetation.

Great emphasis is given to the design of quality outdoor and semi-outdoor spaces -shared and exclusive - that are integral to the Mediterranean climate lifestyle. The boundary between the indoor and the semi-outdoor part of the rooms is intentionally blurred, creating the perception of the landscape becoming a natural extension of the rooms.

Being a repurpose design, sustainability and circular economy were thought off, making sure that most of the existing structure remained intact or was somehow recycled during construction. The use of locally sourced wood and stones can be observed all around the hotel.