King George Hotel: Royal Treatment

A boutique hotel with a unique charm and incomparable luxury


LOCATION

Syntagma Square, the heart of the city center

BACKGROUND

Since 1930, King George has been visited by kings, princes, heads of state and prominent personalities. Aristotle Onassis with Maria Callas, Grace Kelly with Prince Rainier of Monaco, François Mitterrand, Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot and Frank Sinatra are but some of the famous guests who have dined at its luxurious restaurant and have looked out on Syntagma Square while sitting on their suite’s balconies.

The building was originally meant as an annex to the palace and served briefly as the prime minister’s residence, before functioning as a hotel with the emblematic name King George. After remaining closed for several years, it was reopened and fully renovated for the 2004 Olympic Games, acquiring the grandeur it deserved and welcoming glamorous guests once more.

Today it represents a boutique hotel with a unique charm and incomparable luxury, harmoniously combining old elements with contemporary amenities. Since it’s located in the heart of the historical center of Athens, it is an ideal base for guests visiting the capital for business or luxurious pleasure. In the past eight years it has earned international distinctions and is listed among the 100 top hotels in Europe.

“An ideal base for guests visiting the capital for business or luxurious pleasure. In the past eight years it has earned international distinctions and is listed among the 100 top hotels in Europe.”

FEATURES

63 rooms, 39 suites and one exclusive Penthouse Suite with a private outdoor pool and a magic view of the Acropolis, all decorated with authentic antiques and equipped with technological amenities, promising a unique stay.

The hotel’s fitness studio provides modern fitness equipment promising revival and rejuvenation.

Two business centers provide all the necessary amenities for guests’ professional needs.

A special service for children promises to make parents’ stay easier and children’s more pleasant.

Right at the entrance of King George KG Perfumes & More is the most elegant perfumery in the center of the city. In total harmony with the hotel’s refined esthetics, it provides unique beauty care products by Valmont and ESPA, as well as a collection of high-end perfumes.

EAT & DRINK

The Tudor Hall Restaurant & Bar, on the 7th floor of the hotel offers an unrivalled view of the Acropolis and serves probably the best of contemporary Greek cuisine in the city. Businessmen and prominent Athenians come here to taste authentic seasonal dishes with a modern twist and to enjoy unique cocktails. In 2015, for the second year in a row, the restaurant received the Toques d’Or (Golden Chef’s Hat) award, as well as a special mention in the Best of Award of Excellence 2015 from Wine Spectator magazine.

INFO

KING GEORGE HOTEL 3 Vassileos Georgiou A’, Syntagma Square • Tel.: (+30) 210.32.22.210 • www.kinggeorgeathens.com



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