Domes Noruz Chania, Autograph Collection
Far removed from Agios Nikolaos and Elounda, Chania is Crete’s second largest city. Bursting with history and heritage, its Old Town’s strong Italian influence and Ottoman, Venetian and Greek architecture has long been popular with culture seekers, but there are some fabulous beaches and a high-end bar scene here, too.
Domes Noruz Chania is the sister to the award-winning Domes of Elounda resort and sits on the beachfront on the outskirts of the city. Its domed design is inspired by the Venetian Arsenals from Chania’s old port, but is brought up-to-date with lofty, airy spaces and sleek furnishings. There’s a cosmopolitan approach to food, with a focus on delicious organic Greek produce with an international twist. Zeen is the all-day restaurant, where breakfast corners include a bakery and vitality bar, while Raw Bar by Moët & Chandon is a chic spot for superfood salads, premium wines and Champagne. At sunset, make your way to the beach or the bar area to take in the view.
The hotel encourages guests to get out and explore the local area, and its aim is to curate your experience, whether it’s arranging moonlight jazz on the beach or taking a helicopter ride over the breathtaking Samaria Gorge. Clean-lined rooms and suites all have a cool design and a private outdoor Jacuzzi or plunge pool. Upgrade to a Sublime Loft Sea View Suite for space and sea views, where you’ll have a ground-floor bedroom, mezzanine sitting area and terrace with private plunge pool.
Haute Living Selection
In the ‘Haute Living Selection’, which features Sublime Loft Sea View Suites and Haven Suites, you can enjoy exclusive club level services. You’ll have access to a whole level of luxury, including complimentary upgrade to Dine Around Half Board, Elemis toiletries, and personalised monogrammed bathrobes to take home.