On the 15th July, Domes Noruz, a brand new lifestyle resort opened its doors in the extraordinary destination of Chania. It is the second property on Crete, Greece to be part of Autograph Collection, the Marriott International’s growing collection of strikingly independent hotels. The 83-room adults-only Domes Noruz Chania is a beachfront boutique and sister property to the luxury Domes of Elounda, also on Crete. This new experiential hotel in Chania, complete with a buzzy atmosphere, will be a must visit destination for a couple, or a group of friends, that likes to relax and have fun in chic, ultra-stylish surroundings.
Its adults only status allows for a holiday of privacy, intimacy and exclusivity, but with nightlife and cultural attractions that are easily accessible.
Room options include those with spectacular pool and sea views as well as private outdoor baths or plunge pools, most looking out onto a wide swath of naturally sanded beachfront on the lapis Cretan Sea. The architecture, inspired by the Venetian heritage of the old town of Chania, is breathtaking, while all details have been carefully considered with delightful touches everywhere, such as mini Smeg fridges and coffee table books by Taschen.
The hotel’s hotly anticipated 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. The rooftop Raw Bar, with its amazing sunset, and The N Bar are both sleek and stylish, offering guests an extensive selection of unique cocktails and tasty bites.
Wellness is also part of the philosophy here. The beautiful seaside with stunning ocean views are ideal for private yoga lessons. 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.
Chania is one of Greece’s top five destinations, offering an eclectic mix of culture and entertainment, with numerous bars and restaurants in the old town.