Kanava Hotels & Resorts Rebrands as Empiria Group

Santorini's privately owned hospitality group Kanava Hotels & Resorts has announced a new chapter, with the unveiling of its new brand name Empiria Group, inspired by the Greek word for "experience." Empira Group will continue to hold its status within The Luxury Collection, part of Marriott International’s portfolio, and Design Hotels, while also delivering a new distinctive and elevated brand identity to support all future endeavors.

Empiria Group currently holds seven luxury properties within the portfolio with plans for the brand's global expansion to continue through with further hotel openings in the most coveted destinations around Greece. Each property will continue to offer a distinctive experience, with individual character and personality; each location is also looked after by local cultures and communities to show a deep level of support and commitment.

Founders Antonis Eliopoulos and Kalia Konstantinidou will continue to lead the business and, with their 30 years of expertise in Greek hospitality, guide Empiria Group to new heights of success by continuing to provide experiences and creating a workspace for talented team members.

Eliopoulos said, “We know and love our destinations, with a particular soft spot for Santorini—where Kanava Hotels & Resorts originates from, but we are equally curious about new projects and destinations to come. It’s an exciting time for our company, with new ideas for future growth flourishing and we have plans to keep at the forefront for the next 30 years and more.”

“We are proud to introduce Empiria Group to offer our guests new elevated experiences of joy,” added Konstantinidou. “The new brand of Empiria Group will enhance the connection between our hotel brands but it won’t overshadow them. We already have a unique mix of qualities that distinguishes us and the future chapter is about bringing the experiences we provide to the next level. Our purpose and values drive everything that we do, and we articulate them in a clear way for our own people and all partners we work with.”

The Empiria Group portfolio includes: 

  • Vedema, a Luxury Collection Resort, Santorini
  • Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Santorini
  • Istoria, a Member of Design Hotels, Santorini
  • Korona Boutique Hotel, Mani
  • Parilio, a Member of Design Hotels, Paros 
  • Acron Villas, Paros
  • Cosme, a Luxury Collection Resort, Paros

For more information, visit www.empiriagroup.gr.

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