Conserving energy is of the utmost importance at Kalesma Mykonos where LED light bulbs are utilised across the property, function with motion sensors in public areas and ensure adequate lighting when necessary. The same energy-saving approach is applied to the cooling technology present in all guest rooms and public areas, all of them operating free of freon. Hotel equipment and appliances function in energy-saving modes too for optimised conservation while solar panel installation is currently underway, which will result in the use of 100% sustainable energy sources by October of 2024. A fleet of electric vehicles has been selected for guest transportation, echoing Kalesma Mykonos’ adherence to environmentally-friendly practices beyond the hotel’s walls.
Kalesma Mykonos is born from deep reverence, respect and appreciation for the island and its multifaceted culture. As a result, retaining its bonds with the land that birthed it stands at the top of the priorities list. Kalesma Mykonos is committed to sourcing materials from local and regional businesses throughout its scope of operations, supporting their efforts in the process. Additionally, it strives to educate its guests on the interesting local communities, their inimitable culture and heritage and the uniqueness of their every day, creating new offshoot relationships between the guests and Mykonos, in the process.
CONSERVATION & PRESERVATION
Eco-friendly cleaning products and recycled toilet paper are used throughout Kalesma Mykonos, ensuring housekeeping procedures are in line with the hotel’s sustainable character. In order to conserve water and avoid unnecessary waste, bed linens and towels are changed upon guests’ request.
The hotel is proudly Mykonian, showcasing a genuine hospitality experience characterised by pure authenticity and connection to the island. As a result, the gastronomic offering of Kalesma Mykonos reflects this very commitment. Regional produce and locally-sourced materials are the protagonists throughout the hotel’s food and beverage menu, from Pere Ubu Mykonos restaurant to the in-room dining options on offer. Fully aware of the large amounts of food thrown out at restaurants on a daily basis, Kalesma Mykonos is committed to minimising food waste across the establishment, ensuring that every morsel of food is valued as deserved.
USE OF MATERIALS
Translating the island’s legacy and character into the now, Kalesma Mykonos shines bright on the hillsides of Ornos as a welcoming village where authenticity abounds. The hotel buildings themselves, absolutely in tune with the local aesthetic and elevated with contemporary twists, are constructed with natural materials while earthen touches present throughout the space further emphasise this symbiotic relationship.
HEALTH AND WELLBEING
Well-being from the inside out is central to Kalesma Mykonos’ philosophy. This coupled with the hotel’s nature-based approach to all its ingredients leads to the use of premium bathroom amenities with organic ingredients, not compromising on their luxurious feel and outstanding quality. What’s more, at Kalesma Mykonos, guests have the chance to partake in yoga sessions for the ultimate wellness voyage while meditation classes are also available to quiet the mind and soothe both body and soul in an unbeatable island location. Lastly, absolute rejuvenation is a guarantee in Kalesma Spa where exceptional products
Fully aware of the devastating impact of plastic pollution on some of the world’s most sensational destinations, Kalesma Mykonos is a single-use plastic-free hotel and is committed to remaining so across its operations. Kalesma Mykonos forgoes the use of individually packaged toiletries and opts for refillable dispensers while recycling is always top of mind throughout all departments. Additionally, the hotel’s keycards are reusable and newspapers are available exclusively upon request.
Kalesma Mykonos is committed to safeguarding the health of the local environment and beyond through practices that contribute to energy and water conservation. As a result, washing machines are only loaded once they are at full capacity. Water-saving toilets have been installed throughout the hotel and rainwater is collected and repurposed in the watering of the gardens while the pool water recirculates thanks to a pump with filters