Ekies All Senses Resort launches fine dining Treehouse restaurant
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Dining in the Canopy
Ekies All Senses Resort launches fine dining Treehouse restaurant
Berlin, 27 July, 2017 – Located on a pristine beach in Vourvourou, in Greece's Halkidiki region, and surrounded by rocky islets, secluded caves, crystal waters, and pine tree forests, Ekies All Senses Resort is an idyllic hideaway. Designed to blend harmoniously with its landscape through the use of natural unrefined materials, the resort is a reflection of its stunning location. And now, the redesign of the Treehouse fine dining restaurant invites guests to further embrace the splendor of their surroundings, as delectable local cuisine is served under the stars with unspoiled views across the Aegean Ocean. www.designhotels.com/ekies-all-senses-resort


The Treehouse restaurant was designed by Milan-based agency CTRLZAK Art & Design Studio. Influenced by the local ecosystem, agency founders Katia Meneghini and Thanos Zakopoulos took their creativity from the stunning array of flora and fauna that can be found in the region. “We took inspiration from the natural wonders surrounding the resort,” says Katia Meneghini. “From the Mediterranean pine trees to the tiny organisms that are found in their branches.” 


Following on from the eco-conscious theme of Ekies All Senses Resort, the materials used in the redesign of the Treehouse and surrounding beach area were sustainably sourced. The flooring has been rendered from pine wooden planks and naturally rusted iron was used for the railings and supporting structure. Inox fabric—a unique material which is weaved on a loom, creating an unusual mesh that alters in color depending on the direction of the sun’s rays—was sourced for the wrapping of the cocoon that encloses its guests in a symbiotic experience between man and nature. 


The Treehouse will seat 10 people and dinner will be served in one seating at 9pm each evening. Dishes include: Beetroot salad and foie gras; Codfish Agioritikos with cream of plum and an onion broth; and Risotto with fermented mussels, green apple, and mint.  


About the Hotel
Ekies All Senses Resort is a pared-down retreat that takes a barefoot approach to holiday relaxation. Celebrating its Greek roots and stunning natural location, the simple design lets the pristine surroundings shine and embraces the notion that luxury should be measured by one's ecological footprint. On an unspoiled beach in Vourvourou on the east side of Sithonia—one of three peninsulas in Halkidiki on the translucent waters of the Aegean Sea—the resort is surrounded by rocky islands, caves, crystal waters, sandy beaches, and pine tree forests. Ekies All Senses Resort both stimulates and soothes the soul with unexpected bursts of color amid a sea of soft whites, custom-designed illustrations, and pared-back design with traditional Greek highlights. The 69 rooms and suites weave Greek tradition with distinctive designs, while organic forms, sustainability, and an ethos of minimal waste complete the resort's eco-philosophy.


Made by Originals
From a young age, Alexandra Efstathiadou’s life has been deeply influenced by design. She says renovating Ekies All Senses Resort—the hotel she used to visit with her parents—was a childhood dream that she has finally been able to realize. She spent nine years working with different architects and interior designers to transform the resort into a showpiece for her own culture, “We, the Ekies family, set out to reflect the soul of Greece through design, art installations, architecture, and lots of fun surprises,” she says. It took 11 years, but finally the hotel has become the place Alexandra envisioned—an extraordinary hotel in an extraordinary setting. “It is a place filled with love,” she says.


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