Hilton adds to Curio Collection portfolio in Crete

i By July 16, 2023 No Comments

Hilton has announced a franchise agreement with Tsiledakis S.A to open Imperial Flair Chania Old Town, Curio Collection by Hilton, which will join two Curio Collection by Hilton hotels in Crete.

Set to open in 2026, the 85-room hotel will take a prime beachfront location in the town of Chania and all guestrooms will feature a private pool.

Imperial Flair Chania Old Town, Curio Collection by Hilton has two dining outlets, including a specialty rooftop restaurant, indoor and outdoor pools, a spa and fitness facilities, meeting space for business travelers, and on-site shopping outlets.

Crete, the largest of Greece’s islands and one of the most popular destinations for European tourists, offers a beautiful natural landscape, rich gastronomic culture and ancient historical sites. Chania, on the island’s northwest coast, is known for some of the island’s best beaches, as well as the Old Venetian Port of Chania, with its 16th-century lighthouse and a wide variety of restaurants and cafes.

The hotel will be located on the western seafront of Chania, right beside the Venetian Port and the Old Town, where the Municipality of Chania has approved a study for the redevelopment of the coastal front. Chania’s beaches and Old Town are within walking distance of the property, which is also just a short drive away are other Cretan beaches, including Elafonissi Beach, with its pink sand, and Balos Beach, with its shallow, turquoise waters.

Imperial Flair Chania Old Town, Curio Collection by Hilton will join the portfolio of four additional properties in Greece, including The Royal Senses Resort & Spa Crete, Curio Collection by HiltonLindian Village Beach Resort Rhodes, Curio Collection by HiltonDomes Aulus Elounda, Curio Collection by Hilton and Sea Breeze Santorini Beach Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton.

Andreas Koukas, director, development, Greece & Cyprus, Hilton, said, “We’re excited to continue our impressive growth momentum in Greece with this latest signing announcement. In the last month alone, we’ve announced our third hotel in Crete, Imperial Flair Chania Old Town, Curio Collection by Hilton, and opened two hotels – Domes Aulus Elounda and Lindian Village Beach Resort Rhodes. In partnership with owners such as Tsiledakis S.A., we’re going from strength to strength and look forward to expanding the presence of our world-class brands in Greece in the years to come.”

Labros Tsiledakis, chief operating officer, Tsiledakis S.A, said, “We’re thrilled to be working with Hilton to deliver what will undoubtedly be a fantastic addition to the Cretan hotel market. This unique, characterful hotel will capture Crete’s charm and offer guests an indulgent experience, with private swimming pools, direct access to a beach and modern upscale accommodations. We’re looking forward to our future relationship with Hilton in the Greek market, capitalising on Hilton’s strong commercial engines and our local knowledge to deliver a high-quality hospitality product in the heart of Chania.”