Greece’s Domes of Elounda Joins Marriott’s ‘Autograph Collection’
The award-winning Domes of Elounda on Crete, Greece, has joined the Autograph Collection Hotels, a brand within Marriott International’s global portfolio comprised of upper upscale and luxury, independent, hotels with distinctive personalities in major cities and desired destinations worldwide.
The Domes of Elounda, a member of the Ledra Hotels and Villas group, is the first Greek and Mediterranean resort included in the Autograph Collection. The resort boasts 78 luxurious suites and 40 villas and recently completed an expansion of over 10 million euros which included 28 Domes Luxury Residences with private swimming pools and a brand new family area offering an array of activities for all ages.
An evolving ensemble of strikingly independent hotels, the Autograph Collection selects each destination for its quality, bold originality, rich character and uncommon details. “From near to far, iconic to historic, the result is an array of properties that is nothing less than unique, nothing short of collectively exceptional”, it is noted on the Autograph Collection website.
According to John Licence, brand leader for Autograph Collection Hotels in Europe, the Domes of Elounda has established itself “exceptionally well in the luxury Greek market” and its unique attributes make it a perfect for the brand.
“Domes of Elounda really is the ideal Greek addition to Autograph Collection Hotels, and contributes to ensuring that the brand’s offering is nothing short of collectively exceptional”, Mr. Licence said.
George P. Spanos, vice president of Ledra Hotels and Villas, said that Domes of Elounda enters dynamically into a new era of further developments through the strategic partnership with the Autograph Collection Hotels.
“For Marriott International to join forces with Domes of Elounda under the umbrella of Autograph Collection is an acknowledgement of our efforts and commitment to offer distinctive hospitality experiences”, he said.
Domes of Elounda recently celebrated a double victory at the prestigious World Travel Awards announced in Sardinia.
On September 5 the resort was voted Greece’s Leading All Suite Hotel for the second year in a row and also scooped the prize for Greece’s Leading Luxury All Suite Hotel.
It is reminded that Marriott International had withdrawn from the Greek market in late 2013.