Melia Hotels International has opened its first hotel in the Greek islands, with a property in Rhodes.

Cosmopolitan Hotel Affiliated by Melia is the first of three hotels planned for the islands in collaboration with Zeus Hotels Greece. 

The four-star hotel is located on the Ixia coast, 14 kilometres from Diagoras airport and a few kilometres from the medieval city of Rhodes. It is also located beside Ixia Beach, which provides activities such as windsurfing and kitesurfing. 

It has been built in the shape of an amphitheatre and the 377 rooms include views of Trianta Bay or the large gardens.

Facilities include two outdoor swimming pools, a gym and spa, and a children’s club. The main restaurant features buffets with international, Mediterranean and local dishes, and there’s also the Greek à la carte Elies Restaurant, a lobby bar and poolside bar.

This opening will be followed by two further hotels in Crete in 2022. The current 226-room Blue Sea Beach Hotel will become part of the Affiliated by Melia network, while the 396-room Marina Beach Hotel will be operated under the Sol by Melia brand.

Melia Hotels International operates over 380 hotels in more than 40 countries.