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‘Infinite Lifestyle’ brand re-defines the all-inclusive experience

The new Ikos Resorts brand currently features two Greek resorts, Ikos Oceania (previously Oceania Club) which will re-open in March 2015 after a soft refurbishment and a brand NEW hotel Ikos Olivia, which will open its doors for the first time in May 2015.

In March 2014, Oaktree Capital Management with the support of Sani S.A. launched Ikos Resorts, a portfolio of luxury resorts in Greece and the Mediterranean. Ikos Resorts is backed by an experienced management team headed by CEO Achilleas Dorotheou, as well as the extensive knowhow from Sani.
 
The new Ikos Resorts brand currently features two Greek resorts, Ikos Oceania (previously Oceania Club) which will re-open in March 2015 after a soft refurbishment and a brand new hotel Ikos Olivia, which will open its doors for the first time in May 2015.
 
Both properties will be underpinned by the Infinite Lifestyle promise, Ikos Resorts’ dedication to re-defining the all-inclusive experience. Each contemporary Greek property overflows with understated elegance, providing distinctive, authentic experiences in the most idyllic locations. Food excellence is covered by restaurants operated by Michelin starred chefs such as Lefteris Lazarou of Varulko restaurant, Athens and Andrea Fusco of Guido Ballerina restaurant, Rome. The addition of luxurious Anne Semonin spas, ensures a luxury all-inclusive holiday experience like never before.
 
Drawing from the Greek word Oikos meaning home, Ikos Resorts represents authentic hospitality, care and of course the legendary Greek welcome. The Ikos Resorts mission is to redefine the luxury all-inclusive experience with Infinite Lifestyle and will exceed the needs of the most discerning global leisure traveller, with bespoke personal touches such as 24-hour in-room dining and Beach Side Infinite Lifestyle. Highlights of which include all day waiter service to your sun lounger and a variety of beach-side activities day and night. The ambitious Ikos Resorts brand aims to open 7 resorts within 7 years, the first of which will be the much loved Ikos Oceania and the second, a new property for 2015, Ikos Olivia.
 
Ikos Resorts, Infinite Luxury
Restaurants & Dining – The focus on food excellence is pervasive throughout Ikos Resorts properties with all properties offering 4 themed a-la-carte restaurants encompassing Greek, Pan-Asian, Italian and Mediterranean French cuisine, prepared by world acclaimed Michelin starred chefs. ‘Flavors’ buffet restaurant offers world class cuisine without reservation throughout the day. No less than 5 stylish bar areas offering international branded wines and spirits can also be enjoyed in stunning locations both beach side and nestled within the hotel grounds and gardens. The Cava wine cellar provides a wide selection of local and international wines to compliment the various cuisines. The Ikos Sommelier is on hand in all al-la-carte restaurants to assist guests when selecting the perfect wine. Special menus are also available for those with dietary requirements or young children.
 
Ikos Resorts are committed to sustainability and the local community, from the use of local produce on the menus and the employment of local personnel, to nature adventures and eco learning for kids. Ikos Resorts stand out from the crowd due to their promotion and support of local business, including the ‘Dine Out Experience’, incorporating local restaurants located outside the hotel premises in the inclusive services. This extra flexibility allows guests additional freedom to explore, whilst nourishing local commerce by ensuring that the hotel and local businesses cooperate together in a mutually supportive partnership. The ‘Dine Out Experience’ adds a new dimension to the traditional concept of all-inclusive dining, allowing customers to enjoy the choice of a selection of local Greek restaurants, enjoying coastal and countryside views outside the resort in nearby coastal villages. Halkidiki offers un-spoilt villages and impressive pine forests to admire, or why not visit one of the beautiful monasteries on the Unesco-protected holy mountain of Athos situated nearby. For those guests who value their privacy, Ikos Resorts 24-hour room service allows guests to experience local and international cuisine in the private surrounds of their own accommodation.  
 
Leisure & Spa – Looking for a more active holiday or getting tired of relaxing on the golden sands. Don’t worry as Ikos Resorts provide the perfect solution. The wide selection of offerings are ideal for couples and families looking for pure relaxation or activity based holidays. With a fully equipped sports centre and fitness studio available at all Ikos Resorts, work out or get a friend involved and try the tennis and squash courts or biking centre. With crystal clear waters only a moment away, take to the waves and try something new from the vast array of water sports on offer.
 
