Aria opens Astraia Residence and secures Benaki partnership
Aria Hotels opens the new Astraia Residence in Chania, Crete, and secures a partnership to operate the exclusive Benaki estate, former home of renowned explorer and author Patrick Leigh Fermor, on the Mani Peninsula, southern Peloponnese.
Elandis agrees financing deal with Fannie Mae
Property arm Elandis completes an $11.15m financing of its 300-unit Pine Creek multifamily community in Houston, TX, with US state enterprise Fannie Mae. Elandis also completes sale of the Yachtsman Lodge & Marina on the Maine coast to a Boston investor.
Concordia Summit promotes international relations during UN Week
In tandem with UN General Assembly Week, the seventh annual summit in New York brings together over 2,600 high-level delegates from around the world with speakers including Christine Lagarde, Laura Bush, Wilbur Ross, Tony Blair and Bill de Blasio.
Greenwood increases solar portfolio with new US assets
Greenwood Energy closes on the $53m financing of a 26 MW solar project portfolio across Florida, Vermont and New York. All have Power Purchase Agreements attached and bring the combined generating capacity of Greenwood’s assets to 84 MW.
HEA and AEA award 15 new business in Greece and the USA
The entrepreneurship awards founded by Libra grant start-up prize funding to five business in Greece and a further ten in the USA divided between the Bronx and Miami-Dade County. Winners also receive mentorship and a range of business support services.
Concordia Summits gain momentum in Latin America and Europe
Concordia convenes its first European summit in the Greek capital, Athens. Keynote speakers include former US Vice-President Joe Biden, and Jose Manuel Barroso who previously led the European Commission and Portuguese government.
Lomar container ship rescues stranded Caribbean fishermen
Lomar ship MV Tampa Trader rescues five Caribbean fishermen 50 miles south of Haiti after their boat has engine failure and establishes contact with the Jamaican Defence Coast Guard.
LCI leases helicopters for vital missions in Norway
Aviation division LCI leases three Leonardo AW169 helicopters to Airlift in Norway to support pilot-transfer operations around the North Sea and Norwegian Sea.
Aria selects Santorini for new hotels in 2017
Aria Hotels continues to expand across the Greek isles with the addition of two new boutique properties for the 2017 season.
Social responsibility milestones
Libra’s social responsibility programmes post significant milestones. The American Entrepreneurship Award opens for entries for the second year running, the Hellenic Entrepreneurship Award enters its fifth cycle in Greece, and the Libra Internship Programme celebrates five years and hundreds of internship alumni.