Mandarin Oriental just dropped a bomb on the hotel design industry with the announcement that it will open a new hotel in Athens in 2027. Here’s what we know…
Up until now, details on Mandarin Oriental’s second arrival in Greece have been a tightly guarded secret. We can now reveal that the brand will open a new hotel on the Athenian coast in 2027. Mandarin Oriental Athens will become one of the largest sustainably built urban regeneration projects in Europe.
The 123-key hotel will be developed by BELT Riviera S.A., a company established by TEMES S.A. and HELLINIKON S.Μ.S.A. (a 100 per cent subsidiary of Lamda Development).
“We are delighted to be working with TEMES SA and Lamda Development SA on this project,” said James Riley, Group Chief Executive of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. ” I am confident, that with this location and our legendary service, Mandarin Oriental, Athens will be the leading luxury hospitality hub for both travellers and Athenian residents.”
As well as modern rooms and suites, the hotel will also offer 17 branded Residences, including waterfront villas and apartments. A range of dining options will be offered in several food and beverage outlets, making it a destination for locals and visitors alike. Indoor and outdoor event space will provide a chic backdrop for meetings and social gatherings.
A comprehensive Spa at Mandarin Oriental will offer the Group’s signature wellness therapies and beauty treatments, with a focus on locally inspired programmes.
The hotel will feature fresh high-end contemporary design and unobstructed views of the Aegean Sea. This premium position at the heart of the Athenian riviera will make Mandarin Oriental, Athens a truly unique destination for all guests.
“This new high-standard hotel complex will become another beautiful landmark and serve as an additional international point of reference for this emblematic investment of The Ellinikon,” added Odisseas Athanasiou, CEO of Lamda Development.
Achilles V. Constantakopoulos, Chairman of TEMES, noted: “We are thrilled with the progress of our strategic partnership with Lamda Development, and very proud to welcome together this exceptional brand to the Athenian Riviera.”
Mandarin Oriental, Athens will be the second Mandarin Oriental property to launch in Greece, following the partnership with TEMES SA for the development of Mandarin Oriental, Costa Navarino, which opens this summer, showcasing the global luxury brand’s trust in Greece as a continuously growing high-end destination.
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