BOUTIQUE HOTELS · 2 SEPT 2014
'The NEW Hotel Athens is one of those places that knows how to do everything right.'
'This hotel perfectly encapsulates the history of this ancient city while incorporating cutting-edge design and technology.'
If you ever find yourself in Athens, you should absolutely make a stop at NEW Hotel, a boutique hotel just steps from Syntagma Square. Housed in the former Olympic Palace Hotel, this mid-century structure was stripped down and decorated using many re-purposed materials from the original interior. This boutique hotel perfectly encapsulates the history of this ancient city while incorporating cutting-edge design and technology.
NEW Hotel is one of those places that know how to do everything right. As you walk into the beautifully-decorated lobby, you are greeted by friendly and eager to help staff and a plate of sweet treats. The check-in is a breeze, and then, you take the never-crowded elevator to your floor. The halls are dimly lit and reign decadence with dark wood walls and gleaming gold accents, a perfect contrast to the bright, sun-splashed rooms - courtesy of floor-to-ceiling windows.
The beds are soft as clouds, the geometric bathrooms are a design lover’s dream, and the views are Instagram #nofilter worthy. Not only are the accommodations simply divine, but the amenities and restaurants - NEW Taste and Art Lounge - deserve a notable mention. The fitness center downstairs is fantastic, armed with new cardio machines, weight equipment, a large stretching area, and bright blue graphic panels that make you think you're hanging out in a seashell at the bottom of the ocean. NEW Taste restaurant serves just-picked produce and dishes that will make your mouth water. There was only one issue with NEW Hotel...that we couldn't stay longer.
Filellinon 16, Athina 105 57, Greece
★★★★★ FIVE-STAR HOTEL
ATHENS // GREECE