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THE H MAGAZINE By H Hotels Collection Table of Contents

Part I

Part III

Part IV

Part V

Editorial

The H Hotels Collection

Best of...

Awards

The History page 28

Mayia Exclusive Resort & Spa

page 96

Gastronomy

ECO News

Interview with Ioannis S. Hatzilazarou

Boutique 5 Hotel & Spa

Romance

Short Stories

Beauty

Calendar

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page 30

What makes H Hotels Collection so unique? page 36

Part II Medieval Rhodes Town Revisited

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The story of ICARO in Rhodes page 60

Asklepiio: A real hidden gem of Rhodes page 64

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page 70 page 74

Princess Andriana Resort & Spa page 78

Lindos Princess Resort & Spa

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Rodos Princess Hotel & Spa page 86

Princess Sun Hotel & Spa page 90

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page 120 page 122 page 124 page 126

Family Fun

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Activities page 114

Summerlife page 116

Part VI The H Life page 129

Apps

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Socializing page 132


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IOANNIS S. HATZILAZAROU Publisher

MARIA PROFKA Content Director

IRINI FOUSTERI Creative Director

LEONIDAS POULOPOULOS Art Director

MALENA BLOCK Graphic Designer

NASOS KOUZELIS Editor in Chief

SEVASTI PAPAMICHAEL Editorial Assistant

MARIA LOGOTHETOU Editing

STATHIS BOUZOUKAS Photographer

DIMITRIS CHACHLAS Photographer

CHRISTOS DRAZOS Photographer

VANGELIS PATERAKIS Photographer

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H IS FOR THE HEART! COMING TOGETHER!

We are truly pleased and honoured to welcome you to the first ever magazine of H Hotels Collection. Αfter 25 successful years in the hospitality industry, the Hatzilazarou family welcomes you to each and every one of H Hotels Collection’s resorts and the magnificent island of Rhodes. For this very first issue we aim to introduce you to the world of H Hotels Collection. A world of six resorts, each one with their distinct character, where the essence of summer and the best of Rhodes come together to welcome ΥΟU, our special guests. We are so grateful for your trust and ongoing support during all these years! It was in 1993 when Rodos Princess Hotel paved the way for H Hotels Collection in Rhodes, to be followed by the serene Princess Sun Hotel, the vibrant Lindos Princess Resort, the beautiful Princess Andriana Resort, the alluring Boutique 5 Hotel & Spa and the groundbreaking Mayia Exclusive Resort. Six enchanting summer destinations inviting guests from all over the world to gather and rejoice summer! For the publication of this magazine we have worked together as a family, in the same way as we have always done, loyal to the same high values which led us to launch our six hospitality establishments in southern Rhodes. “A risky decision!”, as Mr Ioannis Hatzilazarou, the creator of H Hotels Collection, confesses in his main interview of the magazine. “Risky, though highly successful, for H Hotels constitute today a point of reference for Rhodian hospitality. To discover the uniqueness of every one of our resorts, we talked with the people who work and love each establishment the most; we met with professionals of gastronomy and event specialists to get to know even more about the delights of summer that await; we got acquainted with the teams who mold H Hotels into precious summer destinations for families, couples, adventure aficionados and tranquillity seekers from around the globe; and we also took special note to initiate you to our beloved island as we looked at the Medieval Town of Rhodes with fresh eyes, uncovered a hidden gem and took a trip back in time to reveal the colourful story of a traditional artform. We worked together to present not just a typical hotel magazine, but genuine life stories; stories that have brought so many people together for the first issue of this magazine, stories that include the H of hospitality, history and happiness; stories where the H comes from the Heart!

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THE INSPIRATION The creation and the milestones of a 25 Years of hospitality history in Rhodes through the interview with the creator of H Hotels Collection, Mr Ioannis S. Hatzilazarou. Plus, what makes each and every H Hotels Collection resort so unique?


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The H Milestones 1993 Rodos Princess Beach Hotel is founded and a new chapter in Rhodian hospitality begins, as first-time visitors of Rhodes get to discover the southern part of the island.

1997 Four years later, a new member is added to the H Hotels Collection portfolio. Princess Sun Hotel is founded, introducing to this day guests to the most breathtaking sea views from this beautiful hotel.

2002 This is the year that marked the change for H Hotels Collection. The opening of Lindos Princess Beach Resort, gives everyone another reason to visit the area of south-eastern Rhodes.

2012 The 10 years that elapsed from the last opening were for a reason; actually for two reasons. Boutique 5 Hotel & Spa and Princess Andriana Resort & Spa welcome guests for the first time in the summer of 2012.

2015 What makes this year special is that Rodos Princess Beach Hotel launches two new annexes of family rooms, reaching a total of 575 rooms and family rooms.

2016 Princess Andriana Resort & Spa was certified with ISO 9001:2008, ISO 22000:2005 and ISO 14001.

2017 As part of Princess Andriana Resort & Spa’s gastronomic upgrades where H Hotels focused in 2017, the Coral Beach Bar & Restaurant opens, as well as the Italian and Burger-themed Restaurants. In addition, two annexes were built, dedicated entirely to family rooms, and the resort received the “Travelife Gold Certification” for accommodation sustainability.

2018 H Hotels celebrate 25 years of their successful presence in Rhodes with the opening of the 6th hotel of H Hotels Collection, Mayia Exclusive Resort & Spa. The first Premium Adults-Only All-Inclusive Resort of its kind and the perfect place to celebrate a course that has changed the hotel map of Rhodes with its modern, authentic and heartfelt hospitality!


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A MAN OF MANY RISKS INTERVIEW A fascinating story that includes coming back to Rhodes after 25 years of living in Congo, investing money, facing financial problems, achieving goals and taking numerous risks. How can you transform a less popular area into a holiday destination? How can you make a successful comeback to your country? What makes a guest return to your hotel more than 30 times? Here is the story behind the top hotel collection in Rhodes as experienced and narrated by its very own creator, Mr Ioannis Hatzilazarou. Î’y his side, Mrs Maria Hatzilazarou supports and complements his course of life and career. And what a course it is!

Let us start your story by telling us about your decision to go to Congo. At the age of 17 I went to Congo to find my older siblings who were already there. We are a big family, six boys and one girl. We all worked together and developed good business activity, working in the trade and industry sectors, in the textile industry to be more specific. In 1974, riots broke out in Congo, and the foreigners’ properties were passed on to private individuals. The government seized our property, living conditions became hard, but we were left in possession of one of our two factories. Two years later, there was another upheaval, the government changed and the Europeans were allowed to work again, but with 51% participation of locals. We stayed there and worked until 1990. We stayed in Congo for a total of 25 years -from 1965 to 1990- but almost every year we would come to Rhodes on vacation. Despite the bad situation in the country, you still remained in Congo for 25 whole years! I took the risk. I am a person that takes risks in my business, both in Africa and in Greece, but at the same time I am also careful and prudent. I like the risk but always weighing the circumstances. I always took risks because I want to achieve what I have in mind. In 1990 you returned to Greece with your family. What were your plans then?

When we returned in 1990, I came with a very specific purpose. I bought the land in 1987 where my first hotel, Rodos Princess, would be built. I had no intention to abandon my enterprises in Congo, but unfortunately in 1991 there were rebellions again. It was an unstable country; many internal conflicts and civil war were taking place, and the Europeans would leave and go back again from time to time. In 1991, however, all Europeans left the country and our factory was destroyed. But also in Rhodes, things were not easy at all. Ten months after I had started building Rodos Princess, the funding I was expecting from Congo suddenly stopped, and this created additional problems. Knowing that in Congo you had been involved in other industries, how was your idea to open a hotel born? Although I had been travelling a lot both for business and on holidays, the truth is that I did not know anything about the Hotel Industry; neither did I have any involvement in the Construction Industry. I had been really active in dealing with business, industrial and trading enterprises, but I had nothing to do with the tourism and construction sector. But one thing was for sure: I wanted to live on my island. So, I sat down and thoroughly studied the prospects of Rhodes, the jobs that were to be developed, and I realized that tourism had huge potential. That is how I decided to get into this sector, I started getting information from acquaintances and friends who had already the expertise on

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that. As for construction, I chose one of the best architects on the island who went above and beyond my expectations, and thus my first hotel became a model hotel. However, the location you chose was not developed at that time. When I bought the land here, everyone thought I was crazy. But I had my vision, I could see way ahead and I knew that the future was here. Despite the lack of infrastructure in the area, I was fully conscious of two facts: a) this area has the best beaches on the island and b) some areas of the island had already been saturated. Did the fact that you come from the nearby village Asklepiio play its role? Yes, I wanted to live in my birthplace. In 1993, Rodos Princess was ready to welcome the first visitors. But how did you manage to integrate your hotel into the market of Rhodes -a hotel that is so far away from the traditional tourist areas? That was really a “risk on the risk”. It was also difficult for a Greek from abroad to initiate a construction project here. When the architect prepared the designs, I visited the five largest tour operators on the island. At first, when they heard of the location, they did not even want to talk about it. But I insisted, I told myself “I will risk and whatever will be, will be”. One of the tour operators booked a small number of rooms for the opening of the hotel. The truth is that the Italian market also supported me because the Italians visited the area and the surrounding beaches a lot. In addition, 10 days after the opening of the hotel, there was the peak of the Kurdish-Turkish conflict, and as a result all the planes would land in Rhodes. I got lucky! So, that is how they got to know you. The hotel was full right away. Things went very well during the two and a half months of the first season, because we opened in July. Of course, most of the tour operators had their doubts: who is this Hatzilazarou, and what does he know about tourism? But, fortunately, it all went perfectly well. After the second season, the tour operators came and requested rooms. Great! We will expand! So, for the first year, another 50 rooms were added to the existing 205 rooms. After that, they asked for even more, and I constructed another 50 rooms. I remember that after the Berlin exhibition they asked me for even more. I had already 50 rooms in the pre-construction phase, and

they gave me a considerable downpayment so that in 50 days I would have finished these rooms as well. In those early days, as a new hotelier in an area that was not that well-known, how did you feel? Stress, too much stress. I went through very difficult times. I felt as if I had fallen into the ocean; I was swimming without knowing where I was going and what would happen next. Soon there came new expansions and new hotels... In 1994, there was a 50-room expansion in Rodos Princess. In 1995, there was another 72-room expansion. In 1997, I bought Princess Sun Hotel, which I immediately upgraded to A Class and added 66 rooms, while in 2001 I started building Lindos Princess. Lindos Princess is your biggest hotel. Was that your intention from the beginning? That was indeed a record! On 17 May 2001, we set up the foundations of Lindos Princess and on 29 June 2002 it opened, always under my supervision. There was no construction company involved in the venture, it was just the architects and myself. 416 rooms were ready within 13 months and 17 days! Did you discover on the way that you started to like the hospitality industry? Yes, indeed. The first two years were difficult, but later on when I saw that everything was running smoothly, the customers were happy and tour operators were asking for more and more rooms, I revised all my preconceptions on the matter. Have you played a key role in expanding the island's destinations in southern Rhodes? Yes, by all means. The construction of our hotels brought forth a significant rise in the demand for accommodation in southern Rhodes, and today there are several hotels in the area. Then did you take a break? Ten years passed by before opening your next hotels. I bought the land for the next hotels. I always buy the land for all my hotels. Everything I have achieved was done with my two hands and my family. In 2007 I bought the land for Princess Andriana, I had already bought the land for Boutique 5. Princess Andriana opened in 2012, along with Boutique 5. And after Boutique 5 came Mayia.

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"When I bought the land for Rodos Princess Hotel in Kiotari area, everyone thought I was crazy. But I had my vision, I could see way ahead and I knew that the future was here".

