The Stylish Domes Noruz Chania Opens Its Doors in Greece

The Stylish Domes Noruz Chania Opens Its Doors in Greece
Sister hotel to the legendary Domes of Elounda, the Domes Noruz Chania, Autograph Collection is an 83 room and suites, adults-only, beachfront boutique hotel. This brand new Exactly Like Nothing Else experiential hotel in Chania, complete with a buzzy atmosphere, is a must visit destination for all likeminded travellers, who crave relaxation, a fun environment, in a chic, ultra-stylish surrounding.

Domes Noruz Chania, with sporting clean lines, splashes of vibrant colours and a striking design, is an exclusive ‘Adult-Only' hotel offering a bright and airy ambience, exuding a cool and romantic feel. Its adults only status, allows for a holiday of privacy, intimacy and exclusivity, but with nightlife and cultural attractions easily accessible. Domes Noruz's modern thinking invites all guests to enjoy this new and elegant hotel.

Room options include those with spectacular pool and sea views as well as private outdoor baths, Jacuzzi or plunge pools which are heated to the comfort of the guest, most looking out onto a wide swath of naturally sanded beach on the lapis Cretan Sea. Domes Noruz is the product of work by a team of renowned architects and designers. The architecture is breath taking, inspired by the Venetian heritage of the old town of Chania, made of eye-pleasing Cretan sandstone. All details here have been carefully considered with delightful touches everywhere, such as mini Smeg fridges and other luxurious surprises. Reflecting this exquisite design and structure, Domes Noruz is the first Greek resort to be an honoree for its interior and exterior design at the Best of Year Awards of Interior Design Magazine.

Wellness & Radiance
Wellness is a strong part of the philosophy here. Thoughtful touches have been added throughout such as preloaded MP3 players with uplifting music and in-room fitness spaces, placing emphasis on creating the right setting and anticipating every guest's need. To compliment the beautiful Cretan climate, guests have the option of both indoor and outdoor gyms and pools. The beautiful seaside with stunning ocean views is ideal for private yoga lessons and personal training sessions on the beach. Bicycle rentals are also available for those who want to exercise whilst exploring the beautiful island of Crete. Each morning guests can enjoy the benefits from Domes Noruz's very own power-breakfast, made up of the freshest protein and vitamin filled selection creating the perfect start to their day.

The inviting spa is a haven of serenity and tranquility and features products and treatments by ELEMIS®. With design inspired by traditional local embroidery and fabrics, this calming space is dominated by a soothing shade of sky blue. Intentionally sub-lit, with diffused, indirect lighting to sustain a sense of relaxation, it offers the latest in natural massage and experiences, while using organic herbs from the island. The pool area and the juice bar nearby are just two of the highlights.

A progressive concept by Domes Noruz, the Wellness Loft, is a two floor suite for guests with added wellness elements throughout. Additions include; exclusive en-suite therapies by ELEMIS®, a specialized vitality mini bar, and a complete spa set to be enjoyed at the outdoor living area's Jacuzzi.

The hotel's hotly anticipated opening of beachfront restaurant Zeen will offer delectable Cretan cuisine with international accents – all lead by the acclaimed, award-winning chef, Doxis Bekris. A dynamic, modern all day restaurant and bar with different deli corners during breakfast, such as a bakery display and a vitality bar, this vibrant space puts an emphasis on local produce and organic ingredients, while adding an international flair to beloved Cretan recipes. Chef Bekris' talent has lead him to work in places such as Dubai, New York, Italy, Japan, Zambia, Zurich and Kenya and brings with him a very cosmopolitan and current approach to food. The rooftop Raw Bar and The N Bar at Domes Noruz Chania are both sleek and stylish, offering guests an extensive selection of exciting and innovative cocktails.

Many hotels struggle to cater for the lifestyle globetrotter, yet Domes Noruz has achieved this in a very short time. From high tech millennials to veteran experience seekers, this hotel has mastered the art of living. The hotel has everything: from vibrant environments to tranquil corners, a strong wellness culture and a desire to embrace new technologies when possible, Domes Noruz offers a fresh approach to international luxury hospitality.

Catering to their ‘adult-only' audience, each weekend guests can enjoy a mixology night with their own personalised cocktail, tailored to complement each individual taste and preference. The hotel offers fantastic on-site entertainment, such as guest and resident DJs, standup comedy, inspiring guest speakers and more.

The spell-binding city of Chania plays host to this thrilling new venture. Located on the northwest coast of Crete, this is one of the Mediterranean's ‘must sees' and a hot new destination for UK luxury travellers, with direct flights from London's Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted, as well as most other UK's major airports. Lively Chania will charm you from the moment you arrive, inviting you to explore its captivating streets and endless hidden treasures. With its utterly enchanting Venetian harbor and lighthouse, its Riviera-rivaling beaches, and a seamless blend of Ottoman, Venetian and Greek architecture, the old town is just 10-minute drive from the hotel and is sure to be a magnet for guests.

Guests at Domes Noruz are spoiled with choice when it comes to beautiful beaches. Located on Agioi Apostoli, which is considered one of the most beautiful areas in Chania, guests can enjoy its beauty from the privacy of their balcony or the hotel's natural sandy beach. More adventurous guests can venture to Balos, Elafonisi or Falasserna beaches (60-90 minutes of scenic driving). Balos is a gorgeous beach with turquoise waters and amazing views to two islets: Agria and Imeri. Elafonisi, is an escape to reality; described by Lonely as a “symphony of fine pink-white sand, turquoise water and gentle rose dunes looks like a magical dreamscape.” Chania's beaches really are a must see and are considered amongst Europe's best beaches.

Explore the cobbled streets of the old town where you will unearth delicious local cafés and exquisite restaurants. Its waterfront and promenade come alive at night with bars, clubs and restaurants and Aghia Marina, complete with flowing champagne, stylish pool parties and a beautiful and affluent set, offers an incredible choice of all day beach bars and night clubs. For those seeking culture, Chania is also steeped in history and the best place if guests want to visit Polyrinia, one of the most fortified towns in ancient Greece, as well as being home to an historic market and impressive Archaeological Museum.

Taking the very best of an incredible location and elevating it to the highest levels in hospitality is what Domes Noruz Chania, Autograph Collection will do. It is without question the perfect setting for a holiday that is sure to create a host of wonderful memories, to be savoured for years to come.

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For further information and images please contact:

Claire Mans

T: +44 (0) 208 878 1008

Notes to Eds:
Domes of Elounda is owned by Ledra Hotels & Villas, a dynamic group of companies that combines authentic Cretan hospitality with contemporary design and tailored-made services.

Rooms start from €461 (£356) per night for an Upbeat Retreat, pool view room with plunge pool in July and August. (

Domes Noruz Chania is part of the prestigious Autograph Collection® by Marriott – Starwood International, an evolving ensemble of strikingly independent hotels. Each destination has been selected for its quality, bold originality, rich character and uncommon details, created for the traveller seeking an escape from the predictable. The collection of one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts include a 15-room boutique fishing lodge in Colorado, a 19th-century neoclassical palace in Prague and a 3,000-room luxury high rise on the Vegas Strip.

Chania International Airport, ‘Ioannis Daskalogiannis' (CHQ) is 25 minute drive from Domes Noruz Chania and 10 minute drive of the centre of Chania old town. Flights from the UK take 4 hours and flightpaths include BA from Heathrow, EasyJet and Norwegian from Gatwick; and Ryanair from Bristol, East Midlands, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester and Stansted.