ULTIMA COLLECTION TO LAUNCH FIRST BEACHSIDE RETREAT: ULTIMA CORFU
Ultima Collection, the luxury operator with hotels, residences, and spas across the most sought-after destinations in Europe, will expand their portfolio with the addition of a new property, Ultima Corfu, scheduled to open on 1 June 2020. Perched on a dramatic hillside looking out over the Ionian Sea, Ultima Corfu will constitute the brand’s first beachside residence, and will be a serene retreat, affording guests an opportunity to escape, switch off, and reground themselves in a Greek paradise, far from the cares and worries of their everyday lives.
A heaven of tranquillity located on the shores of the Ionian Sea, Ultima Corfu will take the form of an elegantly appointed private villa available for single-group bookings, and ideal for families or groups of friends. Spread over 1,000 square metres, the property will seamlessly blend the outdoor landscape with the indoors, and will boast uninterrupted views of the rugged coastline and crystal-clear waters of the deep blue sea.
As guests enter the sublime property, they will be greeted by a spacious living area, decorated in a monochrome colour palette with minimalist yet signature Ultima Collection design – allowing the unspoilt views to take centre stage, visible through the floor to ceiling windows that frame the property. The two 20m sea-facing infinity pools will be the crowning feature of the expansive wraparound terrace. Situated on separate tiers of the terrace, yet located just steps away from each other, the pools offer guests the chance to either socialise together or enjoy the peace and quiet. The villa will also include two outdoor lounges and an al fresco dining area, perfect for enjoying sundowners and Mediterranean feasts with the striking view of the Ionian sunset as a backdrop.
Set over two levels, allowing for multiple perspectives of the view, Ultima Corfu will sleep 14 guests in seven bedrooms, including one master bedroom with private terrace. All bedrooms will feature en-suite bathrooms and dressing-rooms. Remarkable ornate Grecian features and materials will adorn the magnificent white interiors, subtly decorated with a typically Mediterranean colour palette. Fitness enthusiasts who want to maintain their training regime whilst on holiday, will have access to a fully equipped fitness studio and an ‘on-demand’ personal trainer. In keeping with Ultima’s wellness offering, the villa will also include an impressive Hammam for holistic heated therapies, a Jacuzzi, as well as the Ultima Spa massage and treatment amenities.
The highlight amenity of Ultima Corfu will be unrestricted access to the villa’s 24m yacht Ultima Beach, available for guests to charter at their desire throughout their stay. Unquestionably the most indulgent and unparalleled way to discover the azure waters and unspoilt wilderness of the Corfu coastline, Ultima Corfu’s yacht will be manned by one captain and one steward, and will have space for 12 guests at one time for day trips, and for seven guests for overnight trips in one twin, one pullman and two double master cabins. The yacht comes fully equipped with Ultima standard mod cons, air-conditioning, and sea ‘toys’ including snorkelling equipment and a Zodiac Tender 3.80. With gourmet cuisine served onboard, Ultima Beach offers an immersive excursion, indulging guests’ every desire. Romantic sunset cruises, exciting and adventurous day trips, or lazy sun-soaked days await guests, all in all making for a truly unforgettable experience.
During their stay, guests of Ultima Corfu will be able to explore the picturesque seaside villages of this ancient Greek island, hidden islets and wild natural landscapes. The villa’s personal concierge will be on hand throughout the stay, and can arrange private excursions to some of the island’s most beautiful spots. Whether guests want to take in Corfu’s imposing palaces and charming squares, or simply want to while away their days visiting sandy coves and bathing in the pristine waters, a curated catalogue of guest experiences will be available to cater to all tastes.
Included as part of the villa will be the supreme Ultima services with daily full luxury breakfast, daily afternoon tea, 24-hour concierge, housekeeping, service staff, laundry, and round-trip airport transfers. Rental of the Ultima Beach yacht, along with all staff fees, will be included. Fuel and port fees will be charged as incurred.
The launch of Ultima Corfu will bring to six the total number of properties within the Ultima Collection, which currently includes luxury ski hotels and residences in the majestic Alps and the new urban retreat on the shores of Lake Geneva. It will further establish Ultima Collection as one of the world’s leading and most visionary luxury hospitality groups.