IHG Hotels and Resorts has announced it will deliver its Intercontinental brand to Crete in 2023. According to the news, IHG will offer 205 rooms, each with its own private verandas.
The hotel chain said the new hotel will feature a sea, air and rock resign motif in keeping with the rugged Greek island’s character. There will be an entrance lobby, lounge and reception are that features an exposed rock face lit from above by a water-filled skylight.
IHG says there will be four restaurants and three bars, in all, and leisure facilities including a wellness and fitness leisure centre, a pool terrace, indoor spa, infinity pool deck and rooftop pool. There will also be a wide range of meeting spaces. The hotel will offer views over Mirabello Bay and direct access to a seafront promenade.
The hotel is a development with private equity real estate firm Henderson Park and international real estate firm Hines. Willemijn Geels, VP development Europe, IHG Hotels and Resorts, offered this via IHG’s press release:
He went on to that IHG Crete is but one of a series of partnerships for the company in Europe over the past year. According to Geels, IHG has new properties in locations including Ankara in Turkey, Baku in Azerbaijan and Canj in Montenegro as well. The company also announced a 20-year extension of their agreement with InterContinental Athens. The news release added a previous opening this year of its first Intercontinental property in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah.
Crete island is one of Greece’s most coveted destinations where more than six million visitors enjoy vacationing each year. The island’s magnificent Blue Flag beaches, unmatched natural beauty, superb cuisines, and unrivalled cultural and historic attractions make Crete a perpetual bucket list destination.