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Iberostar announces re-opening of 5* Iberostar Selection Creta Marine following 3 year renovation

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Iberostar Selection Creta Marine

Located in the north of Crete, the resort boasts exclusive access to three picturesque beach coves on the crystal-clear Aegean Sea, with sea-view and swim-up rooms, and expansive grounds including native plant species.

PALMA DE MALLORCA – Iberostar Hotels & Resortsa leading family-owned Spanish hotel chain renowned for its commitment to responsible tourism, announces the opening of the newly renovated 5* Iberostar Selection Creta Marine, following an extensive renovation taking place over two years. The seaside village resort reopened on May 10th under Iberostar’s Selection brand and upgraded to 5*category, employing 150 people in the local area. 

The resort, located in Panormo in the north of Crete, boasts exclusive access to three picturesque beach coves on the crystal-clear Aegean Sea. It has been built to emulate the charming Cretan village it is neighboured by, with a mixture of brand new and refurbished airy rooms and sugar cube style bungalows designed by Greek architect Marios Ninos under two themes: Colonial and Palm leaves. The 361 rooms range from Sea-View Doubles with balcony whirlpools to Waterfront Family Bungalows and Deluxe Swim-up Sea View Suites. The brand-new lobby and common area embody Cretan hospitality, while the extensive grounds include newly landscaped gardens, including native species as figs, jasmine and bougainvillea, filling the resort with the enchanting scents of the eastern Mediterranean.    

Iberostar Selection Creta Marine

“We have undertaken the renovation of Iberostar Selection Creta Marine with the utmost care and consideration to offer guests a premium home-from-home to enjoy the essence of a Greek seaside holiday village. The resort is defined by its privileged sea front location and its proximity to several charming Cretan villages, as well as a renewed and upgraded culinary offering that we hope will satisfy the needs of our guests.” stated Finn Ackermann, Chief Commercial Officer at Iberostar Hotels & Resorts.  

A Premium Mediterranean Experience  

True to Iberostar’s culinary reputation, the resort’s all-inclusive will offer a total of 9 restaurants and bars, providing guests with variety and natural, fresh and healthy homemade products. This includes traditional Cretan restaurants including the cozy Vegghera Taverna and Anatoli Ouzo Bar, as well as Thalassa, À la carte Mediterranean Restaurant by the sea, Italian Restaurant, Trattoria Concept, serving hand-made pizzas, and Dias Buffet Restaurant. A food truck will also offer Greek street food such as gyros and souvlaki.  

Iberostar Selection Creta Marine

The refit has seen a major improvement in the wellness facilities of the resort, with a brand-new spa for massages and hydrotherapy, indoor pool and three outdoor sea water pools. The activities available are unrivalled – from watersports like windsurfing, paddle surfing, snorkeling, to sports including volleyball, football and tennis. There is truly something for all the family, as Iberostar’s renowned kids club Star Camp offers a variety of activities for a range of ages. 

In line with Iberostar’s commitment to responsible tourism, the resort has worked during the renovation to give a second life to materials in rooms and common areas like furniture by donating them to local communities. On top of this, the hotel is also monitoring the carbon footprint and the energy consumption in order to reduce the scope 1 & 2 emissions. One of Iberostar´s Agenda 2030 objectives is having 25% of green coverage in its hotels by 2030. In Iberostar Selection Creta Marine, green spaces represent 48% of the hotel´s ground, contributing to the environment and the customers and employees wellbeing and relaxation.    

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