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Hilton Bolsters Greek Island Portfolio with Beachfront Resort in Crete

Imperial Flair Chania Old Town, Curio Collection by Hilton - Rendering
Imperial Flair Chania Old Town, Curio Collection by Hilton
Imperial Flair Chania Old Town, Curio Collection by Hilton announced, joining recent Curio Collection by Hilton openings Lindian Village Beach Resort Rhodes and Domes Aulus Elounda

CRETE, Greece and MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced a franchise agreement with Tsiledakis S.A to open Imperial Flair Chania Old Town, Curio Collection by Hilton, which will join two Curio Collection by Hilton hotels in Crete. Set to open in 2026, the 85-room hotel will take a prime beachfront location in the picturesque town of Chania and all guest rooms will feature a private pool.

Andreas Koukas, director, development, Greece & Cyprus, Hilton, said, “We’re excited to continue our impressive growth momentum in Greece with this latest signing announcement. In the last month alone, we’ve announced our third hotel in Crete, Imperial Flair Chania Old Town, Curio Collection by Hilton, and opened two hotels – Domes Aulus Elounda and Lindian Village Beach Resort Rhodes. In partnership with owners such as Tsiledakis S.A., we’re going from strength to strength and look forward to expanding the presence of our world-class brands in Greece in the years to come."

Labros Tsiledakis, chief operating officer, Tsiledakis S.A, said, "We’re thrilled to be working with Hilton to deliver what will undoubtedly be a fantastic addition to the Cretan hotel market. This unique, characterful hotel will capture Crete’s charm and offer guests an indulgent experience, with private swimming pools, direct access to a beach and modern upscale accommodations. We’re looking forward to our future relationship with Hilton in the Greek market, capitalising on Hilton’s strong commercial engines and our local knowledge to deliver a high-quality hospitality product in the heart of Chania."

Imperial Flair Chania Old Town, Curio Collection by Hilton - Rendering
Imperial Flair Chania Old Town, Curio Collection by Hilton - Rendering

Imperial Flair Chania Old Town, Curio Collection by Hilton will reflect Curio Collection by Hilton´s portfolio of one-of-a-kind hotels handpicked for their unique character, featuring two dining outlets, including a specialty rooftop restaurant. Guests can also take a dip in the indoor or outdoor pools, take advantage of the upscale fitness facilities or enjoy an afternoon relaxing in the spa. There will also be meeting space for business travellers, and events and retail options are available from the hotel’s two onsite shopping outlets. The hotel will be located on the western seafront of Chania, right beside the Venetian Port and the Old Town, where the Municipality of Chania has approved a study for the redevelopment of the coastal front.

Crete, the largest of Greece’s islands and one of the most popular destinations for European tourists, offers a beautiful natural landscape, rich gastronomic culture and ancient historical sites. Chania, on the island’s northwest coast, is known for some of the island’s best beaches, as well as the Old Venetian Port of Chania, with its striking 16th-century lighthouse and a wide variety of restaurants and cafes. A short walk from the hotel are Chania’s beaches and Old Town, and a short drive away are other Cretan beaches, including Elafonissi Beach, with its charming pink sand, and Balos Beach, with its shallow and vivid turquoise waters.

Guests of all Hilton properties will be able to benefit from the award-winning Hilton Honors guest loyalty programme, allowing more than 158 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, such as contactless check-in with room selection and exclusive member discounts. 

Curio Collection by Hilton is a global portfolio of more than 135 unique hotels and resorts selected for their distinctive character. Curio Collection properties allow guests to enjoy independent hotels that offer authentic and selected experiences through local offers and exquisite amenities while providing the benefits of Hilton and its award-winning Hilton Honors guest loyalty programme.

Imperial Flair Chania Old Town, Curio Collection by Hilton will join the portfolio of four additional properties in Greece, including The Royal Senses Resort & Spa Crete, Curio Collection by Hilton, Lindian Village Beach Resort Rhodes, Curio Collection by Hilton, Domes Aulus Elounda, Curio Collection by Hilton and Sea Breeze Santorini Beach Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton.

Imperial Flair Chania Old Town, Curio Collection is located at Akti Kanari, Nea Chora, Chania, 73131, just a 20-minute drive from Chania International Airport.

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