Before we get to Mayia, tell us a few words about that summer when both hotels opened at the same time and you already had three hotels in operation, how did you manage all that? At that time I had become familiar with all these, I had learnt a lot. After the opening of Lindos Princess, I had already gained the knowledge and experience, I had enough expertise to meet the requirements of running five hotels. After your fifth hotel, you became a very powerful player on the island. Yes, it goes without saying. I am the No1 hotelier on the island. Had you ever have imagined things would go this far? No, the thought had never even crossed my mind. I always went on and created, and every step would lead me to the next one. I was carefully planning of what I had to do and made the right moves. In the summer of 2018, Mayia opened, a new risk for you. Were you vindicated? The first season was only two and a half months, so we still have to wait and see. The important thing about Mayia is the fact that it is the first Premium Adults Only, All-Inclusive Resort in Rhodes, a truly innovative product. I spent much more money on Mayia than in my other hotels because I always want every new step to go beyond the previous ones. It will take 2 to 3 seasons until we say that Mayia has established its identity, but I strongly believe in its success. Already Mayia’s first visitors are fascinated with the high quality of the services, the food and the architecture of the building. Which do you think are your personality traits that have mainly contributed to your success?

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When I was a child, my father had a grocery store in the village and I would go there to help him. I had been there next to him since the age of 11. He is the one who taught me the basics, and I have always had the entrepreneurial spirit. I always want to learn more and keep walking. My mind never stops working, I always see ahead. And I never hesitate to take risks. Today also all the children of the family work in the hotels. A businessman must always ask his family. My family supported me, they have always been by my side. Before opening Princess Andriana and Boutique 5, we gathered all together and told them: "Listen, I can still manage; if you want me to, I will move on." And all my three children responded positively by saying: "Dad, we're moving on; we are next to you; we love this job." And that was it. What gives me strength is that all my children work in the enterprises and each one of them has taken over their domain. Speaking about the family, what is your role, Mrs. Hatzilazarou, all along this path? M.H. We started together, always taking the difficult decisions together. Only in the beginning, when Rodos Princess started, he was digging for two weeks and I had no idea. But then we had no experience, we did not know what it means to live in Greece and do business, we were still in our infancy. How did you see the new enterpreneurial step of your husband? Μ.H. When we set off from Africa, he said: "I will not do anything small; I will do something great to make it all worth it." I am always beside him and our children. Should any tension arise from time to time, I intervene to resolve it. Such things happen in a family business.

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What is your role today in H Hotels Collection? Μ.H. I am in the management sector, but I also deal a lot with the daily routine of the hotels. I keep track of how everything is running, meet with the staff and resolve all issues that may arise. In your opinion, which are the elements that have contributed to this huge success? M.H. Patience, perseverance, hard work. Also, our methodicality: we set up a hotel, we ensure its smooth operation and then move on to the next step. Our children have also undertaken crucial areas where we were lagging behind. We have been mostly empirical whereas our children have the knowledge. Let us now talk about the factors that led you to this success. There is a very nice bonding, and of course I refer to the staff because one can not do anything on their own. We have employees who have been working with us for 25 years, that is since our first day of operation. Also, I have always been honest and consistent. I have never lied; whatever I promise, I will do it, and that has been my major advantage. I have never delayed any bank payments; I have always responded with consistency to the tour operators by providing their clients with everything we have promised; I have always been fair and kept my word to the staff. I believe that all these are the major contributing factors that have brought me to this point today. With regard to the guests of H Hotels, who is the happy customer for you? What is it that you believe the happy customer enjoys the most? Our customers find in our hotels everything we have promised to offer them, and even more. Our very good management brings forward excellent results. There are families coming again and again. Their children have grown up here, they cherish the memories of their summer holidays. There are also customers who have returned more than 30 times, even twice in the same season. It is also very important that each hotel has its own identity, its own character and, as a consequence, has its own loyal guests who find what they are looking for in their summer vacations. Do you also support the local community on the island through sponsorships? Of course, we are the first to respond to whatever is needed. We are one of the Grand Sponsors for the basketball

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team of the island, Kolossos of Rhodes, but unfortunately the team is not doing well this year. Whatever I can do for my homeland, I will do it. I will always be here to help. How do you see the development of southern Rhodes as a tourist destination? It is a developing region, but unfortunately the island's infrastructure is lacking; that is, we have wonderful hotels but the island has many shortfalls. For example, the island needs a second airport in southern Rhodes; there are spots available that would be ideal for an airport. The island grows at a rapid and dynamic pace; therefore, the road network needs to be upgraded all over the island. It is imperative that the State makes improvements; private initiative on its own is not enough. What are you more proud of throughout your career? Throughout my career, I have been following the same steps: I create, work, ensure the smooth operation and then plan the next move. I am proud of our good reputation. My greatest satisfaction is that we, as a family, have a nationwide good repute. We feel proud when we meet and discuss with people who show us their appreciation. What would you advise a new investor in the hospitality industry? It depends on what risk one wants to take. The truth is that today, to get started, you need a lot of money. I would not care, I would risk, as I have always done. What about the future? What more is there to expect after the opening of Mayia? After Mayia's opening, an important purchase has already been made, next to Princess Andriana and Boutique 5. Now we are trying to orientate towards what product we are going to launch, what character we will attribute to our new hotel so as to offer something new and innovative. Within the next two - two and a half years we will have our next proposal ready! Let us close with a message for your hotel guests. We are delighted to welcome them every year to our hotels and offer them something different. We are glad that they always leave happy and more than satisfied with their vacation. We do our best to fulfill every single wish of our guests. It is really honoring that they choose us for their summer holidays, and that is why we do everything with utmost respect so that they spend their most unforgettable holidays in the hotels of H Hotels Collection!

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UNIQUE AS EVERY SUMMER Each member of H Hotels Collection has their own unique character, remarkable in their individuality yet valuable members of a whole. Each resort aims to fulfil your holiday desires, and there is an H Hotel made for each one of you! Over the next pages you will find the reasons why each H Hotels Collection resort stands out!

Your Inner Summer Child

All Senses Satisfaction

LINDOS PRINCESS BEACH RESORT & SPA

BOUTIQUE 5 HOTEL & SPA

When Lindos Princess Beach Hotel was designed, summer fun was in our minds; hence, a paradise for families was born, an exciting destination where guests of all ages reconnect with their inner child and enjoy the pure joy of summer! Outstanding entertainment facilities, exhilarating water slides for all, and a dedicated animation team will keep our young friends enjoying themselves for days on end, whilst happy parents soak in the essence of the Rhodian summer!

Boutique 5 ideally integrates a 5-sense world of hospitality where each sense interacts with one another to release your stress and anxiety, and offer you relaxation, comfort and pure summer bliss. The sense of smell, the gateway to every journey leads the way as you first take in the tantalizing fragrances of the seaside nature you are about to view; the appetizing smells promising palatable culinary delights and even the herbaceous smell of essential oils that will caress your body in the spa. Spectacular views, heavenly serenity, luscious cuisine and therapeutic touches are the way to a traveller’s all 5 senses, the Boutique 5 way!

The Pampering You Deserve

The Summer Revolution Concept

PRINCESS ANDRIANA RESORT & SPA

MAYIA EXCLUSIVE RESORT & SPA

Introducing a new era in All-Inclusive accommodation, 5-star Princess Andriana Resort & Spa has been a pioneering endeavour of H Hotels Collection. Raising the bar in luxurious hospitality and summer holiday leisure, this resort has an irresistible appeal that all guests find hard to leave!

The first hotel of its kind in Rhodes, Mayia Exclusive Resort & Spa boasts Premium All-Inclusive service that transcends all pre-existing hospitality standards. A world of limitless amenities and comforts unveils its magic to all Mayia Exclusive Resort & Spa’s guests, promising an indulging experience that you will wish would never end! Explore this exclusive new concept and revel in the wonder of utter comfort taken a step further!

The View to Dream

Your Real Escape to Summer

PRINCESS SUN HOTEL & SPA

RODOS PRINCESS BEACH HOTEL & SPA

If you are looking for a little slice of heaven to call your own, where well-deserved rest and repose are the only thing on your mind, then look no further than Princess Sun Hotel! The unparalleled tranquillity of the sea, and the effortless relaxation so generously allowed from the minute you step into the hotel, promise the most refreshingly restful holiday of your life. Just breathe in and relax.

The original H Hotels Collection resort takes great pride in its location. Set on the beachfront of Galouni Bay in Kiotari, 4-star Rodos Princess Beach Hotel boasts panoramic views from its terraces that take your breath away. The horizon becomes a colour palette for the most vivid daydreaming, and the sense of utter relaxation is guaranteed. Enter Rodos Princess Beach Hotel and leave all your worries behind.

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The main patio as you enter the Grand Magister’s Palace, a crossroad of art, culture and beauty.

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RHODES SPECIALS Let's travel back in time and all over the island of Rhodes. Let's revisit the Medieval Town, take a look at Rhodes of a bygone era, read about the real hidden gem of Asklepiio village, discover the legendary ICARO pottery factory of Rhodes, and a local writer shares a story exclusively for H Hotels Collection magazine!


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TOUCHED BY LIFE! There’s no other city in the world where the sun caresses a skyline so soft and gentle. A mighty fortress that housed people from so many different cultures, who co-existed behind the same walls and relished the same Sun in harmony for centuries. There’s only one feeling that will wash over you once you pass through a gate of the Medieval Town in Rhodes, and that is falling in love.

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A World’s Heritage Monument by UNESCO since 1988. Crafted by the Knights of the Crusades protecting the Holy Lands, the Medieval Town of Rhodes has always played a pivotal role in Rhodes’ life. Sneaking a peek to the moat through a battlement and wandering around the very alleys where horses once rode delivering messages to the Grand Magister, that is when you realize in your heart that you are in the Medieval Town of Rhodes. This is the most renowned attraction of the island, as different architectures blend and inconceivable beauty emerges from beneath the sturdy walls. The Medieval Town of Rhodes stands to remind that beautiful things can happen even in Dark Ages. Gothic churches; clandestine orthodox rectories; towering minarets pointing to the skies; a synagogue; neighbourhoods as diverse as the people who lived here, all brimming with memories. Memories reminding us that in the Medieval Town of Rhodes, different people of diverse backgrounds with dissimilar cultures lived, flourished, opened their windows to greet each other for centuries. Greeks, Italians, Turks, Francs, Hebrews walked in these narrow alleys always to end up in a square to talk with friends under the cooling tree shades, or knocked on colourful doors opening to lavish gardens to be welcomed with a sweet delight; and the Sun was always – and will always be there, to caress, to heal and to cover every earthly need. There are attractions not-to-be-missed: the Grand Magister’s Castle, the Archaeological Museum, the ruins of the church of Our Lady of the Castle, the steps of Kastelania, the gates -all of them monumental masterpieces. But if you were to choose just one suggestion, then follow this one: Discover your most favourite corner, take a photo to share with your friends, then abandon your company for a few minutes and take a random turn to an alley overlooked by passers-by. Find your most favourite spot of the Medieval Town of Rhodes, and become one with this magnificent city: next to a fountain that might not have water, next to a door that looks shut, or under the supportive pillar of a building… That is where you will dream of knights and of galloping horses, where you will peek through an open window and where you will feel sheltered. This piece of the Medieval Town of Rhodes will stay in your heart forever; just touch the stone and surrender to the power of this timeless fortress! Sometimes travelling back in time is just charming; other times it is educative. But strolling around the Medieval City of Rhodes is like reaching the beating heart of the Sun, where everything is warm, energizing and full of love.

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This page. Detail from the Our Lady of the Castle church, where the Byzantine Museum of Rhodes is also housed. Right page. The God Sun, the protector of Rhodes, a Hellenistic statue with vivid expressions, showcased in the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes.


p.41 The Archaeological Museum of Rhodes, built originally in the 14th century as the Hospital of the Knights. p.42 Laocoon and his sons being attacked by giant sea serpents as punishment from the Gods for advising the Trojans not to let the Trojan Horse into the city. A dramatic roman statue in the Grand Magister’s Palace.


