Madrid, Spain: 19 March, 2018
IKOS RESORTS ENTERS THE SPANISH LUXURY HOSPITALITY MARKET
Ikos Resorts the innovative and fast-growing luxury all-inclusive resort chain, today announced the acquisition of the hotel Costa Del Sol Princess, in Estepona on Spain's Costa Del Sol. Having just completed its first acquisition in the Iberian Peninsula, Ikos Resorts is delighted to introduce to Spain the award-winning Ikos Infinite Lifestyle experience, recently rated by Trip Advisor as the world's no 1 in the all-inclusive category.
Following a total investment of €150 million, Ikos Andalusia is scheduled to open in May 2020 and aims to become Spain’s leading luxury all-inclusive resort. Set on a unique beachfront site in Estepona, close to Marbella and less than a 60-minute drive from Malaga Airport, Ikos Andalusia will provide more than 400 luxury rooms and suites spread across seven blocks amidst 70.000 m2 of beautifully landscaped gardens and leisure facilities by 14.000m2 of sandy beach. In addition, it will feature eight restaurants, sports and theatre facilities and 4.000m2 of indoor and outdoor heated pools and spa plus an Ikos Deluxe accommodation area, together with all the other unique features of the successful Ikos Resorts offering.
"Estepona has always been a landmark destination for travellers seeking an ideal balance of sun, sea, lifestyle and culture. We are therefore excited to introduce there our unique all-inclusive experience and the amazing Infinite Lifestyle promise to Spain," commented Mr Luis Herault, CEO of Ikos Iberia, who continued, "We are also delighted to be transforming the existing property into a world-class premium resort, adding further to the proven success story of Ikos Resorts and contributing to the development of the Estepona area as a top luxury destination with individual touches such as the Dine-Out Service, which includes selected local restaurants in the offering, sourcing local produce and recruiting approx. 70% of the minimum 650 jobs required, from the local community, always within the sustainable framework of Ikos Green.
This will be the fifth Ikos resort, following recent expansion including Ikos Dassia opening in May 2018 on the island of Corfu and Ikos Aria opening in 2019 on the island of Kos, in Greece. Ikos Andalusia is owned and operated by Ikos International SCA, and managed by general partners, Andreas A. Andreadis and Mathieu Guillemin backed by leading international investors such as Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Oaktree Capital Management LP and Hermes GPE.
About Ikos Resorts
Ikos Resorts is a collection of three contemporary Greek resorts in spectacular settings, offering superlative levels of elegance and quality. The multi award winning Ikos Oceania and Ikos Olivia, voted as the best luxury all-inclusive resorts in Europe & worldwide in the 2018 Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice awards, are located in Halkidiki, while the brand new Ikos Dassia is launching on Corfu Island in May 2018. Ikos Resorts offers a luxury all-inclusive experience across all three resorts, with its Infinite Lifestyle unique concept, as a guarantee that guests receive an unparalleled level of service and exclusive benefits driven by style, attention and care. Friendly yet refined, Ikos Resorts sets the standard for hospitality excellence and personal service. With touches such as Michelin-starred menus, 24-hour in-room dining and all-day beach-side service, the team takes pleasure in exceeding the expectations of every guest. Ikos Resorts’ commitment to sustainability and the local community is paramount: items on menus are sourced locally and children are taught about how to care for the environment.
Halkidiki, 2th February 2018
Ikos Resorts Announced as Best Luxury All-Inclusive Resorts in the World in TripAdvisor’s 2018 Annual Travellers’ Choice Awards
Ikos Resorts is delighted to announce that both Ikos Olivia and Ikos Oceania, Halkidiki, northern Greece, have been listed as the best all-inclusive resorts in the world in TripAdvisor’s 2018 Annual Travellers’ Choice Awards. Having launched in 2014, Ikos Resorts is now recognised globally as the best luxury all-inclusive resort brand in the world.
Ikos Olivia has been ranked as the number one all-inclusive resort in the world and Ikos Oceania as number three in the world by TripAdvisor. The two Greek luxury all-inclusive resorts are the only European hotels to be included within the top 10. On 3rd May, the brand is opening its highly anticipated third property, Ikos Dassia on Corfu, and is proud to bring its award-winning service to the island.
