LUX Spring 2018

22 1804LU07 An Oasis of Calm Corfu Palma Boutique Hotel is situated in the beautiful summer resort town of Dassia, only 100 meters away from a sandy and shallow beach with crystal blue waters, safe for children, and ideal for swimming and water sports. We profile the venue as we look for further insight into the hotel and its services. Palli S.A. is the owner company of Corfu Palma Boutique Hotel. A dynamic company run by an international investor and person of deep hospitality knowledge, Mrs. Yota Palli, who is the CEO and managing director. Palli S.A. took over the family business in 2013 and decided to invest in Corfu in a brilliant Boutique Hotel concept that was missing on the island, setting a hospitality innovation trend. The hotel’s General Manager, Mr. Spyros Ioannidis is able to provide the highest level of hospitality services, due to his vast international experience. Making the hotel unique is its individual design, along with a fully excellent service orientation unit- tailor made experience, whilst the hotel entices clients all around the world thanks to its ideal island location. Amongst olive groves, Corfu Palma Boutique Hotel was fully renovated in 2014, and a pristine VIP floor was added in 2015. The new design brings elements of traditional and historical Greek architecture along with modern luxury design and facilities. It creates a luxury atmosphere of leisure and pleasure. Stylish and functional double rooms, comfortable family rooms, exceptional superior rooms and luxury boutique suites create a high level of the Modern Greek hospitality. Providing a welcoming atmosphere to an assortment of clients, there are 48 rooms amongst the hotel, meaning it is neither too big nor too small. Aiding the hotel to stand out within the hospitality industry, the staff at the hotel are dedicated to deliver excellent customer service and are enthusiastic about helping out with any queries which clients may have, including providing guests with restaurant suggestions, sightseeing tips and local understanding. The hotel’s advantageous location makes it an ideal base to explore the whole island and discover its unparalleled beauty. Alongside providing a comfortable stay, the hotel features beautiful gardens, with local flowers and trees showering guests with colour. These gardens include several historical trees and a sundial, with one olive tree dating back to the 14th Century, as well as bright prickly pear trees. The curate natural environment makes it the perfect location for weddings and honeymoons; the experienced event planning team can put together stunning and easy celebrations. Keeping up with the developments in the ever evolving hospitality industry is a challenge for any hotel, but Corfu Palma Boutique Hotel offers excellent modern facilities, with the swimming pool beautifully lit at night for an atmospheric bar vibe, or the ideal place to catch some sun during the day. There is also an outdoor heated Jacuzzi, and a fully equipped fitness centre and modern spa with specialised services and a large variety of massage therapies. The hotel’s Spa manager Ms. Emily Moumouri is always making spa guest experiences unique, with the spa featuring the specially created Aphrodite Spa range, created with renowned beauty experts Apivita. Additionally, the spa also offers infrared sauna and Jacuzzi tubs. The elegant main restaurant serves an American style buffet breakfast and buffet dinner, including delicious gourmet choices, in which the chef uses local, organic and natural ingredients from the Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. Catering to guests and visitors from all over the world, the hotel’s a la carte menu is available all day. Mr. Andreas Stefanis, the talented new Chef creates modern Mediterranean and Greek cuisine, with special French touch. He has created a special menu for the venue’s new semi gastronomic a la carte Aura restaurant that is situated in the olive garden by the pool. Furthermore, the unit is also specialised in organising special VIP, business and other food and beverage events which are tailor-made. Providing the perfect environment to relax, the lounge bar and the pool bar offer delicious cold and hot dishes, refreshing drinks and remarkable cocktails created by bartender Mr. Nikos Bourbos. The lounge bar and the pool bar are perfect for lunch or for a drink in the sun, or meeting friends before heading out to the beach or the town. Maintaining its approach to delivering unrivalled customer service, the team at the hotel consists of young, dynamic professionals