Crete gears up to host the world’s most luxurious hospitality event of the year

The 6th Anniversary Gala Ceremony of the Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards (SSLHLA), known as the “Oscars of Luxury”, will take place at the magnificent Out of the Blue Capsis Elite Resort on October 6th. Out of the Blue Capsis Elite Resort is a stunning property boasting over 40 years of excellence in the hospitality industry.

The highly exclusive Gala Ceremony of the SSLHLA is set to, once again, bring the who’s who within the world of Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle together under one roof for what is known to be the most opulent awards ceremony in the industry.

Winners hailing from Fiji, Austria, Zanzibar, Nigeria, Switzerland, Norway, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Germany, Russia, Indonesia, Maldives, Mauritius, Cyprus, South Africa and Czech Republic will be in attendance to collect the SIGNUM VIRTUTIS, the seal of excellence, winner’s plaque.

The evening will feature official Presenter and Luxury Panel Member of the SLHLA, Ece Vahapoglu along with entertainment provided by mesmerizing Greek mainstream star NAYA.

2018 has been an exciting year for the SSLHLA. The company has formed new and valuable partnerships and is delighted to introduce new Luxury Panel Member David Thomson. David has been at the helm of one of the UAE’S most successful companies DUTCO Hotels. David has been listed the Power 50 of Hotelier Middle East’s annual ranking of the region’s most influential hotel professionals. His expertise and advice are greatly sought after within the industry.

October 6th will also mark the launch of the Seven Stars Pantheon of Hospitality, an industry first designed to award the outstanding achievements and careers of the individuals behind the most successful properties around the world.

Renowned photographer Oliver Jiszda will also be in attendance to immortalize the members of the Pantheon with his unique and iconic style. Oliver has done portraits for the likes of Nicki Lauda, Isabella Rossellini, Ronaldo and the entire Real Madrid Team and the Black Eyed Peas to mention just a few. He has also done campaigns for Nike, Adidas, UBS and many others.

SSLHLA is excited to announce its official Time Keeper, SWOLE O’Clock. SWOLE is a brand that has enjoyed tremendous success worldwide with their watches geared towards the world of athletes and has recently taken the step towards Haute Horlogerie with its Royal SWOLE Masterpiece. An opulent 250k watch made from 1kg of pure gold featuring a magnificent tourbillion.

SWOLE O’Clock is also the sole sponsor of the Seven Stars Pantheon of Hospitality.

Khalil EL-Mouelhy Said “We are very proud to have partnered with SWOLE O’clock as the Official Time Keeper of the Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards. SWOLE is a very exciting and successful brand. Their rapid rise and evolution from a manufacturer of high quality watches worn by top athletes, into the Luxury lifestyle Market via their Royal SWOLE Masterpiece and CEO
Collection is exceptional and fits perfectly with the SSLHLA”.

Hannu Alex Siren, CEO of SWOLE O’Clock also commented: “We are honoured to be the Official Time Keeper of the Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards. The SSLHLA embodies the principles that we at SWOLE strive for: to separate yourself from your competition and make your name meaningful beyond your market. We are delighted with this partnership”.

SSLHLA is also proud to have partnered with TO’AK, one of the world’s most exceptional and exclusive chocolate brands. The rare Ecuadorian cacao variety called “Nacional”, from which TO’AK is made, traces its genetic lineage back at least 5,300 years, to the first known cacao trees domesticated by humanity.

The SSLHLA has also forged partnerships with luxury Home & Hotel decorations supplier CHORA ART HOME & DESIGN, KSM HUMAN RESOURCES, EVA DISTILLERY ,producers of Mastic Tears, one of the most dynamic and fastest growing distilleries’ in Greece as well as DELI FRANCE, a renowned name in the culinary industry which brings French style bakery products to over 50 countries and Fashion designer OLGA KARAVERVERIS, one of the most important fashion creators of her generation specialising in Bridal wear and Haute Couture.

Luxury Panel Members HSH Prince Massimiliano della Torre e Tasso, HSH Princess Costanza della Torre e Tasso, Thanos Liontos, Greek Star Nina Lotsari, Mohammed Riyaz, Veti Nikolopoulou, Amani Vernescu, Miriam Seferian, Carmen Edelson and Andrea Luri will also be in attendance and will present the SIGNUM VIRTUTIS, the seal of excellence, plaque to winners on stage.

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