The new hotel profile of Athens

The year 2015 was not only the year in which Athens broke all records in terms of visitors (3,964,967 international visitors landed at the Eleftherios Venizelos airport, increased by 20% compared to 2014) but the year with most hotel openings in the recent past. The first one to open was the “Emporikon Hotel Athens”, in the place of an older hotel with a unique architectural style on the Aghia Irini Square. It was followed by the “AthensWas” on the beautiful Dionysiou Areopagitou pedestrian street, which offers a unique view of the Acropolis and has a distinct decorative approach that combines the past with the modern style. The “Athens Status Suites”, which opened shortly afterwards on Petraki Street, between Plaka and Syntagma, also affords views of the Acropolis. Although centrally located, the “in[n]Athens” is quite peaceful, as it is housed in the atmospheric Rallis arcade. The custom-made structures of the architect and designer Dionysis Sotovikis  - from the beds to the furniture to the closets and the bathrooms – make each room different. Away from the city centre, the “Domotel Kastri” opened last October in the area of New Eritrea, in the northern suburbs of Athens. The “Kastri Bistro” restaurant that serves modern Greek cuisine is open for outside guests too. Shortly before the arrival of the New Year, on December 31, the central Kolonaki district welcomed the “Coco-Mat Athens” that bears the signature of the Greek company Coco-Mat, which has shops selling its well-known beds in many cities around the world. In the near future, new hotels are about to open in downtown Athens, three of which on Mitropoleos Street: the “Electra”, housed in the large old building of the Ministry of Education; the boutique hotel “The Zillers” that will feature a roof-top bar & resto; and the “MET34”, with luxury apartments. Finally, the “Athens Tiffany Hotel” will be ready in April and will be housed in an impressive building a short walk from Omonia Square.