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 number one tourism group operating in around 180 destinations worldwide. The company is domiciled 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 2018, TUI Group recorded turnover of €18.5bn and an operating result of €1.177bn. The Group employs 70,000 people in more than 100 countries. TUI offers its around 27 million customers, including 21 million in the national organisations in Europe, comprehensive services from a single source. It covers the entire tourism value chain under one roof. This comprises around 330 Group-owned hotels and resorts with premium brands such as RIU and Robinson as well as 17 cruise ships ranging from the MS Europa and MS Europa 2 luxury class vessels to the “Mein Schiff” fleet of TUI Cruises and the vessels of Marella Cruises in the UK. The Group also includes leading international tour operator brands, 1,600 travel agencies in Europe and five European leisure airlines with around 150 modern medium- and long-haul aircraft. Global responsibility for sustainable economic, ecological and social activity is a key feature of our corporate culture. TUI Care Foundation was founded in 2015 and supports the positive impacts of tourism, learning and education and strengthening of environmental and social standards. It contributes to the development of holiday destinations. Today, the TUI Care Foundation is active in more than 20 countries worldwide and initiates projects creating 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.