In an attempt to save as much of the tourist season as possible, Soho House announced plans to open its new “Roc House” on Mykonos in July— and extend the season to late October.
“We think Mykonos will also reopen in early July,” an email to Soho House members said. “This year we will be extending the season to the end of October.”
With much fanfare, the London-based private members-only club announced its newest clubhouse on the jetset Greek island earlier in the year and had set an early May grand opening.
But the Coronavirus pandemic changed that as Greece went into lockdown and businesses nationwide forcibly closed for approximately two months.
Now that Greece began easing its lockdown, officials are rushing to ensure that hotels, beach clubs and other tourist establishments open with required measures to ensure the safety of guests.
In a recent interview with Gregory Pappas on Facebook Live, Tim Ananiadis, the general manager of the Athens hotel Grand Bretagne, outlined the measures that hotels will need to take in order to prepare for incoming tourists.
He said that rooms would remain vacant for 24 hours between guest stays and that staff would provide additional sanitization in rooms and common areas. He also said that most restaurants and common areas would remain closed.
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