A Stylish New Hotel Set to Open at the Port of Piraeus

A stylish new smart hotel- the Port Square Hotel- ideally located at Athens’ busy port of Piraeus, is set to open in 2022. 

Surrounded by a wide range of shops and eateries the modern hotel will provide a cozy stay for business travellers- and all local and international visitors seeking comfortable accommodation close to Piraeus port. 

Centrally located in the Greek capital, it is only 20 meters away from Piraeus’ train and metro station- making it a convenient place to stay before sailing off to the Greek islands. 

This luxury hotel will offer 55 modern rooms and suites (some come with a balcony and others also have city views) boasting minimal aesthetics and the latest technology in hotel services- which is displayed in every corner of the hotel- from the rooms to the conference hall and the rooftop area. 

The property will also feature Bacaro restaurant and bar, where guests are welcomed to explore diverse and contemporary cuisine; and the hotel also offers a buffet breakfast, concierge service and luggage storage space, a 24-hour front desk, room service and organising tours. 

The project has been developed by Trésor Hospitality and a team of architects and designers who transformed an old building of offices in front of the marina into the first smart hotel in the Piraeus area.

A: 6 Lidovikou, Pireaus

W: Port Square Hotel 

Athens’ Iconic Hilton Hotel Officially Shuts its Doors 

The Hilton Hotel in Athens officially closed its doors yesterday, January 31, 2022, to undergo a complete makeover and will reopen in 2024, as a new luxury Conrad Hotel.

Insights Greece - Athens’ Iconic Hilton Hotel Officially Shuts its Doors 
Athens’ Hilton Hotel first opened in the 1960s

Athens’ Hilton has been a classic choice for many travellers to the Greek capital, ever since it first opened as one of the city’s most impressive hotels in 1963- having been the first-ever chain hotel in the Greek capital. Since then it has welcomed A list of celebrities including Frank Sinatra, Igmar Bergman and Anthony Quinn, as well as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Plácido Domingo, the International Olympic Committee during the 2004 Games and many more VIPs. With breathtaking views of the Acropolis, the famous Galaxy rooftop bar/ restaurant, and a popular swimming pool lined by palm trees- it’s been adored by local and international guests alike. 

According to an announcement by the owner company Ionian Hotel, the 130 million euros renovation will transform the property into a multidimensional destination as it aspires to contribute to the emergence of Athens as a top choice in Europe, for international and local guests. 

The new reconstruction of the building complex will include 280 stylish rooms and suites, alongside 50 luxury homes, which will operate under the brands Conrad Residences and Waldorf Astoria Residences of Hilton.

Complete renovation of the top floor will feature gastronomic and lifestyle experiences for guests, and there will also be an expansion next to the pool area, which was included in the original design of the 1960s. The new complex will also include new commercial spaces, entertainment venues, wellness facilities, and a members-only club. 

Images courtesy of Athens Hilton

Athens’ New Boutique Hotel For Foodies Opens Up

If you are heading to the Greek capital and looking for a luxury boutique hotel that pairs stand-out accommodation with award-winning fine dining, check out xenodoxeio Milos, which just opened its door in downtown Athens.

Offering fantastic, inventive dishes for breakfast lunch and dinner (made from locally sourced produce) lovers of gastronomy will be delighted with this new hotel that offers a culinary experience that is sure to hit the spot.

Located in downtown Athens, opposite the Old Parliament House- an area rich in history, culture, art and cuisine- xenodoxeio Milos offers a great base to explore the centre of the Greek capital and its surrounding neighbourhoods.

With 43 stunning rooms and suites boasting contemporary design, minimalistic art and sophisticated décor, each room is complemented by a series of handpicked personalised amenities. Featuring high ceilings, marble bathrooms, wooden floors, velvet soft furnishing, and spacious outdoor sunny terraces, guests are made to feel welcome from the moment they arrive. There are also private event spaces available, as well as rooftop yoga and pilates classes, and a gym on site. 

Offering some of the world’s finest Mediterranean dishes from acclaimed founder and chef executive Costas Spiliadis (who has opened Milos restaurants in seven locations around the world including New York, London and Las Vegas) is ready to serve guests at his new spot that’s designed to please all the senses. 

“Our purpose is uncompromised respect- to our guests and to the ingredients we create our dishes with. We select the finest fresh raw materials and cook them with minimum interference to preserve their impeccable natural taste. Our distinguished farmers and fishermen are carefully chosen by our founder, Chef Costas Spiliadis, whose quest for quality and perfection remains unchanged and renowned,” says management.

“The menu provides a world-celebrated take on Mediterranean cuisine. Our passion for seafood is evident in every dish and our love for purity can be traced in even the finest details. Be prepared to rediscover well-known dishes cooked like never before and to establish your new favourites. Our team of distinguished chefs always explore new ways to delight you,” they added.

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