The remains of the ‘hall church’ next to the Our Lady Gate, one of the most important Catholic churches of Rhodes.


The Mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent built in 1523 to celebrate the occupation of Rhodes.


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Left page. The art of mosaics as seen and admired in the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes! Here the depiction of a centaur returning from hunting. The main street of the Medieval Town in Rhodes since the Ottoman Occupancy ending at the Mosque of Suleyman, today called Socrates Street.

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This page. The massive moat that protected the town. A walk is a must-live. Right page. Part of the ‘hall church’ that was never rebuilt as its ruins were filled with houses during the Ottoman era.


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This page. Inside the Grand Magister’s Palace, a glimpse into authentic medieval everyday life. Right page. The impressive interior of Our Lady of the Castle church that was transformed into a mosque and Italians restored it back to a church in 1940.

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THE RHODES OF BEAUTY It may be the nostalgic allure of a black and white photo or the beauty of an era now ended. We take a trip back in time and around the city of Rhodes to discover life under the eternal brightness of the Rhodian sun. All photos are courtesy of Stavros Georgallidis whom we would like to thank. For more beautiful photos visit his facebook page @rodostoyxtes.

Photos Courtesy of Stavros Georgallidis, FB: @rodostoyxtes

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The landmarks of Rhodes town and everyday life of an era that left its mark on the island of the Sun! Photos Courtesy of Stavros Georgallidis, FB: @rodostoyxtes

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Photos Courtesy of Stavros Georgallidis, FB: @rodostoyxtes

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TALENT NEVER FADES! Once upon a time in Rhodes, the Italians built the -now legendary- ICARO pottery factory. We met with Mrs Maria Kardalis, once a craftswoman in the factory, who enthusiastically shared the story of Rhodes that can be traced in the remnants of an art mastery bursting with colour and creativity. “I loved this job” she begins her recount, “I was Mr Hatzikonstantis’ favourite employee; he always had me standing next to him” she says as she looks at a picture of the owner, Mr Hatzikonstantis, and his staff taken in 1965. “I started working there when I was 13 years old and I stayed in ICARO for 15 years, from 1953 to 1968. For our first week we worked on drafts for practice, without getting paid. Those of us who performed well were the ones he would keep to work with him” she recalls. Mrs Maria used to sketch and colour vases, plates and anything that was crafted in the factory. “They were free-hand patterns, especially the flowers, but the deer and boat patterns were predrawn sketches. We had to colour them”, she says. “You do not see this kind of fine art today; it is a lost art, full of colour and with such attention to detail”. “It wasn’t just decorative plates that we made. Some of the vases were so huge that we had to be standing up to paint them. It was hard work, but I really loved it. I wish I still had enough strength in my hands to keep working on this art. I would make four to five pieces per day, but if it was a big vase we could only make two. You can imagine the hard work it required, as we had to focus in perfecting every detail” Mrs Maria

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remembers as she describes the every day life at ICARO factory. “Orders came in from around the globe. Tourists would stop to watch us working, congratulating us in their languages” she remembers. She never quit her engagement with this type of art, as she later worked on embroidery, embellishing her creations with colourful images just like she did back in the day, at ICARO. Yes, she still remembers how to sketch and colour, and what’s left from this era, is 3 items of the factory and many friends. “I still have friends from the factory. Everyday life was hard but cheerful”. The tragic accident of Mr Hatzikonstantis and his wife led to the closing down of the factory. “That day he was talking on the phone with my husband and mentioned how good I was at work. We were all devastated. I was among the last to leave the factory” she says. ICARO closed down in 1988 but its legend lives on in the colourful motifs of its iconic products -now precious collectibles- and in exhibitions of its amazing culture. “I still remember how to sketch the patterns. Would you like me to make you one?” she asks with a sparkle in her eyes. I pass her a piece of paper and a pencil, and she indeed sketched a flower within seconds. It is true what they say: talent never fades.

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I.C.A.R.O. The factory I.C.A.R.O. (Industria Ceramiche Artistiche Rodio Orientali) was founded in 1928 and it was created to revive the ceramic craftsmanship of the island and to reproduce the world-renowned Iznik ceramics also known as “Lindian” as many of them were found in Rhodes. I.C.A.R.O.’s product line included ceramic items, such as vases, jars and pitchers, decorative plates and sculptures that became known for their vibrant colours and beautiful motifs. Photos are from the exhibition of Yannos Ioannidis ICARO – ΙΚΑΡΟΣ, The Pottery Factory of Rhodes 1928-1988 in the Grand Magister's Palace. For more information, a book under the same title by Yannos Ioannidis is also available at bookstores.

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THE REAL HIDDEN GEM Nestled in the hill and surrounded by the lavish nature of southern Rhodes, the village of Asklepiio is a must visit in Rhodes, with a history dating back to antiquity as the name dedicated to the god of Medicine Asclepius suggests. It takes a 5-minute drive from your H Hotels Collection resort to discover a real hidden gem of Rhodes with its castle and one of the oldest churches on the island. Photos by Alexiou Maria Studio Home to significant sites, museums and a castle, far from Rhodes’ tourist life, the village of Asklepiio is a hidden corner where you can feel the true spirit of Rhodes, untouched and unspoilt. There are villages where traditions of yore are still deeply esteemed, and people love to remember and revive all those customs that make Rhodes a grand island. If you want to see what Rhodes used to be like before the growth of tourist inflow, just park your car close to the village’s main square and let us guide you to its must-sees. Fanning out around the church and under the shades of the castle, the houses of the village are built in the authentic architectural style of rural Rhodes, with stone walls and beautiful gardens. At the centre of the genuine Rhodian village lies one of the two oldest churches of the island, a Byzantine church built in 1060 dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. As soon as you enter the church, you will find yourself enthralled by the frescoes on the walls and a rare finding: an illustration of the Apocalypse of John, a stunning depiction of the Bible’s most fascinating book, the Book of Revelation. Two museums are your next stops, the old olive press built in 1879, today a Folklore Museum and the Ecclesiastical Museum. Then, take the

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path leading to the castle ruins. Archaeologists disagree on its origins and date of its foundation; some believe that it preceded the arrival of the Knights of the Holy Crusades, but the most prevailing opinion is that it was built in two phases during the 13th and 15th centuries by the Knights of St. John. The tower on the northwestern side of the castle was reconstructed in recent days. What is truly spectacular about this castle though is the view; a breathtaking view that travels your eye beyond the olive groves, reaching all the way to the sea. In Asklepiio, one thing is for sure; its people love it. Two major feasts take place every August. The first one is held on 15 August (day of the Assumption of Virgin Mary). The second one, held 3 or 4 days later, is called the “Antamoma” (which in Greek means ‘getting together’) where all people from the village meet and celebrate their coming home with traditional dances and local dishes like ‘Koulouria’ (local handmade pasta) and ‘Lopia’ (beans with goat’s cheese). Ask the Front Desk for the exact date of these festivities, and do not miss out on the chance to celebrate the local way. A visit to the village of Asklepiio offers a look to a different aspect of Rhodes, and it is truly worth dedicating a few hours to exploring it.

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GROWING UP IN THE SHADOW OF HISTORY By Titsa Pipinou

A child growing up in Rhodes grows in the shadows of its medieval castles and can play pretending to be a warrior in real battlements and climbing on castle walls, even if the weapon in his hand is just a plastic pistol, even if the shield is a pot lid and the knight’s cape an old beach towel. Sometimes he may yield a broomstick as a spear, sharpened at one end with a small pocket knife. For a while, he can be King Arthur, D’ Artagnan or the valiant Knight de Gozon who made history for slaying the mighty dragon of Rhodes. It makes no difference that dragons with fire-spouting eyes, horrid breath and wings on their scaly backs don’t exist; in a child’s imagination dragons and knights always go together. Nor does it make a difference whether the Rhodian child has learnt or not when the monstrous walls surrounding it were built, as to him this is his home, and fairy tales are timeless. This child doesn’t need to go to Disneyland to live his fairy tale. As today bows and arrows exist only in picture books, boys use slingshots they carve themselves, provided they have found the right furcate branch and an old piece of tyre from their neighbourhood’s bicycle repairman. During their Sunday walk, their father shows them the seaside fortresses and where the knights’ galleons docked. The most daring kids do not hesitate to sneak in mouldy, spider-ridden basements and others lose their way in the labyrinth of dark, damp sewage tunnels that form a chaotic web beneath the city, as intricate as the alleys aboveground brimming with tourists and loud music spouting from restaurants and bars every summer. A dark, silent and mysterious world exists right beneath their feet. They run in cobble-stoned alleys first paved in times of

knights, over six hundred years ago. They slip and fall, yet they feel no pain as the surface is now smooth as silk after countless steps and wooden carriage-wheels have crossed them throughout the centuries. Their school trips take them to ancient stadiums, where they sit on the same ancient rocks some other children sat over two thousand years ago wearing chitons and leather sandals instead of sport shoes and Nike or Adidas tracksuits. They run around ancient marble columns that still stand after so many hostile attacks, earthquakes and bombings. They watch theatrical plays in theatres built inside the wide moat surrounding the walls; some kids may even live in houses maintained intact since medieval times and can boast to their friends that once, their home was the residence of a mighty knight. The knight might have actually existed, or may just be a figment of a child’s imagination, yet still not that far from the truth. In the same backyard where their mother hangs their clothes in the sun to dry, it is not unlikely that a knight once practised with his bow or spear along with his sergeant to keep ready for battle at all times, as the island’s foes where many. On the wall by the entrance door where they are now hanging their coats and schoolbags, there once used to be an iron hook for hanging the knight’s armour and helmet. Some of the trees are not as old as the homes and the streets, but they still cast their cooling shadows when the weather is really warm. From their windows they face churches from times of great Byzantine emperors, and during the Mass on religious feasts they are surrounded by candle-smoked wall paintings created by famous Hagiographers (icon painters).

A few words for Titsa Pipinou

Born in Rhodes, Titsa Pipinou lived and studied for a while in England. She returned to Rhodes and has been living there ever since. Her first appearance in Greek Letters was made in 1994. She has written and published 10 novels, while her short stories have been presented in anthologies, literary diaries, newspapers and magazines and have been translated in German and Czech.

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Time for an extended trip to each and every hotel and resort of H Hotels Collection. From Mayia's concept to Boutique 5's romantic allure and from the family paradises of Lindos Princess Resort and Rodos Princess Hotel to the soothing views of Princess Sun Hotel, discover the H Hotels through the stories of its own people.


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BREAKING THE RULES! July 21st 2018 marks an incredible milestone in the course of H Hotels Collection, and for Rhodian hospitality in general. The launch of the first premium all-inclusive adults-only resort on the island, Mayia Exclusive Resort & Spa set the ground for a new era of H Hotels Collection and accommodation in Rhodes Island, with unique offerings and exclusive services. To discover all about Mayia Exclusive Resort & Spa, we met with Stamatis Hatzilazarou to talk about this innovative new concept of H Hotels Collection.

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The wow factor is obvious from the first moment you enter Mayia Exclusive Resort & Spa! Excessively luxurious, but not pretentiously extravagant, Mayia’s unique character revolves around the lavish purity of nature, where all aspects come together in harmony to create a euphonious entity. Focus was given to utilizing all of nature’s elements. Water, earth, fire and air have been integrated in all architectural and structural phases of construction designed by Delta Architects. The very name of Mayia derives from the Swahili word “majia”, meaning “water”. Water is vital for Mayia Exclusive Resort & Spa; the three petals of the swimming pool, the waterfall in the

main lobby and the numerous swim-up pools at the suites are all reference to the life-giving power of the water! The main restaurant is decorated in earthy tones, while the rooftops of the suites’ wings form a verdant haven that blends with the surrounding landscape. As for air, listen to the sounds of the amazing decorative lighting installation in the lobby area, soothing sounds that keep all worries away. And if you are wondering where the element of fire is in Mayia, it is in the heart of its founders, who strive only for the best. Welcome to Mayia Exclusive Resort & Spa where summer life is an experience in unprecedented bliss!


