Mitsis Summer Palace
A Mediterranean gem receives a makeover
Mitsis Summer Palace is an all-inclusive, five-star hotel located on the Greek island of Kos – five kilometers from the city of Kardamena, accessible within ten minutes by car.
Uniquely positioned on an elevated site above a Blue Flag-awarded beach, the resort boasts 360-degree views across the Aegean Sea towards Nissiros Island and the Bay of Kardamena, and offers a stunning direct line of sight all the way to the coast of Turkey.
The property, which is owned and operated by Mitsis Hotels – a stalwart of the Greek tourism industry, renowned for its reputation as the largest privately-owned, family-run hotel chain in the country (with a warm, friendly ethos to boot) – reopened in 2019 following extensive renovations to its public spaces.
Showcasing the full suite of WATG services, the project – which included upgrades to the site’s restaurant and pool amenities – incorporated an integrated collaboration of WATG and Wimberly Interiors services to achieve an holistic, considered space that celebrates the stunning surroundings while aligning perfectly with Mitsis Hotels’ commitment to creating one-of-a-kind travel experiences.
According to London Landscape Architect Georgina Langridge, ‘The hillside situation of the hotel, with expansive views across the Aegean, was the inspiration for creating a space which seamlessly connects the guest with the horizon.
From a design perspective, it was all about connecting visitors with the surrounding sea and celebrating the Kos sunset. In contrast to other pools on the island, we made a bold move with the color palette and opted for a dark tile – something that is quite unique to the property, which has bold features throughout including teal sun lounges and coral accents in the restaurant.’
On working with Mitsis Hotels, Vice President and Architect Nick Carrier commented, “WATG is thrilled to have an ongoing and exciting relationship with a company like Mitsis Hotels. We are grateful to them for placing trust in us to make bold decisions and contribute to their vision of creating unique, customer-centric spaces.”