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Greece’s First ‘ibis Styles’ Hotel to Open on Crete

Leading hotel operator AccorHotels on Wednesday announced its expansion in Greece by signing an agreement with the company Polis H.M. S.A, for the first ibis Styles hotel to open in Heraklion, Crete, this summer.

Ibis Styles, AccorHotels’ economy brand, offers design experiences in a myriad of styles and is commonly found in the heart of cities or in centers with activities and offers all-inclusive packages with room rates including breakfast and internet access.

“Our cooperation with AccorHotels for the representation of such an extraordinary international hotel brand is utterly important to us and we are certain that the presence of ibis Styles in the city of Heraklion will contribute to its touristic life,” said Antonis Michelidakis, CEO of Polis H.M. SA.

Heraklion, Crete. Photo: © Andrei Nekrassov / ShutterstockThe first ibis Styles in Greece, standing within the historic and commercial center of Heraklion, Crete, offers 72 rooms and suites and is expected to open in early summer.

“I’m really proud of this new opening that testifies AccorHotels focus on the region. We do think that the value that a global leader like AccorHotels can be a powerful axe to support Greek hospitality entrepreneurs, like Mr. Michelidakis, not only in resort activity but in urban hotels too,” Renzo Iorio, COO Accor Services Italy, Greece, Israel & Malta, said.

The ibis Styles Heraklion Central Hotel is strategically located between the center of the city and the port. A private square and an exquisitely renovated neoclassical building is the first image when entering the hotel. In the premises, boutiques and a private underground parking lot are included. The view from the roof garden is astonishing and plenty of visual leaps, among which the Dom of St. Titus, the Cretan mountains far behind and the Aegean Sea right in the front.

Photo © Patryk Kosmider / ShutterstockAccording to AccorHotels, the ibis Styles Heraklion Central Hotel will be opend by three childhood friends who, in the early 70s, had been playing in the cobbled streets around this land where a Cretan raisin factory had been located at that time. Today, decades later, they met and joined forces to achieve a common vision: reveal the modern side of Heraklion city and its unique historical past through hospitality.

Ibis Styles, the design experience multiple styles brand, is an international chain of non-standardized hotels with 367 properties in the world.
With simplicity, interactivity, quality and conviviality as its core brand values, each ibis Styles hotel has its own distinct personality characterized by a unique design, brightness, comfort, colors and positive energy.

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