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Stamatis Hatzilazarou starts our conversation by explaining what led to the creation of Mayia Exclusive Resort & Spa. “We follow a developmental approach in H Hotels Collection. We have thoroughly researched market trends and wanted to bring something that Rhodes and Greece had never seen before, something different. Thus, we created the first Premium All-Inclusive Adults-Only resort. That decision entailed a lot of risks though.” “The creation of Mayia was the outcome of H Hotels Collection primary strategy: open a hotel, ensure its smooth operation, and then take it a step further. We visited hotels around the globe and created Mayia Exclusive Resort & Spa finely tuned to the needs of contemporary travellers reaching southern Rhodes. The first season was an undeniable success! Guests loved every aspect of living in Mayia Exclusive Resort & Spa, the generous spaces of the rooms, the breath-taking sea views and, of course, the food”. Gastronomy in Mayia Exclusive Resort & Spa is also something you haven’t experienced before. With up to 14 food venues only one thing is for sure: you will never be gastronomically bored in Mayia. “We focus on quality; we want to offer something real in terms of gastronomy. Mayia is not your typical all-inclusive resort. We offer such a wide range of gastronomic proposals, 23 different food stations in the main restaurant for example, and our themed restaurants are must-visits. Guests should reserve a table at the Italian, the Greek and -our biggest hit- the Wasabi, the Asian-themed Restaurant. And let us not leave out the street block with the Sandwicherie, the Patisserie and Gelateria, the World Taste Corners or the Comfort Restaurant, all with selected proposals from around the globe, and all destinations on their own. Don’t forget to enjoy a Greek coffee at the Kafenio”, Stamatis suggests. Besides the inviting allure of the swimming pool area, the guests of Mayia can unwind at the fully organized beach while enjoying the delights from the Beach Bar. “At the spa, we have one of the biggest Turkish Baths, for a deeply indulging experience with a multitude of lavish treatments. We also feature a fully equipped gym and yoga sessions - which you can enjoy privately, as well”. For some summer fun head to the Night Club for our premium, carefully selected shows. Live dancing and music shows, opera music and so much more are on the daily agenda of nightlife at Mayia. Why should someone visit Mayia? “For the experience! Enjoy dinner at the Greek, the Italian or the Asian restaurant, or a drink at the Wine & Champagne Bar. The view from there is spectacular and my personal favourite”. Stamatis concludes by noting that: “We paid such careful attention to every single detail when building Mayia; its construction was risky and expensive, but we feel copiously rewarded as our guests truly enjoy their stay and love to share their moments here on the social media”. Mayia Exclusive Resort & Spa is the crown jewel of H Hotels Collection, a resort that pushes the envelope on All-Inclusive accommodation across the Mediterranean. “Our standards are high so that you have nothing to worry about other than to enjoy the Mayia Premium Experience”!

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Stamatis Hatzilazarou Sales Director & H Hotels Collection Board Member Stamatis Hatzilazarou is the oldest son of the family with degrees on Business Administration and International Hospitality Management. When he questioned himself if he would like to be in the hospitality business, the answer was a wholehearted yes. “There are love and respect for hospitality in our family” he says and, today he is the Sales Director of the Collection.


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FIVE IS FOR AN ALL-SENSES EXPERIENCE The most romantic of H Hotels Collection, Boutique 5 Hotel & Spa is among the top choices for couples from all over the world. Boutique 5 offers everything needed for an experience of romance and beauty in Rhodes: exotic ambiance, tranquillity and luxury. To talk about the uniqueness of Boutique 5 Hotel & Spa, we met with Andriana Hatzilazarou who knows the hotel inside and out.

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Andriana Hatzilazarou Marketing Director & H Hotels Collection Board Member Let’s begin with the significance of the resort’s name, number 5. It is the fifth hotel of the H Hotels Collection and five are the members of the Hatzilazarou family. “Boutique 5 Hotel & Spa came naturally for H Hotels Collection,” says Mrs Andriana Hatzilazarou. “There was high demand for a romantic hideaway resort not just for our collection but for southern Rhodes in general”. “The concept behind Boutique 5 Hotel & Spa was to create a romantic adults-only boutique hotel focused on premium services and refined gastronomic proposals”. “We designed the 5 Senses Concept, a holiday experience that involves- and pleases all five senses. In Boutique 5, all your senses are engaged as you listen to the soothing waves washing back and forth, as you admire the magnificent sea view and smell the aromas of the sea and night flowers, as you savour the food or indulge in the revitalizing touch of relaxing massages”. Boutique 5’s architecture will enchant you from the moment you first step into the lobby; impressive arches inspired by the Medieval Town of Rhodes, oriental touches that evoke seductive sensations of fairytale nights, and natural elements such as wood and stone create a dreamlike ambiance that magnetizes enamoured couples visiting southern Rhodes. “The utter serenity of the property renders Boutique 5 a real five-sense delight”, Andriana says, adding that “our exclusive services are tailor-made for every guest. Our suites are private, most with a private pool; the food at Impressions Restaurant is exceptional; the spa and the proximity to the sea fantastic! Boutique 5 never stops upgrading its facilities and services. Therefore, this season a Shisha Lounge is going to be the new highlight of your Boutique 5 evenings; a specially designed rooftop lounge area with spectacular sea views promises yet another irresistible stop for all our guests!” Andriana continues: “Honeymooners and loving couples keep returning to Boutique 5 for our romantic packages and exclusive treatments such as our private dinners at our specially designed area, on the beach or even in the privacy of their suite”. “Treatment is absolutely personalized in Boutique 5; we suggest to every couple must-dos

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Andriana Hatzilazarou holds a degree in Economic and Regional Development as well as a Master’s degree in Hospitality Marketing Management. She established the H Hotels Collection Marketing Department in 2016, and she is responsible for the campaigns and launches of the resorts. She allocates her time to conducting marketing campaigns and supervising Boutique 5 Hotel & Spa!

for the perfect stay according to their needs” she adds. Couples’ private Yoga sessions are top-rated, whereas the neighbouring H Hotels Collection establishments are offering a wide range of other activities. Boutique 5 can also be the destination for your romantic island wedding. Should you wish to get married in Rhodes, the H Hotels’ expert team of wedding planners can make your dream come true! As for eco-awareness Boutique 5 Hotel & Spa leads the way by implementing comprehensive waste recycling procedures, as well as cutting out all single-use plastic utilities on the beach, as a small gesture to thank and protect the beautiful natural surroundings. Andriana concludes our conversation with must-visits to nearby attractions: “Kiotari is the hidden gem of Rhodes, and you can also visit Lindos, Profilia, Pefki Beach and the traditional village Asklepiio”. And what about the best time of day? When does Boutique 5 look at its best? “The best time of day is at sunrise, mornings here are heavenly! The sky is pink and you won’t believe the colours of the horizon!” she exclaims. So, dedicate at least one morning of your vacation to waking up very early so as to admire all this beauty, only in Boutique 5 Hotel & Spa.

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P RI NCES S A N D RIAN A RE SO RT & SP A

FIVE HOSPITALITY STARS In 2012, H Hotels Collection took a huge leap forward opening not just one, but two new resorts; Princess Andriana Resort & Spa was one of them. The 5-star All-Inclusive resort brought innovative qualities and welcomed guests from all over the world who have one thing in mind: To enjoy summer in Rhodes. We met with Panayotis Hatzilazarou, who told us all about this resort that blends summer with pleasure.

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Panayotis Hatzilazarou Chief Operating Officer & H Hotels Collection Board Member Panayotis has majored in Financial Studies and started his career in the Human Resources Department of H Hotels Collection. Soon after, he discovered that technology and IT duties were the most fitting addition to the collection’s amenities. “I am the person who wants to fix everything” he says. He supervised the construction of Mayia Exclusive Resort & Spa, and he continues to bring technological advancement to the operations of H Hotels Collection.

Princess Andriana Resort & Spa, the fourth member of H Hotels Collection, welcomed its first guests seven years ago, in the summer of 2012. “Princess Andriana Resort & Spa was the first 5-star All-Inclusive resort of our Collection,” says Panayotis. “It was a crucial evolution, one that introduced a whole new level of 5-star holidays to the area of southern Rhodes”. The opening of Princess Andriana marked another development for H Hotels Collection. Panayotis explains: “The ten years before Princess Andriana’s opening brought about significant improvements in terms of technology for the hotels’ administration. We created a control room, from which every single aspect of running the collection’s hotel would be carefully routed and monitored. This major development made the holiday experience for all H Hotels’ guests easier and far more pleasurable”. The hi-tech functions of H Hotels Collection are constantly upgraded, as “we continue to use the benefits of technology to make our customers' everyday living in the hotels much easier and more pleasurable. Things like our customer service tablet applications and many more stand to note that H Hotels Collection establishments are absolutely in sync with the current needs and expectations of travellers”. Now it is time for a stroll around Princess Andriana Resort & Spa to discover why this establishment is so popular. First, we come across the lobby’s butterflies installation. An iconic symbol of Rhodes, these butterflies look ready to fly and welcome you to the summer world of Princess Andriana Resort & Spa. As you move towards the impressive main swimming pool, you reach the very spot where summer lives and breathes in Princess Andriana. “This resort’s life lies in the very centre of the property”. In the middle of the swimming pool the tastes and sounds of the Pool Bar set the tone for relaxation under the sun, whereas delightful restaurants and snack-bars all around the premises invite you to try them. The open-air amphitheatre, the mini club and the sports facilities complete the blissful summery sensation that Princess Andriana is all about. “Both couples and families enjoy the summer in Princess Andriana Resort & Spa. The thoughtful construction of each accommodation wing ensures that everyone finds the peace and tranquillity they are after for an unforgettable summer”. And there is even more for you at Princess Andriana Resort & Spa. Walk down the road to the private beach for another magical summer world to explore; a fully organized sand and pebbled beach with a beach bar, a restaurant and the gastronomic destination that is our BBQ Restaurant. Make sure to book a table and enjoy a genuine Greek feast prepared with traditional Cretan grilling techniques and more culinary surprises! Saving the best for last, Panayotis concluded our walk at the Moonlight à la carte restaurant. “This is my absolute favourite spot of the resort,” says Panayotis. “The view and the tastes are just amazing”. And the perfect start of a summer night in Princess Andriana is at 9.00 pm when the exclusive Fountain Show is on and the center of the world of Princess Andriana comes alive. Do not miss it!

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LI NDOS PRIN CE SS RE SO RT & SP A

RAISING THE GENERATIONS OF SUMMER Lindos Princess Beach Resort & Spa holds a very special place in H Hotels Collection and the hearts of its owners and guests. It is the collection’s third member and the largest of all the properties, that can accommodate up to 2.300 guests. But Lindos Princess is so much more than just a family resort; it is the place where thousands of people annually spend their summer holidays and create fond memories for a lifetime.

