Meet The Family

Alice Springs

We the Hatzimihail family are extremely excited and delighted to announce the grand opening of the new Alice Springs Resort in Kos this year after a complete rebuild and redesign to a luxury lifestyle hotel. The Hatzimihail family will still run the hotel by themselves and put their heart with all the experience and knowledge into it and all their passion and commitment for an outstanding guest service, assuring great experience for a tailor-made vacation at the highest standard. Our guests will always be at our first priority creating an unforgettable holiday. The story of how the Hatzimihail family first made their vision going back to 1979, when Barbara and George Hatzimihail came to Kos from Australia with their eldest son Alex, and bought a restaurant called ‘Barbagiannis’ on the beach. After its success and the birth of their second son, Elias in 1980, they decided to commence to build the Alice Springs Hotel, which was named after the town in Australia were George grew up. The doors opened in 1984 to their first customers from Sweden and then shortly afterwards, with George’s strong connections and excellent reputation that the hotel gained, British customers were welcomed through Thomson Travel. In fact, the hotel received the highest recognition of being Kos’ No.1 hotel on TripAdvisor for several years running and customers returned year after year, which is testament to the hard work and dedication that the whole family put into the hotel. In 2018, Elias approached his parents with his enthusiasm and inspiration to extend the size of the land to rebuild and extend the Alice Springs hotel to a luxury lifestyle Boutique Hotel. With the support of his parents, Elias and his family are now ready to give a warm welcome to their customers, old and new, for a unique holiday experience.