Electra Palace Hotel, Athens

Location\Athens
Year\2002
  • Size\ 155 guestrooms and suites, and a presidential suite.
  • Amenities\ 2 restaurants, bar and pool bar, wellness area, business center, indoor pool
  • Services Provided\ Architecture, Landscape, Interior
  • Scope\ Renovation, Expansion
  • Status\ Built
  • Operator\ Electra Hotels & Resorts
  • In Cooperation With\ MKV Design

Located in the heart of the historic center, on Nikodimou Street in Plaka, the hotel is adjacent to several notable preserved buildings in Plaka. The property consists of two plots, one of which was built and operated since 1972 as ‘ELECTRA PALACE’. This building consists of basement, ground floor, 7 floors and roof with unobstructed view of the Acropolis.

The new wing begins construction in 2001 with a simultaneous renovation of the existing building and consists of three floors, a ground floor and basements. In the basements there is an event room and a rejuvenation and wellness center and parking spaces. This new wing is being pulled from the building line where the existing hotel is located and a green islet is being created, while ensuring the preservation of beautiful preserved buildings.

The connection between the existing historical building elements and the new modern wing is achieved with the clarity of the new forms and creative attention to detail. The facades of the new building were designed to ensure the morphological alignment with the neighbouring preserved buildings and generally the upgrading of the historic center.