New Cretan boutique hotel joins Small Luxury Hotels of the World


A partnership with SLH marks a new chapter in the hotel’s journey, emphasizing its dedication to creating unforgettable guest experiences.

CRETE, GREECE – Phaeathe pioneering, female-led luxury Greek hospitality company known for celebrating and preserving Cretan heritage and its lauded sustainability initiatives, announces that Phaea Blue Palace has joined the collection of Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) – a distinguished global community of independently minded travelers and independently spirited hotels in the world offering unique experiences.

Phaea Blue Palace

Phāea Blue Palace joins over 540 hotels in more than 90 countries in the SLH collection which includes properties with just 50 rooms on average and offers discrete options with the highest standards of luxury and guest wellbeing. Opening in May 2024, and set in the heart of the Mediterranean, Phāea Blue Palace is a boutique hotel with 47 bungalows and suites that embodies Phāea’s commitment to conscious luxury hospitality and a deeper connection to Greece’s timeless heritage.

Born from the passion of second-generation hoteliers, co-founders and sisters, Agapi and Costantza Sbokouexpress their enthusiasm for this collaboration: “Joining Small Luxury Hotels is a significant milestone for Phāea Blue Palace. As we transition into a boutique hotel, this affiliation is a testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence. We’re excited to bring an added layer of sophistication and bespoke service to our guests, further enhancing their stay.”

Phaea Blue Palace

Nestled between the Elounda and Spinalonga Island, Phāea Blue Palace’s location envelops the senses and offers a serene sanctuary from the bustle of urban life, allowing guests to experience transformation from the moment they enter Phāea Blue Palace’s embrace. The hotel will offer refreshed interiors and an intimate, personalized experience immersed in sustainability and tradition. Steeped in tradition and woven with history even from the meticulously designed lobby, Phāea Blue Palace is unmistakably Greek and unveils a blissful island aesthetic, splashing the interiors with handcrafted and designer furnishings. The interior is rich with luxurious details and lavish textures, just steps away from mesmerizing vistas, lush gardens, and the pearlescent Aegean sea.

Vicky Karantzavelou

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in-Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operations and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales.

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