New Hotel, located in Athens center, is featured first on a list of the best designer-driven hotels in Europe drawn up by The Boutique Hotel Magazine.
The Boutique Hotel Magazine is a US-based online travel magazine from the boutique hotel experts at Tablet Hotels, a web-based travel agent specializing in unforgettable hotel experiences.
The magazine compiled a list of favorite designer-driven hotels in Europe, “where the appetite for bold hotel design is especially strong.”
New Hotel, a member of the Yes! Hotels chain and located in Syntagma Square in Athens, is mentioned first on the list:
“In 2011, when the owners of the New Hotel decided to gut what was then the Olympic Palace, they hired interior architects Fernando and Humberto Campana to reassemble every door, beam, and piece of stone into a wholly new — and wholly recycled — hotel. And somehow they turned the scraps into not just a visually striking hotel, but a surprisingly comfortable one, too.”
Hotels on the list include: Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht in Amsterdam, Hôtel Original in Paris, Nhow Berlin in Berlin, The Mayer Manor in Amsterdam, Le Bellechasse in Paris, Kruisherenhotel Maastricht in Maastricht (Netherlands), Le Royal Monceau in Paris, Hi Hotel Eco Spa & Beach in Nice and Boscolo Milano in Milan.