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Astir Palace Marks End of An Era with Barak Obama Athens Stay

US President Barak Obama was just one more VIP added to the long list of “very important” guests of the legendary Astir Palace located along the Athenian Riviera.

First-half Turnover Tops for Astir Palace Group

The Astir Palace Group, owners of the Astir Palace Resort located in the southern Athens suburb of Vouliagmeni along the Athenian Riviera, has posted first-half turnover to the tune of 15.2 million euros, up by 42 percent compared to 10.7 million euros a year ago.

Astir Palace’s ‘Arion’ and ‘Westin’ Awarded Green Key Certification

The hotels "Arion, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa" and "The Westin Athens", part of the Astir Palace Resort complex located in the Athenian Riviera, have been awarded with the "Green Key" certification for 2016.

Best of the Bunch Bid for Athens Hilton

The binding offers for the sale of the historic Athens Hilton came to a close on Friday, with media speculation hinting that Greek luxury resorts developer TEMES SA and Turkey’s Dogus Holdings will join forces and step in as the hotel’s new owners.

Athens Riviera Astir Palace Resort Sale Gets Green Light

The Greek Council of State has approved amended plans for the sale of the historic coastal hotel resort Astir Palace to consortium Jermyn Street Real Estate Fund IV LP.

‘Tourism Awards 2016’ Spotlight Shines on Greece’s Best Practices

The best practices of Greek companies and organizations in all sectors of travel, hospitality and leisure and initiatives that encourage innovation and the quality of Greek tourism were rewarded on Wednesday, April 6, at the glitzy awards ceremony of the Tourism Awards 2016.

Astir Palace: Athenian Riviera a la française

The Astir Palace will participate in the "Gout de France" initiative of the French Embassy and celebrate French culture and cuisine through flavors on March 19, 20 and 21 at the Alia Brasserie.

Tourist Arrivals from Iran to Greece Expected to Soar in 2016

The number of visitors from Iran to Greece could soar to more than 20,000 this year if visa procedures are improved, Iranian travel agents said during the second Greek Tourism Workshop that took place recently in Tehran.

Stars’ Favorite ‘Astir Palace’ Goes All Out with New Media Push

The historic Astir Palace is shooting the works with a sweeping promo campaign that highlights its cosmopolitan legacy via two new films, a voguish brand name, a revamped internet site and much more.

New Agreement for Sale of Astir Palace Signed

The new agreement for the concession of the Astir Palace Resort has been signed by main stakeholder National Bank, Greek state privatization fund TAIPED and the preferred bidder, Jermyn Street Real Estate Fund.

Astir Palace Deal Expected to be Signed on Dec 30

The signing of the new agreement for the sale of the Astir Palace Resort to consortium Jermyn Street Real Estate by National Bank and Greek state privatization fund TAIPED is expected to take place on Wednesday, December 30.

Astir Palace Sale to Pick Up Pace

The sale of a majority stake in the highly coveted Astir Palace Resort to consortium Jermyn Street Real Estate Fund is set to start anew this week.

Face of the Week: Marianna Lanara, Beverage Manager at Matsuhisa Athens, Astir Palace Resort

This week, the Greek Travel Pages (GTP) introduces Marianna Lanara, the Beverage Manager/Sommelier at Matsuhisa Athens, Astir Palace Resort.

Hospitality.Next 2015: Int’l Tourism Experts, Greek Hoteliers Focus on Boutique Travel Concept

International tourism experts and Greek hoteliers will focus on the current trends that compose the "boutique hotel experience" in terms of infrastructure, architecture, branding and services, at next week's Hospitality.Next conference in Athens.

Have A Happy ‘Astir Palace’ Thanksgiving

Let Astir’s spectacular seafront location provide an unforgettable backdrop to experience the festive atmosphere of Thanksgiving 2015 and share memorable moments with your loved ones for lunch or dinner.

Passion for Tennis @ the 3rd Astir Open

Tennis lovers will have the chance to enjoy their favorite sport by the beach at the coastal luxury Astir Palace resort in Vouliagmeni, on October 26, when the 3rd Astir Tennis Open kicks off.

Astir Palace Counts Honors at 2015 World Travel Awards

Astir Palace’s units "The Westin Athens" and "Arion Resort & Spa" came out winners at the prestigious 2015 World Travel Awards (WTA) held recently in Sardinia, Italy.

Young Face of the Week: George Skaramagas, Wellness & Fitness Manager of Capsis Hotels & Resorts

This week, GTP introduces George Skaramagas, the wellness and fitness manager of Capsis Hotels & Resorts.

New GNTO Board of Directors Published in Greek Government Gazette

The names that will consist the new Board of Directors of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) have been published in the Greek Government Gazette.

Greek State Council Halts Asteras Vouliagmenis Sale

The Greek Council of State rejected last week plans for the sale of a majority stake in the historic coastal hotel resort Astir Palace to consortium Jermyn Street Real Estate Fund IV LP.
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