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“In Lindos Princess Beach Resort & Spa children have grown up to return with children of their own” says Kiki Gerontas, Front Office Manager. Working in Lindos Princess Beach Resort & Spa since the very first season of its operation back in 2002, she has welcomed thousands upon thousands of guests over the years. Mr George Bakas, the hotel’s Manager, joins us to describe what makes Lindos Princess Beach Resort & Spa so endearing to both families and couples. “When our guests enter the premises, they switch into holiday mode and set out to enjoy all our hotel has to offer. They instantly unwind, yet at the same time, they are overjoyed by the desire to start living their holidays”. “There is so much to look for when in Lindos Princess Beach Resort & Spa” says Mr Bakas. “The resort has something to offer to everyone, both families with children of all ages and couples seeking peaceful tranquillity. The resort’s design ensures that everyone will find their spot for summer happiness; it is a living and breathing entity that can take care of everyone”. “At our restaurants and bars, we serve only the finest for youngsters and adults alike. They can find just anything: from pizzas, burgers, Greek delights, Italian and Mediterranean specialities, specially designed kids’ menus and kids’ buffets, to ice creams and all sorts of refreshments and drinks”. The fully organized beach features 800 umbrellas. An irresistible summer destination accessible directly from the resort, whereas the mini clubs, the amphitheatre, the spa and our state-of-the-art sports facilities ensure that everyone finds what they are looking for in terms of summer leisure. Having one of the biggest and most exceptional animation teams in Rhodes, there are shows and activities for both adults and children all day long”, says Mr Bakas ardently. If you think that Lindos Princess Beach Resort & Spa is all about family entertainment, then you should know that the resort offers 3 Meeting & Conference Rooms with natural lighting in addition to an idyllic event venue that accommodates weddings, vow renewals and wedding receptions that are so frequent in the resort. Mr Bakas nicely points out that “Our customers are our ‘mousafirides’, which is the Greek word for houseguests”, and assures that all the resort’s personnel will be by their side at all times. “They remember all the old staff members” Kiki Gerontas adds, “and they are delighted to see them again as they come back”. “We warmly greet our guests with smiles every time we see them, and we have guests that have returned for up to 20 times” Kiki concludes. Lindos Princess is a renowned family resort in Europe, and Mr Bakas thinks that the reasons for our success lie “in the space and the quality we offer. The owners keep upgrading both premises and services, and our highly trained staff is always smiling and knows how to take care of every need. The owners are by our side, and we are all by the side of our guests”. “In our resort, we take care of our guests as if we were family. There are no pretences here, just genuine love and passion; we mean it, and they trust us”. After all, this is what makes Lindos Princess Beach Resort & Spa stand out!

George Bakas, Hotel Manager & Kiki Gerontas, Front Desk Manager Mr Bakas has been working in Hotel Management since 1988, and has been Hotel Manager of Lindos Princess Beach Resort & Spa for the last two years. “We are trained to multitask, he says, and to respect and promote the good aspects of a hotel”. Mrs Gerontas has been working at the Front Desk of Lindos Princess since its opening, and she loves “standing at the atrium in front of the lobby watching the children having the time of their lives”.

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POINTING AT THE TOP OF SUMMER’S BEST Rodos Princess Beach Hotel is the one that introduced H Hotels Collection to southern Rhodes and the world. With its opening in 1993, this resort set the -unknown until then- southern part of Rhodes on the map of international holiday destinations. Never ceasing to upgrade its facilities and services, Rodos Princess Beach Hotel is at the frontline of summer holidays, and we met with Stamatis E. Hatzilazarou to talk about why that is.

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Why is Rodos Princess Beach Hotel at the top of travellers’ choices for more than 25 years? “The reasons are numerous: the amazing sea view, the constant renovations and upgrades, the dedicated staff and the amicable connection we share with all our guests” says Stamatis E. Hatzilazarou, introducing us to the world of Rodos Princess. “After the extensive renovation of 2014-15, we are now a 4+ all-inclusive hotel. Our gastronomic profile changed drastically with the addition of themed restaurants and food corners, bars and BBQs that make your stay here tantalizingly delicious”. “An afternoon Greek coffee in the Aperitif Corner is an absolute must-live, as are a crepe in the Gelateria, a pass by the buffet, a dinner at the à la carte restaurants, and of course, the BBQ evenings at the beach”. “As the most historic member of H Hotels Collection, Rodos Princess Beach Hotel is a great example of offering happy summer holidays. The hotel started as mostly a couples’ hotel. The addition of a wing with family rooms widened the clientele who chose Rodos Princess for their holiday stay and today it is a classic hospitality choice in southern Rhodes” Stamatis explains. For this season, Rodos Princess Beach Hotel renovated its swimming pool and expanded the premises of the Venus Restaurant with an elegant outdoor area. “In Rodos Princess there’s balance between couples seeking tranquility and romantic moments and families looking for activities and summer fun! You can even get married in Rodos Princess in a specially designed area perfect for romantic events!” We continue with “the spa and the sport facilities, which are also among the top priorities of a Rodos Princess guest, whereas our BBQ is something that everyone has to try at least once when in Rodos Princess”. “The architecture of Rodos Princess is particularly intriguing. The pyramid’s construction was challenging but we did it to make the most out of the sea view. The panoramic sunrise views are something out of this world!”. H Hotels truly brought out the unspoilt beauty of the area. The beach right in front of the hotel is amazing, a blend of natural appeal and exclusive comfort with water sports facilities and plenty of space to enjoy beautiful summer moments. Where is the guests’ most favourite spot? “They love the wedding gazebo with the breathtaking sea view”. “The thing is that we never rest. We devote our utmost attention to every single detail of each new project. We are always eager to envision, create and improve; and we are really proud of the result”.

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Stamatis E. Hatzilazarou Executive Revenue & Cost Control & H Hotels Collection Board Member Stamatis E. Hatzilazarou is the nephew of Mr Ioannis Hatzilazarou. He studied Finance and holds a Master’s Degree in Hotel Management acquired in Switzerland. His first dive in a swimming pool was in Rodos Princess Beach Hotel and it comes as no surprise that he got married here, just where he spends most of his day.


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P RI NCESS SUN H O T E L & SP A

THE SHINING SUN OF HOSPITALITY The second establishment of H Hotels Collection, Princess Sun Hotel & Spa uncovered the potential of the Hatzilazarou family to expand their prospects in hospitality. Today, Princess Sun Hotel stands on a verdant hill with breathtaking sea views to welcome guests to an amazing holiday experience. Alexia E. Hatzilazarou welcomes us to share the story of a hotel that holds a special position in the Collection’s heart.

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“Princess Sun Hotel opened in 1999 as the first step of H Hotels’ development policy” Alexia explains. “In the beginning, it consisted of 80 rooms, which gradually increased to 146, and today we feature a total of 214 rooms and suites”. The location of Princess Sun Hotel makes it stand out, as the sea view is absolutely mesmerizing! “Our guests keep returning since the first season of our operation. Some of them even come twice in the same season. Our relationship with our guests goes beyond professional; it is amiable and homely, and that, I think is where the hotel’s success lies, in the fact that our guests feel at home. We have such comfy allure”! Alexia sums up that the reasons why guests feel like this are “the sea view and the tranquility that Princess Sun Hotel gracefully shares with all its guests”. The Princess Sun Hotel experience entails a lot of relaxation and summertime delights; guests lounge poolside savouring all-day snacks and refreshments at Sunrise Pool Bar. For lunch or dinner, the Main Restaurant boasts mouthwatering dishes and the best view in the hotel, and in the evening, the Sunbeam Main Bar is the place to be for drinks and aperitifs. Entertainment is on the daily schedule, with Greek Nights being an “all-time favourite”. The spa offers indulgent treatments and therapeutic rituals, whereas the fully equipped gym is perfect for daily work-outs or just some muscle-stretching after a long day on the beach. As for beach life, Princess Sun has a free shuttle bus running on a frequent basis to take you to the beach where water sports, beach volley and a snack bar guarantee ultimate summer bliss. “We are grateful and proud for the two awards we have received for our food and customer’s satisfaction by TUI France” says Alexia who adds: “We are constantly trying to improve our standards and offer services that make our guests happy”. “If you seek a peaceful summer holiday experience with soothing views, then Princess Sun Hotel is the best choice for your vacation in Rhodes” and we couldn’t agree more as we gaze at the peaceful scenery from the restaurant’s veranda right here, at Princess Sun Hotel of H Hotels Collection!

Alexia E. Hatzilazarou Princess Sun Hotel & Spa Hotel Manager Alexia E. Hatzilazarou is the daughter of Eleftherios Hatzilazarou. She has been employed in Princess Sun since 2001, first as a Reservations and Front Desk Manager and then as the Hotel’s Manager. “I love this hotel; I couldn’t imagine myself working anywhere else” she says, and this is reflected in the guests’ loyalty, as they keep returning to their “summer home in Rhodes”.

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Let's make you an H Hotels insider as you will discover the best of H Hotels Collection for gastronomy, summer and beachlife, activities, romance and family fun. Over the next pages the best of summer life in H Hotels Collection is revealed! Don't miss a beat.


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THE HEARTBEAT OF SUMMER TASTE To define H Hotels gastronomy, it is vital not to miss any of the aspects involved. It all begins with fresh, seasonal ingredients, locally produced and carefully selected. Add the creative inspiration of our chefs and blend it with time-honoured Greek and international recipes. Serve the result in the most pleasing seaside venue you can think of. We tried hard to pick some gastronomic stops throughout our properties to truly enjoy summer in its most palatable approach! As for the secrets of H Hotels’ gastronomy, our interviews with our chefs reveal all it takes to offer delight on a plate! The recipe to H Hotels gastronomic perfection is here!

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LINDOS PRINCESS BEACH RESORT & SPA

An elaborate gastronomical feast awaits you for a palate-pleasing experience, where you can always expect to savour something exciting! Start from the sleek and elegant Waterfront Main Restaurant, where an amazing set of wooden constructions and green details meet creative Mediterranean delights in a mouth-watering fusion of tradition and innovative cuisine. For hankerings throughout the day, the premises offer convivial food corners like Canela Patisserie & Gelateria, the Sandwicherie and Kafenio. Last but definitely not least is the Wasabi Asian Restaurant, an instant gastronomic hit that picks up cues from beloved Oriental delights and gives you more of a reason to indulge in a Mayia Exclusive Resort & Spa culinary adventure with breathtaking views.

In the family paradise of Lindos Princess Beach Resort & Spa, you have to enjoy every single venue. Breakfast is served at two spots: at the Main Restaurant Spondi, and by the beach at Aeolos Beach Restaurant & Bar. At lunchtime, a whole host of appetizing pleasures awaits in all restaurants of the resort. As for dinner, the Mediterranean Thalassa Restaurant or the Italian L’ Osteria offer innovative dishes prepared only with the finest seasonal ingredients to reflect the blissful summer-living Lindos Princess Resort & Spa stands for. Lastly, Aeolos will become your children’s favourite, with its titillating ensemble of pizzas and gyros that will have them coming back for seconds – and thirds!

The Perfect Balance…

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Exciting Summer Tastes

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Celebrated Romantic & Oriental Delights Boutique 5 Hotel & Spa, the romantic retreat of H Hotels Collection has some gastronomic proposals to fall in love with. Besides the luxurious Impressions Restaurant, enamoured couples will be pleased to know of the private dining option in an idyllic space dedicated just to them. This is the resort’s secret approach for going beyond the usual formulas, one that sets the mood for intimate moments of expressing your love through a thrilling experience that pleases all your five senses. However, that is not all; at the brand-new Shisha Cocktail & Lounge Bar you will indulge in sophisticated and comforting Oriental delights, always accompanied by the best views!

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For Good Food Lovers

Princess Andriana Resort & Spa promises two highly distinct destinations that share one similarity: you can not possibly miss trying either of them! To begin with, dinner at the Moonlight à la Carte Restaurant serves a refined selection of creative Mediterranean dishes in a sophisticated atmosphere with stunning views to the centre of the resort. Tip: Arrive before the daily Fountain Show at 21.00. Alternatively, head to the beach for the original BBQ experience at the Coral Restaurant: savour meat prepared in the original Cretan way, “antikristo” (meat grilled facing an open fire), or slowly cooked in a pot for hours. Do not miss it!

