Ambassadors Residence hotel This intimate is located in the seafront of the 700 years old Venetian port of Chania and embodies the very essence of chic comfort and a modern luxury feeling in a historical neoclassical building in Crete.
The building used to be the private residence of Ambassador R. Kruger and his wife Vilelmine, that built it during 1890 when he first came to the Island. Kruger was a very complex personality, as he had studied archaeology, beaux arts and economics. He was a lover of photography and created a lot of post cards referring to the city, that have been saved until today.
Each one of the seven rooms of Ambassadors Residence hotel is a representative of wood, glass, fabric, cement, ceramic, paper and metal. The common element, that combines the different materials as to have an overall consistent language is the contemporary translation of a pattern we found in the existing building as a cement tile, made in Kruger’s factory last century. So this pattern emerges in each room in different scales and material.
The design concept is cool, contemporary and stylish but with a warm heart and authentic Cretan soul. Its sleek, modern lines are complemented by organic textures, natural furnishings, an eco-friendly approach and the reuse of old materials. The Mediterranean sun is filling all the rooms of the building through big windows and skylights.
It’s 360 view of the sea and old harbor of Chania would leave the guests astonished.