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Worldwide Hospitality Awards

Thursday 09 November 2023 à 18:00

En cours - Iconic Asset

Luxury Collection Hotel

Campaign - Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens

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Hotel Grande Bretagne dates back to 1874 and proudly represents the finest essence of hospitality ever since. Being the designated hospitality pioneer, even when leisure or business travel accommodation was not yet established in the city, the Royal Box was and will always be the reason why “philoxenia” went to a whole new level. Please allow us to introduce you to a luxury refuge, that embraces all aspects while global exploring; authentic relaxation, cultural exploration, personalized service, indigenous culinary immersion.

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AN APPOINTMENT WITH HISTORY

Defined by its protected historical status, the hotel is a notable symbol of grandeur where each chapter of its narrative reveals a compelling insight that reads like an anthology of bygone and modern times.

The history of the hotel is entwined with Athens’ history and the state of modern Greece. It is a testimony of old world luxury. The country’s and city’s political, economic and social life unraveled in the venues that you stroll through. It has been witness of election rallies, military parades and coups, the center of intrigue, where alliances were made and broken, governments formed and torn down. It was and still is considered a haven for businessmen, ship owners, judges, diplomats, government officials and journalists.

As for international celebrities, either as guests or residents the list is long and impressive. Here are some examples: Sophia Lauren, Elizabeth Taylor, Gary Cooper, Jayne Mansfield, Maria Callas, Herbert von Karajan, Umberto Eco, Alain Delon, Nicola Sarkozy, Jacque Cousteau, Giorgio Armani, Jose Carreras, Valery Giscard d`Estaing and Jeremy Irons. Among its guests are more than 40 Kings, Queens and heads of State. The combination of charming old-world elegance and state-of-the-art facilities bring the hotel to the 2nd century of its operation. Being the scene for some of the most remarkable moments in Greek modern history, it became an emblem of Athenian life.

IDEAL LOCATION

The hotel’s location on Syntagma Square, right in the heart of the city of Athens, the land of the Ancients, is legendary and within walking distance from the landmark of Acropolis, exclusive boutiques and countless national treasures and museums.

THE PHILOSOPHY OF LUXURY

Elegantly appointed, the 259 guestrooms and 61 suites provide distinguished living in the heart of Athens. Each room mirrors the eternal sophistication of the hotel, where luxuriant fabrics, original masterpieces and antique objects d’art combine seamlessly with high technology. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer plenty of natural light and captivating views across Acropolis Hill and Syntagma Square.

ROYAL SUITE: Located on the fifth floor, the 400m2 Royal Suite is the only one of its kind in Athens. An unequaled residence it stands out as a prestigious symbol of the hotel’s innate connection to culture. Evocative of a remarkable ancestry, it is sumptuously furnished with intricate cornice detailing and museum quality furniture.

PENTHOUSE SUITE: The Penthouse Suite provides exceptional accommodation offering a palatial residence with panoramic views towards to the Acropolis and surrounding cityscape. Designed with oversized outdoor terrace, it has its own private pool and al fresco dining area.

EPICUREAN JOURNEY                    

The elevated jewel in the crown on the 8th floor, GB Roof Garden Restaurant & Bar brings fine dining to Athens, with uninterrupted views across to the Acropolis and Parthenon. Advocating a philosophy that showcases fresh, locally sourced ingredients, our Michelin awarded Executive Chef, skilfully creates imaginative Mediterranean-centric dishes. Combining original features and an ornate stained-glass ceiling, the Winter Garden has long garnered an audience from city connoisseurs. Alongside musical recitals it is notable for High Tea, where appreciation for the ritual stems from the 17th-century custom. The Alexander’s Bar, dressed with an 18th-century handmade tapestry depicting a victorious Alexander the Great, is an award-winning setting serving classic and rare drinks. The hotel has the added rarity of an outdoor, rooftop pool, the GB Pool Bar & Grill providing a gratifying retreat during hotter months and an entirely unexpected pleasure.

MULTI AWARDED SPA

Adding an additional dimension to relaxation is the multi-award-winning GB Spa, introducing a fresh and innovative approach to wellbeing. Juxtaposing leading-edge skincare from ESPA and Valmont with ancient holistic rituals, it grants indulgence and retreat.

Hotel Grande Bretagne remains a luminous property that lives up to its majestic name. A notable symbol of grandeur where each chapter of its narrative reveals a compelling insight that reads like an anthology of bygone and modern times. It endures as a long-treasured icon in Athens, integral in the shaping of Greece, with a reputation that transcends generations offering a sophisticated and expertly choreographed service culture, unmatched elsewhere.

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