Heliotopos Hotel is a first class, family-owned, boutique hotel in Santorini, on the rim of the Caldera. Santorini is a very famous island in Greece, known for its wild beauty and breathtaking view. Running since 1990, it is very cozy and romantic and what differentiates it from the others is the excellent service, the homemade breakfast and the hospitality of the staff and the owner. The 10 rooms/houses are one or two-storey, with their own kitchen, bathroom/wc, livingroom and balcony with caldera view. Several corners of the hotel are caves, the biggest, is where breakfast is served in the morning, and becomes a bar or a place to have dinner at night.
Our problem so far, is that noone managed to get the feeling of the hotel in a drawing, or a picture (from the website to the brochures, nothing has been representative enough). Every single customer has said that it is much better than they have imagined, in terms of hospitality and style.
Current website: http://hotel.heliotopos.net
The hotel has won several awards (find them on the website). "most romantic hotel in Greece", the "best breakfast in Greece", the "best place to get married in the world" (by travel channel), and several more.
Being on a tight budget we offer to the winner 3 nights for two persons at the hotel (breakfast included) for free (bookings for 2010 or 2011)
Our target audience is people who can afford the price of a first class hotel but are not looking for luxury (we do not have golden spoons and shinning seelings). We are a beautiful cozy hotel, where the customer will feel they have visited a rich, but down to earth friend.
Most customers talk about how relaxed and like-home they felt with us. We also have many returning customers.
We stick with our current logo, it has been the same since 1990 and we are recognised by it.
Width: design for 1024*768, so about 980px would be great.
code: will be developed in Typo3, a CMS similar to Joomla. So no flash (except from any image transitions or something stylish in the header
You can find photos on the website, if you need more of something (ie the pool) ask for it, we have tons of images.
please create a homepage and a testimonials page (the testimonials page is secondary and optional, we just want to be sure we get the feeling you want to convey)
you may change the layout of the pages (what has been included and what not), as long as you justify why for example you left out or added something new.
We imagine something simple, conveying a message, we want to resist adding too much information in the home page and confusing the visitor
If you need any kind of files let us know and we will upload them