Third Hilton hotel to open in Crete, Greece

After Athens and Kos, a third Hilton hotel is about to open in Greece, this time in Crete, by Dolphin Capital Investors (DCI).

The DCI company already reached an agreement for the construction at Sitia, eastern Crete, of a Waldorf Astoria hotel, which constitutes the highest quality hotel chain of the group of Hilton Hotels and Resorts. DCI will undertake the hotel's operation of the hotel, while construction is expected to begin next year.

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Marriott International said that it was too early to estimate how coronavirus would affect openings this year.

The 216-room hotel will follow the citizenM Seattle South Lake Union, which is slated to open this April.

Though Marriott said the virus could lower fee revenue by $25 million a month, President/CEO Arne Sorensen called the estimate “probably a bit light.”