- HIP is investing more than €6.8 million to upgrade and transform the property
- The hotel is managed by Domes Resorts under the iconic hospitality brand of Curio Collection by Hilton and will welcome guests in May 2023
- Domes Aulūs Elounda, Curio Collection by Hilton is an adults only all-inclusive resort in Elounda Crete, Greece
Hotel Investment Partners (HIP), the largest owner of resort hotels in Southern Europe owned by funds managed by Blackstone; Domes Resorts management and Hilton announce Domes Aulūs Elounda will join the Curio Collection by Hilton portfolio in May 2023 following an extensive renovation.
HIP has invested more than €6.8 million in order to upgrade and transform the property as an upper upscale adult-only all-inclusive Domes Aulūs resort under Curio Collection by Hilton. The renovation has resulted in the property offering fresh, new accommodation for guests in Elounda Crete.
The refurbishment will see the full renovation of all the restaurants and bars, 123 bungalows and the construction of 18 new suites. The common areas, new market areas, dining deck and retail spaces will also be redeveloped. The gym is being enlarged and a new wellness and wellbeing centre is being introduced.
The property welcomed guests on May 25th, 2023.
Domes Aulūs Elounda, Curio Collection by Hilton is situated in an unrivalled destination in the breath-taking surroundings of Elounda, one of the most popular destinations in the Mediterranean. Comprising a private beach, two cliffside swimming pools and pool bars, Domes’ signature Soma Spa and Gym, a breadth of culinary experiences, as well as a marketplace including open-air boutique shops and a cinema, Domes Aulūs Elounda, Curio Collection by Hilton presents the best of Greek hospitality.
With design inspired by the surrounding topography and tones of the Cretan landscape, the property has been recently refreshed with a warm and soothing palette of grey and beige textured surfaces, splashed with Aegean blue textiles.
The resort is the epitome of sophistication and the ‘Cool Inclusive’ concept offers limitless access to a meticulously crafted array of culinary delights, mixology, and thrilling experiences all day long, ensuring a worry-free escape where all must-haves are part of the experience.
Domes Aulūs Elounda, Curio Collection by Hilton, the distilled version of the romantic Mediterranean jet-setter destination is surrounded by calm waters and quaint fishing villages and the Venetian castle on the Islet of Spinalonga, the setting for Victoria Hislop’s best-selling novel.
Domes Aulūs Elounda, Curio Collection by Hilton will participate in Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s world-class portfolio of 19 distinct hotel brands which boasts more than 158 million members. Members who book directly will have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, exclusive member discounts, free standard Wi-Fi and access to the Hilton Honors mobile app.
The refurbishment plan was supported by Alpha Bank which provided the financing for the execution of the capital expenditure.
About Curio Collection by Hilton
About Curio Collection by Hilton Curio Collection by Hilton is a global portfolio of more than 135 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 Hotel Investment Partners (HIP) : HIP was founded in 2015 by Alejandro Hernández-Puértolas and Banco Sabadell and was subsequently acquired by Blackstone in 2017. Through subsequent acquisitions, the portfolio has grown to 73 hotels totalling ~21k keys across Spain, Greece, Italy and Portugal.
HIP has a dedicated team of around 100 professionals specialised in acquisitions, execution, renovation and repositioning of well-located but undercapitalised hotels. The team works in partnership with various hotel operators such as Ritz-Carlton, Barceló, Apple Leisure Group®, Hilton, Ledra and Marriott with the aim of improving hotel management and travelers’ experience during their stay. HIP will invest more than 600 million euros in its existing portfolio of resorts.
About Domes: The fastest-growing lifestyle hospitality group in Greece, Domes is the WTA’s World’s Leading Luxury Resort Brand for 2022. Choose a selection of eleven family-friendly or adult-only design-led lifestyle Resorts on handpicked, beach destinations with rich ancient history and sweeping Mediterranean Sea views on the Greek Islands and the Algarve in Portugal.
Immerse in local culture with loved ones through inspiring experiences curated to create lifelong memories. Discover postcard beaches, unique gastronomy, wellness rituals, and world-famous historic sites. Live in sync with nature in palatial accommodation with a private lake, and world-class golf near cosmopolitan Vilamoura at Domes Lake Algarve, Autograph Collection. Stay steps away from Corfu’s most famous beach with space for the children to roam free at Domes of Corfu Autograph Collection or enjoy aristocratic luxury while discovering cosmopolitan Corfu by speedboat at Domes Miramare, a Luxury Collection Resort. Captain your family boat to the castle on Spinalonga Island at the legendary Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection. Discover the nightlife of evocative Chania at Domes Noruz Autograph Collection, Europe’s Leading Honeymoon Resort, or strengthen your tribe and practice the art of living well at Domes Zeen, a Luxury Collection Resort. For a five-star all-inclusive stay, with a booming culinary scene, choose Domes Aulūs Zante Autograph Collection for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to swim with the Caretta sea turtle, or live the glamorous, Greek Island romance of a lifetime at adults only Domes Aulūs Elounda.
In 2023 Domes welcomes its first Reserve, Domes Maison, an authentic preserved 1903 mansion in old town Corfu. Also, Domes White Coast Milos has already opened its doors on the stunning, whitewashed, and blue stucco roof Aegean Cyclades Island of Milos, whilst in mid-July Mykonos will welcome its first Domes Noruz Mykonos. Additionally, Sora Lifestyle Beach Club on Corfu’s most famous beach, that combines summer fun, dining, wellness, and childcare. Last but not least, Domes proudly has welcomed to his portfolio, the iconic Domes Noruz Kassandra in Halkidiki peninsula, in April 2023.