Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts and Astir Palace Vouliagmeni, the Greek hospitality market leader, have announced plans to bring the first Four Seasons hotel to Greece on the Astir Palace peninsula.
Following extensive upgrades to the existing hotel, the new hotel will debut as Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens in spring 2018.
Conveniently located 25 kilometres south of Athens and 24 kilometres from the Athens airport in the area of Vouliagmeni along a pristine shoreline of the Aegean coast, the new hotel will bring Four Seasons signature service to Greece for the first time.
The iconic Astir Palace has long been favoured by elite international and Greek clientele.
In addition to the hotel, the peninsula, stretched across 30 hectares of pine-dotted and scenic landscaped gardens, also comprises upscale retail and dining options, including Matsuhisa Athens by Nobu; Astir Beach, a unique seaside concept; Astir Marina; and high-end seafront residences.
“Astir Palace has always been a landmark destination of international stature, located in the Athenian Riviera, one of the most coveted areas in Greece,” said Stelios Koutsivitis, chief executive, Astir Palace Vouliagmeni.
“We are strongly committed to embrace its legacy and elevate Astir Palace to a world-class premium destination.
“Our redevelopment plan includes the hotel’s complete renovation, a significant upgrade of Astir Marina, the advancement of Astir Beach, the development of up to 13 high-end residences, and the creation of Peninsula Park.
“We are excited to work closely with Four Seasons, the world’s foremost hotel company, on one of the key areas of our redevelopment plan, the upgrade and the management of the Hotel, and set a new benchmark for luxury hospitality in the country.”
In preparation for the hotel’s rebirth as the new Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens, more than €100 million is being invested into refurbishing its facilities.
Features will include approximately 300 rooms, suites and luxury bungalows; spa and recreational facilities; state of art conference and event spaces; infinity pools; beaches; a unique beachfront promenade; and more.