WTM 2016: Aqua Vista Hotels Welcomes Santorini’s ‘Carpe Diem’ to Portfolio
By Nikos Krinis
Global hotel management company Aqua Vista Hotels recently informed the travel industry at the World Travel Market (WTM) London that it has added the luxury boutique hotel Carpe Diem Suites and Spa on Santorini under its growing portfolio.
“The UK market is one of the key markets of Greece in general and especially of Santorini. 2016 has been a good year overall for Aqua Vista Hotels, better than 2015, and I can say that so far the signs are showing that 2017 will also be a good year”, George Grafakos, Aqua Vista Hotels CEO, told the Greek Travel Pages (GTP) on the sidelines of WTM London 2016.
At WTM 2016, Aqua Vista Hotels presented its complete service package of Hotel Management, Reservation Management and other services such as Corporate Identities, Start Up packages and Renovation/Interior Design packages.
“Several new hotels have been added to the group with the most recent being the Carpe Diem on Santorini”, Grafakos said.
Carpe Diem Suites and Spa
Carpe Diem Suites and Spa opened in 2008 and is an adults-only luxury boutique hotel with 10 suites — each with a private pool — and a stunning 270 degree panoramic view of the entire northern part of Santorini.
Located in Pyrgos, Santorini’s highest village, Carpe Diem aims to satisfy the lovers of space, privacy and luxury.
“The very dynamic view and the high privacy element — the adults-only element — and the fact that we have rooms designed exclusively for two, creates a very unique atmosphere, which is coupled with the spa facility and in-house restaurant”, Carpe Diem’s deputy managing director and partner, Sotiris Kopatsaris, told GTP.
In regards to Carpe Diem entering Aqua Vista Hotel’s portfolio, Kopatsaris said that he shares the same values with the Aqua Vista team regarding the unique element of “creating an experience” for guests.
“We are very excited and we’ve grown very dynamically these eight years. We are looking very confident beginning our partnership with Aqua Vista Hotels”, Kopatsaris said.
Carpe Diem’s partnership with Aqua Vista Hotels is based on a collaboration on all levels but primarily will focus on the sales and growth strategy of the complex. Through the collaboration, Kopatsaris aims to achieve further growth across the premium markets in Europe and pursue new markets, promoting the unique element of boutique, tailor made hospitality that Carpe Diem is known for.
Aqua Vista Hotels is a leading hotel management company that brings together an opulent portfolio of exclusive hotels, aiming to transform desires and dreams into authentic experiences with incomparable gusto and flair.
Dedicated to provide upscale management services and guaranteed maximized profits to hotel owners and through its methods, experience and devotion to the industry, the company focuses on developing and operating hotels by offering a variety of services such as Total Operation Management, Integrated Reservation Management, Image making & Branding, Renovation & Decoration and many other tailor made services that aim to enhance the efficiency of a facility and establish it among the top preferences of buyers.