Ikos Olivia has been awarded the best luxury all-inclusive resort in the world. With four main swimming pools, separate paddling pools for toddlers, complimentary kids clubs, à la carte menus signed by Michelin starred chefs and the option to dine out at local Greek restaurants as part of the all-inclusive stay, Ikos Olivia is ideal for the whole family. Featuring 450m of private beach with waiter service, complimentary mini bars with branded spirits, an array of sport activities, 300 local and international wines selected by Ikos Sommeliers and 24-hour room service all included in every guest’s stay, the resort brings an unparalleled level of service to the Mediterranean.
The resort’s sister hotel, Ikos Oceania came third in TripAdvisor’s best luxury all-inclusive resorts in the world and second in Europe, and provides the same level of fine dining, service and facilities. The hotel reopened in April 2017 following a €27 million refurbishment.
The award-winning luxury all-inclusive resort brand is adding a third property to its portfolio with the launch of Ikos Dassia, Corfu, opening on 3rd May 2018. The elegant new resort is situated at the magnificent bay of Dassia, 15 minutes from the historic Corfu town and 20 minutes from Corfu International Airport, which is serviced daily by major airlines. Ikos Dassia will offer the same award-winning luxury all-inclusive service that the brand is famous for.
About Ikos Resorts:
Ikos Resorts is a collection of three contemporary Greek resorts in spectacular settings, offering superlative levels of elegance and quality. The multi award winning Ikos Oceania and Ikos Olivia, voted as the best luxury all-inclusive resorts in Europe & worldwide in the 2018 Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice awards, are located in Halkidiki, while the brand new Ikos Dassia is launching on Corfu Island in May 2018. With its ‘Included. For Life.’ motto, Ikos Resorts offers a luxury all-inclusive experience across all three resorts, as a guarantee that guests receive an unparalleled level of service and exclusive benefits driven by style, attention and care. Friendly yet refined, Ikos Resorts sets the standard for renowned Greek hospitality and personal service. With touches such as Michelin-starred menus, 24-hour in-room dining and all-day beach-side service, the team takes pleasure in exceeding the expectations of every guest. Ikos Resorts’ commitment to sustainability and the local community is paramount: items on menus are sourced locally and children are taught about how to care for the environment.
Kassandra, Halkidiki, 12th January 2018
Sani Resort announces brand new association with Chelsea FC Foundation
Sani Resort excited to have partnered with Chelsea FC Foundation for 2018, adding to the five-star resort’s already extensive range of offerings for children. This coming season, aspiring footballers will be able to learn from the best with Chelsea FC Foundation. This exciting new development is yet another enhancement to Sani’s family offerings which already include Ozone, a dedicated hang-out for teenagers; an on-beach Babe Watch service, allowing parents to enjoy a quiet half an hour whilst their little one is being looked after by dedicated staff; numerous sporting academies and a junior spa, offering special treatments for children, along with many other activities.
Sani’s new partnership will enable children aged between 4-16 years old to train with FA qualified coaches to help develop their game, whilst also encouraging them to make friends with other football fans and fellow guests. Training sessions will take place five days a week, covering all aspects of the game, from dribbling to shooting, as well as organised five-a-side matches so that budding players can show off their new skills.
As well as learning from the best coaches, kids will be able to play on the resort’s newly built UEFA-approved football pitch, before taking a break the state of the art Club House. Training will consist of two daily sessions separated into different age groups, which, along with high staff ratios, ensure the highest levels of coaching and safety. The school is dedicated to promoting the values held by Chelsea FC Foundation, which endorse fair play, respect and discipline by all team players.
Football fanatics will also be delighted with the Nike Chelsea FC Foundation welcome kit they will receive on arrival, including a custom-made shirt, shorts, socks and shin guards to wear during training, along with a Chelsea crested backpack, all of which are great souvenirs to take home after a memorable stay at Sani Resort!
Speaking of this exciting new addition, Simon Taylor, Head of the Chelsea Foundation said:
We are delighted that young people visiting Sani Resort this summer will have the opportunity to take part in fun and exciting sessions with our Foundation coaches. The young players are going to have a great time training with professional coaches and playing on fantastic facilities, learning new skills and making new friends.’
