Grivalia Hospitality, a leading investment company in the luxury hospitality sector, has recently announced its plans to develop the first energy autonomous luxury resort in Greece.
The new sustainable leisure and wellness hotel will be located on Megalonissos, the largest island of the Petalia complex in the southern part of the Gulf of Evia, Central Greece.
The resort will cover all its energy needs either directly through its own solar power network or via a net metering system, making it one of the pioneers in the sector.
Furthermore, the resort will run with all the necessary green infrastructure like a water supply and irrigation system, a desalination unit, a fire protection system, an energy efficient lighting network and a boat dock, among others.
The green resort will include a luxury hotel, restaurants, fitness and wellness areas, as well as a beach club, all offering a wide range of services to its Greek and international guests. In addition, the creation of a set of luxury branded residences is planned.
All constructions on site will follow an environmentally friendly plan with the use of sustainable materials, showcasing respect for the local ecosystem and biodiversity. Following a soft development model, structures built will correspond to less than 8 percent of the total area used for the investment.
Grivalia’s investment on this project is estimated at 280 million euros. At the same time, the development of the new resort will strengthen local economy and combat unemployment, since during its construction phase almost 800 jobs will be created, while at its operation phase 400 new permanent jobs will be on offer.
Furthermore, Grivalia is currently in advanced discussions with an internationally renowned hotelier, who doesn’t yet have a presence in Greece, to take over the management of the new resort.
Grivalia Hospitality’s current portfolio includes flagship luxury tourism projects like Amanzoe, One&Only Aesthesis in Glyfada, ON Residence, Avantmar on Paros and the Voula Project, among others.
This ambitious project is reminiscent of the one imagined by Six Senses in Norway, the Six Senses Svart which is an energy positive hotel.