General manager, Grecotel Luxury Hotels & Resorts, Vassilis Minadakis

Vassilis Minadakis has been appointed as the new general manager of Grecotel Luxury Hotels & Resorts, a part of the N. Daskalantonakis Group.

Minadakis, who is uniquely positioned to lead the Grecotel brand and boasts extensive experience throughout the hospitality industry, best personifies the leader who represents the qualities that Grecotel stands for: a high standard of hospitality, quality of service and a high level of customer satisfaction from their experience are key elements core to the values of the group. He replaces George Karatzias, who has retired after nearly forty years serving the company.

Founder and president of Grecotel, Nikos Daskalantonakis commented on the appointment: “Vassilis is an impeccable leader who understands the smallest detail of the hospitality industry and our values inside out as he has been with us since the beginning – for 40 years now.”

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In 1976, Minadakis, then a teenager, began his career working at the reception of Rithymna Beach. He has distinguished himself as hotel manager for some of the most luxurious and prestigious hotels in Greece including Mykonos Blu Grecotel Exclusive Resort, the King George a Leading Luxury Hotel of the World, Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort and Grecotel Creta Palace.

Minadakis added: “Grecotel is a well-known and respected brand thanks to the dedication of its talented team – people who live and love the brand. I am very much looking forward to leading this team as we look to improve constantly our product by creating unique and unforgettable experiences for our guests.”