Downtown Athens is set to receive a major revamp as five properties around central Omonia Square are currently being renovated or reconstructed in order to re-open as luxury and boutique hotels, according to Greek media reports.
Greece’s capital city is gaining lots of growing interest as a major tourist destination all year round and large hotel operators worldwide are moving quickly to ensure they are part of the action. Hotels are set to open this year on Agiou Konstantinou, Pireos, Stadiou and Ermou Street as well as on Kolokotroni Square.
Media reports also suggest that the Athens Ledra on Sygrou Ave, which declared bankruptcy last year, is expected to be bought by an Asian company.
Zeus International and US-based Wyndham Hotel Group are set to operate a second hotel in Athens after the 273-room Wyndham Grand Athens on Karaiskaki Square, opened last year.
In 2018, Marriott will be running the newly renovated Metropolitan on Syggrou Ave – owned by the Chandris Hotels & Resorts and recent reports also suggest French company Boisee Finances will operate a new hotel on Patission St opposite the Archaeological Museum of Athens.