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New W Hotel to open on Greece’s Costa Navarino this year

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Marriott is expanding its footprint of W Hotels in Europe with the last-minute signing of W Costa Navarino in Greece, which is due to open this summer.

It’s not uncommon for some hotels to be built without a particular brand in mind and then sign on prior to opening. It will be interesting to see what W Costa Navarino looks like when it’s finished – the render, below, looks very smart but clearly it was not originally designed to be a W.

W Costa Navarino

The Costa Navarino is experiencing a wider tourism and regeneration surge, The development of the area already includes a Marriott ‘Luxury Collection’ hotel and a Westin, plus amenities such as golf courses.

W Costa Navarino will be marketed as a ‘W Escape’ (ie. resort) and will feature 246 rooms, suites and private villas, many with private pools and overlooking the Bay of Navarino and the Ionian sea. There will be five restaurants including a beach club and sunset bar.

Tennis courts and a watersports hub will round out the offering.

W Costa Navarino has not been loaded onto the Marriott website yet so we have no guide prices.


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Comments (18)

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  • Graeme says:

    Would be interesting to find out how many bookings were made Rob!! I really wanted to book something, but as I’ve said before, their pricing for premium cabins is still eye watering and I’ve got 3 open tickets to use.

  • s879 says:

    Did anyone find out if reward bookings were excluded?

  • nick says:

    Yes would be good to know for sure on rewards tickets. I booked a reward to Miami one way so hopefully it counts and goes in the hat

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