Designed with the needs of guests at the forefront, these authentic experiences aim to provide a unique holiday environment at each separate hotel to showcase the local culture and unique setting.
MarBella Collection is introducing new restaurants to their high end culinary portfolio, opening a new aqua park, announcing a revamped activities programme and new settings for romantic dining.
Returning guests are sure be delighted to see that the renowned Greek Chefs Abroad Culinary Series will be back for its second year, following a successful launch in 2021.
Situated in the southeast corner of Corfu, at Agios Ioannis Peristeron, the family-friendly MarBella Corfu will offer guests of all ages new ways to have fun under the Corfu sun at its Anemelia Aqua Park that will feature water slides and twisting rides for children, an infinity pool for adults and a whirlpool.
Additionally, in response to the growing need for travel to become a more sustainable endeavour, MarBella Corfu this year will launch its revamped Grasshoppers Kids Club to include recycled materials and eco-friendly design patterns.
Moreover, adults can take part in the hotel’s new fitness programme in partnership with Wellco Fitness and book activities (yoga, pilates, and HIIT) into their itinerary through MarBella Collection’s mobile app.
New Culinary Offerings
MarBella Corfu will be opening three new food & beverage venues for the 2022 summer season: Celeste (French a la carte restaurant) and Kum Kuat (Pan-Asian cuisine), which both will be available through MarBella Collection’s Dine Around programme; and the Anemelia Aqua Park Bar that will be opening in line with the Aqua Park and will be available in the hotel’s Ultra All-Inclusive package.
New chef partnership: Yiannis Kioroglou
Celebrated global chef, Yiannis Kioroglou, is collaborating with MarBella Corfu following his successful starring in MarBella Collection’s 2021 Greek Chefs Abroad Culinary Series. With a key focus on philoxenia (traditional Greek hospitality), Kioroglou is joining the MarBella Corfu team as Consultant Chef to oversee the hotel’s new restaurant openings, Celeste and Kum Kuat.
MarBella Nido, located on Corfu’s stunning south-east coast, this summer will introduce new romantic dining experiences, carefully tailored to each couple and available at the collection’s adults-only property and adjacent sister hotel, MarBella Corfu.
Guests staying at MarBella Nido on a half board basis can choose to dine at any of MarBella Corfu’s restaurants, including the newest additions of Deck Bar & Grill, Celeste and Kum Kuat.
On top of this, the hotel is continuing to provide private sunset cruises to Corfu Town, honeymooners spa rituals and an in-suite candlelit dinners too.
Following the 2021 opening of MarBella Elix in the area of Parga in Epirus, mainland Greece, the hotel has introduced a new selection of enhanced experiences across its culinary offerings and activities programming.
For breakfast, guests will now have the choice of two venues. The pool restaurant, Indigo, will be serving the most important meal of the day from 8am to 11am with the option to eat al fresco and enjoy the morning sea breeze. For a more authentic experience, holidaymakers can take part in the Local Dining Discovery Programme which brings guests to dine-out at local and carefully chosen restaurants.
New chef partnership: Gikas Xenakis
MarBella Elix will also be introducing chef Gikas Xenakis, as the new Consultant Chef for fine dining restaurant, Pearl. Head Chef of award-winning Aleria Restaurant in Athens where he specialises in modern Green cuisine, Xenakis will be launching a brand new menu that captures Greek culinary tradition with diversity and creative style.
As MarBella Elix continues to build on its already extensive selection of outdoor activities, this summer it will introduce enhanced biking and hiking programmes.
A new playground and outdoor recreation area has also been designed for MarBella Elix’s youngest guests – including shaded grounds with soft flooring and adventure play sections for children. Similarly, Explore the Outside is launching a creative and immersive water sports activities programme for children aged 6 and above.
Adventure Pop Up Weeks
Holidaymakers visiting MarBella Elix during school holidays can take part in a specially curated ‘Adventure Pop Up Weeks’ with outstanding kids’ entertainers, Sharky and George. Designed for children aged 8-15 years old and taking place during half terms and the summer holidays, the programmes will take inspiration from Greek mythology, encouraging participants to jump into the fascinating history and culture of the country.
The Greek Chefs Abroad Culinary Series
Following the incredible success of the inaugural Greek Chefs Abroad Culinary Series in 2021, the esteemed series will be returning this year with an equally impressive programme – this time, taking place across all three hotels.
Bringing together a stellar line up of Greek chefs from across the globe to work their magic with the collection’s in-house chefs, exclusive ‘MarBella Collection’ menus will be curated inspired by traditionally Greek recipes and ingredients.
These gastronomic events will be centered around authentic Greek and Mediterranean food with an international flair to offer guests a truly unique culinary adventure.