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The wide selection of Rodos Princess Beach Hotel & Spa’s gastronomic proposals makes it hard to choose. The rainbow of must-try dining options starts with the newly renovated Venus Restaurant, now featuring an outdoor terrace where the soft summer breeze and the starlight overhead make the best company for a delicious dinner. Meat lovers rush to enjoy a BBQ night at Diogenis Beach Restaurant, whereas Greek coffee with local treats at the Aperitif Corner is a daily habit you will add to your holiday routine in Rodos Princess Beach Hotel & Spa in no time!

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Dine with the best view

Princess Sun Hotel & Spa is built higher than any other H Hotels Collection establishment, and the Sunset Main Restaurant is the perfect spot for having delightful breakfast, lunch and dinner with breathtaking sea views. Our exquisite buffet and food stations offer a wide variety of delicacies inspired by traditional Greek and Mediterranean dishes with an international approach that go far beyond any expectations. Throughout the day, the Pool Bar and the Main Bar offer refreshing drinks and snacks to keep you all fuelled up! Sunset Main Restaurant’s themed nights, showcasing palate-pleasing tastes from around the globe, are a definite must-try! Day and night, this peaceful spot is terrific, a guarantee that you will enjoy every single bite.

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STEFANO ROSSI

BRINGS ITALIAN FLAIR IN MAYIA Mayia Exclusive Resort's Executive Chef Chef Stefano Rossi is ready to bring his Italian flair and determination for success as he is now the Mayia Exclusive Resort & Spa’s Executive Chef. He’s no stranger to Rhodes or high-end resorts as he has a rich background working in luxurious properties both in Rhodes and Athens. “I want to add my approach to the gastronomic profile of Mayia Exclusive Resort & Spa, in every bite of every dish we serve”. His touch is already evident in the buffet of the Main Restaurant of Mayia, where he suggests “deliciously creative culinary treats and our original pizza which is among the highlights of the Mayia experience”. But there is so much more to Mayia’s extravagant medley of proposals that it is hard to pinpoint just one. “You’ve got to try the Asian restaurant, our food corners, the original Italian restaurant, the tasty Greek restaurant and to look for inspired ethnic touches, frequently popping up in the buffet. As an original Italian, he puts all his Mediterranean flair in his creations. It seems that we have chosen the right person for the right job. What do you think of your first season in Mayia? “I’m stubborn and persistent, but it feels like this is the right path to success”! We wish him all the best and welcome him to the H Hotels Collection family.

Food is like travelling in new places. For me cooking is like exploring other cultures through the palates!

Nelson LIanes, Wasabi Restaurant

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MANOLIS KONTOS

TALKS ABOUT RHODIAN GASTRONOMY Rodos Princess' Executive Chef Chef Manolis Kontos is the longest-working chef of H Hotels Collection. Born and raised in Rhodes Island, in the neighbouring village of Lardos, he is the most suitable person to talk about the culinary philosophy of the Collection and the gastronomy of Rhodes. “I have been employed by the Hatzilazarou Group for the past eight years, and I am in charge of Rodos Princess’ all food and beverage venues. We constantly upgrade the services of our restaurants and bars, adopting fresh and innovative concepts. We never rest or settle. The Greek and Italian cuisines inspire our set menus. We dedicate themed nights to ethnic cuisines like Mexican. Our show-cooking stations and the BBQ are the highlights”. How could someone stay on top of all these venues? “Patience, persistence and good collaboration with everyone are crucial prerequisites for an executive chef. I supervise everything. The biggest challenge is to ensure harmony among the staff”. The difference of working with H Hotels Collection is that we feel like members of one big family and that is reflected in the way we cook. We prepare every dish and snack with the same care and love as we would at home. The difference though, is in the high quality of the ingredients we use. We work closely with local producers, use as many local vegetables, fruit, meat and olive oil as we can. We don’t use frozen potatoes, for example. A local farmer supplies all our potatoes”. Manolis also mentions “the standards of food in all-inclusive establishments have tremendously improved over the years. This careful selection of seasonal products, our care and passion, as well as the variety of proposals have brought all-inclusive gastronomy to a whole new level”. As for Rhodian gastronomic proposals, the chef suggests the following: “The traditional melekouni of Rhodes, a sweet treat you’ll find at the Greek corner. Also, the refreshing Rhodian souma drink, as well as legumes and handmade pasta from neighbouring Kattavia. Our fruit and vegetables are grown in the fertile fields of Apollakia, just minutes away from the resort. Also, it is intriguing to seek out and explore the influences of the Orient in local cuisine” he says. We look forward to enjoying the H Hotels Collection delightful proposals!

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S P EC IAL SUM M E R D AYS

CELEBRATING LOVE & LIFE With such a wide range of options to choose from for a wedding, a reception, a proposal or simply to celebrate any special occasion, you need the guidance of an expert to help you make the right choices. Meet Maria Profka, who will share everything you need to know on planning an unforgettable event. Where can you get a definite yes to a wedding proposal? Which is the perfect spot for a romantic candlelit dinner under the stars? Maria answers right away: “H Hotels Collection offers a wide variety of romantic spots and venues to celebrate. Couples from all over the world dream to get married by the sea, with the dazzling Rhodian sun irradiating the ceremony and with a reception that can be anything from an intimate dinner to a party or a full-scale event. Our events department will suggest and plan an absolutely tailor-made celebration that reflects your character as a couple with a Greek and H Hotels Collection twist”! So, where can you have a picture-perfect wedding? “Princess Andriana Resort & Spa, Lindos Princess Beach Resort and our idyllic gem Boutique 5 Hotel & Spa all feature specially designed wedding venues that are on high demand,” says Maria, “in addition, Rodos Princess Beach Hotel & Spa offers wonderful venues for ceremonies and receptions”. As we continue with our conversation, we go into further detail. “The best and most romantic spots for a wedding so far are the Boutique 5 beach surrounded by the blue of the Mediterranean Sea, and the gazebo of Rodos Princess with the breathtaking sea views”. What comes after a wedding? A fascinating honeymoon in Rhodes, of course. “All H Hotels Collection provide romantic accommodation for newlyweds; the Mayia Suite with Private Pool at Mayia Exclusive Resort & Spa, Boutique 5’s Mediterranean and Executive Suites, the Honeymoon Room with Private Pool or the Superior Junior Suite of Andriana Beach Resort & Spa stand out. Lindos Princess, Rodos Princess and Princess Sun also offer some exquisite honeymoon accommodation choices”, Maria suggests. A perfect honeymoon means exquisite accommodation, celebrating love and experiencing the most unforgettable romantic moments of your life. So, Maria proposes to all loving couples to enjoy “a private dinner by the beach of Boutique 5, a luscious meal at Moonlight Restaurant of Princess Andriana, a nonchalant stroll along the beach in front of Rodos Princess, a private dinner in your room or even a picnic for two on the beach”. As for adding some more glamour to your honeymoon “at Mayia Exclusive Resort, you can charter a yacht for a romantic cruise to celebrate love even more luxuriously”. What about other celebrations in H Hotels Collection, Maria? “In Lindos Princess, we organize numerous anniversaries and vow renewals, as returning customers love this resort”. As for birthdays and parties, all resorts have specially designed areas suitable for any celebration. “Our guests can savour the tastes of our restaurants and the cocktails from the bars, or organize a themed party; we propose some fascinating party themes such as the Great Gatsby or a White Party that will definitely add an extravagant touch to your event that all your participants are bound to remember”! Don’t you just want to celebrate love or any other occasion in H Hotels Collection?

Maria Profka Assistant Marketing Manager of H Hotels Collection Sweet and efficient Maria has been employed in H Hotels Collection for the last 5 years. She started as an Event Executive, at the newly established Events Department for seasons 2014 to 2016, to be transferred to the Marketing Department in 2017 where she is an Assistant Marketing Manager.

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ROMAN T IC CASE ST UD Y

OUT OF THE ORDINARY! A hypnotizing Indian wedding immersed in the aethereal blue of Rhodes! A love story unfolding in a dreamy multiday event. Natasha and Deepak exchanged vows of everlasting love and devotion in a wedding we were truly proud to host! Let us take a closer look at their wedding, just one of the amazing events that H Hotels Collection takes great pride in. Photos by Magdalene Kourti. Blending Indian traditions under the Rhodian sun. On May 24 2014, Natasha and Deepak, an adorable couple from the U.K. chose Princess Andriana Resort & Spa for their entire wedding celebration. A traditional Indian wedding that was planned in its entirety by the expert wedding team of H Hotels Collection. Everything about this wedding was organised to the last detail; from all official paperwork to every single formality concerning the nuptials, we made sure that the loving couple had nothing to do other than have fun and enjoy their special days, together with their beloved guests. Soon after the 80 guests arrived and settled in their rooms and suites, the party began; A civil ceremony was held on 22 May 2014 at the veranda of Boutique 5 only for the family circle, and their traditional wedding ceremony was on 24 May 2014. As the bride and groom were getting ready in their suites, a small event was held in the Princess Andriana veranda for the parents of the bride to welcome the groom and his family. Then, they headed to the beachfront, where a beautiful gazebo in traditional ceremonial colours of the Indian culture hosted their spectacular wedding; the décor matched the bride’s family’s pink and the groom’s violet ensembles, the bride looked ecstatic in her intricate six-kilo sari, the Indian drummer set the tone, whereas the family priest was also present to officiate. The reception that concluded the wedding was held in Moonlight Restaurant with unforgettable festivities, superb dishes specially prepared by our chefs that blew everyone away, and a spectacular firework show. As for their amazing honeymoon, all that we can say is that it was at Princess Andriana Resort & Spa, so it was definitely fantastic! May you live a long and happy life together Natasha and Deepak!

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DELT A ARC H IT E CT S

DESIGNING WITH PASSION Delta Architects, Tatiana Kouppa and Nikos Papapanousis, collaborated with H Hotels Collection over the last decade. We met to discuss furthermore about this long-standing cooperation, as well as what makes every H Hotels Collection establishment architecturally unique.

Ms Kouppa, tell us a few words about your architectural firm and its course to this day. Our firm is characterized by our great love for architecture, it is full of inspiration and passion. Each project we undertake aims to the best aesthetic and functional result. We never rest, we constantly push our limits in design, and we see each new project as an exploration of a new world. Our specialty is designing hotels and dining establishments for large corporations, as well as luxury homes.

How did you come to work with H Hotels Collection and when? Which of their projects have you worked on? We started working with H Hotels Collection in 2007,

with the construction of Princess Andriana Resort & Spa. Mr Hatzilazarou entrusted us back then, even though we had no previous experience in hotel construction. I will never forget, when we were building the area surrounding the pool, I looked at my partner and asked him: “Nikos, what are we doing here? How will this space be any interesting?” and he answered with absolute confidence in our intended transformation of the space: “we are the ones to shape each space, creating the environment we want”. Then came the renovation of Rodos Princess Beach Hotel & Spa, but what topped it all up was Mayia Exclusive Resort & Spa, a narrative of architectural experiences and interior design. We wanted to put all our inspiration and imagination in this project, with care for detail and

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adapted to the parameters of functionality that designing a hotel of this scale entails. The challenge in designing and constructing is to first weigh all the parameters and the cost of planning and building, and taking all the right decisions for optimal results, without compromising on quality. It’s a constant juggling, an exercise for the mind.

Our firm is always looking ahead. Our dream is to evolve architecture in terms of detail and design. We wish to further develop the product that is design hotels of all sizes, ranging from boutique hotels to grand resorts. Each of our projects is a challenge for us to do better, to go beyond imagination, but always keeping in mind optimal functionality and the specific demands of our customer.

Is hotel architecture at high standards in Greece?

Rhodes is primarily a holiday destination. Is there room for the creation of new, modern hotels?

