Project Grecotel-Phaiax Hotels and Resorts (EBRD-49685)

  • Greece
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Apr 11, 2018
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Phaiax S.A.
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Construction
  • Industry and Trade
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 30.79 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 25
Converted using 2018-02-26 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 91.13 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 74
Converted using 2018-02-26 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Jan 28, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Feb 26, 2018

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Project Description

This project provides financing to Phaiax S.A. to support the refurbishment, upgrade, and expansion of existing hotels, and to contribute to balance sheet restructuring. This is a sub-project under the EBRD's "Inclusive Tourism Framework for the Eastern Mediterranean".

Investment Description
Private Actors Description

Phaiax SA is a market leader in the Greek hospitality industry owning a diversified portfolio of hotels and resorts in strategically located tourist destinations. Phaiax is majority owned and controlled by the N. Daskalantonakis Group of companies which has been active in the Greek tourism business for over 40 years, best known through the Grecotel brand.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - N. Daskalantonakis Group Parent Company -
- - - - Phaiax SA Client -

Contact Information

George Gyparakis, Consultant to the Management
+30 210 3743600
64B Kifissias Ave., 15125, Marousi, Athens, Greece

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