H Hilton (NYSE: HLT) announced the completion of a franchise agreement with Zetland Capitalregarding the opening of the unit Lindian Village Beach Resort Rhodes, Curio Collection by Hilton. The hotel, with a capacity of 196 rooms, is expected to open in the summer of 2023, under the management of SWOT Hospitality and will be its latest impressive resort Hilton in Greek islands.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, Senior Vice President, Development of Hilton for Europe, the Middle East and Africa said in a statement: “We are very happy to announce the partnership with Zetland Capital for its opening Lindian Village Beach Resort Rhodesunder its management SWOT Hospitalitywhich comes to be added to the potential of more than 60 hotels, with which its brand Curio Collection by Hilton maintains cooperation or development relationships in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Having welcomed over 5m international travelers last year1, Rhodes is an ever-growing travel destination and the ideal location to expand Curio’s upgraded product. Following recent openings in Santorini, Crete and Sardinia, this unique resort marks the expansion of its presence Curio in popular holiday destinations.” Ahmed Hamdani, founder and Chief Investment Officer, of Zetland Capitalcommented, “It is our great pleasure to announce its first hotel Curio Collection by Hilton in Rhodes, after extensive renovation procedures. At a distance of only ten minutes by car from the picturesque town of Lindos, the Lindian Village Beach Resort Rhodes, with a multitude of restaurants and direct access to the beach, will become a favorite destination for travelers. This is our second collaboration with Hilton, and we look forward to welcoming guests to this unique and impressive unit next summer. This investment underlines our investment strategy in popular destinations, in collaboration with strong local partners, such as SWOT Hospitalityin order to cope with the increasing demand for hospitality services after the pandemic.”
Stelios Koutsivitis, President and one of its main shareholders SWOT Hospitalitysaid: “Our team welcomes the new collaboration with Hilton with great enthusiasm. Working with a leading investor like Zetland Capital, we are sure that in its new era the Lindian Village will redefine the luxury hospitality market in Rhodes, thanks to its valuable know-how Curio Collection by Hilton. Our vision is to continue to upgrade the provided luxury hospitality product in Greece, with hotels of incomparable aesthetics and high-level services, which reflect the authenticity and warmth of the place.”
The Lindian Village Beach Resort Rhodes will be the first hotel under its brand Curio Collection in Rhodes, one of the most popular Greek islands, with incomparable natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. The 196-room unit, with a unique view of the sea and gardens, and direct access to a sandy beach, is located in the south-eastern part of the island, close to the picturesque town of Lindos, the Acropolis and a significant number of attractions, dating from the archaic to and the post-Byzantine period.
All his rooms Lindian Village Beach Resort Rhodes they will include a private outdoor area, while 85 of them will have a private pool or jacuzzi. Reinforcing her philosophy Curio Collection around authentic, personalized hospitality, the resort will operate five restaurants offering local and international cuisine, two bars and a gelateria, the concept of which has been overseen by the Trasteli Group, which manages, among other things, 2 restaurants with Michelin stars. In addition, the hotel will offer activities for children and families, around culture, nature and well-being. The facilities include two outdoor swimming pools, a gym, a luxury spa, water sports, a tennis court and two conference rooms, which will be able to accommodate up to 150 people.
Starting its activity in 2014, the Curio Collection by Hilton is now an international portfolio of more than 120 hotels and resorts, each with a distinct character, aimed at travelers seeking unique hospitality experiences. The hotel will be added to its two existing units Hiltonunder the brand Curio Collection: Sea Breeze Santorini Beach Resort, Curio Collection by Hiltonand The Royal Senses Resort & Spa Crete, Curio Collection by Hilton.
The visitors of its units Hilton will have the opportunity to take advantage of the award-winning loyalty program Hilton Honorswhich enables almost 146 million members who book directly from its platforms Hilton to earn Points for accommodation and experiences. Its members Hilton Honor they also have the ability to unlock rewards and benefits such as contactless check-in with room selection and exclusive discounts.
For more information about its activity Hilton and the expansion of its portfolio Curio Collection by Hiltonvisit it stories.hilton.com.