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Brown Hotels’ ‘Isla Brown’ Resort Properties to Join Curio Collection by Hilton

Isla Brown Corinthia Resort and Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton - Drone Day View Garden Building Beach
Isla Brown Corinthia Resort and Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton
Isla Brown Chania Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton, and Isla Brown Corinthia Resort and Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton, will welcome first guests this summer

ATHENS, Greece & MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced a franchise agreement to open two resort properties under the Curio Collection by Hilton brand, managed and operated by Brown Hotels in Greece. Isla Brown Chania Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton, and Isla Brown Corinthia Resort and Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton, will welcome guests in time for the summer season. Both hotels will feature multiple swimming pools, several dining and drinking outlets and striking design elements throughout, reflecting each property’s unique character.

“Hilton is focused on our continued growth in Greece, with plans to triple our presence in the coming years,” said Alan Mantin, managing director, development, Southern Europe, Hilton. “The popularity of resort hotels, both with owners and guests, has helped us to enter new destinations across the region. We’re thrilled to start our cooperation with Brown Hotels, who will manage and operate the hotels, to bring these fantastic properties into our portfolio and welcome guests later this year. In the last five years alone, we’ve doubled our portfolio of hotels at resorts in Europe, Middle East and Africa, now with almost 80 hotels, and owner demand in markets like Greece is contributing significantly to our growth in this segment.”

Leon Avigad, founder and co-owner, Brown Hotels said, "We’re excited to partner with Hilton to open Isla Brown Chania Resort and Isla Brown Corinthia Resort and Spa under the Curio Collection by Hilton brand. Isla Brown Chania Resort and Isla Brown Corinthia Resort and Spa will offer an unparalleled guest experience in time for the 2024 summer season and as we introduce more guest rooms at both properties, we look forward to sharing that experience with more visitors to Chania and Corinthia, through our partnership with Hilton and its Curio Collection”.

Isla Brown Corinthia Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton

Situated along the Athens Riviera, only one hour drive from the buzzing capital, Isla Brown Corinthia Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton, will offer guests unobstructed sea views overlooking the Saronic Gulf from the hotel’s 166 guest rooms, each featuring a private balcony. For an even better view, guests will be able to head to the hotel’s 550 square meter rooftop to grab a drink at the bar or relax on loungers beside fire pits that light the rooftop at night. 

In addition to the rooftop bar, guests will be able to sample the flavors of the Greek islands at the hotel’s charming taverna, buffet restaurant, lobby bar or pool bar to get a quick bite, indulgent meal or delicious cocktail. The hotel will feature two swimming pools and immediate access to a private beach, as well as an expansive gym and award-winning spa offering five treatment rooms, a sauna and a hammam. Additionally, the hotel’s multi-purpose modular meetings and events space can host up to 400 guests and is a perfect option for corporate and social events.

Isla Brown Corinthia Resort and Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton - Rooftop and View
Isla Brown Corinthia Resort and Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton - Rooftop and View

The creative vision of the team at Elastic Architects for Isla Brown Corinthia has been acknowledged by the IDA with the ‘Gold’ architecture prize in the ‘Hotels & Resorts’ category by the International Design Awards (IDA) 2022.

The hotel’s design has its inspiration rooted in ancient Greek mythology, creating a unique, local story throughout the property. The clean and contemporary aesthetic features curved interiors that offer a sense of serenity and calm alongside exciting and playful architecture and design elements. The light-filled palette and the hotel’s organic curves were crafted with the intention of the structure to appear as an extension of the landscape.

Isla Brown Chania Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton

Further enhancing Hilton's presence in Crete, Isla Brown Chania Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton features 148 exquisite guest rooms, each with balconies or terraces providing breathtaking views of the sea or lush gardens. Development plans include the addition of 53 guest rooms, available for guests to book by this summer. The hotel’s one-of-a-kind design draws on the natural world, with wood and fibre elements used throughout alongside lush greenery, an oasis within the rugged natural landscape of Crete against a backdrop of the pristine waters along Crete’s northern coast. Isla Brown Chania Resort, located 15 km northeast of Chania city, allows easy access to Chania Airport and the picturesque Chania Port.

With amenities that create a unique and distinctive guest experience, visitors will be able to take advantage of three outdoor pools, a fully equipped gym, a spa with four treatment rooms, and a breathtaking sea deck. A curated selection of options including a la carte Cretan restaurant, buffet restaurant, terrace bar, pool bar and food truck by the sea will ensure guests are never far from drinking and dining options.

Isla Brown Chania Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton - Terrace Sunset
Isla Brown Chania Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton - Terrace Sunset

Guests of all Hilton properties benefit from the award-winning Hilton Honors guest loyalty program, allowing more than 180 million members who book directly with Hilton to earn Points for hotel stays and experiences. Hilton Honors members can also unlock access to instant rewards and benefits, and exclusive member discounts.

Curio Collection by Hilton is a global portfolio of 160 unique hotels and resorts selected for their distinctive character. Curio Collection properties allow guests to enjoy independent hotels that offer authentic and selected experiences while providing the benefits of Hilton and its award-winning Hilton Honors guest loyalty programme. Recent additions to Curio Collection by Hilton include openings in Madrid, Monaco and Reykjavik.

Isla Brown Corinthia, Curio Collection by Hilton, is located at Palea EO Athinon Korinthou, Agii Theodori 200 03, Greece.

Isla Brown Chania, Curio Collection by Hilton, is located at Stavros, 73100 Chania, Crete, Greece. 

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Ross BelferBrown Hotels Media Contactross@rg2comms.com+972 54 811 0476
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About Hilton

Hilton is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 22 world-class brands comprising more than 7,500 properties and nearly 1.2 million rooms, in 126 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed over 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, was named the No. 1 World’s Best Workplace by Great Place to Work and Fortune and has been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for seven consecutive years. Hilton has introduced industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 180 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube


About Curio Collection by Hilton

Curio Collection by Hilton is a global portfolio of 160 individually remarkable hotels hand-picked to immerse guests in one-of-a-kind moments in the world’s most sought-after destinations. Each hotel in the Curio Collection evokes a bespoke story through distinctive architecture and design, world-class food & beverage and curated experiences, while providing the benefits of Hilton and its award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors. Experience Curio Collection by Hilton by booking at curiocollection.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Curio Collection by Hilton at stories.hilton.com/curio, and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


About Brown Hotels

Brown Hotels is an international hotel collection founded in 2010 by Hoteliers Leon Avigad and Nitzan Perry, and partners of Nir Waizman. With properties located in Athens, Corinthia, Chalkida, Eretria, Chania and Corfu in Greece, in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Eilat in Israel and Trogir in Croatia, each hotel is rooted in devotion to service, design, innovation and authenticity. Brown Hotels evolved out of the desire to create dwellings that not only showed tourists the real culture and creativity of the city, but to also expand the nightlife and neighbourhood joints for locals. Learn more about Brown Hotels at brownhotels.com and Instagram.