The hotel says the works will place it at the top table of Cretan hospitality.
The five star Royal Blue in Crete will open its doors again this month after a major facelift to its rooms, suites, reception, lobby, bars and restaurants.
Located between Rethymnon and Heraklion on the Greek island’s northern coast, the will also be reopening with a new outdoor gym and bar, adults-only gourmet restaurant and new 507 square feet marina lined with its own private beaches.
With 190 rooms, waterfront suites and villas offering 180 degree views of the coastline, the hotel says the works will place it at the top table of Cretan hospitality.
The marina will moor up to 27 boats and include three beaches, with one reserved exclusively for adults, set within a design aesthetic that seeks to balance the authenticity of local Cretan culture and heritage with contemporary influences.
Symposium is the resort’s main restaurant where guests can witness dishes being cooked fresh in front of them, while the new adults-only mystical à la carte restaurant is Cave: an idyllic backdrop for romantic dining. For guests seeking authentic Cretan cuisine is Elia, the resort’s pool-side restaurant.
Discreetly hidden in its own private bay the hotel is now dressed in what it describes as muted tones, natural woods, clean lines and crisp whites.