Paros Villa is a contemporary villa rental in the Cyclades that blends and settles into the landscape as effortlessly as the sun kisses the Aegean waves.
How would you describe Hotel Aristide in a nutshell?
It’s like the beautiful home of a friend who has a keen interest in design and art. But it’s still relaxed — the atmosphere is never uptight. The staff are helpful and friendly, rather than formal. It’s an environment to admire — there’s art everywhere, even hidden in the garden — but also one in which you can relax.
What is the story behind Hotel Aristide, what was your inspiration to create it?
We wanted to create the hotel of our dreams, somewhere we would love to stay. That means we tried to make it as we would our home, with the same attention to detail and with an overall atmosphere that we would feel comfortable in.
How would you describe the atmosphere and the interior design of Hotel Aristide?
The hotel occupies a Neoclassical mansion, so it looks quite imposing, with high ceilings and marble columns. But because all of the decor and art is contemporary, it never feels like a museum. Rather, it’s a natural mix of old and new. There’s always something to look at — even the fire extinguishers are cute!
To you personally, what is so special about Hotel Aristide?
Hotels can often feel unloved, in the sense that guests see it as a business, rather than a place that someone built with care and attention. We hope that it’s obvious we love this house and that everything we did was with the intention of us living here.