King George Palace Hotel, Athens

Location\Athens
Year\2004
  • Size\ 120 rooms, 24 suites and a presidential suite
  • Amenities\ Meeting rooms, health spa, fine dining restaurant, bar, club lounge, business center, health club and indoor swimming pool
  • Operator\ Classical Hotels
  • In Cooperation With\ WATG

Originally built in the 19th century, as a small annex to the Greek palace, King George hotel was an important building for Athens’s historical identity and character. However it seemed outdated for the increased needs of modern living. The challenge was to renovate the exterior and interior so as to create a truly first class luxury hotel while preserving the architectural style and historical significance of the building. Key to the remodelling of the facade was a gravure of 1840, with the initial plan of the architect Theofilus Hansen.