Tesoro Blu Hotel + Spa consists of 89 rooms and 4 suites, with a total capacity of 200 beds, and is built on the southeastern tip of Kefalonia island on a seaside plot, surrounded by wild, dense vegetation.
The complex develops on the East-West axis, as the narrow plot in the South is adjacent to a stream and Northwest to a section of dense vegetation, two strong natural boundaries and central elements throughout the design.
Synthetically, the main building is defined by two elements: the Atrium, around which integrate visually and functionally all three levels of the building, and the exposed concrete wall, which forms a boundary between the main entrance to the welcome area and the building itself, creating a second façade to the north.
The suites are designed linearly along the stream and consist of four independent buildings of three levels conversing visually with the stream and providing visitors an intense contact with nature.
The rooms are organized in bars, which, depending on the position and orientation, define plateaus, routes and stops, while composing a microscale of building volumes.
The materials used are exposed concrete, plaster, glass, metal and wood, providing, through the use of colors like white and various shades of gray, a modern concept while integrating also some elements of the local architecture. These are reflected in the buildings gradually: from the main building with strict modern lines the visitor is guided to the rooms where references to local architecture are more specific but subtly apparent.