BRUSSELS—Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group announced their very first hotel on the Greek island of Crete: The Radisson Blu Beach Resort, Crete Milatos. The property will feature 318 guestrooms and is scheduled to open in the second quarter of the year. Carlson Rezidor already operates one property in Greece, the Radisson Blu Hotel Athens.
The Radisson Blu Beach Resort, Crete Milatos is an existing property that will re-open under the Radisson Blu flag after renovation in 2016. The Geniatakis family originally opened the resort in 2002. Yorgos and Elli Geniatakis have now decided to partner with Carlson Rezidor to combine their local heritage and knowledge with an international expertise. They both have studied hospitality management and worked in major hotel chains and independent hotels in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
“We strongly believe that the combination of a family-owned, awarded resort and a global chain will offer added values to our guests. Moreover, we also aim to open more career opportunities to our employees. We are confident that the new Radisson Blu Beach Resort, Crete Milatos will become a competitive destination—due to its authentic design, casual atmosphere and affordable luxury,” commented the owners.
The hotel will offer Radisson Blu signature services such as free high-speed Internet access and a mix of facilities such as an all-day dining restaurant, several specialty restaurants and bars, a variety of pools and private pools, a private beach, tennis courts, leisure facilities for families and couples, and a spa with wellness center including treatment rooms, hammam, saunas, and a jacuzzi.