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Hotel to open largest seafront pool in Crete

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Elounda Peninsula all-suite hotel introduces the largest seafront pool on the Greek island of Crete…

Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel has introduced new seafront pools for 2019, which will include the largest on the island of Crete. The new main pool and accompanying children’s pool have been introduced to open in May 2019 by the Kokotos family at a cost of €700,000. Collaborating with London-based designers, WATG, the hotel has produced a new pool concept that will undoubtedly amaze.

Part of Elounda SA Hotels & Resorts, the Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel enjoys beautiful views across the iridescent Aegean Sea and Sitia mountains. Perched on the water’s edge, the hotel has been famous over the years for having the finest beach area on the island of Crete, flaunting crystal clear waters and smooth sandy shallows. Situating the pools right next to the beach, along with the hotel’s restaurants and bars, has created an ideal summer holiday combination of pool and beach relaxation.

The new main pool will be the largest seafront pool on the island of Crete, with 420 square metres of gentle curves winding through native trees. Features include a hydro-massage area, loungers in the shallows and wide steps for easy access. A new children’s pool of 80 square metres will be separated from the main pool and features the ideal layout of shallow and safe waters. Finished with a silky-smooth ‘pebbledeck’, both new pools can also be heated up to 27C, if needed.

From a sustainability perspective, the new pools have been purposefully designed around the trees in the area that could not be re-located, involving them in the design. As carob trees cannot be transplanted, the pools were constructed around the two carob trees by the seafront in an effort to preserve the existing nature.

Taking advantage of the kids’ pool’s new location, the design firm has created a variety of levels and niches to create more privacy for poolside day-beds and cabanas and to allow for unobstructed sea views from all corners. Rich vegetation, vibrant night-time lighting, contemporary shading solutions, as well as a much-improved flow around the pools and between the restaurants and bar, will ensure that the new beach scene will have something for everyone.

The hotel offers a selection of premium accommodation including suites, villas and residences to create the perfect getaway. Premium accommodation comes not only with a lounge area and terrace featuring a private waterfront pool, but also direct access to private jetties or the hotel’s private sandy beach, being the only hotel in Europe offering this.

New spa opens at The Hotel Royal Savoy, Lausanne

New spa opens at The Hotel Royal Savoy, Lausanne

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After an investment of 100 million Swiss Francs (£77 million) and a five-year complete renovation and expansion, the transformation of the iconic Hotel Royal Savoy is now complete. The 1500sqm Le Spa du Royal which opened this June is the latest addition to the hotel.

The new Le Spa du Royal features eight fabulous treatment rooms, two relaxation rooms, a ladies only spa, two private spa areas, an indoor and outdoor pool, a hammam, sauna, spa boutique, hair studio, and fitness centre.

New spa opens at The Hotel Royal Savoy, Lausanne

The Royal Savoy Lausanne is a five-star hotel with a total of 196 bedrooms and suites, spread between the historic and the new contemporary building. The hotel also boasts a fabulous restaurant overlooking the private park, a stunning sky terrace with 360 panoramic views, and the largest ballroom in Lausanne.

New spa opens at The Hotel Royal Savoy, Lausanne

First opened in 1906, the Royal Savoy Hotel has been a prestigious symbol of Lausanne for many years; its architectural magnificence, and tradition of hospitality, rivalling the best luxury hotels in Switzerland, and it has consistently attracted aristocracy and famous personalities. Constructed in neo-Baroque and Art Nouveau styles, the hotel was beautifully fitted out using the finest materials and quickly established itself as an essential part of Lausanne’s historic heritage.