AccorHotels has signed an agreement with Greek company G. Lymperakis Invest OE for the first Ibis Styles hotel in Athens, Greece. The Ibis Styles Athens Routes is slated to open in June.
Luigi Lima, AccorHotels operational director franchising for Italy and Greece, indicated the property is a sign of the company's interest in the Greek capital.
The €8-million project is supported by G. Lymperakis Invest OE. “Our cooperation with AccorHotels for the representation of such an extraordinary international hotel brand is of utmost importance to us. We are certain that the presence of Ibis Styles will contribute to our city’s tourism industry,” said the company’s CEO George Lymberakis.
Located near the Agios Ioannis metro station, the hotel is close to landmark sites such as the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum.
The property includes a conference hall, a gym and a rooftop bar overlooking the Acropolis, Lycabettus Hill and the Saronic Gulf.
The planned opening follows the launch of the Ibis Styles in Heraklion on the island of Crete.
AccorHotels' portfolio includes more than 4,600 hotels, resorts and residences. As of June 2018, the Ibis Styles network had more than 430 hotels and 44,000 rooms in 45 countries.