First Hotel Complex with Luxury Apartments to Open in Athens

Athens will become home to Greece’s first hotel complex featuring luxury serviced apartments that are perfect for longer stays. Located in the Plaka district, in the centre of the city, guests will be able to access a meeting room, two restaurants a gym area, and a rooftop bar with views of the Acropolis. 

Radisson RED Mitropoleos Square Athens will be run by the Radisson Hotel Group, under the Radisson Red brand and is set to open in the second half of 2023. 

Radisson has partnered with the Greek investment company Gnosis Investments, which already owns 15 assets in Greece from hotels to residential properties and this project sees the conversion of an existing office building into modern lifestyle apartments.

Insights Greece - First Hotel Complex with Luxury Apartments to Open in Athens
Radisson RED Mitropoleos Square Athens, to open in 2023

“We are proud to partner with Gnosis Investments in this first project together to bring our real-estate efficient, urban, Radisson RED brand to the historic centre of the Greek capital,” says Elie MilkyVice President of Development at the Radisson Hotel Group.

The property will be situated on Mitropoleos Square, in Athens’ famous Plaka neighbourhood, next to the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, near Syntagma Square. It’s in the heart of the CBD, and close to plenty of restaurants, bars, museums, and shops- making it easy for guests to walk to the nearby historic centre.  

 “Our goal is to create one of the most beautiful buildings in Athens, with an emphasis on luxury and creativity. We are developing short-term rental in Greece by offering a complete experience. We want to breathe new life into the city,” added Petros Politis, co-founder and CEO of Gnosis Investment. 

In total, the Radisson RED Mitropoleos Square Athens will feature 94 serviced apartments with kitchenettes, as well as a 150 square metre meeting room, a fitness area, and two restaurants- one located on the ground floor, while the other will be found on the top-level (with direct views of the Acropolis)- where there will be an all-day rooftop bar and a restaurant run by a renowned chef. 

Stylish Boutique Hotel in the Heart of Athens

A neoclassical townhouse dating back to 1880, set in a culture-rich neighbourhood of Athens, has recently been turned into one of the city’s most stylish boutique hotels. 

Built in the early 20th century, and sitting in the heart of Athens, in the upmarket Kolonaki quarter, Monsieur Didot is a beautifully renovated house providing guests with a ‘home-from-home’ feel; its mix of rooms and suites are spacious and luxurious, and interiors are a blend of modern architecture and contemporary aesthetics.

With attention to detail and an emphasis on authenticity, the hotel is ideal for those that love an old-world charm feel. Here travellers will find a genuine living experience and the warmest of hospitality; as spaces are designed to “host everyday stories unique to your being.”

Insights Greece - Stylish Boutique Hotel in the Heart of AthensLocation 

One of the hotel’s greatest assets is its location, as it’s set at the border of two extremely different yet genuinely characteristic districts of modern Athens. Kolonaki, an upmarket district on the one side, and Exarchia, a vibrant, hip, and alternative area of the city on the other. Just five minutes from the ‘Panepistimio’ metro station, the hotel is surrounded by theatres, museums, publishing houses, and historic bookstores, as well as countless cafés, bars, restaurants, and boutiques belonging to some of Europe’s largest fashion houses. Monsieur Didot’s house is the perfect setting from which to experience this extraordinary ancient city in all of its historic, cultural and creative glory.

Character & Style

A neutral palette and natural materials set the scene as some of Monsieur Didot’s suites and rooms are home to carved marble fireplaces; imposing bookcases; artwork; handmade ceramics; portraits of influential folk; lush greenery; marble balconies and private verandas that boast impressive city views. Intricately drawn ceilings and walls have been revealed and restored in the hotel’s main entrance, as well as in several guest rooms, whilst secret doors have been introduced to create a touch of mysticism. It also features custom-designed lighting that has been introduced into the building’s fabric, encouraging contrast, and a plurality of textures and shapes. And did we mention the show-stopping staircase?! 

Insights Greece - Stylish Boutique Hotel in the Heart of AthensRooms 

Featuring four rooms and two suites governed by luxurious simplicity and an overriding feel of elegance, its architectural characteristics take centre stage and subtle references to the “all-time classic” aesthetic of “old Athens,” which shapes the personality of each space. You can book the whole first floor; where three rooms and a communal cozy sitting area at the first floor of the residence are joined and transformed into a private space with the capacity to host a large group of guests. 

Food & Drinks

The day always begins with a lavish homemade breakfast, which guests can enjoy in their room or on the rooftop during the summer months. Inspired by the traditional Greek diet, carefully selected organic ingredients from all over the country are transformed into a delicious start to the day. Guests may also opt for a quick snack from the “all day” menu, designed by the hotel’s consultant chef, or have a bottle of wine accompanied with assortments of Greek deli products.

Guests also have the opportunity to experience the art of food and wine pairing with a wine connoisseur, who delights their senses with exquisite flavors and handpicked wines from Greece on Monsieur Didot’s terrace.

Finally, the team of Monsieur Didot has compiled a set of recommendations for the best restaurants, bistros, and cocktail bars in the neighborhood (and there are many of them) and in Athens in general, so guests can avoid tourist traps.

Insights Greece - Stylish Boutique Hotel in the Heart of Athens

Ideal for…

Monsieur Didot is a friendly place for all kinds of travellers; including couples,  families and small groups of friends (up to 7 people) can book the whole first floor of the residence and privately use the sitting area on that floor.

Larger groups (up to 16 people) can book the whole residence (4 double rooms, 2 suites, an indoor sitting area on the first floor, and an open-air terrace on the second floor). 


The rooftop features a cozy terrace, where visitors can have their breakfast or coffee on a sunny day, or a drink or glass of wine on warm nights. The open space offers a sense of discreet luxury and relaxation, incorporating a range of natural materials and exotic plant life to offer a living experience that is built around the principles of culture, well-being, and aesthetic pleasure.


• Free WiFi

• Airport Shuttle

• Pets Allowed

• Concierge service

• Luggage storage

• Concierge service

• 24-hour security 

A: Sina 48, Athina 106 72

Athens’ Exciting New Luxury Hotel Openings 

Beautiful hotels are set to open their doors across Greece, including fabulous finds in the country’s capital. Two of the most exciting new places to keep an eye on (as you plan your future travels and start making your reservations in Athens) are located in the city’s former international airport.

According to reports, project developers LAMDA and TEMES S.A. have reached a strategic agreement for the joint development of two hotels and residential complexes on the Athenian Riviera, and the joint investment is estimated to reach € 300 million. This will include a state of the art five-star hotel at the Agios Kosmas marina, as well as a 5-star beachfront hotel along the coastal front. 

Insights Greece - Athens' Exciting New Luxury Hotel Openings 

The huge project will also include branded residences, high-end boutiques, restaurants, cafes, bars, and entertainment venues, as well as a casino, marina, business centre and a coastal park.  

Chairman of TEME’s Board of Directors Achilleas V. Konstantakapoulos, announced their goal is to contribute towards, alongside other important investments in the area, making the Hellinikon and the Athens Riviera one of Europe’s top destinations. 

The design of the hotels will be trusted by globally renowned architecture firms while the operation of the hotels will be carried out by world-leading hotel operators. 

Source and Images: thehellinikon