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Crete Gears Up to Host the Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality & Lifestyle Awards

Crete Gears Up to Host the Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality & Lifestyle Awards

The 6thAnniversary 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 in Crete which boasts over 40 years of excellence in the hospitality industry. SSLHLA always pick the most magical locations to host their events and I cannot wait to travel to Greece this fall!

Courtesy of Out of the Blue Capsis Elite Resort

The highly exclusive Gala Ceremony of the SSLHLA always brings together the finest members in the world of Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle together under one roof to enjoy the most opulent awards ceremony in the industry. Winners hailing from all around the world will be in attendance to collect the SIGNUM VIRTUTIS, the seal of excellence winner’s plaque. Some of those incredible countries include Fiji, Zanzibar, Nigeria, Norway, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Russia, Maldives, Mauritius, South Africa and more!

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. 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, the entire Real Madrid Team,  and the Black Eyed Peas, just to name a few!

October 6thwill 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! And so, SSLHLA is excited to announce its official Time Keeper and the sole sponsor of the Seven Stars Pantheon of Hospitality: 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. Their opulent 250k watch is made from 1kg of pure gold featuring a magnificent tourbillion.

President of the SSLHLA, 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 a few other fabulous brands including TO’AK Chocolates, Chora Art Home & Design, KSA Human Resources, Mastic Tears Spirit, Deli France, and fashion designer Olga Karaververis.

Some of the distinguished Luxury Panel Members who will be in attendance and present the SIGNUM VIRTUTIS plaques include 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, and Andrea Luri. I am also honored to be a Luxury Panel Member and am very much looking forward to this night celebrating the best of the Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle industry! It will surely be a night to remember.

About the author

Carmen Edelson is the Founder of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Our travels allows her the opportunity to pursuit her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.


  1. Aireona

    I’m really happy for Crete that they get to host this event. I hope that the money from it will go to the people and support the wider community. 🙂

    • Carmen Edelson

      I’m happy for them too!

  2. candy

    We love going to Crete. Best of the islands. What a wonderful opportunity for you to enjoy. Tons of high profile people will be in attendance. Totally out of my league.

    • Carmen Edelson

      Glad to hear it, I’ve never been to Crete before!

  3. I have heard so many great things about Crete. I think I need to go to the less affluent side of the island, but it looks like you all had an incredible time!

    • Carmen Edelson

      The even is next month actually and I’m sure it will be amazing 🙂

  4. What a fabulous setting for such a lavish event. Crete definitely looks like a place that many would love to visit, especially if they get to stay at a place like that.

    • Carmen Edelson

      Yes, so lavish! I can’t wait.

  5. Oh my goodness, Crete looks absolutely stunning! The water is so inviting.

    • Carmen Edelson

      I know, I can’t wait to jump in it!

  6. Sounds like an exciting event. I’ve always wanted to go to Crete!

    • Carmen Edelson

      Me too, I’ll be sure to update everyone throughout this adventure!

  7. How exciting! I had to look up Crete in Greece and it looks absolutely beautiful! I didn’t even know this kind of award ceremony was a thing, but it seems like a huge honor for those invited and included!!

    • Carmen Edelson

      Yes, it’s such an honor and special evening!

  8. Sheena Moncatar

    Oh my gosh! This is so amazing, luxurious destination and a whole lot more. I can only dream! I love your blog by the way, the glitz and the glamour, the luxury travel and the lifestyle. Thanks for posting!

    • Carmen Edelson

      Thank YOU so much for following along, I really appreciate it 🙂

  9. Creat will definitely grow as a destination when it comes to Food and Travel! We look forward to that.

    • Carmen Edelson

      I totally agree! Can’t wait to sample their cuisine.

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