NEW YORK – July 9, 2021 – 1 Hotel & Homes Elounda Hills will be the newest sustainable sanctuary of 1 Hotels, offering an unparalleled luxury hotel experience that honors ancient Mediterranean history and its undeniable influence on the modern world. Situated on the northeast coast of Crete, this Grecian oasis is not only surrounded by the enchanting Elounda Hills and rugged coastline of Mirabello Bay — it’s welcomed by a culture centered around warmth, vitality, and hospitality. With their pioneering vision, Mirum Hellas will develop the property, and SH Hotels & Resorts will operate the exquisite escape, following its prospective opening in the summer of 2025.
Seamlessly pairing ancient architecture with modern comfort, 1 Hotel & Homes Elounda Hills will embody the sensations of a hillside village, vivacious metropolis, and natural oasis. The design ethos blurs the line between interior and exterior — with natural sustainably sourced materials, highlighting the mesmerizing Cretan sunlight, and vibrant, flourishing greenery around every corner. In line with the 1 vision, guests will feel connected to the island, enriched by its history, and uniquely inspired to protect and enhance the natural world.
The 135 hotel rooms and 178 branded residences and villas (to be developed in phases) will boast uninterrupted mountain and seascape views. The architecture will mimic the curvature of the Elounda Hills and the resort will offer stunning swimming pools, relaxed outdoor leisure facilities, and windy paths leading to the pristine sandy beaches, and the warm, clear Mediterranean waters. Premium room offerings include exclusive access to a dedicated marina and beach club. The restorative wellness, therapeutic spa, and world-famous Mediterranean cuisine will reinvigorate guests with the vivacious spirit of the island while celebrating its history.
On 1 Hotel & Homes Elounda Hills, Barry Sternlicht, Chairman & CEO of Starwood Capital Group and Chairman of SH Hotels & Resorts, commented,
“This project exemplifies our goal of creating harmony with nature. Crete is a legendary island with so much natural beauty, history, people, culture, and our 1 Hotels brand authentically embraces and will work to protect and enhance it all. Our development partner, Mirum Hellas, and their local portfolio complement our mission of inspiring conscious consumption and protecting the natural beauty and history of the environment. This property is a defining example of that, and we will redefine the Mediterranean getaway with it.”
Vitaly Borisov, the Founder and Chairman of Mirum Group of companies, said,
“Within 1 Hotel & Homes Elounda Hills, we will utilize unique architecture and sophisticated landscaping to introduce a special luxury hospitality experience with a conscience to the Greek island of Crete. 1 Hotels’ focus on sustainability and their innovative approach within the hotel landscape make them the perfect partner for us. 1 Hotel & Homes Elounda Hills will be a sustainable island sanctuary, capturing the mystical and pure spirit of Greece, celebrating Cretan heritage, regeneration, and environmental preservation for everyone who visits.”