The King George Joins Starwood’s Luxury Collection

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has expanded its footprint in Greece with the addition of the King George to The Luxury Collection’s portfolio. Featuring a beautiful neoclassical façade, King George welcomed its first guests in 1936 and occupies a prime location in the historic Syntagma Square, within walking distance from the Acropolis, the Old City of Plaka, the fashionable Voukourestiou Street and other notable sights in Athens.

 

Led by renowned Greek architect Alexandros K. Samaras with local artisans, the renovation returns the storied hotel to its original splendour while enhancing its contemporary style. The ornate lobby, with its elaborate high ceilings, rich marble floors and subtle grey and yellow accents, has been carefully restored. 59 elegant guestrooms and 43 exceptional suites offer impressive views of the city and the Acropolis, with silk and satin upholstery and distinct furnishings adding to the Greek neo-classical interior. Amongst the accommodations is the magnificent 2-bedroom Penthouse Suite occupying the entire ninth floor of the hotel and offering discerning guests their own private terrace with a stunning panorama of the city, 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 King George’s famous restaurant on the seventh floor, has been transformed from the previous classic Greco-Roman design to a contemporary and elegant Mediterranean setting with both indoor dining and outdoor terrace options. The exquisite, modern Greek culinary experience (featuring signature dishes such as “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”) is further enhanced by panoramic views of Athens.

 

Accommodating up to 400 guests within its neo-classical interiors, the newly renovated ballroom can be divided into 3 separate rooms, making it ideal for myriad business or social occasions. The Luxury Collection concierge is also on-hand to organize bespoke local experiences for guests.

 

Starwood currently operates 11 hotels in Greece under its Sheraton, Westin and The Luxury Collection brands. King George joins the renowned Hotel Grande Bretagne, Arion Resort & Spa and Astir Palace in Athens, The Romanos in Costa Navarino, Santorini’s Mystique and Vedema resorts, as well as the Blue Palace Resort & Spa Elounda in Crete and Santa Marina Resort & Villas in Mykonos.

 

For more information, visit www.starwoodhotels.com.

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