For a true combination of luxury and harmony between body and soul, guests can relax and indulge in a range of rejuvenating treatments and therapies from Parisian luxury spa brand Anne Semonin. With a variety of “state-of-the-art” private treatment rooms, including a couples’ suite, premium Spa products and highly trained therapists as well as a thermal suite, steam bath and ice plunge, guests can enter a zone of total relaxation and bliss. The indoor/outdoor heated pool with jacuzzi offers a view of the idyllic surrounds from the floor to ceiling glass windows.
 
Kids at Ikos Resorts – Families are well catered for at Ikos Resorts with a wide range of activities on offer for all ages. Offering services for children as young as 4 months old, you can relax knowing that they are well looked after, as both multilingual children’s clubs conform to strict UK OFSTED standards and ratios. Run by Worldwide Kids Company, choose from the ‘Hero Crèche’ (4 months – 4 years), the ‘Hero Mini Club’ (from 4 – 12 years) and the Teenage Club (12-17 years) during high season. From DJ classes to baking, face painting and pyjama parties, children will be amused for hours. The specially designed kids’ pools situated within easy reach of the main pool area are convenient and designed with safety in mind. The unique beachside childcare service, offers parents the opportunity to relax and enjoy the sun and surf, safe in the knowledge that the children are under a watchful, experienced eye! Additional children’s activities can also be booked including football academy and tennis lessons at an extra cost. A wide selection of essential children’s accessories are also available upon request, including baby phones, sterilisers and bottle warmers. Children’s menus and high chairs are available in restaurants.
 
Weddings & Honeymoons – Ikos Resorts is the most magical place for those planning a Mediterranean wedding or honeymoon. Idyllic waterfront locations, serving the finest cuisine ensure that your special celebration is unforgettable. Simple touches of understated elegance and peaceful hideaways highlight the personal, bespoke ethos of Ikos Resorts. Honeymoon extras include a romantic candlelit dinner, bottle of champagne upon arrival and farewell gift.
 
Ikos Deluxe Collection Services – Ikos Deluxe Collection guests situated in the Deluxe area of both Ikos Oceania and Ikos Olivia are able to take advantage of Ikos Resorts exclusive services. Additional benefits and services feature; VIP check in/out, private concierge service, a complimentary spa treatment, premium branded drinks, VIP beach and poolside upgrades and one private dinner per stay, which can be set within the luscious private gardens or beachside to enjoy a romantic Mediterranean sea view. In-room services are upgraded to include premium bathroom amenities by Anne Semonin, special room service menu, pillow menu selection, premium branded drinks in the mini bar and one bottle of champagne upon arrival. Enjoy the ultimate indulgence, with a dedicated Deluxe Collection manager on hand, guests are guaranteed an unparalleled level of customer service.
 
IKOS RESORTS
Ikos Olivia – new property opening in May 2015. Ikos Olivia blends seamlessly with nature, set in 22 acres of evergreen landscape and surrounded by pines and olive groves. Overlooking 450m of glorious sandy beach and the deep blue of the Toroneos gulf (and just 35mins from Thessaloniki Airport), this enchanting setting epitomises relaxation and spacious elegance. The property consists of 136 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, enjoying stunning sea views and 159 luxury bungalow suites, which are set in the heart of nature, featuring manicured private gardens and exclusive deluxe areas. Guests can enjoy the extensive, fully serviced secluded sandy beach, which acts as the ideal hideaway or play area for couples and families. Cool off in one of the 2 outdoor pools including a fresh water lagoon style swimming area. For a truly magical experience, take a dip in the heated indoor/outdoor pool located at the Ikos Spa by Anne Semonin and take in the stunning vistas from the floor to ceiling glass windows.
 
Ikos Oceania – Ikos Oceania (previously Oceania Club) will re-open in March 2015 following a full rebrand and a soft refurbishment. Located on a 350m natural sandy beach and enjoying 15 acres of lush gardens, this beautiful accommodation is surrounded by nature. Wake up to the panoramic backdrop of Mount Olympus and the serene Aegean Sea, in one of the 298 glorious guest rooms and suites. With the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea moments away, guests can take advantage of the private sandy beach or while away the hours next to the stunning outdoor fresh water infinity pool or heated indoor pool. Enjoy all day waiter service to your sunbed and simply relax in the knowledge that everything is taken care of. An additional fresh water pool is also available to Deluxe Collection guests.

 

Photo caption: Ikos Olivia
 
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