Ikos Resorts Grows its Luxury All-Inclusive Collection Ahead of 2020 Season, with New Concepts and Mediterranean Expansion

Ikos Resorts continues to expand its roster of high-end all-inclusive offerings with the launch of Ikos Andalusia scheduled for May 2020, the expansion of the group’s Deluxe Collection rooms offering an upgraded in-suite experience and exclusive benefits, and new complimentary experiences outside of the resorts as part of the Local Discovery concept.

Ikos Andalusia The five-star Ikos Andalusia will open in May 2020, as the fifth addition to the group’s award-winning* luxury all-inclusive resorts and the brand’s first property outside of Greece.

The 411-room resort is located between Marbella and Estepona, 55-minutes from Malaga airport, and will bring the group’s award-winning, all-inclusive concept and an elevated level of luxury to Spain’s sun-drenched Costa Del Sol. Guests will be spoiled with signature à la carte menus curated by Michelin starred chefs, signature beauty products from Anne Sémonin Paris, a choice of 300 wine labels, beach waiter service, complimentary kids’ clubs, 24-hour room service and more.

In the name of Local Discovery, guests will be encouraged to explore the area with a range of authentic experiences included as part of their stay. This includes a Dine Out experience at carefully selected local restaurants across Marbella and Estepona, a MINI Drive Adventure in a MINI car for one full day to explore the area, tickets to the best museums in Malaga, and free green fee passes for golf players to enjoy a round at the exclusive Los Naranjos Golf Club.

Local Discovery

Now available at all five resorts, guests can partake in a range of authentic experiences that take all-inclusive to the next level. Local Discovery offers an immersive approach to every destination with a focus on gastronomy, culture and exploration. This includes an innovative experience allowing guests to Dine Out at local restaurants as part of their stay, a MINI Drive Adventure giving guests use of a MINI car for one full day to explore local hotspots and hidden gems. Complimentary tickets to some of the best museums and wineries in the area are also offered including Triantafyllopoulos winery in Kos to learn about the production of high-quality wines, Malaga’s Pablo Picasso Museum housing an impressive 200-plus works by the renowned artist, and The Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki – one of the largest museums in Greece.

Ikos Resorts Applauded at The Family Traveller Excellence Awards 2019 for Going Above and Beyond

Ikos Resorts has been recognised as one of the top 50 travel experiences at The Family Traveller Excellence Awards 2019, receiving an award for the Going Above and Beyond category.

Now in its fifth year, the Family Traveller Awards recognises the industry’s most innovative brands and products within the family travel space. Ikos Resorts’ collection of luxury all-inclusive properties were recognised for going above and beyond to ensure kids feel special and deliver exceptional experiences for the whole family.

The awards took place at the Natural History Museum Ice Rink on 13th November, hosted by renowned singer songwriter, Sophie Ellis-Bextor. Winners were decided by readers and subscribers of Family Traveller magazine with over 110,000 votes casted.

Mr Antonis Avdelas, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at Ikos Resorts, commented: “We are delighted to have received an award for the Going Above and Beyond category in this year’s Family Traveller Excellence Awards. Families are increasingly seeking enriching experiences in their holiday decision-making process, which is something that we are proud to offer at our luxury all-inclusive resorts and will continue to develop.”

Ikos Resorts offers four ultra-family-friendly properties in Greece and a new resort opening in Andalusia, Spain, in May 2020. Families can enjoy complimentary kids and teens clubs, a wealth of outdoor and indoor activities, and 30 minutes free beach childcare for kids over the age of four.

From little ones to teens, kids of all ages are guaranteed a memorable time at Ikos Resorts. There’s a Heros Crèche for the youngest guests, a Heros Kids Club for children aged 4 – 12 and a Just4Teens club for teenagers aged 13 – 17, all offering a full programme of sports and activities and operated by Worldwide Kids, a professional

UK childcare company. The WK Football Academy is tailored to all ages from tots to teenagers, and led by qualified, professional football coaches.

All five resorts encourage families to explore the local area with Ikos Resorts’ MINI Drive Adventure giving them complimentary use of a MINI car for one full day, the brand’s innovative Dine Out concept allowing them to dine at local restaurants, and complimentary tickets to the best museums in the area, all included as part of their stay.

Ikos Resorts will open its fifth property and first one in Spain in May 2020. Located between Marbella and the historic town of Estepona, the five-star resort will feature 411 elegantly appointed rooms and will bring an elevated level of luxury to Spain’s sun-drenched Costa Del Sol.

As a multi award winning brand, Ikos Resorts has been previously recognised for its unparalleled service and excellence with both Ikos Oceania and Ikos Olivia in Halkidiki, voted as the best luxury all-inclusive resorts worldwide and in Europe in the 2019 Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice® awards, for the third consecutive year.