Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens opened. Inspired by the historic glamour of the original Astir Palace Hotel, the fully updated 300-room hotel is nestled amid 74 acres of seaside landscape on the shores of the Athenian Riviera. It is also the first Four Seasons in Greece.
"It's a landmark day in so many ways as we welcome our first guests to the new Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens," said Sam Ioannidis, general manager. "So many of our people are locals or native-born Greeks returning to their homeland from around the world, or people who have deep roots in this culture and finally have the opportunity to live and work here. This heritage makes us even more excited to share it all with our guests – whether it's your first time in Greece or you've been here many times before, we promise that we'll give you an experience that only Four Seasons can deliver."
Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel is located on a peninsula just 30 minutes from the city center and a half hour from Athens International Airport.
There are three private beaches strung together by a 1,000-foot boardwalk. The property boasts three pools, five tennis courts, myriad watersports from windsurfing to sea kayaking plus a sunset sail every evening, an onsite basketball court and a golf club just steps away, extensive trails for jogging and walking, boat access and even a helipad.
Helmed by Executive Chef Bertrand Valegeas who brings more than a quarter century's experience in kitchens all over the world, the hotel's culinary offering is as diverse as Greek culture.
Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens also offers the lobby gathering place Astron Lounge and Terrace for light fare, afternoon tea and cocktails; the elegant Avra Lounge and Terrace; and the hotel's homage to the Astir Palace's golden age at Aristotle's cigar and cognac lounge. Four Seasons also offers chairside food and beverage service at its outdoor pools and beaches.
Outdoor dining experiences Taverna 37 and Helios will open at a later date.
Accommodations options at Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel are housed in two distinct buildings and a collection of private bungalows.
At Arion with its modernist architecture and retro-chic design, guests will find a laid back vibe expressed in breezy rooms and suites. Four of the Hotel's restaurants and lounges are also here, along with the Spa and indoor pool.
At Nafsika, azure sea views dominate every room and suite – including some with private pool. The social hub Avra Lounge and Terrace is here along with two other restaurants, the fitness center and several boutiques.
The property boasts function space including three ballroom and seven meeting rooms, with capacity for events up to 550 guests.
Information is based off a news release from Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens.