Iconic Astir Palace to become first Four Seasons Hotel in Greece


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Four Seasons, a leading luxury hospitality company, and Astir Palace Vouliagmeni S.A., a Greek hospitality market leader, have announced plans to bring the first Four Seasons hotel to Greece on the Astir Palace peninsula. Following extensive upgrades to the existing hotel, the new hotel will debut as Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens in spring 2018.

Located 25 kilometers south of Athens and 24 kilometers from the Athens airport in the area of Vouliagmeni, new hotel will bring Four Seasons signature service to Greece for the first time.

“The hotel’s location offers a unique combination of seaside tranquillity and easy accessibility to Athens city center, making it an ideal destination for leisure and business travellers year round,” Smith said. “We look forward to working with Astir Palace to introduce Four Seasons to Greece, creating a world-class hospitality experience characterized by product of the highest calibre and customized Four Seasons service.”

“Astir Palace has always been a landmark destination of international stature, located in the Athenian Riviera, one of the most coveted areas in Greece,” said Stelios Koutsivitis, CEO, Astir Palace Vouliagmeni S.A.

“We are strongly committed to embrace its legacy and elevate Astir Palace to a world-class premium destination. Our redevelopment plan includes the Hotel’s complete renovation, a significant upgrade of Astir Marina, the advancement of Astir Beach, the development of up to 13 high-end residences, and the creation of Peninsula Park.”

“As one of Europe’s most popular travel destinations, Greece has long been an area of interest for Four Seasons and we are pleased to mark our entry into this important market in partnership with Astir Palace Vouliagmeni S.A.,” said J. Allen Smith, President and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

In preparation for the hotel’s reopening as the new Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens, more than EUR 100 million is being invested into refurbishing its facilities. Features will include approximately 300 rooms, suites and luxury bungalows; spa and recreational facilities; state of art conference and event spaces; infinity pools; beaches; a unique beachfront promenade; and more.

With interiors designed by Meyer Davis Studio, the concept is inspired from the beauty of the surrounding environment and local culture, highlighting a modern yet classic luxury design ethos with unique attention to detail, and establishes a connection to the property’s history. Select food and beverage outlets, conceived by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, will introduce new culinary dining concepts of local and international cuisines.


GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.