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Starwood Debuts King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Athens

ATHENS, Greece—Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide announced that the George hotel in Athens has officially joined The Luxury Collection portfolio following a three-month renovation. The hotel is owned by Lampsa Hellenic Hotels S.A.

“Our long-term partnership with Lampsa S.A. now includes three hotels in Greece, and we are grateful to the Laskaridis family for putting their trust in Starwood and The Luxury Collection brand,” said Michael Wale, president, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Europe, Africa and Middle East. “The addition of King George strengthens The Luxury Collection’s extensive portfolio in Greece, allowing us to provide global explorers with more authentic experiences in more places.”

The renovation of King George was led by Greek architect Alexandros K. Samaras along with local artisans. The storied property features 59 guestrooms and 43 suites. The neo-classical Greek interiors include silk and satin upholstery. The two-bedroom Penthouse Suite spans 3,770 square feet, across the entire ninth floor of the hotel, featuring: a private terrace; a swimming pool looking out to the Parthenon; an open-air Jacuzzi; and private elevator access. Completely redesigned, the Penthouse Suite is adorned with a selection of original 19th century antiques and paintings.

The lobby, with marble floors and subtle grey and yellow accents, has been carefully restored. The newly renovated ballroom can host up to 400 guests and can be divided into three separate rooms.

Tudor Hall, the hotel’s restaurant on the seventh floor, has also been transformed from the previous classic Greco-Roman design to a contemporary and elegant Mediterranean setting with both the indoor dining and outdoor terrace options.