Along with this outstanding football development programme, Sani offers a whole host of other land and water-based activities, so sport-loving guests will be kept amused throughout their holiday. The exhaustive list of facilities for children is complimented by comfortable family-friendly accommodation, including newly refurbished double rooms at Sani Club and luxurious family suites throughout the resort’s remaining four properties. Guests looking for a fun-filled, action-packed getaway with the family this year need look no further than Sani Resort.
Chelsea FC Foundation rates are as follows:
1 day course - €120 per child
2 day course - €220 per child
3 day course - €260 per child
4 day course - €280 per child
5 day course - €300 per child
*10% discount for children of the same family.
The Chelsea FC Foundation’s dedicated coaches all hold valid DBS, FA Coaching, Safeguarding Children and First Aid certificates
Κassandra, Halkidiki, 27th June 2017
Award-winning five-star resort opens exclusive new Sani Dunes hotel
Greece’s award-winning Sani Resort in Halkidiki is delighted to announce the official opening of the much-anticipated Sani Dunes on 30th June 2017. The brand-new beachfront hotel on the shores of the stunning Kassandra Peninsula boasts the largest outdoor pool in Greece, an exclusive spa, private beach, three restaurants, bar and indoor heated pool. The official opening of Sani Dunes, after a soft opening period, brings the Sani Resort portfolio of hotels to a total of five, all of which continue to offer the very highest levels of service, style and facilities in a beautiful ecological reserve.
Sani Dunes guests can explore the stunning surroundings and beyond with a complimentary two-hour chauffeur driven private tour following a new collaboration with Volvo. Guests are met at Sani Dunes by their chauffeur and luxury Volvo saloon car before being whisked down forest tracks, through olive groves and along dramatic clifftop routes. A highlight of the trip is a stop at the tip of Cape Posidi where guests are treated to magnificent views of the Aegean and Mount Olympus accompanied by a glass of sparkling wine.
Beachfront location & stunning suites
Enjoying an undeniably privileged beachfront location, close to the buzzing boutiques and restaurants of Sani Marina, and with dreamy views of the crystal-clear Aegean Sea, the 136-room Sani Dunes offers the utmost in comfort and luxury. Low-rise contemporary accommodation comprise 80 exceptionally spacious Junior Suites and Panorama Junior Suites, as well as 56 Double and Family Rooms, all furnished with stylish, handcrafted Mediterranean touches. Offering the utmost in comfort and luxury, all rooms boast tranquil views overlooking Sani Dunes’ lush green gardens and lagoon pools, with some benefiting from the stunning beachfront location providing panoramic sea views. Several suites offer beautifully appointed terraces, balconies or private gardens, where couples and families alike can relax, unwind and spend quality time together.
All rooms are just metres away from Sani Dunes’ private beach, where king-size umbrellas and luxurious sunbeds await guests looking to make the most of the peaceful beachfront location, while relaxing in the sun, soaking up the gentle sounds of the sea or enjoying a refreshing drink or delicious meal from the Beach Bar.
Gourmet dining & DJ music
Sani Dunes guests can enjoy the choice of three beautiful restaurants: Fresco, Beach House and Dunes Restaurant. For an elegant evening feasting on Italian cuisine by Michelin-starred Chef Ettore Botrini, head to Fresco; the Beach House is the spot for a relaxed, beachside drink or bite to eat; and Dunes Restaurant serves incredible breakfasts and à la carte Mediterranean dishes in the evening.
The playlists at all of Sani Dunes’ gourmet venues have been carefully crafted by DJ Maga, resident DJ at The Blue Marlin in Ibiza, and Timothy Knight, resident DJ at Gorgio Armani’s Armani Prive in Dubai, to offer guests the ultimate musical accompaniment to their meal or drink, whatever the time of day.
Spa & sports
All guests will be able to enjoy a refreshing swim at any time of the year, thanks to the indoor heated pool and outdoor heated lagoon pool at Sani Dunes. For some well-deserved pampering, guests can pop over to Sani Dunes’ state-of the-art spa. The D Spa offers a range of exclusive therapies from the renowned Parisian spa brand, Anne Semonin, six private treatment rooms, including a couple’s suite with private steam bath, a special Thai massage cabin and fitness studio.
Guests of Sani Dunes can take full advantage of Sani Resort’s range of sports and activities, with six tennis courts, basketball court, beach volleyball and mini football, as well as water sports including windsurfing and water skiing. In addition, Sani Dunes will offer a range of activities specifically designed for teenagers to compliment the hugely popular Football, Sailing and Dance Academies already on offer.
