Mystique Luxury Collection Hotel in Oia, Santorini is a unique place by itself. The smooth earthy color of the hotel brings serenity to the eye and grounds you, making you one with the island. The irregularity of the scenery made me decide to be more abstract with my compositions and try to catch the light the right moment, when the shadows became almost unrealistic. Styling the shots and using people was not the objective of the shooting based on the guidelines that we got from Starwood Hotel’s & Resorts hotel chain. The main reason is for the company to keep the final images as simple as possible and in that way to make them timeless and use them more in social media. In the rooms we used the natural light and filled the darker spots with broad artificial light with the same color temperature and in some shots we deliberately created some extra shadows to break the whiteness. The owners, an extraordinary couple, were excited with the result. I will definitely be back soon, but as a customer this time!
Reserved for only the most discerning of travelers, Mystique Luxury Collection Hotel is nothing but a pure natural and exclusive retreat. Thirty five suites and villas in a landscape of more than 2000 square meters provide a sensorial experience of Santorini in surroundings of understated elegance.
Guests may experience the outdoor infinity-edge pool, the “Aura” Bar, the “Charisma” Greek Restaurant, “Asea” Restaurant & Lounge for Japanese cuisine and sushi and the “Secret” Wine Cave, a dramatic wine cellar with the most rare and indigenous wine selection.
All accommodations are a wondrous exploration of driftwood, a free spirited, untamed material that harness the elegance of simplicity. Enticing patterns carved into the walls. Cobblestone pathways lead to the plunge pool surrounded by sun beds for the utmost relaxations. Its architecture consists on typical island-style design that preserves the nature in a climate of unabashed luxury built in the world’s most beautiful scenery.
photography © GEORGE FAKAROS