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Re-opening of Capsis Resort in Crete July 17, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Hotels Greece.

Great Hotels of the World announces re-opening of Capsis Resort Crete; €25 million transformation sees former convention centre become VIP resort

Great Hotels of the World (http://www.ghotw.com), representing some of the world’s finest independent hotels, is delighted to announce that 5* deluxe The Capsis Resort Crete, in Heraklion, on the island of Crete, officially re-opened in May with a completely new and unique concept, especially for Greece.

The hotel, previously a resort convention centre hotel operating under the name Capsis Beach Hotel & Sofitel Capsis Palace Hotel & Convention Centre, has undergone a complete transformation, costing €25 million (approx £17 million), to re-emerge as an exclusive VIP resort.

Changing the name to The Capsis Resort Crete, the new complex consists of two main hotel buildings, three private neighbourhoods with bungalows, suites, maisonettes and villas and an exclusive all-suite hotel with more than 50 private pool-maisonettes and villas. The four sections are all either totally renovated or brand new and accommodation is assigned silver, gold, platinum or diamond status.

The new Oasis neighbourhood offers the gold collection of accommodation and includes lagoon-pools surrounded by bungalows, maisonettes and bungalow-suites. It also incorporates the Sofitel Capsis Palace Hotel which is the resort’s luxury boutique hotel offering. The sea-front platinum collection Thalassa neighbourhood, meanwhile, offers guests private in-suite check in and accommodation with private pools. It also houses the ‘Villa Emerald’ incorporating a private pool, bar & billiard room, living room, dining room, office, three bedrooms, private hammam and butler service.

The diamond collection all-suite hotel is an exclusive new venture featuring luxury suites, maisonettes and villas complete with private Jacuzzi or pool, in-suite check in, a hotel spa, restaurants and bar. Close by is also the exclusive 512sqm ‘Black Pearl Villa’ which builds on the Villa Emerald’s offering adding a home cinema, private pool and sea decks, an indoor and an outdoor pool.

In addition, the resort complex is home to a brand new and exclusive children’s Minoan amusement park; Greece’s only amusement park built within a hotel complex. Aimed at 4-14 year olds, the park is inspired by Greek Mythology with the aim that children enjoy themselves through activities which also teach them about the mythology of Ancient Greece. Facilities include a labyrinth, climbing walls, tree houses, an ancient Greek boat, trembling bridge and many more.

Located on a spacious private peninsula, the resort is also home to a variety of other facilities, including three private beaches, seven restaurants, eight bars, seven main swimming pools, two chapels, a spa, water-sports centre, shops, business facilities and meeting rooms. Operating an environmental protection plan, it is also home to a private zoo, Botanical Park and produces its own flowers, vegetables, herbs and fruits used at the hotel taverna for Cretan cuisine.

For further information and hotel reservations, please contact Great Hotels of the World on 0800 032 4254 or http://www.ghotw.com/capsis-resort

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