Lindian Village Beach Resort Rhodes, Curio Collection by Hilton will bring 196 keys under the brand and will be managed by SWOT Hospitality.
The resort will be the first Curio Collection hotel in Rhodes, one of the most visited Greek islands. Situated in the south-eastern part of the island near the town of Lindos, the property will offer sea views and garden views with access to a private, sandy beach. All guestrooms will be fitted with a private outdoor area and 85 rooms will also include a private pool or hot tub.
Food and beverage offerings will encompass five restaurants serving a range of local and international cuisines, two bars and one gelateria, all with concepts designed by Trastelis Group, owner of two Michelin star restaurants. Amenities will include two outdoor pools, a fitness centre, a spa, water sports, a tennis court and two meeting rooms that will be able to accommodate up to 150 people.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Hilton said: “Joining more than 60 Curio Collection by Hilton hotels trading or under development in Europe, Middle East and Africa, we are delighted to announce the signing of Lindian Village Beach Resort Rhodes, in partnership with Zetland Capital and management company SWOT Hospitality.
“An increasingly popular destination, welcoming more than 5 million international travellers so far last year, Rhodes is an ideal location for Curio’s unique upscale offering. This fantastic resort marks Curio’s continued growth in popular island holiday destinations, following recent openings in Santorini, Crete and Sardinia.”
Ahmed Hamdani, founder and chief investment officer of Zetland Capital, commented: “Following significant refurbishment, we are excited to announce Curio Collection by Hilton’s first hotel in Rhodes. Located ten-minutes drive from the high-end picturesque town of Lindos, with numerous restaurants and a private beach, Lindian Village Beach Resort Rhodes is sure to be a hit with travellers.
“Our second property in partnership with Hilton, we look forward to welcoming guests to this unique and impressive resort next summer. This acquisition underpins our investment strategy to invest in well located hotels in prime Mediterranean destinations and work with strong local partners, like SWOT Hospitality to capitalise on the post covid-19 demand for hospitality services.”
Stelios Koutsivitis, president and one of the main shareholders of SWOT Hospitality, added: “As a team, we are excited to enter into this agreement with Hilton. We believe that the new Lindian Village will redefine the hospitality scene in Rhodes with the distinctive savoir-faire of the Curio Collection by Hilton brand.
“Our vision is to continue elevating the hospitality scene of Greece with top-class facilities and services echoing authenticity and local warmth.”
Launched in 2014, Curio Collection by Hilton is a global portfolio of more than 120 hotels and resorts each selected for its distinct character, appealing to travellers seeking unique adventures and an independent hotel experience.
The Rhodes resort will join Hilton’s two trading properties in Greece, both under the Curio Collection brand: Sea Breeze Santorini Beach Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton and The Royal Senses Resort & Spa Crete, Curio Collection by Hilton.
Looking ahead, in the country’s capital, the 117-key Pantelikon Athens hotel is undergoing a multi million Euro renovation to re-emerge as Pantelikon Athens, Curio Collection by Hilton in Q2 2024.