Legacy Gastro Suites
A new five-star food immersive luxury city hotel opens in Heraklion, on the Greek island of Crete
Legacy Gastro Suites offers a new way to experience the Greek gastronomic traditions as well as Crete’s unique heritage
HERAKLION, Greece — September 3, 2018, — Legacy Gastro Suites, the luxury boutique hotel and newest member of Karatarakis Hotels and Restaurants. It offers twelve sea view suites with in-room gourmet Greek food stations. The suites are now open in the heart of Crete’s bustling capital city of Heraklion.
The five-star hotel property represents a bold new direction in Greek hospitality, with its pairing of culinary discovery and cultural touch points showcased in an elegant and welcoming 1950s-era design aesthetic. Guests will immerse themselves in Greek gastronomy through dedicated, all-Greek food stations situated within each suite—as well as at the new My C restaurant on the ground floor. Each tastefully luxurious suite is thematically linked to one of three major figures of Cretan culture: the author Nikos Kazantzakis, the poet Vincenzo Kornaro, and the painter El Greco.
The hotly anticipated hotel opens a new chapter in Crete’s unique cultural narrative. Each of the twelve spacious suites is graced with a style that refers to the life and works of these preeminent Cretan artists.
At the custom-made food stations, guests will find a curated range of hard-to-find, locally sourced gourmet products. These are representative of various regions throughout Greece.
Items include specialty cheeses, nuts, Greek delicatessen cold cuts, premium Greek honey products, extra virgin olive oil from Crete. There are also scrumptious pastel (homemade honey sesame bars), vanilla ipovrichio (the traditional Greek “spoon sweets”), a range of Greek wines and more—with options for à la carte, in-room dining as well.
“Building on our team’s collective passion for both Greek gastronomy and Crete’s rich cultural heritage, we are thrilled to announce the opening of Legacy Gastro Suites and are confident that our very special, all-suite hotel will set a standard when it comes to an immersive luxury gastronomic experience, both memorable and delicious,” says Lefteris Karatarakis, President & Managing Director of Karatarakis Hotels & Restaurants.
About Karatarakis Hotels & Restaurants
KARATARAKIS Hotels & Restaurants SA owns, leases and manages hotels, residencies, restaurants, and conference facilities. The group, active in the hospitality industry since 1976, provides complete accommodation, gastronomy, leisure and entertainment services. Other Karatarakis hotels in Heraklion include the classic Lato Boutique Hotel and eco-friendly Olive Green Hotel. Corporate headquarters for the group are in Crete.
For bookings, please visit the hotel site.
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