The deluxe Park Hotel, opposite one of the capital’s biggest parks, completed three years of intensive and extensive renovations last month with the opening of its St’ Astra (to the stars) gourmet bar and restaurant on its closed-in roof garden overlooking the city’s Acropolis, Lykavitto, and its Pedion of Areos Park. The multi-million-dollar project (800 million euros) has turned the hotel into one sought after by business travelers.
Renovations included all 148 rooms and suites, all lobby and reception areas, the roof garden, pool, restaurants and bars, all conference, meeting and reception halls and rooms, and the hotel’s exterior.
Despina Gavrili-Alexandris, the unit’s sales manager for corporate accounts, says the increase in the number of business travelers staying at the hotel has increased phenomenally and that during what has been considered a difficult period for Athenian hotels, the Park Hotel has done reasonably well.
As well, a look into the restaurant and bar area on the main floor of the hotel shows that a heavy concentration of the local population uses the services of both. Management hopes the same will apply to the new St’ Astra gourmet bar and restaurant on the hotel’s top floor. It’s open from early evening until the late morning hours.