Greek construction company TE.NE ATEVE was announced as the successful bidder of the tender for the development of the Xenia hotel on Skiathos, according to an announcement of the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (TAIPED). TE.NE ATEVE, based in Ptolemaida, made an offer of 2,628 million euros.
The Xenia hotel on Skiathos (2,550 square meters) was built in 1963 and has been non-operational since 2000. It has been partially characterized as a listed building based on its special architectural and historic interest.
The development of the property is expected to contribute to the upgrade of the tourism product of Skiathos and create more jobs.
From 1950 to 1974, the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) carried out a program of hotel and motel construction to boost Greece’s tourism development.
The Xenia hotels were characterized by their high quality and aesthetics and constructed within the framework of a tourism policy that aimed for Greece’s economic development.
Built in prime locations, they strongly bore the mark of the inspired Greek architect, Aris Konstantinides, and perfectly adapted to the Greek landscape as if they had always been there. They had an ideal positioning, combined indoor with open-air spaces, internal patios and courtyards, large windows, balconies that offered the best views of each location.
Over 40 “Xenias” constituted a unique network of complexes that boasted excellent architecture and construction.
Today, surviving examples of the Xenia hotels have been substantially altered or have fallen into disrepair.