INNSiDE by Meliá portfolio expands in Greece with the arrival of the brand in Crete

The Meliá Hotels International group offers a new hotel proposal in Elounda, one of the most important towns in the north of the island.

Meliá Elounda Creta

Meliá Hotels International’s hotel portfolio celebrates a new addition with the announcement of a new opening on the island of Crete, specifically in the town of Elounda. In this way, Meliá inaugurates a new way of understanding lifestyle through its brand aimed at the most independent travellers.

Fifth hotel of the brand in Greece

With this fifth opening in the Hellenic country, Meliá reinforces its collaboration with Zeus Hotels, jointly offering a total of 1,050 rooms throughout the country. The agreement concerns the existing Elounda Ilion, which is renamed INNSiDE Crete Elounda. Scheduled to open in 2025, the five-star accommodation will undergo a complete renovation to optimise its privileged hilltop location overlooking the Gulf of Elounda and close to the island of Spinalonga. This accommodation is the perfect place to combine Greek culture and tradition with first class leisure.

INNSiDE by Meliá, the lifestyle experience

The portfolio of hotels that belong to the INNSiDE by Meliá brand offer travellers an experience that combines creativity with spontaneity for those who travel the world seeking to immerse themselves in unforgettable adventures. All hotels under this brand encourage community spirit and integrate leisure, local traditions, the culture of the places where they are located and the art of these unique places. All this to offer versatility in both urban and holiday environments. Meliá has turned this portfolio of INNSiDE by Meliá branded hotels into a hybrid option for both leisure and business travellers.

INNSiDE Crete Elounda, the spirit of Meliá

85 rooms equipped with the latest technologies, with an open living house that integrates the bar and the reception with the sole purpose of making the atmosphere more dynamic and perfect for relaxing or working. Meeting rooms, gymnasium… All inspired by the latest trends in sustainability and respect for the environment through the use of recycled materials, organic products and the celebration of events with local artists, promoting local art.

This opening in Crete joins the four existing offers in Greece, in collaboration with Zeus Hotels: Sol Marina Beach, Sol Cosmopolitan, Blue Sea Beach Affiliated by Meliá and the consolidated Meliá Athens, in the country’s capital. In the words of Gabriel Escarrer, Chairman and CEO of Meliá Hotels International, “our collaboration with Zeus Hotels allows us to combine our expertise in the holiday segment with the incomparable hospitality of Greece, one of the most important destinations in the Mediterranean and which helps us to further strengthen our leadership in the wider Mediterranean region“.

In addition, Lefteris Papakaliatis, CEO of Zeus Hotels states that “we are delighted to extend our successful partnership with Meliá Hotels International. And this new project in Elounda reinforces our commitment to raising the standard of Greek hospitality and offering exceptional experiences to our visitors.