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King George Marks The Luxury Collection’s Eighth Hotel in Greece

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced the internationally-renowned King George hotel in Athens joins The Luxury Collection portfolio following a three-month renovation.

king-george-hotel-athensOwned by Lampsa Hellenic Hotels S.A., King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens has been redesigned for a new generation of luxury travelers, offering discreet and personalized service in the iconic Greek capital. With this opening, Starwood expands its footprint in Greece where it now operates 11 hotels and resorts, including eight under The Luxury Collection brand.

“Greece remains one of the world’s most mesmerizing destinations, and we are pleased to offer our guests the opportunity to experience Athens through the illustrious lens of the King George,” said Paul James, Global Brand Leader, The Luxury Collection, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts and W Hotels Worldwide. “That Greece is our third largest market globally is a clear indication that the country’s rich culture, distinctive heritage and indigenous treasures make it a ‘must’ for our most discerning travelers.”

The renovation of King George, led by renowned Greek architect Alexandros K. Samaras with local artisans, returns the hotel to its original splendour while enhancing its contemporary style. The storied hotel features 59 elegant guest rooms and 43 exceptional suites, all with impressive views of the city and the Acropolis. The neo-classical Greek interiors include silk and satin upholstery with distinct furnishings, authentic to the destination. The magnificent two-bedroom Penthouse Suite spans 3,770 square feet, across the entire ninth floor of the hotel, featuring: a private terrace offering a stunning panorama of the city; a swimming pool looking out to the Parthenon; an open-air Jacuzzi; and private elevator access. Completely redesigned, the Penthouse Suite is adorned with a selection of original 19th century antiques and paintings.

Tudor Hall, the hotel’s famous restaurant on the seventh floor, has also been transformed from the previous classic Greco-Roman design to a contemporary and elegant Mediterranean setting with both the indoor dining and outdoor terrace options. Tudor Hall presents an exquisite, modern Greek culinary experience alongside panoramic views of Athens, enhanced by signature dishes including crayfish carpaccio with green lemon; red peppers and basil, lobster with sweet and sour artichokes; and roast lamb saddle and fillet with rosemary pesto and potato cream with garlic confit.

Featuring a beautiful neoclassical façade, King George welcomed its first guests in 1936 and occupies a prime location in the historic Syntagma Square, the center of Athens’ golden quarter. The hotel is situated between the Parliament and the fashionable Voukourestiou Street, within walking distance from the Acropolis, the Old City of Plaka and other notable sights in Athens. For more information on King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens, visit www.luxurycollection.com/kinggeorge.
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