Hanover, 12 June 2019

First TUI hotel opens in Santorini

Tourism group expands its portfolio in Greece to 49 hotels

The opening of TUI Sensimar Meltemi Blu marks the debut of TUI Group’s own hotel brands in the Greek island of Santorini. The world’s leading tourism group will continue to expand its hotel business in Greece with a total of six new openings scheduled for this Summer. TUI Group’s portfolio in Greece will grow to 49 hotels. 

TUI Sensimar Meltemi Blu in Perissa opened its doors to guests at the beginning of June 2019. The newly built hotel, designed in a contemporary style, features only 96 rooms and targets couples expecting a relaxed, child-free break in a hotel designed for couples. 

Apart from the new TUI Sensimar Meltemi Blu hotel, the adults-only TUI Sensimar brand has opened three additional hotels in the Greek islands of Kos, Crete and Zakynthos. From this Summer, TUI’s hotel portfolio will also include a new TUI Family Life in Crete and the Atlantica Beach Resort hotel in Kos.

About TUI Group

TUI Group is the world’s leading integrated tourism group operating in more than 100 destinations worldwide. The company is headquartered in Germany. The TUI Group’s share is listed in the FTSE 100 index, the leading index of the London Stock Exchange, and in the German open market.

In financial year 2019, TUI Group recorded turnover of around €19bn and an operating result of €893m. The Group employs more than 70,000 people worldwide. TUI offers its 28 million customers, including 21 million customers in European national companies, integrated services from a single source. It covers the entire tourism value chain under one roof. This comprises more than 400 hotels and resorts with premium brands such as RIU, TUI Blue and Robinson as well as 18 cruise ships ranging from the MS Europa and MS Europa 2 luxury class vessels and expedition ships to the Mein Schiff fleet of TUI Cruises and the vessels of Marella Cruises in the UK. The Group also includes leading European tour operator brands, five airlines with 150 modern medium- and long-haul aircraft and 1,600 travel agencies. Apart from the expansion of its core business with hotels, cruises and destination activities, TUI is increasingly investing in digital platforms. The Group is transforming as a digital company.

Global responsibility for sustainable economic, ecological and social activity is a key feature of our corporate culture. TUI Care Foundation, initiated by TUI, promotes the positive effects of tourism, education and training as well as environmental and social standards with projects in 25 countries. It thus contributes to the development of the holiday destinations. TUI Care Foundation, operating around the world, initiates projects creating new opportunities for the next generation.

About Atlantica

Atlantica is the only Cyprus-based hotel company and a joint venture partner of TUI Group, the world's leading tourism group. The company's portfolio includes around 50 hotels in Cyprus, Greece and Egypt.