Manolis Papadakis

Manolis Papadakis

General Manager at Elounda Bay Palace
Lives in Thessaloniki, Greece

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About me

Highly creative and accomplished global business manager and marketing expert with over two decades of experience managing corporate business resorts and hotels. Brings expertise in developing strong client and stakeholder relationships, and building rapport with MICE and non-business sectors from a sales and operations perspective. A strong negotiator and business strategist with the ability to interact well with a wide diversity of individuals and multicultural team members. Excels in project management from conception to implementation while focusing on business objectives and goals.


17 years and 7 months

  • General Manager

    Elounda Bay Palace - Agios Nikolaos, Greece

    February 2018 - December 2018 · 11 months

  • General manager

    Ermia hotels and resorts - Bansko, Bulgaria

    Administration & General
    May 2017 - October 2017 · 6 months

  • Business development and operations director

    Ermia hotels and resorts - Thessaloniki, Greece

    Administration & General
    April 2017 - October 2017 · 7 months

  • General manager

    Chandris Hotels & Resorts - Corfu, Greece

    January 2011 - January 2017 · 6 years and 1 month

    Managing the two hotels of the group the Corfu Chandris hotel and villas and the Dassia Chandris hotel and spa. Responsible for the resort operation, the sales and the financial performance. Responsible for substantial hotel renovations and upgrades for the last six years. Generating and following up budgets, Business plans, sales and Marketing plans, rates structure as well as payroll structure. Reporting directly to the President of the group and supervising the Hotel Executive Committee Members and the Department Heads.

  • General manager

    sani resort - Thessaloniki, Greece

    Administration & General
    January 2001 - December 2010 · 10 years

    Managing the sani beach hotel the "hotel-flagship" of the sani group at the sani resort. Reporting directly to the CEO and the General Manager of Operations supervising the Hotel Executive Committee Members and the Department Heads.


  • Executive Leadership Certificate

    Cornell University - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    January 2017 - December 2018

  • Diploma

    Ecole hoteliere Lausanne - Lausanne, Switzerland

    January 2010 - January 2010

  • Bahelor degree

    TEI athens - Athens, Greece

    June 1986 - September 1989


5 languages

  • French

    Native or fluent

  • English

    Native or fluent

  • Italian

    Native or fluent

  • German

    Full professional

  • Spanish

    Professional working

Personal information


  • Greek

Date of birth

November 21st 1962

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