Yes, in recent years we have seen developments in architecture, with extraordinary examples that can easily compete with international architectural firms, as they include a sense of scale and design flexibility, with elements of locality, and our history and culture.

Rhodes is a beautiful island, with adequate prospects for creating new hotel establishments, but always with respect to the natural environment. They must be fully integrated to their surroundings, and natural materials must be used.

What are your firm’s goals for the upcoming years?

DELTA ARCHITECTS Delta Architects was founded by Tatiana Kouppa and Nikos Papapanousis. From the initial idea and master planning to the detailed designing of the interior and the final delivery of each project, Delta Architects have been building long-lasting relationships with their clientele. During the past decade they have collaborated with one of the largest hotel chains in Greece, H Hotels Collection for Princess Andriana Resort & Spa, Rodos Princess Beach Hotel & Spa and Mayia Exclusive Resort & Spa.

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P AM P E RIN G AFFAIRS

SPA YOUR SUMMER! Let’s be honest, a holiday is truly about self-care; you are here to relax and unwind, refresh your spirits and rebalance your mind and body. Rhodes and all H Hotels Collection properties are the perfect destination not just for beachside summer holidays, but for your body and mind to reboot.

Imagine a day on the beach; the sun shines bright, the cool sea water splashes at your feet and every worry and concern in the world fades away with every backwash of the waves. Unwind, breathe in and take in all the calmness of the surroundings; that is what holidays are all about! Could this amazing feeling be any better?

Step into calmness H Hotels Collection has ensured that a lavish Spa by Aegeo Spas is within your reach, in whichever of its establishments you stay. Designed with your body’s and mind’s balance in mind, our Spas offer a wide array of therapeutic treatments and soothing massages, that combined with all-natural ingredients and time-honored wellness rituals, guarantee a deeply relaxing experience. Step into the instantly calming realm of the Spa; breathe in, and leave all burdens behind. Your winter-beaten skin craves for a reviving facial treatment, your stressed-out muscles long for the alleviating caress of a deep-tissue massage, or perhaps you’re just looking for a lush sanctuary for the relaxation you deserve. You have just found exactly what you were looking for, and more! Welcome to the unrivaled H Hotels Collection Spas by Aegeo Spas, where a world of sheer pleasure awaits to meet every need of yours. Put on a fluffy

robe, put your feet up and surrender to a proper pampering. This exotic oasis was meant for you and you alone, and it beckons you to the most sensational experience!

Let us treat you with care A plethora of indulgent treatments for your skin, face and body promise to instantly rejuvenate and revitalize you; the calming effects of herbal remedies and rituals handed down by generations meet lush skin care products, and in the hands of our professional therapists a wonder happens! The long-sought-after rebalancing of your body and mind, a feeling of substantial restfulness and ultimately, summer bliss! But there is even more; our spas feature hair and beauty salons for hair, nail and make-up sessions to make you look as great as you feel!

Fits you like summer As for your work-out, in all H Hotels Collection you will find a fully equipped, air-conditioned fitness studio, whereas private sessions with personal trainers can be arranged upon request. Stay loyal to your everyday exercise ritual or start a summer routine that can fit to your holidays perfectly and make you feel wonderful and absolutely rejuvenated to keep enjoying your summer days in Rhodes!

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SUM M ER, HERE WE COME! When it comes to family-oriented holidays, we at H Hotels Collection strive for the perfect balance between parental relaxation and summer joy for the children. Taking care of your entire family is not an afterthought, but a challenge for us to ensure that your experience in our resorts will become a family tradition for years to come! Booking a family getaway in one of the family-friendly resorts of H Hotels Collection, Rodos Princess Beach Hotel, Lindos Princess Beach Hotel or Princess Andriana Resort & Spa is the most rewarding choice, guaranteed to offer the ultimate family holiday that will bring a smile to your face. Our primary focus is not limited to providing fun amenities for children, amenities matched only by our outstanding customer service, but to building a pleasant escape for the entire family, filled with stress-free moments of much-needed repose and relaxation. Start your day with a hearty breakfast that will fuel you up for whatever you are planning to explore; the beach, the poolside or the always-fun waterslides. Here, the fun never stops unless it’s for a sweet treat for the children or a cocktail – for the adults! In between, our multilingual animation team will keep your children entertained for hours with a plethora of entertaining activities you can partake in or sit back and relax as your young ones are having a blast! Our animation team are not the only ones dedicated to pleasing our young guests; our chefs push the envelope to include mouth-watering, kid-friendly dishes that will satisfy even the pickiest little ones, whereas healthy snacks, delicious treats, juices, ice-cream and so much more are readily available at any time throughout the resorts’ dining facilities. An expansive array of indoor and outdoor activities supervised by our multilingual animation team, a multitude of swimming pools equipped with exhilarating water slides, game rooms, sports and of course, the ever-present sandy beaches comprise a beachside holiday that will keep your children entertained for hours, whilst you can revel in the placating sensation of a holiday made just for you! The family experience of H Hotels Collection is more than just a fun getaway; it's an experience your children will always be ready to go back!

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ACTI VI T I ES & P O IN T S O F IN T E RE ST

SUM M E R CHI LLS & T HRI LLS ! Sometimes, we all need to leave our poolside or beachfront sanctuary to have some energizing action, and all H Hotels Collection resorts ensure a bountiful selection! Whether you want to stay fit, make new friends or take up a new sport, an array of exciting outdoor activities awaits in all our establishments! Are you up to the challenge?

Summer Sports The shimmering waters of the sea and our pools, the soft sands and the endless sunny days make you want to stay all day outdoors! In H Hotels Collection, a multitude of exhilarating activities in state-of-the-art facilities have been designed to please all your summer-fun desires! Pumping up your adrenaline in floodlit tennis courts, spending pleasant yet competitive hours in the boccia court, splashing or kicking up some sand in the beach volleyball and beach soccer fields are excellent pastimes for those sunny mornings and evenings with great company. In the evenings, a mini-golf tournament or an archery competition offer perfect unwinding diversions. So, gather up a bunch of friends, or meet some new ones and let the summer guide you to new levels of recreation!

Recreational Activities The undeniable benefits of daily exercise need no retelling, but the pure pleasure of enjoying stimulating activities in picturesque natural surroundings by the sea such as those of the H Hotels Collection resorts is an experience you should try at least once in your life. Join any of our group recreational activities, such as Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, Aerobics or Power walks, under the guidance of certified trainers, and renew your notions of the basic work-out routines! After all, your body and mind deserve the best, and at H Hotels your body can get the treatment it truly deserves!

Show Time! Our animation team is dedicated to bringing summer joy to all your days and nights! Fun and exciting shows and happenings pop-up in every corner of our resorts throughout the day, ready to offer you entertaining moments with summery flair! Music, dancing, the mesmerizing power of fire and water all come together to celebrate the carefreeness of a holiday in Rhodes in the most spectacular and entertaining way; keep your eyes peeled for all our animation events throughout the resorts of H Hotels, and simply enjoy!

Must-Visits Rhodes Island is a destination full of surprises waiting for you to discover! Leave the confines of your hotel and set out to an insular adventure filled with surprises around every corner! Do not miss the opportunity to visit the picturesque Lindos Village, perhaps the most iconic spot on the island. A traditional village built on the foothill of an ancient Acropolis with charming alleys and a unique character, Lindos is a hub for all visitors of Rhodes. Look for Prasonissi, the southern tip of the island for the most idyllic beach- setting and exhilarating water-sports; or simply rent a car and head off to explore all the island’s hidden gems! Rhodes is sightseeing heaven, and no matter what you are looking to discover, this dreamy island has something exciting to offer you; all you need to do is look!

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A SL ICE OF SU MMER On an island renowned for its beach life, it is only natural to expect endless hours with sand on your feet and with the soothing sounds of the sea calming your senses. Beach-life in H Hotels Collection's resorts is a way of living!

Catching Rays at the Beach Picture a cove nestled on the foot of a hill, the wavering sea gently caressing the golden sands mixed with pebbles and inviting you to dive in its refreshing embrace; what could make this thought even more irresistible? How about a lush sunbed for you to relax in between dives? Wouldn’t a snack or a cocktail be nice? Or even better, a delicious meal served to you in the comfort of your lounger? The private beach facilities of H Hotels Collection are fully organised to bring you all that, and even more; from the simplest detail to the most demanding service, everything has been well thought of to ensure that your day on the beach will be simply magical. All you need to do is pick a sunbed and greet the sea and the sun… everything else is up to us! All H Hotels Collection resorts feature organized beach parts and all it takes is just a few steps before indulging into the summer dream…

Get Set to Get Wet Yes, summer can be all fun and play and the beach is the perfect spot for the most exciting team sports! Beach vol-

leyball and beach soccer are amongst the favourite ways to have some vivid fun with friends or to make new ones, and it’s not uncommon for an impromptu tournament to pop up! As for the water, it’s always by your side waiting to cool you down in between your matches! For those craving thrills, get your adrenaline pumping with exhilarating water-sport activities that tear through the waves and offer tons of excitement and fun! Are you up to the summer challenge of H Hotels Collection?

Oh, Those Summer Nights As the sun goes down over the horizon, you can sense a shift in the beach’s vibe; the vivacious energy of the day winds down, the colours of the horizon gradually smoothen and the soothing splashing of the water evoke a more idyllic ambiance that speaks to everyone’s romantic side. We can’t imagine a more idyllic moment for enamoured couples than enjoying nonchalant strolls with the sea swashing at their feet, but we can certainly upgrade their experience with a private candlelit dinner under the stars, or even a romantic wedding at our beachfront gazebo.

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All the latest news from H Hotels Collection and a specially made calendar for the dates to save so that you don't miss any of the everyday happenings in our hotels and resorts. As for eco awareness, read on what we currently do and our future plans, in order to co-exist in harmony with the nature of southern Rhodes!


H HOTELS AWARDS FEELING HONOURED

There is nothing more rewarding and encouraging for us than the love our guests show us. Your love is what we are mostly proud of! We are more than grateful for your loyalty to all H Hotels establishments, and we hope to see you back again soon, promising the same welcome we extend to all our dear guests. H Hotels Collection has been honoured with the following awards

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Gold in the category All-inclusive Resort 2019 for Mayia Exclusive

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TUI Top Quality Award 2019 for Lindos Princess Beach Hotel

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TUI Family Champion 2019 for Princess Andriana Resort & Spa

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TUI UMWELT – Environmental Champion for Princess Andriana

Resort & Spa by Tourism Awards 2019

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Gold in the category Best Greek New Resort for Mayia Exclusive Resort & Spa by Greek Hospitality Awards 2019

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Gold in the category Best Greek Design Resort for Mayia Exclusive Resort & Spa by Greek Hospitality Awards 2019

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Travelife Gold for Boutique 5 & Princess Andriana Resort & Spa

Winner in the category New Resort of the Year by Greek Hotel

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ISO 14001:9001 for Environmental Management and ISO:22000 for Food Management in Boutique 5 & Princess Andriana Resort & Spa

of the Year Awards 2019 for Mayia Exclusive Resort & Spa

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Winner in the category All-Inclusive Hotel of the Year by Greek Hotel of the Year Awards 2019 for Mayia Exclusive Resort & Spa

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Rodos Princess Beach Hotel & Princess Sun Hotel Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2019

Bronze in the category Boutique Hotel 2019 for Boutique 5 Hotel & Spa by Tourism Awards 2019

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H HOTELS SPONSORSHIPS …AND SOCIALLY RESPONSIBL E We feel nothing but love for our homeland, Rhodes Island. This beautiful majestic island has given us inspiration to create our Collection, and we owe it to young and older generations to do our best! For that, H Hotels Collection is the proud sponsor of the following organizations and events.

