Art(y) Deco vibes: inside Gatsby Athens Hotel

With the architectural restoration led by architects WOA, Gatsby Athens recently opened its well-designed doors in downtown Athens, bringing with it an elegant balance between old and new with a few surprises thrown into the mix…

blue and white interior art deco inspired design in guestroom of Gatsby Athens

Designed to convey a sense of timelessness rather than a decade-defining aesthetic, the hotel evokes the glamour of mid-1930 Athens, creating a fine balance between old and new. The architectural design by WOA is simple, elegant and eco-friendly, rooted in the emotional connection between people and buildings with a fundamental urge to create something truly unique.

art deco details and contemporary design in the guestrooms

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With the interiors designed by Michaelis Boyd, the hotel’s public spaces feature unique entertaining and social spaces to suit every mood, and offer an array of dining possibilities. Setting its sights on being Athens’s premium gathering place, the all-day restaurant is the main social hub of the hotel, while the rooftop garden offers a casual-cool vibe, welcoming hotel residents and guests to dine with stunning panoramic views and a glimpse of the Acropolis. Here, every aspect of an urban hotel has been re-imagined for the needs and desires of a new generation, and every thought given to enhancing a guest’s stay, for the best possible Athenian experience.

Celebrating culinary innovation and creative design, Gatsby Restaurant serves an all-day sharing style brunch menu and afternoon tea, urging guests to relax throughout the day. The Gatsby Bar, reminiscent of the Jazz Age which runs through the design, serves welcome caffeine and superfood-filled juices for those self-medicating sore heads. Cloud 9 on the roof has been created as the perfect place to enjoy the hotel’s signature Artemis Negroni. All F&B spaces make use of the freshest local produce that Greece has to offer.

signature pink velvet headboards decorate the guestrooms

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In addition to the vibrant social and dining areas, the purity and simplicity of the guest rooms at Gatsby feel especially suited to Athens. All 33 guestrooms and suites have an art deco design, with signature pastel pink headboards, diamond tiled showers, golden wardrobes, velvet corner sofas, balconies and even a ‘surprise’ button for those who dare to press…

By understanding that a hotel is more than just a place to sleep, that it is a social hub, a meeting place, a site for relaxation, reflection, and hard-earned leisure time, Gatsby Athens has incorporated all of this into the design. All rooms provide state of the art technology, smart TVs or tablets, Alexa devices, king size beds, walk-in showers, in-room bathtubs, luxury natural linen along with artworks by both local and international artists. The Gatsby Party Suite is there for the more socially inclined who like late night revelry, while for those needing to recover, there is a 24-hour detox GYM with the latest fitness equipment.

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