AthensWas: Classic Modernism

Just a stone's throw from the Acropolis, AthensWas is an impressive new arrival to the Athenian hotel scene


LOCATION

Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, just a short walk from the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum.

BACKGROUND

It’s located in the area that has been the heart of the city since ancient times, right at the start of the most picturesque promenade in Athens. Within only a few months, the brand-new AthensWas Hotel has managed to acquire a fan base and to establish itself as a gateway for visitors to the most tranquil and majestic spots of the capital.

What distinguishes AthensWas from the rest of the Greek capital’s hotels is the sense of familiarity and warmth it exudes. The building, in fact, used to be a typical urban block of flats and the Greek firm, STAGEDESIGNOFFICE, commissioned to design it sought to maintain the feeling of an Athenian apartment block. The rooms are impressively large and its verandas, verdant with jasmine, wisteria and other Greek climbing plants, have the aroma of a Greek home.

“ Within only a few months, the brand-new AthensWas Hotel has managed to acquire a fan base and to establish itself as a gateway for visitors to the most tranquil and majestic spots of the capital. ”

INFO

5 Dionysiou Areopagitou
Tel.: (+30) 210.924.9954
• [email protected]
• www.athenswas.gr/en 

Without missing out on luxury and first-class amenities, the visitor here feels like a guest at a friend’s home. Its majestic facade – an elegant example of typical Athenian architecture – combined with a Parthenon view and the tall, leafy plane trees that flank it, make for a unique appearance that distinguishes it from other luxury hotels in the area.

FEATURES

21 spacious yet cozy rooms and suites with a classical modernist esthetic stand out for their designer elements. Furnishings such as the LC3 armchairs designed in 1928 by Le Corbusier, the famous Eileen Gray divan (1925), or the coffee table designed by Warren Platner in 1966, blend perfectly with more contemporary creations.

A modern and elegant business centre, which accommodates 25, is available for conferences and professional meetings.

The Fitness Corner is open 24/7.

EAT & DRINK

The MODERN bar & restaurant proposes a different, contemporary, and light approach to Greek cuisine with an emphasis on fresh ingredients. Lunch is served at the hotel’s ground-floor area, while in the evening a unique space on the 6th floor, with a beautiful view of the Acropolis, is open for idyllic dinners and signature cocktails at the bar.


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