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BC KOLOSSOS H HOTELS

OPEN DOORS SYMPOSIUM

We have sponsored the KOLOSSOS Basketball Team of the Greek

We have supported the Open Doors Symposium

A1 Basketball League since 2010, and we have been their Grand

for the past several years.

Sponsors for the past 4 years.

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ROADS TO RHODES MARATHON

The annual celebration brings together Rhodian migrants

We have been the 5km-Race sponsors since 2014.

from all around the globe, and is strongly supported

This year the athletes’ participation has exceeded all previous records.

by H Hotels Collection.

RODION ATHLISIS VOLLEYBALL TEAM We have been sponsoring the Rodion Athlisis Volleyball Team since 2016.

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TRA VEL WI TH CARE It is our firm belief that true luxury is offered only when a deluxe hotel blends seamlessly into its natural surroundings. Τherefore, we take action, introducing the Travel with Care initiative to reduce our environmental footprint. Our aim is to preserve and show our respect to nature, that so generously shares its beauty and invaluable resources with us. Here are some actions taken in all H Hotels Collection resorts that showcases our corporate responsibility for eco awareness.

Recycling

Our Botanical Gardens

All H Hotels Collection resorts have adopted an integrated recycling policy that includes recycling of all plastic, glass, aluminum and paper items, as well as batteries and electronic devices. We constantly evaluate our practices, our environmental consciousness and social awareness enforcing our commitment to protect the environment.

Our chefs’ pride and joy, the botanical gardens of Princess Andriana Resort & Spa and Boutique 5 Hotel & Spa, are not just eco-friendly and beautiful. This refreshing spot of greenery serves also as the source of fresh herbs for our restaurants’ dishes. Isn’t it true that “Fresh is Best”?

Reducing Plastic Straws

In November 2018, all H Hotels Collection staff along with volunteers from all around the island participated in a tree-planting campaign on the hills around Kiotari, as a small gesture to restore the amazing landscape and ensure future benefits for the environment.

Our single-use plastic reduction policy brought a significant change in 2018. After a trial period of eliminating plastic straws from all H Hotels (offering straws only when requested), we recorded a 40% cutback to the overall use of single-use plastic. We are currently looking for sufficient reusable or naturally compostable options in order to eliminate all single-use plastic from our Collection.

Environmental Management System In compliance with the specifications of our ISO14001 Environmental Management System, and focusing on our ecological awareness, we make sure to carefully select our suppliers, opting for paper and cleaning products with eco-friendly certifications.

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Environment Day Beach CleanUp Every year the World Environment Day is celebrated on 5 June. On that very day the H-Hotels staff and volunteering guests spend the day cleaning the beaches in front of our hotels. Four beaches are cleaned during the day, a small gesture to thank and preserve our natural surroundings.

EU Blue Flags All five beaches in front of our resorts have been awarded with the EU Blue Flag, the most recognized eco label for beaches. The Blue Flag Award certifies that strict criteria are met concerning high environmental and quality standards: crystal clear waters, clean beaches, safety and access for all.

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E SS ENTI AL H HOT ELS Remembering last summer’s 25-Year Anniversary Party and sharing short stories from H Hotels Collection worth knowing!

25 Years Anniversary 25 years ago, H Hotels Collection was founded with just one hotel in southern Rhodes. Ιn summer 2018, we celebrated our Silver Jubilee with a grand party held in Mayia Exclusive Resort & Spa, the sixth member of our collection! A night with live music, happenings and special guests featured the party for our anniversary, and we are so happy for those attending and wishing us. We have surely come a long way since our opening day in 1993. We have been constantly striving to improve our services, our facilities, and that is exactly what we will continue doing! We are grateful for all your support over the past 25 years, and we are looking forward to at least another 25 years of successful hospitality services in Rhodes!

Business Meetings & Conferences H Hotels Collection welcomes all kinds of business events, such as conventions, conferences and corporate meetings. All the Collection’s resorts boast state-of-the-art venues to host any number of participants you require, completing the experience with tailor-made conference services, our superb accommodation and dining proposals. Our long-standing experience in hosting business meetings stands to guarantee an effective, successful and memorable event!

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CELEBRATING NATURE, CULTURE AND SUMMER Special events on special days and shows from day to day. In H Hotels Collection there are some dates with particular interest and events that you simply can not miss! Save the following dates and

5/6 World Environment Day World Environment Day is celebrated annually on 5 June. At H Hotels we participate in the initiative by cleaning the beaches neighbouring our hotels. Our staff and all our hotels’ guests are invited to volunteer in our effort, and will be provided with all necessary equipment such as T-shirts, hats, gloves and garbage bags. Four beaches are cleaned during the day, and in the end snacks and refreshments are offered to all volunteers. Let’s join forces and all together take care of the environment that so generously shares its beauty with us!

celebrate nature and culture, and enjoy unique summer entertainment in southern Rhodes with H Hotels Collection!

27/9 World Tourism Day Each year on 27 September, World Tourism Day is celebrated to raise awareness on the role of tourism within the international community and to demonstrate how it affects social, cultural, political and economic values worldwide. In all H Hotels we honour the initiative with traditional Greek dishes and treats made just for the day, whereas in Rodos Princess, Lindos Princess and Princess Andriana we host a traditional Greek party with folklore dancers.

Daily Fountain Show Our priority is for our guests to have a wonderful time, day and night! Combining the mesmerizing power of music, light and water, at Princess Andriana Resort & Spa we welcome you at the resort’s entrance every evening to a magnificent spectacle of dancing fountains. The Daily Fountain Show begins at 21:00. Make sure to be there!

Fire & Fireworks Show The magnetizing intensity of flames in a fluid whirl of music, dance and fiery spectacle that captivates all viewers, and the ever-exciting wonder of fireworks promise guests of Rodos Princess Beach Hotel a night to remember! Do not miss out the Fire & Fireworks Show every Wednesday, followed by an entertaining Greek Night, as well as the biweekly Fire & Fireworks Show at Princess Andriana Resort & Spa and Lindos Princess Resort & Spa. Ask the front desk for details and time schedules of these spectacular shows.

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Collection Futura 2018-2021 Collection Futura is an inspirational range of special powder coatings for use on exterior architectural metal components, and a favorite with architects for over 20 years! We work with leading trend, brand-style and innovation consultants, PeclersParis, to help us forecast, create and anticipate trends in color and texture, bringing fashion to powder coatings. Collection Futura 2018-2021 marries the latest in global design trends with the ultimate in superdurable protection, creating a unique range of special effect powder coatings which meet the exterior weathering requirements of Qualicoat GSB, AAMA and BS. Four new themes; Wild Nature Primitive, wild expressions of nature; rustic style with daring, contemporary aesthetics. Time Out Reconnecting daily life with natural elements; soft, light tones with luminous nuances. Glam City Emerging “decorator� spirit; classical and chic, the mood is precious and sophisticated. Treasured Light Sensual and refined metallic brilliance; softer color tones add discreet preciousness.

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SOCIALIZING Before bidding farewell we have two pieces of advice to share. Use the specially designed H Hotels Apps to make your stay even more relaxing and keep your H memories forever as you share them on Social Media with our "use the right hashtag" guide!


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THE H HOTELS AP P S These apps will aid you even before your check-in, with all information required for your stay, reaching up to the evaluation of your experience in our resor ts, meanwhile giving you tips and insiders' perspective of Rhodes main attractions and ser vices that will make your stay here better. Make downloading the hotel's app your first priority when booking with an H Hotels Collection resor t or when you arrive in Rhodes. All you need in Rhodes and H Hotels at the tip of your phone or tablet!

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S OC I A L M E D IA # HHo t e l s C o l l e c tion SUMMERIZE IS SOCIALIZE!

L e t u s h e l p yo u f i n d t h e b e s t s p o t f o r your n e x t v i r al s o c i al m e d i a p o s t! S h ar e yo u r H Exp e r i e n c e at s u n s e t w h i l e h avi n g a g r e a t ti m e b y th e s e a, s avo u r i n g l av i s h d i n n e r s a t th e r e s tau r an t s o r e n j o yi n g a f an c y c o c kta il. Us e t h e f o l l o w i n g h as h t ag s t o s p r e ad t he w o r d o f w h at m ak e s t h e H Ex p e r i e n c e s o unique!

#Mayiaexclusiveresort Any spot in Mayia is picture-perfect. This Instagram-friendly resort features remarkable architecture, perfect eye-catching backdrops for viral Insta posts and stories. For panoramic sea views go to the Champagne Bar and the Asian Restaurant. As for the beach, it goes without saying that your photos there will stir up a buzz! For your Mayia Moments use hashtag:

#Mayiaexclusiveresort #MYmoments


#Boutique5Hotel In Boutique 5 pose under the arches, or at the romantic gazebo by the beach. Our lobby’s exquisite furnishings will become your next favourite props. As for breathtaking panoramic sea views, our brand-new rooftop Shisha Lounge is the spot to look for! Share your five-senses experience using hashtag:

#Boutique5Hotel #Forevermoments


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#PrincessAndriana Use the expansive swimming pool of Princess Andriana as the bluest background for your summery stories, or the unique butterflies’ installation at the lobby, and go viral! Another favourite spot is the beach, along with mouthwatering BBQed delights, perhaps the most liked summer combo ever! Share summer with the world using hashtag:

#PrincessAndriana #Purepleasure

#LindosPrincess As we always say, anyone can find a piece of Lindos Princess to call their own. You also will surely find the spot that best fits you and your social media profile; the spot that will remind you and your followers what perfect summers feel like! Your personal summer bliss needs the hashtag:

#LindosPrincess #Totalgreatness

#PrincessSun Princess Sun boasts the best sea views in the collection, and the colours painting the horizon at sunrise are absolutely spectacular. Your most-liked posts are bound to be shot here! Share summer beauty using hashtag:

#PrincessSun #Livinglife


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#RodosPrincess In Rodos Princess look for the pyramids and you will instantly know what we are talking about. The seaside gazebo boasts an idyllic location for romantic shots, while our beach and pool encapsulate the carefree beauty of the Greek summers! Authenticity and uniqueness go hand in hand with hashtag:

#RodosPrincess #Funtimes

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ighting design is an integral part of any ar-chitectural vision, and in 1989 it was this fundamental principle that inspired a group of designers, engineers and architects to create IFI, Greece’s first lighting design stu-dio. Thirty years and hundreds of projects later, IFI has expanded, with offices in Cyprus and the United Arab Emirates. Today, it provides services to architects and consultants all over the world and has won many awards. Its impressive and varied portfolio includes projects of every size: from luxury hotels, restaurants and retail spaces to landscape design and residential architecture.

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Expert knowhow covering every facet of lighting -- including the technologies involved, industrial design concepts, energy efficiency and aesthetic results -- allows IFI to handle each project comprehensively, from the early stages of the study to the final execution, producing results that go far beyond meeting technical requirements. “We aim to create spaces where people don’t just live but also thrive,” says Georgios Anagnos-takis, the company’s chief executive officer and a graduate in architecture from the National Technical University of Athens, with a Master’s degree from ETH Zurich. “We’re focused on the architectural design concept, but we also try to add an artistic element, so as to create memorable nightscapes.” The firm’s Research and Development department is widely ac-knowledged as the most comprehensive of its kind in Greece. Apart from designing lighting units for mass production do-mestically and abroad, it also creates custom-made units for the projects undertaken by the company. It offers a vertical process that begins with the initial concept and includes the design and production of prototypes, as well as documenta-tion and certification for the final product where applicable. IFI is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and, in addition to European guidelines, also follows the stand-ards set out in the IESNA Lighting Handbook 10th edition.

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“We believe that light has the ability to change the way we understand architecture and space more generally. IFI offers pioneering lighting solutions that meet the demands of each individual project, while at the same time respecting sustainability, the budget and the architectural vision.”

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