“Ozone” Teen House
Teenagers eager for some independence will be happy to hear of Sani’s new adult-free Teen House “Ozone” in the buzzing Sani Marina where they can hang out, make friends and have fun away from their parents in a trendy and safe environment. Open seven days a week from 10am-10pm, there is something for teen guests to do at any moment of the day: from group console gaming, night-time stargazing, air hockey, table football tournaments or just chilling at the snack bar, which serves up delicious milkshakes, FroYo, ice cream, and much more.
With the opening of Sani Dunes this June, Sani Resort is leading the way in offering incredible five-star holidays exclusively fulfilling the specific needs of teenagers, their parents, grown-up families and couples.
Κassandra, Halkidiki, 15thApril 2017
A New Level with a Series of Enhancements at Sani Club
Sani Club offers guests new & redesigned suites, restaurant & adult-only indoor pool from April 2017
Award-winning Sani Resort, in Kassandra, Halkidiki, Greece, is delighted to offer guests an even more luxurious and exclusive experience at the resort’s Sani Club, which has been upgraded with 25 stunning new contemporary Family Suites and 36 completely renovated Junior Suites with almost double-sized bathrooms. Reopening in April 2017, Sani Club will also offer guests the chance to enjoy culinary excellence with two new superb restaurants and the ultimate in relaxation with a striking new outdoor heated pool area as well as a new indoor swimming pool for those looking for true tranquillity.
Sani Club’s new and redesigned suites, nestled below ancient olive groves adorning the surrounding hills, take luxury to a new level and have been designed specifically with the needs of families looking for a laid-back, understated destination for 2017. Sani understands that privacy is key and the new luxury accommodation includes beautifully appointed one and two-bedroom Family Suites, each boasting a gorgeous private garden offering an idyllic place to relax under the warm sun or enjoy energetic family games. In addition, some of the new spacious two-bedroom Family Suites offer a private pool just steps away from the comfort of the suite - ideal for those looking for the ultimate in privacy, ease and comfort.
Each of these gorgeous new suites at Sani Club offers stunning views of the shimmering Aegean Sea and Sani Bay through floor to ceiling windows that truly make the most of the resort’s enviable position on the shores of the Kassandra peninsula. In addition to these brand-new Family Suites, 36 Junior Suites have also been completely renovated to offer guests considerably more space. These revamped Junior Suites also boast step-free access for the utmost ease, accessibility and comfort, as well tastefully redesigned
Guests leaving the comfort of their suites can look forward to relaxing at the striking new infinity pool, which will add to the unrivalled experience that Sani Club offers. This new adult-only pool area will offer the opportunity to enjoy a peaceful break from the kids and reinforce Sani Club’s position as a leading luxury Mediterranean destination within the Sani Resort portfolio.
Next year, guests of Sani Club can also look forward to an exciting modern Greek menu combined with a “farm to table” concept at a new restaurant, Pines. With gorgeous dishes created using only fresh and mainly organic produce from within 200km of Sani Resort, Pines offers guests the chance to sample the best of Greek cuisine. The restaurant’s modern but simple design coupled with an easy-going, relaxed atmosphere welcomes guests throughout the day and the breathtaking views over Mount Olympus and the Aegean Sea guarantee you will want to linger longer than planned. By night, Pines spectacular location make it ideal for a more intimate dinner with a loved one and the restaurant’s live music will make it a lively spot for a pre- or post-dinner drink.
Sani Club’s other superb dining options include Olympus, a casual restaurant offering sumptuous buffet breakfasts, lunches and dinners as well as a series of themed nights and a dedicated adults-only section. Guests looking for all the colour and ambience of a traditional Greek taverna need look no further than Ouzerie, which serves classic Greek dishes with contemporary twists accompanied by a selection of fine Greek wines. While La Cabane offers a relaxed beachside setting with a mouth-watering Mediterranean menu inspired by regions in the south coast of France. Signature dishes draw on the fresh flavours of the Cote D’Azur with fresh seafood, delicious vegetables and cheeses to be enjoyed overlooking the spectacular Aegean Sea. In the morning guests can look forward to a leisurely start to the day as La Cabane offers breakfast in an idyllic al fresco setting.
With all these exciting additions and much more, Sani Club is the ideal place to take time out in 2017 and enjoy true relaxation and indulgence in five-star surroundings. Whether travelling with a partner or the whole family, Sani can accommodate and entertain everyone with its varied activities, delicious gourmet offerings, and high-end service.
Kassandra, Halkidiki, 2th April 2017
Greece’s Luxury Sani Resort Introduces a New Concept, SANI DUNES
New five-star beachfront destination offers sophisticated getaways for couples & families with older children from June 2017.
Sani Resort, Greece’s much-loved five-star resort and ecological reserve, is delighted to expand its already extensive choice of suites and rooms with a brand new adult-friendly hotel, Sani Dunes, set to open at the end of June 2017. This chic new destination will offer a private beach, indoor and outdoor heated pools, an exclusive spa with six private treatment rooms, including a couple’s suite with private steam bath, a special Thai massage cabin, fitness studio and gourmet restaurants. In addition to the host of leisure activities available, Sani Dunes will offer a range of offerings designed exclusively for teenagers, making it the ideal place for grown-up, intimate escapes, and a relaxed beach holiday backdrop for families with children above the age of 12.
The team at Sani Resort prides itself on listening and reacting to the needs of hotel guests, and over the years has seen an increasing demand for a relaxing destination, catered exclusively to adults in Greece. Sani Dunes was specifically created with this feedback in mind and, in line with the Sani Resort portfolio of hotels, will continue to offer the very highest service and facilities to meet the needs of any discerning traveller.
Beachfront Location & Stunning Suites
Set on the water’s edge of the stunning Kassandra Peninsula, with fabulous views of the shimmering Aegean Sea, guests staying at Sani Dunes will benefit from a privileged beachfront location, close to the buzzing boutiques and restaurants of Sani Marina. Low-rise contemporary accommodation will comprise 80 exceptionally spacious Junior Suites and Panorama Junior Suites, as well as 56 Double and Family Rooms, all furnished with stylish, handcrafted Mediterranean touches. Offering the utmost in comfort and luxury, all rooms will boast tranquil views overlooking Sani Dunes’ lush green gardens and pools, with some benefiting from the stunning beachfront location providing panoramic sea views. Several suites will offer beautifully appointed terraces, balconies or private gardens, where couples and families alike will want to relax, unwind and spend quality time together.
All rooms are just metres away from Sani Dunes’ private beach, where king-size umbrellas and luxurious sunbeds will await guests looking to make the most of the peaceful beachfront location, while relaxing in the sun, soaking up the gentle sounds of the sea or enjoying a refreshing drink or delicious meal from the beach bar.
Guests of Sani Dunes will be spoilt for choice in terms of gourmet dining options. Sani Dunes’ three bars will offer refreshing drinks around the clock, with three first-class restaurants, exclusively for guests over the age of 12, set to serve exceptional gourmet cuisine in a sophisticated environment, in keeping with Sani’s emphasis on offering guests excellent dining options.
Spa & Sports
Sani Dunes will boast a dedicated adult-free chill-out lounge exclusively for teenagers looking to enjoy a slice of independence and the chance to relax and spend time with friends or family members. All guests will be able to enjoy a refreshing swim at any time of the year, thanks to the indoor heated pool and outdoor heated infinity pool, both planned for this new destination.
For those looking to treat themselves to the ultimate in indulgence, Sani Dunes’ spa will offer rejuvenating treatments using exclusive, pampering Anne Semonin products in six private treatment rooms, including a couple’s suite with private steam bath. Guests can also relax in the spa’s wet area with hammam and sauna, enjoy the Jacuzzi, fitness studio, sauna and steam bath or pamper themselves with a massage in the special Thai massage cabin.
Guests of Sani Dunes will be able to take full advantage of Sani Resort’s range of sports and activities, with six tennis courts, basketball court, beach volleyball and mini football, as well as water sports including windsurfing and water skiing. In addition, Sani Dunes will offer a range of activities specifically designed for teenagers to compliment the hugely popular Football, Sailing and Dance Academies already on offer.
Halkidiki, 15th March 2017
Ikos Oceania to be unveiled in April 2017 following €27 million investment
With tourism figures in Greece on the rise, and following a successful year of impressive awards and extensive refurbishments in 2016, Ikos Resorts is excited to welcome guests in 2017 to its two idyllic Halkidiki beachfront properties, Ikos Olivia and Ikos Oceania. Following its significant refurbishment, Ikos Oceania will be unveiled in April 2017, with exciting enhancements and a spectacular new look for all of its 290 rooms and suites.
€27 million has been invested in Ikos Oceania over the course of this refurbishment, enabling full renovation of all public areas, restaurants and the Spa. The complete revamp of rooms and suites will now offer the ideal accompaniment to Ikos Resorts’ ‘Infinite Lifestyle’ all-inclusive concept. This concept has already proven hugely successful, with highlights including access to delectable Michelin-starred cuisine, 24-hour room service, in addition to branded drinks and waiter service both pool and beachside. Committed to sustainability and the local community, Ikos Resorts ensures the inclusion of local produce on its menus, whilst the Dine-Out discovery experience allows guests to enjoy a selection of local restaurants at no extra charge.
Investments include the revamp and development of ten ultra-comfortable interconnecting family rooms, 22 one-bedroom family suites with spacious private gardens and new designer sun loungers, and nine deluxe two-bedroom family suites all with expansive balconies or terraces. These superb improvements render Ikos Oceania more prepared than ever to welcome guests for a memorable and sophisticated family holiday on one of Greece’s most idyllic coastlines.
In 2016, after just two years of operations, Ikos Oceania dominated the luxury all-inclusive category at the 2016 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice® Awards – awarded 2nd place in Europe and the Mediterranean’s Top 25 All Inclusive Resorts and 6th place in the World’s Top 25 All Inclusive Resorts. Moreover, Ikos Olivia was awarded 1st place for Best Luxury Hotel in the World and 3rd place for Best Beach Hotel in the World in the HolidayCheck Awards – a leading, independent online portal for hotel reviews used primarily by German-speaking travellers and based on real reviews provided by guests who have visited the hotels. A true testament to the outstanding value offered by Ikos Resorts’ Infinite Lifestyle promise, these accolades reflect a hugely positive year for the group, which looks forward to furthering its success in 2017.
Kassandra, Halkidiki, 21 November 2016
New investment plan worth €250 million to strengthen Greek Tourism
Expansion in Corfu and Kos and additional investments planned in Halkidiki
On the 21st of November, the Sani/Ikos Group has entered into a binding commitment to acquire the Corfu Chandris and Dassia Chandris hotels on the island of Corfu. This acquisition follows the purchase of the former Club Med Kefalos on the island of Kos on the 18th of October 2016. The hotels will be fully renovated and will operate under the Ikos Resorts brand.
Once renovated, the two hotels in Corfu will operate as one property, with 410 rooms, suites and bungalows, opening in May 2018. The total investment will reach €110 million. Located on the unique Dassia beach, next to the breath-taking Corfu Town, the new Ikos Dassia***** hotel will give luxury travellers the opportunity to experience this world-famous Greek destination and taste the wealth of what it has to offer.
On Kos island, the former Club Med Kefalos property which has been closed since 2007, will be fully renovated and re-open in spring 2019 as Ikos Kefalos*****, featuring 410 rooms, suites and bungalows. The total investment will reach €90 million and will re-introduce this extraordinarily beautiful seaside location of Greece, further bolstering Kos’s leading position on the world tourism map.
The addition of Ikos Dassia and Ikos Kefalos in the Ikos portfolio of properties, is expected to create 1,000 direct new jobs when both become operational.
Each Ikos Resorts hotel offers luxury holidays exclusively in one-of-a-kind coastal locations. With its pioneering Infinite Lifestyle offering, Ikos Resorts invites guests to sample a choice of at least five restaurants, most with Michelin-starred menus, 24-hour room service and great mini bar selections, a wine list with over 300 Greek and European labels, a wide variety of fun activities for the entire family, as well as the unique dine-out discovery programme, which gives guests the opportunity to taste the local cuisine at designated local restaurants at no extra charge. Ikos Resorts properties are committed to sustainability, as evidenced through the pioneering Ikos Green Programme, which aims to support the local community and economy, with 70% of jobs going to the local population.
Ikos Resorts, after a presence of just two years on the market, was recently awarded the top two places in the best All-Inclusive Resorts rankings in Europe and the Mediterranean category by TripAdvisor and was among the top six in the TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards© for 2016, offering evidence of the widespread recognition of Ikos’ innovative Infinite Lifestyle concept. Ikos Olivia won first place in the Best All-Inclusive in Europe and the Mediterranean category and was remarkably ranked second worldwide for best Αll-Ιnclusive resorts. Ikos Oceania took second place in the best Αll-Ιnclusive resorts in Europe and the Mediterranean category and sixth place globally. The annual TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards© honour the world’s best hotels, based on millions of reviews and opinions by travellers from all around the globe.
At the same time, an investment plan worth €50 million is additionally already underway by the Sani/Ikos Group in Halkidiki for the winter 2016/2017.
The plan includes:
1. The creation of a new beachside hotel, the Sani Dunes*****, comprising of 136 rooms and suites, three restaurants, a spa, an indoor pool and the largest open-air pool in Sani Resort. Sani Dunes is expected to open in late June 2017.
2. The renovation of the Sani Club***** hotel, with the addition of new one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites with private pools, the renovation of the junior suites, the addition of a new restaurant, indoor and outdoor pools, as well as a new reception area.
3. The completion of the last phase of a two-year investment plan, which will see the complete renovation of all 300 rooms in Ιkos Oceania*****, the addition of new one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites with private gardens, and improved access to the beach.
The above investment plan is expected to create 300 new direct jobs within 2017.
The Sani/Ikos Group
The main shareholders of the Sani/Ikos Group are Stavros and Andreas A. Andreadis, and investment funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management LP together with Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Hermes GPE, as well as foreign family offices and Mathieu Guillemin. They all supported the projects described above with a significant new equity commitment.
The Group is managed by Stavros A. Andreadis, President, and Andreas A. Andreadis and Mathieu Guillemin, CEOs. The Group leverages the excellent management standards, human capital and best-in-class expertise of Sani S.A. in the development and operation of luxury resorts, with the aim to invest in and develop both Sani, an internationally recognized brand, and Ikos, an innovative and rapidly growing brand, as independent brands.
The Sani/Ikos Group’s total investment plan of €250 million is the roll-out of the Group’s ambitious growth strategy, as well as a contribution towards the strengthening of local communities, combatting unemployment and enhancing the Greek tourism offering.
For further information please contact the office of Mr Antonis Avdelas, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer Sani Resort – Ikos Resorts at T: +30 2374 99510
Press Release, Kassandra, Halkidiki, 10 January 2016
The shareholders of Sani Resort and Ikos Resorts have agreed to combine the two companies under a new Group.
In the Group, Stavros and Andreas A. Andreadis and funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. remain significant shareholders, and are joined by leading institutional investors and family offices, including investment funds managed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management and funds managed by Hermes GPE.
Management will be headed by Stavros A. Andreadis as Chairman and Andreas A. Andreadis and Mathieu Guillemin as CEOs. The new Group will leverage the excellent management standards, human resource qualities and best-in-class expertise of Sani in the development and operation of luxury resorts, to invest and develop both Sani, an internationally recognized brand, and Ikos, an innovative and growing brand, as two independent brands.
Each of Sani and Ikos have significant development plans in the next five years in Greece and expect to be contributing to the growth of local economies, employment and the Greek tourism product in general.
As part of this plan, extensions and renovations are already underway in each of Sani and Ikos to invest in the future of both brands.
Luxury Beach Resorts Int.
In the Group, Stavros and Andreas A. Andreadis and funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. remain significant shareholders, and are joined by leading institutional investors and family offices, including investment funds managed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management and funds managed by Hermes GPE. Management will be headed by Stavros A. Andreadis as Chairman and Andreas A. Andreadis and Mathieu Guillemin as CEOs. The new Group will leverage the excellent management standards, human resource qualities and best-in-class expertise of Sani in the development and operation of luxury resorts, to invest and develop both Sani, an internationally recognized brand, and Ikos, an innovative and growing brand, as two independent brands.
Each of Sani and Ikos have significant development plans in the next five years in Greece and expect to be contributing to the growth of local economies, employment and the Greek tourism product in general.
You can reach us on the following address and contact details.
SANI S.A. Central Offices
55, Plastira str.
Tel.: +30 2310 317327
Fax: +30 2310 317881
630 77 Kassandra, Halkidiki, Greece
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