The fully renovated and extended Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens opened its doors this morning to welcome its guests to the Athenian Riviera.
Marking a new era for the historic Astir Palace and the global brand, the fully renovated 300-room hotel is located in Vouliagmeni, amid 74 acres (30 hectares) of lush seaside landscape on the shores of the Athenian Riviera.
It is the first Four Seasons hotel in Greece.
“It is a landmark day in so many ways as we welcome our first guests to the new Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens,” said General Manager Sam Ioannidis.
“So many of our people are locals or native-born Greeks returning to their homeland from around the world, or people who have deep roots in this culture and finally have the opportunity to live and work here. This heritage makes us even more excited to share with our guests,” he added.
Located on a peninsula just 30 minutes from the city center and a half hour from Athens International Airport, Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel is considered the ideal choice for travelers who want to experience the best of ancient and modern Greece; weekenders from Athens or the region; families and couples.
Accommodation options at Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel range from light-filled rooms and suites to ultra-exclusive garden cottages. In the Arion complex, with its modernist architecture and retro-chic design, guests will find a laid back vibe expressed in breezy rooms and suites. At Nafsika, azure sea views dominate every room and suite – including some with private pool.
The hotel also offers three private beaches; three pools; five tennis courts; a number of watersports; an onsite basketball court and a golf club; extensive trails for jogging and walking; a fully-supervised complimentary Kids for All Seasons program; boat access; a helipad, and the Spa at Four Seasons, which offers a comprehensive menu of treatments and services attuned to modern life.
Meanwhile, the hotel’s culinary offering is as diverse as Greek culture, with eight unique concepts and easy access to other marquee restaurants on the Astir Peninsula including Nobu’s Matsuhisa Athens.
Guests can also tuck into the trattoria-style Italian specialties at Mercato; share beloved Greek favorites at the beachside Taverna 37; chill poolside with tapas and cocktails at the Latin American grill Helios or enjoy a more sophisticated dining experience at Pelagos.
With a broad selection of indoor and outdoor function spaces accommodating guest lists from 70 to 700, Four Seasons continues the Astir Palace tradition of hosting productive business meetings and memorable social occasions with the added attraction of seaside accommodations for participants and guests.
Photos: Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens