First Four Seasons in Athens to open in March

The former Astir Palace Hotel is being transformed into the first Four Seasons property in Greece. The Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens is scheduled to open in March.

Meyer Davis Studio created the interiors, Thomas Doxiadis oversaw the architectural landscaping while Blu Spas handled the spa and fitness center.

The property will have a total of 303 accommodations spread through two separate buildings, each with its own dining and leisure facilities, as well as a collection of bungalows.


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Arion will be a modernist building with retro-chic design. In addition to guestrooms and suites, it will also have four restaurants and the hotel’s spa. The Arion Duplex Penthouse will cover two floors and crowned by a rooftop garden and private pool with Aegean views.

Meanwhile, Nafsika, a mid-century modern building with sea views from every room, will also have three restaurants, as well as a pool and waterfront scene.

The bungalows, which are original to the hotel, are undergoing updates.

Amenities at the Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens will include: three private beaches along a 300 meter (1,000 foot) boardwalk; and three swimming pools (two outdoors, one with saltwater and one indoor). Select suites will also have private pools.

The property will similarly have a Hippocrates-inspired spa, which will have eight treatment rooms and two suites; three multi-purpose beach cabanas; indoor pool and lap pool; two fitness rooms; hair salon; and relaxation lounge and spa bar.

Numerous designers were also involved for the dining venues. Martin Brudnizki was the architect of Mercato, Pelagos, Avra restaurants and lounge; K Studios was the designer of Taverna 37 and HELIOS restaurants; and Meyer Davis was the designer of Aristotle’s cigar lounge.

For events, the property will have a total of 2,119 square meters (22,813 square feet) of flexible event spaces, including open air terraces that can host from 12 to 560 people.

Sam Ioannidis is the GM of the property.

The original 1958 design involved Emmanouel Voulekas, Pericles Sakellarios, Konstantinos Dekavallas and Prokopis Vasileiades.

Photo credit: Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens