MR&H 2019 Top Resort Awards

Congratulations to our winners!

WYNDHAM GRAND CRETE MIRABELLO BAY
Top Resort in Operation

Pictured: Dimitris Manikis | President and Managing Director for Europe, Middle East, Eurasia and Africa (EMEA), Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

IKOS ANDALUSIA
Top Resort in Development

Pictured: Lambis Pahiyiannakis | Acquisition Manager, Sani & Ikos Group

2019 TOP RESORT AWARDs - In OPERATION

Wyndham Grand Crete Mirabello Bay - The Hidden Jewel of Crete

Set in magnificent settings, overlooking the stunning Mirabello Bay, Wyndham Grand Crete Mirabello Bay is a new upper upscale seaside resort and meetings destination located just minutes from the picturesque town of Agios Nikolaos in the Elounda region, one of Crete’s top destinations.

Featuring two pristine beaches and a private marina, this sprawling property opened in April this year, marking Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ first hotel on a Greek Island. Managed by Wyndham’s trusted partner Zeus International, the hotel was converted from the well-known Mirabello Beach & Village Resort, following an extensive renovation project, which turned the expansive property into a stylish seaside destination with top-notch facilities. It boasts 311 stylish rooms, a versatile event space - 12 meeting rooms for 1,000+ delegates - five restaurants and five bars, swimming pools, a spa, a modern fitness centre, as well as a wide array of sports facilities including tennis and basketball courts, beach volleyball a kids club, and a variety of water sports for guests of all ages. All of this is spread across two of the region’s most popular beaches.

The hotel’s beach was recently awarded the Blue Flag eco-label certification, for its cleanliness and prime infrastructure. The hotel has also implemented various eco-friendly initiatives, including an antipollution system for its private marina, a linen reuse programme, and recycling.  It also holds quality and food safety certifications, such as ISO 9001 and ISO 22000.

2019 TOP RESORT AWARDS - IN DEVELOPMENT

IKOS ANDALUSIA - Bringing New World Luxury to Spain

The new IKOS ANDALUSIA, opening in May 2020, following a total redevelopment investment of EUR 150 million aims to become Spain’s leading luxury all-inclusive resort, marked as the greatest investment that the Costa del Sol has seen in the latest years and one of the most important in Spain in 2018.

Set on a unique beachfront site in the Marbella-Estepona area and a 45 minute drive from Malaga Airport, IKOS ANDALUSIA will feature 411 rooms and suites - spread in 7 blocks circling around the central part of the resort, 8 elegant restaurants, leading sports facilities, a theater, 4.000m2 of indoor and outdoor pools, an exclusive deluxe area, 14.000m2 of sandy beach and all five star facilities and services of the award winning Ikos Resorts brand.  
Close to the cosmopolitan glamour of Marbella, the exclusive Ikos Andalusia brings a new world of luxury and Mediterranean hospitality to Spain’s dazzling southern shores. Offering miles of golden sand, bathed by cooling waters, this peerless beachfront setting on the tranquil shores of Playa de Guadalmansa offers more than 17 acres of landscaped gardens and leisure facilities. With extraordinary inclusions such as Michelin-starred menus, 24-hour Room Service, 300 wine labels and branded spirits, a MINI car available for a full day, Dine Out service at local restaurants, complimentary Museum tickets and so much more at no extra cost, Ikos Andalusia is set to exceed the expectations of every guest.

Ikos Andalusia, will reflect Ikos Resorts’ multi award winning concept, as the brand’s fifth resort and the first located in the Iberian Peninsula. Ikos Resorts currently has four other resorts: Ikos Dassia (Corfu island), Ikos Aria (opened in May 2019 on the island of Kos), Ikos Oceania and Ikos Olivia. These last two, located in the Halkidiki Peninsula, have been voted as the best luxury all-inclusive hotels in the world according to Trip Advisor Traveller’s Choice Awards in 2019, for the third consecutive year.

2018 Top Resort Award Winners

2018 TOP MEDITERRANEAN RESORT IN OPERATION

GRACE SANTORINI

Grace Santorini is an exclusive boutique hotel in Santorini, Greece, perched above the world-famous Caldera with breathtaking views and sumptuous sunsets. Open between 15 April 2018 and 31 October 2018, the hotel’s innovatively refurbished rooms and suites showcase a contemporary style, combining cutting edge, bespoke design alongside traditional handcrafted pieces whilst the luxurious bathrooms offer double vanity units with marble carved basins and spacious rain showers with mosaic feature walls.

2018 TOP MEDITERRANEAN RESORT IN DEVELOPMENT

FOUKA BAY

Created and master planned by Egypt’s acclaimed Tatweer Misr Developments and world-renowned Italian architects 5+1AA, Fouka Bay basks blissfully by Ras El Hekma’s pristine coastline to proudly crown the best spot in the North Coast’s crystalline shoreline. Just a pleasant two hour drive from Cairo, Fouka Bay is easily accessible via the newly constructed Fouka Road. Comprising of a variety of luxurious and architecturally appealing waterfront villas, double decked twin houses and townhouses, standalone chalets, spacious cabins and bungalows, visitors can enjoy 360 degrees views of unobscured water and an idyllic beach lifestyle year-round.

2017 top resort winners

2017 Top Mediterranean Resort in Operation

IKOS OLIVIA

At Ikos Olivia chic design goes hand in hand with subtle elegance to offer a warm welcome to the most discerning traveler. Ancient olive trees and fragrant firs provide both shade and privacy throughout the spacious grounds, the manicured lawns eventually meeting the white sands and refreshing waters of the Aegean. Offering sophisticated luxury in a premier beachfront location, the 290 rooms and bungalow suite property reflects the Ikos Resorts award winning concept, allowing guests to experience the convenience and affordability of an all-inclusive paired with total indulgence.

2017 TOP MEDITERRANEAN RESORT IN DEVELOPMENT

CLUB MED MARBELLA

The rebirth of a flagship: a high-end family resort with a unique offer. From a day full of activities (tennis, golf, spa….) to fine dining with views on the Mediterranean sea, Club Med Marbella will be an oasis in a vibrant region. Thanks to its broad range of facilities, it will be the perfect spot for children to discover the world with a dedicated area, companies to organize unique events with top-notch facilities or worldwide visitors avid to discover the Spanish and Andalusia culture with its unique blend of influences.