Raffles Announces New Property In Greece

SINGAPORE – Raffles Hotels & Resorts announced plans for the Raffles Olympia resort, its first property in Greece, expected to open in 2011. Located near the ancient city of Olympia, the luxury resort is the centrepiece of a stunning 30-hectare beachfront development, and will feature 124 guestrooms and suites, up to 120 Raffles Residences for private ownership, a conference centre, RafflesAmrita Spa and a water sports centre.

Guests and owners of Raffles Residences at Raffles Olympia will also have access to a Nick Faldo Signature 18-hole championship course and a nine-hole executive course neighbouring the resort.

The resort will line the sapphire coast of the Ionian Sea with a one kilometre golden sand private beach, affording guestrooms unobstructed sea views of the magnificent coastline. All guestrooms will be richly appointed and spacious with a minimum size of 66 squaremetres, and will have the unmistakeable Raffles’ residential ambience.

The resort will feature a 1,870 square metre RafflesAmrita Spa with approximately 12 private treatment rooms and up to 12 spa suites, offering an ambrosial medley of treatments ranging from massages to herbal baths and facials. In addition, guests will enjoy two pools and four tennis courts as well as a range of dining options offering the finest international and Greek cuisine.

Mrs Diana Ee Tan, President, Raffles Hotels & Resorts, said: “Raffles Hotels & Resorts is delighted to be part of this landmark project in such a historically significant location. With 16 million arrivals annually, Greece is a key European destination and one of the world’s top 10 tourist destinations. We aim to bring to Raffles Olympia the legendary heartfelt and gracious service and the uncompromising standards of excellence found at all Raffles hotels and resorts across the globe.”