King George Hotel in Athens Reopens its Doors

  • Published by Vedat
On Wednesday 5th of June 2013, following an intensive 3-month renovation, the King George hotel reopens its doors.
king-george-hotel-athensThe cost of the renovation exceeded the amount of 2.5 million euro and will be completed in the winter, as was decided by ‘Lampsa Hellenic Hotels S.A.’, a publicly listed company, upon the signing for the rental of the property.

‘Lampsa’ expands its portfolio with yet another five-star hotel, after Hotel Grande Bretagne, Hyatt Belgrade, Excelsior in Belgrade and the Sheraton Rhodes Resort in Rhodes (the latter together with the Sbokos Family), thus providing many jobs.

Common feature of all the hotels is the prime location, the special architecture and the high quality of service. Mr. George Galanakis, Chairman of Lampsa, stated that “this new investment is, beyond any business incentive, a contribution of the company towards the recovery of the Greek economy."

The results of the first five months and the progress of bookings, allow for a moderate optimism regarding recovery driven by Greek tourism.

King George hotel will be managed by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. and as Mr. Tim Ananiadis, Area Manager for Starwood in Greece & Cyprus, said “we are delighted with the addition of King George to the Luxury Collection brand and grateful to the owning company ‘Lampsa S.A.’ and the Laskaridis family for entrusting Starwood Hotels and Resorts to operate their third property in Greece”.

The King George reopens with 59 rooms offering high quality wooden floors and unique design, 43 unique suites with personalized service and a Penthouse suite with private pool and jacuzzi overlooking the Acropolis. The Tudor Hall restaurant, located on the seventh floor and with a magnificent view of Athens from above, has also been fully renovated. The Ballroom with a total capacity of 400 persons can be divided into three separate rooms and is ideal for conferences, meetings and social events.

The book of the King George story was first written in the 1930s and since then its many glorious pages record the most significant moments of social life in Athens. Today a new page is written in this book, and tradition is combined with renewal, in order to offer guests comfort, quality, a cosmopolitan feel and high standard hospitality.

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