Domes of Elounda Joins Autograph Collection

Domes of Elounda will be proudly opening its doors on the 25th of March as one of the newest members of the prestigious Autograph collection. Being Autograph’s first property in Greece and located in the heart of one of the world’s most exceptional destinations, this extraordinary, award-winning hotel is proud to take its place in such distinguished company.

Exactly like nothing else, Domes of Elounda combines the very best of Mediterranean style in an elegant, sophisticated setting. A fashionable retreat with a luxurious feel, the resort offers an effortless fusion of spectacular dining, impeccable service and an excellent spa matched only by the stunning views over the Bay of Elounda and the enchanting island of Spinalonga.

Autograph Collection® is an evolving ensemble of strikingly independent hotels.  Each destination has been selected for its quality, bold originality, rich character and uncommon details, created for the traveller seeking an escape from the predictable. The collection of one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts include a 15-room boutique fishing lodge in Colorado, a 19th-century neoclassical palace in Prague and a 3,000-room luxury high rise on the Vegas Strip.

Based in Elounda, Crete, Domes of Elounda is located in one of Greece’s prime hotspots and long-time A-list secret beloved by those seeking a restful reprieve amidst incredible natural beauty. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Rihanna and Lady Gaga are all regulars to this former fishing village which offers unsurpassed views and a charming atmosphere. Itself an extraordinary experience, Elounda is also famed for its views of the nearby island of Spinalonga, the jaw-dropping ruin and archaeological site where Victoria Hislop was inspired to write her celebrated book ‘The Island’.

Following a recent multi-million pound expansion which includes 28 brand new luxury residences outfitted with every imaginable amenity and generous heated pools, Domes of Elounda offers guests a delightful getaway in spectacular style.  Every suite, villa or residence comes with an outdoor heated Jacuzzi or a private swimming pool.  Fusing colour and outstanding design, Domes of Elounda is a well-appointed and stylish retreat which always keeps guest’s satisfaction and experience front of mind with its stunning surroundings and authentically tailor-made services.  It is ideal for both couples and families alike as it offers designated adult only and family friendly venues and experiences.

John Licence, brand leader for Autograph Collection in Europe, commented: “We are delighted to welcome the luxurious and renowned Domes of Elounda as our first Greek and Mediterranean resort into the Collection. The Hotel has established itself very well in the luxury Greek market and its unique attributes make it a perfect for joining Autograph Collection.”

George P. Spanos, vice president of Ledra Hotels and Villas, commented: 'Marriott International joins forces with Domes of Elounda under the umbrella of Autograph Collection.  This is an acknowledgement of our efforts and commitment to offer distinctive hospitality experiences.  With this strategic partnership, Domes of Elounda enters dynamically a new era of further developments.

Offering breath-taking views of the glimmering blue of the Aegean Sea, Domes of Elounda is a glamorous destination that offers something for even the most discerning traveller.  The chic and stylish interiors go toe to toe with the spectacular natural beauty that surrounds it. Combining smooth-edged architecture with an exotic touch from Moorish additions, such as fretwork screens, silver basins and mirrored furniture; the neighbouring vistas of the sea (and the best views of Spinalonga on Crete) all contribute to the exceptional atmosphere.

Additionally, there are lovely communal areas. A family highlight is the designated area with an enormous fresh water pool, a shaded children’s plunge pool, an open air theatre and a kids / crèche / teenager club operated by an acknowledge British childmind operator.  The Veuve Clicquot adult only pool offer stunning views for hours of calm, ambient relaxation.

Domes of Elounda has the distinction of offering the only natural sandy beach in the region and has a 'Blue Flag' status.  Domes of Elounda’s private beach is ideal for both couples and families alike.  There are adult only and family zones throughout the beach.  Couples can lounge by the beach bar whilst enjoying stunning views and families with children play for hours in the shallow and gentle waters.  Lined with ancient olive trees and wooden decking, along with inviting day-beds, the beaches are a true haven of relaxation. And for those with energy to spare, of boasts a range of watersports for guests of all ages to enjoy.

Marriott Rewards members are welcomed to redeem and gain point in this Autograph Collection hotel.  The property is located a scenic 45 minutes’ drive from Crete’s Heraklion Airport (3.5 hours flight from all major UK airports)

Rooms start from; £150 per night for sea view suite, including breakfast and taxes.

Website:www.domesofelounda.com and Tel: + (30) 28410 43500

 

For further information, please contact:

Callum McLellan-Attfield

Email: Callum@foxpr.co.uk

T: + 44 (0) 208 878 1008

 

Notes to Eds: Domes of Elounda is owned by Ledra Hotels & Villas

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