The name of Grecotel is synonymous with quality hotels, personalised service, traditional Greek hospitality, thalassotherapy centres and a caring concern for the environment and culture of Greece. The Grecotel Group is the largest hotel chain in Greece with 39 properties. In 2004 the total bed capacity of the Grecotel Group exceeds 14.600 beds.
GRECOTEL S.A., THE RESORT MANAGEMENT COMPANY...
Grecotel S.A. is the largest hotel chain in Greece with 20 resort hotels and a total bed capacity in 2006 of over 10,600 beds. The twenty Grecotel Resort hotels (4*and 5*) are located in Crete, Corfu, Halkidiki, West Peloponnese, Rhodes, Mykonos and Kos and Attica.
In 2005, a new concept, Couples Hotels, was launched at the new Grecotel Eva Palace in Corfu. This hotel offers a romantic, relaxing refuge for couples of all ages who seek a holiday away from the lively family hotels. 2004 saw the opening of the first Grecotel Resort hotel in Attica - the Grecotel Cape Sounio and the luxury Grecotel Olympia Riviera resort with three new hotels in Kyllini, Peloponnese.
Grecotel SA is owned jointly by the Daskalantonakis family and the multinational TUI Hotels & Resort Division (World of TUI) which has more than 290 properties worldwide. The group reported 1,8 million guest overnights in its resort hotels during the 2005 season and had a 91% occupancy rate.
Grecotel has been awarded over 150 international awards by guests, tourism organisations, tour operators and international associations for the quality of its hotels, its upgrading of the Greek tourism product and for its initiatives in the environmental and cultural field.
Over 85,000 families are members of the Grecotel Privilege Club (approx. 255,000 individuals). These loyal guests have visited one of the resort hotels from two to sixty times since Grecotel was founded in 1981.
QUALITY & SERVICEOver 4,000 personnel are employed in the Grecotel offices and hotels, making it the most significant employer in the Greek hospitality sector. In 1992, Grecotel became the first Mediterranean hotel group to undertake eco-audits in its hotels according to EU standards and formed an environment and culture department in its head office operations department.
These environmental initiatives, including the formation of an unique agricultural department which supplies biological produce to the hotels, have resulted in the Group being honoured with the most prestigious environmental awards worldwide. Grecotel is now a textbook example in leading tourism schools and universities.
To demonstrate the group’s agricultural initiatives, the Agreco Traditional Estate opened in 2001 on Crete. This unique showcase organic farm allows visitors to experience how everything from olive oil to honey and wine have been produced for centuries and then feast on the healthy Cretan cuisine in the farm taverna.
HISTORY & EVENTS
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