Interview with Mr. Nikos Georgakakis manager of Hotel Rex.
Rex - A classy hotel in the heart of the Kalamata-06-05-2014 17:14
Rex was one of most prestigious hotels in Peloponnese and one of the first with an elevator! Kings, prime ministers, artists and literates are enlisted in its clientele.1. Mr. Georgakakis, let us know about REX hotel's history.
Founded with the name “Panellinio” in 1899 by Stassinopoulos family, Rex hotel took its final form in 1935 and turned to a Societe Anonyme! Rex was one of most prestigious hotels in Peloponnese and on of the first with an elevator! Kings, prime ministers, artists and literates are enlisted in its clientele.Rex Hotel was renovated twice. The latest and up most renovation started in 1995 and was completed in 1999. The hotel took its original form. Rex is the only 4-star hotel in the center of Kalamata!
2. Is Rex Hotel operating all year round? What kind of travelers are you interested in?
The hotel operates 12 months a year. It is a business class, city boutique hotel, combining business with vacation and fun as the beach is just 2km from the center of the town. There is public transportation means with frequent schedules.
3. Lately, travel media and tourist authorities talk about the increase of the tourists’ number in Kalamata. What is your opinion?
Last years thanks to Costa Navarino- Messinia and mainly Kalamata took the rank that deserves to the World Tourism Chart. Now, everyone knows Messinia. Another advantage to mention is that the road Athens - Kalamata is effectively improved; just two hours drive! These helped for the tourism development of Kalamata.
Messinia of course has much more to offer. Here there is no unbounded tourism development. Just for the history let me inform you that tourism development in the area began in the 80s because there were environmental conditions which were set since then. The result was the creation of remarkable hotels good in Kalamata and Messinia.
According the statistics Kalamata will be among the top tourist destinations in the world in the coming years!
4. Is Rex hotel the ideal choice for those who want to hold an event or a professional presentation?
It certainly is! There is a multiuse hall, with a capacity of 255 people approx. The hotel also disposes a catering and event section which can serve up to 1,000 people in outdoor catering and offers all the necessary equipment for weddings, christenings, social and business events. We are proud to announce that all organized events by Rex have been more that excellent!!
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