Rosewood to manage Blue Palace in Crete

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is to expand its European footprint with the addition of its first Greek property. 

The brand is take over management of Phãea’s Blue Palace property in Crete. It will be rebranded as Rosewood Blue Palace in 2015 following a refurbishment.

Located between the fishing village of Plaka and iconic Elounda, the property will feature 154 rooms and suites, 85 of which will have private pools. 

The renovations will include six restaurants and bars, with a dining program to be offered. 

The resort, which has three outdoor pools, will also gain Asaya, Rosewood’s wellbeing concept, alongside a gym, movement studio, yoga pavilion and dedicated areas for hydrotherapy treatments. 

Sonia Cheng, chief executive of Rosewood, said: “With a compelling landscape that has fascinated explorers for centuries, we are delighted to mark our entrance into Greece with this stunning resort.

“Crete is an ideal location for creating meaningful connections that bring our guests closer to the soul of the destination and takes them far beyond their expectations.”

Agapi and Constanza Sbokou, co-chief executives of Phãea, added: “We could not have found a better partner than Rosewood, known for their mindful approach, timeless elegance and extraordinary experiences, for Blue Palace’s next chapter.

“Rosewood’s commitment to preserving the essence of each destination aligns seamlessly with our vision for the resort, ensuring that every guest is enveloped in the warmth of genuine hospitality. Entrusting Blue Palace’s legacy to Rosewood Hotels & Resorts allows us to embark on a new journey, nurturing our vision with Phãea.”

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