Cora Hotel and Spa Resort opens in Greece

CTC International are behind the new Elysium Spa project in Halkidiki


By Mark Smith

28 June 2023

Cora Hotel and Spa Resort has opened its new Elysium Spa near the village of Afitos, in Greece.

Part of Zeus International Hotels and Resorts, the 181 guest rooms afford views of the sea and surrounding Halkidiki countryside.

The Elysium Spa, designed by Eleni Spartsi from the architectural firm Schema 4, is located in a former restaurant below the lobby.

Guests are welcomed with a panoramic view across the sea towards the hills and mountains of Halkidiki. This allows them to truly connect with the natural surroundings.

black and white photo of man smiling at camera

“Cora Hotel and Spa Resort was an exciting project to be part of; a complete renovation of an old hotel with the addition of a spa and wellness facility to elevate the guests overall experience.”

Justin Graves

European spa consultant, CTC International

The spa at Cora Hotel and Spa Resort

The 650 sqm spa features five treatment rooms, sauna, steam, ice machine and indoor pool. The indoor pool and relaxation area boasts views of the sea to the mountains in the distance.

The thermal suite was supplied by Starpool and installed by Idolo. Treatment beds were supplied by Lemi Group. Fitness equipment is by Matrix. The spa manager is Cristina Salinas.

Treatments are created by Ariadne-Athens, a Greek skincare company combining unique bio-actives with natural and rare organic Mediterranean ingredients.

spa treatment room featuring a modern treatment bed and mood lighting on the wall
Cora Hotel and Spa Resort treatment room

Behind the project

The spa project, which included a total refurbishment of the existing spa, has been managed by Justin Graves, European spa consultant at CTC International.

The UK-based consultancy, headed by industry veteran, Charlie Thompson, has developed the spa concept for many European properties.

Overseeing design and build, the team also offer project management, management, sales and training.

woman in a white towel relaxing in a sauna
The thermal suite was supplied by Starpool and installed by Idolo

“I have been involved from the beginning with the investors and architects and worked with them to create the spa and wellness offering for an ageing hotel that was about to be renovated,” says Justin Graves, European spa consultant, CTC International.

“I was also responsible for the recruitment, treatments, products and CTC has a management contract to support the spa’s operations.”

After the recruitment and training of the spa team, CTC International provides management support for the spa throughout the season to ensure its success.

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