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Grecotel Completes 42-million-euro Investment Plan

Corfu Imperial Grecotel Exclusive Resort, Kommeno Peninsula

Corfu Imperial Grecotel Exclusive Resort, Kommeno Peninsula

Grecotel Hotels & Resorts has completed an investment plan of over 42 million euros, which included extensive renovation work in five luxury hotels, also creating 630 new jobs.

“Grecotel is considered Greece’s most significant employer in the hospitality industry, currently employing 6,100 people,” the group said in an announcement.

Grecotel Rhodos Royal, New Dynamic Resort in Rhodes Island

Grecotel Rhodos Royal

More specifically, the group proceeded with the total makeover of its luxury hotels Corfu ImperialDaphnila Bay Dassia, Casa Marron (former Lakopetra Beach), Pella Beach and Rhodos Royal, which are located in four popular tourism destinations, namely Corfu, the Peloponnese, Halkidiki and Rhodes.

The group’s plan included the renovation of a total of 780 rooms, the modernization and expansion of 40 dining facilities which today serve menus signed by award-winning chefs, and the makeover of 15.5 hectares (155 stremmas) of outdoor infrastructure.

Casa Marron

Casa Marron

Grecotel expects 9% revenue growth in 2018

“The group’s renovation project is ongoing… and constitutes the start of the creation of third-generation units in Greece which will upgrade the country’s tourism product,” Grecotel CEO Mari Daskalantonaki said.

Pella Beach, Brand New Destination in Kassandra Peninsula, Chalkidiki

Pella Beach in Kassandra Peninsula, Chalkidiki

Following this investment project, the group expects an average increase of overnight stays by 7 percent and a rise in revenues by 9 percent in 2018 compared to 2017.

Furthermore, Daskalantonaki noted that Greece should particularly focus on the Russian tourism market, while also investing in new markets.

Grecotel Hotels & Resorts will soon launch a new investment program for the total revamp of other hotel complexes in Greece ahead of the 2019 tourism season.

The group currently operates 32 luxury hotel complexes in 12 destinations in Greece, which are hosting a total of 320,000 visitors from 150 countries.

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  1. amaraggi Reply

    Is there any intention to include golf courses in those investment, part of the hotels or separetly. Greece is very poor in golf resorts although it could be a very nice golf destination.

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