Hotel Cavo Tagoo, Mykonos Town, Mykonos $$$$
Concierge.com's insider take:
When an architect is given free license by a hotel owner to create a new look for a property—which usually happens only if the architect is the owner—the result is sometimes successful. And so it seems to be with the Hotel Cavo Tagoo, which was revamped by its owner, award-winning Greek architect and builder Paris Liakos. To the 69 existing rooms and suites, all updated to exude a minimalist Cyclades chic, 11 suites were added in summer 2008. The new suites have private pools and are adorned with art objects that are hard to ignore, such as a full-size, all-white sculpture of a donkey. The most interesting architectural element, however, is the way the natural surroundings are worked into the design—for example, a slice of cliff facade on display behind a glass wall in the lobby. The new, Mediterranean menu by chef Nikos Skliras seems to have passed muster, too, with the crowd settling in for the evening at the poolside tables (recently including designers Giorgio Armani and Jean Paul Gaultier and supermodel Karolina Kurkova). A shortcoming here is that the hotel is tantalizingly close to walking distance from Mykonos Town, but the walk requires guests to negotiate a narrow cliff-side road whose risk factor for pedestrians ranges from hazardous to deadly.
Closed October 22 through May 14.
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