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Greece on Course to Break Records in Hotel Occupancy in 2017

Hotel occupancy is on the rise in Greece and is expected to break all previous records, according to Hellenic Hotel Federation President, Yiannis Retsos.
Posted On 03 May 2017

The Stanley Hotel in Athens Completes Extended Renovation

The Stanley Hotel has completed an extended renovation project, which includes new features in the majority of its rooms, as well as two additional conference venues and a gym.

Amalia Hotels Wins Bronze for Excellence in ‘Destination Management’

Amalia Hotels Group was honored for its devotion to ancient and contemporary Greek art and culture by receiving the Bronze Award in the "Destination Management" category at the Tourism Awards 2017.

Thessaloniki Rising as Choice Tourist Destination

Thessaloniki is winning over the crowds thanks to the experiences it offers, hotel satisfaction and consistency in its services, according to a survey presented recently by the city's hotels association.

Greek Hospitality Sector Going Green

Greece holds the third spot in a world listing of eco-friendly facilities with 246 hotel units awarded the Green Key eco label for environmental practices.

Aqua Vista Hotels Revamps Santorini’s Opera Into Luxury Suite

The Opera of Santorini in Fira will open its doors in spring 2017 as the Opera Mansion, a luxury suite by Aqua Vista Hotels.

Athens-Attica Hotel Numbers Dwindling After 2004 Games

The total number of hotel units in Attica dropped by three percent, down from 669 in 2005 to 649 in 2016, due to the crisis in the hotel business, according to the Athens - Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association.

Athens Hotels: 2016 Tourism Season was ‘Marginally Positive’

The Athens – Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association said that the 2016 tourism season for hotels in the Greek capital was "marginally positive".
Posted On 16 Mar 2017

Small Luxury Hotels CEO Says Greece ‘Still Value for Money’

For Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) CEO Filip Boyen, Greece is excellent value for money, it has exactly what it takes to become a leading luxury destination.

Bad Weather Hype Takes Toll on Greek Hotel Holiday Business

Hoteliers across Greece are expressing their disappointment and blaming TV channel weather forecasts for the decreased bookings mainly to destinations known for their winter offerings over the three-day Theofania holiday last weekend.

Kavala’s Oceanis Hotel Revamped & Ready for Action

The Oceanis Hotel, in the heart of Kavala, northern Greece, has opened its doors and is ready for business following extensive renovation works, its management announced.

How to Rent Out your Flat on Airbnb in Greece

Those interested in renting out their properties, homes or flats in Greece through online platforms such as Airbnb, must meet a series of requirements.
Posted On 23 Dec 2016

Greece’s Short-term Rentals Bill Raises Professional Concerns

Hospitality professionals in Greece have expressed their concerns over an adjusted bill set to regulate an ever-growing shadow economy in the country.

TEMES-Dogus Consortium Takes Over Hilton Athens

Home Holdings has acquired the majority stake in the share capital of Ionian Hotel Enterprises, owning company of Hilton Athens.
Posted On 16 Dec 2016

TourHotel Employees Get First Aid Training

The TourHotel group of hotels recently held a First Aid seminar for employees of all its units to prepare them for emergency situations.
Posted On 14 Dec 2016

Astir Palace Redevelopment Plan Presented, Resort to Re-open in 2018

Greece's landmark coastal Astir Palace resort is expected to re-open in early 2018, following a redevelopment plan that includes the renovation of both Arion and Nafsika hotels, the development of 13 residences, the creation of a new park and a significant upgrade of the marina.
Posted On 06 Dec 2016

Hotel Revamp Hints and More at Athens Event

Secrets and tips on how to best renovate a hotel business, the latest trends in design and client/visitor needs were the focus of the “Hotel Renovation & Supplies” day event held in Athens.
Posted On 01 Dec 2016

Draft Law Places 90-day Cap on Short-term Rentals in Greece

In efforts to deal with a growing sharing economy and lost taxes to the tune of 250 million euros annually, the Greek government is expected to table a draft law which foresees a 90-day limit on short-term rentals in the city and 60-day cap for the islands.
Posted On 23 Nov 2016

Tourism Accommodation Body Calls for Inclusion of Greek SMEs in Funding Programs

Small- and medium-sized tourism businesses should be able to tap into development programs in order to ensure the quality of services offered and gain added value, according to the president of the Greek Confederation of Tourist Accommodation Enterprises (SETKE) Panagiotis Tokouzis.
Posted On 23 Nov 2016

Greek Hoteliers Seeking Ways to Offset ‘Stayover Tax’

The Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers (POX) is negotiating package deals for 2018 with tour operators in efforts to find ways to offset a new levy that will be charged on Greek accommodation units as of 2018.