Eliana Kokotos, owner of the Elounda Mare hotel, receives the "Woman of the Year" Relais & Chateuax award at the 39th Annual Congress, held in Berlin, Germany. The glamorous event featured Mrs.Tina Turner as the guest star, who performed her famous "You're Simply the Best" in honour of the award recipients.
The Relais & Chateaux association includes the world's best hotels, and emphasizes the special local character of each, their charming and calm surroundings, as well as the gourmet cuisine and special courtesies extended by their people. They are particularly popular with seasoned European travellers, who recognise the quality ensured by arduous selection criteria.
The Elounda Mare Hotel has been a member of the Relais & Chateaux association for over 25 years, for many of which it was the sole Greek hotel included in the famed catalogue. Eliana Kokotos, whose personal signature is borne on every aspect of the hotel, was honoured for her life-long devotion to hospitality, the association, and to the country at large. This award is also a great honour for the whole of Greek Tourism.