Cycladic Sunshine Rituals
Opening May 19, Scorpios Beach-Restaurant-Rituals has announced its new entertainment lineup for the summer 2016 season. Here, on a sun-drenched southern peninsula of Mykonos, lovers of holistic design concepts and ceremonial sounds will unite to revel under the open sky. Born from a collaboration by Design Hotels™’ longtime friends and the makers that brought us San Giorgio Hotel Mykonos, the two venues are steeped in the goodtime vibes that only ample sunshine, good food, and quality music programming can nurture.
The beachside lair encompasses a sandy sunset beach, restaurant, and live event space, along with multiple tiered open-air terraces spilling onto the Cycladic coastline. Seeing a clear shift on the island from heavy beats to balance-restoring cultural gatherings, Thomas Heyne and Mario Hertel launched the ritualistic beach, bar, and restaurant Scorpios in 2015. With the day’s events centered around sunset rituals and musical journeys Scorpios is the beachside antithesis to the island’s harder-hitting clubs. Custom-crafted stages fuse the avant-garde with psychedelic ethno-electronica by a roster of top international DJs, mixed with analog instruments inspired by the eclecticism of Burning Man, underground Berlin, and the mystical shores of Tulum.
Tuesdays – YORUBA SOUL EXPERIENCE – Curated by Osunlade, ordained priest in the African religion of Ifá and owner of Yoruba Records, the Yoruba Sunset Session is a movement of deep house and soul jazz masters who create transcendental live music sessions. Always rooted in integrity, the label’s spiritual connection has been its priority from conception — guided by energies and vibrations that allow one’s passion to create not only classics, but honest music that reflects the soul of acclaimed artists such as Moodymann and Gabriele Poso.
Thursdays – MOVEMENTS – Showcasing various one-of-a-kind collaborations and record labels from around the world, namely Feathered Sun, The Magic Movement, Multi Culti, Voodoohop, Platon Records, ZZK, and many more surprising known artists from the movement.
Fridays – CEREMONIA – For the first month of the summer Scorpios welcomes LUM. He will guide guests through his Ceremonia, an experience of vibration and secret sounds, an improvised concert with flutes, chimes, xylophone, shruti box, drums, electronic beats, and vocals. During this Ceremonia the participatns sit, dance, or lay down and relax while sun and sounds wash over them.
Sundays – SNEAKY SUNDAYS – A weekly day-to-night program is hosted by vocalist “Miss Connie” Mitchell and DJ/Producer “Black Angus” McDonald. Connie and Angus perform their shimmering summer sounds alongside a roll-call of world-renowned special guests.
SAN GIORGIO MYKONOS HOTEL – Unified by Design
On one of the most scenic areas of the island – a short, scenic stroll from Scorpios – where the landscape is dominated by picturesque white houses, craggy shorelines, and bottomless blue, sits San Giorgio Hotel Mykonos. Thomas Heyne and Mario Hertel, collaboratively conceived the hotel and hospitality experience – intuitively forecasting the island’s need for a nomadic enclave where free-flowing design and simple pleasures would attract in equal measures.
New for the 2016 season, a new kitchen concept at San Giorgio Hotel Mykonos’ La Cantina brings the best of the Umbrian hillside to the shores of Greece, offering up rustic Italian fare with ingredients sourced from local farmers and fishermen. Depending on that day’s catch and seasonal produce, the ever-changing menu will include dishes of handmade pastas and rustic sauces, creamy burrata, and vine-ripened cherry tomatoes with mint, or pork chops with freshly picked mushrooms and white wine sauce.
Uniting both venues is a harmonious design concept by interior designer Annabell Kutucu and creative director Michael Schickinger of Lambs and Lions, the Berlin-based studio responsible for the design of San Giorgio Hotel Mykonos. Together with the Athens-based award-winning architects Dimitris and Konstantinos Karampatakis of K-studio, they developed the holistic design treatment for Scorpios, placing an emphasis on the essential and the celebration of traditional craftsmanship that fosters an environment of effortless ease. At the core of both San Giorgio Mykonos and Scorpios: pure settings, cultural interactions, and the magic of connecting in a foreign yet familiar place.
Hotel Rates From EUR 190
Exclusive Community Benefits
Join the Design Hotels™ Community and take advantage of exclusive benefits for reservations made on www.designhotels.com
• Free Airport Shuttle (arrival and departure)
• Welcome drink
• Meet the Originals and founders of San Giorgio Mykonos Hotel and Scorpios, Thomas Heyne and Mario Hertel
• Voucher for a free boat shuttle from San Giorgio Mykonos Hotel to Scorpios Beach
• Preferred reservation at Scorpios Beach & Restaurant
• Free Participation at Fridays’ sound healing on Scorpios Private Beach
• Voucher for one participation at Sunrise Yoga at Scorpios (value €60)