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We are proudly announcing that OUT OF THE BLUE, Capsis Elite Resort will be hosting the 2018 Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards (SSLHLA), widely known as “Oscars of Luxury”, on October 6, 2018. Tourism industry leaders from all over the world will attend the ceremony to collect the SIGNUM VIRTUTIS, the seal of excellence, as well as take advantage of this high-level networking opportunity, with numerous VIPs among the attendees list such as HSH Prince Massimiliano della Torre e Tasso, HSH Princess Costanza della Torre e Tasso and HRH Nathalie Princess of Hohenzollern.

The awards will be accompanied by a lavish Cocktail reception and a sumptuous Gala dinner.

Khalil EL-Mouelhy, Chairman of the Awards commented: “we are thrilled to hold our 6th Gala Ceremony on the Island of Crete. The Island is home to some true gems in terms of resorts and is an ever-growing destination. OUT OF THE BLUE, Capsis Elite Resort, with its stunning location, possesses all the facilities and amenities required for this exclusive and demanding event and we are delighted to be working together with them. Our 2017 Ceremony which was held in Athens was a tremendous success and this year promises to be even better”.

Our resort is the ideal venue to host these awards, having won the “Best Hotel & Resort in Greece” category in 2017, our level of service and luxurious facilities, have the recognition from the SSLHLA Organization.

Our goal is to offer an amazing experience to the guests of the awards, not only on the event night but throughout their stay as well.

Dia Capsis, President and Managing Director of OUT OF THE BLUE, Capsis Elite Resort says: “It is an honour to host the prestigious 2018 Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards Gala Ceremony. Having already received the SIGNUM VIRTUTIS, the seal of excellence, as one of the best Hotels & Resorts we feel we are the perfect venue for the event. We have vast experience spanning decades and we are looking forward to providing winners and guests with an amazing time during this magical event under the stars surrounded by the Aegean Sea.

With our distinguished Gastronomy, elite wellness experiences and our beautiful coast, we are looking forward to providing winners with true Cretan Hospitality and the “Capsis Touch”. We would like to thank the SSLHLA Organization for selecting our resort for this exclusive event and we are looking forward to welcoming you all.”


The OUT OF THE BLUE, Capsis Elite Resort is a 5-star deluxe hotel complex placed on a private peninsula surrounded by a luscious Botanical Garden of 167.000 m2 that captivates the senses with its majestic Aegean views. The property is located 20 minutes from the City and the International Airport of Heraklion and next to the traditional fishing village of Aghia Pelaghia. For those who seek to combine the beauty of the Greek Islands with the utmost of luxury, this resort complex provides guests a choice of 3 hotels collections with various types of accommodation, from family bungalows to private pool-villas. Our Everlasting Euphoria Concept is a holistic approach to Wellness, offering a collection of carefully selected relaxation, beauty and ageing-well treatments, as well as detoxification and nutritional programs. Treatments and programs are planned around our guests’ holidays, as to not disrupt their activities and leisure time.