(Athens, Greece) – The Wyndham Group of hotels has announced that it will build a hotel called the Wyndham Grand Athens, which keeps to the company’s tradition of offering luxury accommodations. The Wyndham group, which is the world’s largest hotel company, has said that it will open the hotel in early 2017 and that it gives people a chance to experience luxury in an affordable way. They plan to open the hotel in the city center. The website goes on to day that the Wyndham Grand Athens is, “not not pretentious, but approachable by design, featuring pristine guestrooms, relaxing spas, one-of-a kind dining experiences, and more.” They understand that people want to live in style but they also want to be comfortable.
The hotel itself will be located on Karaiskaki Place, where Zeus International, a company that operates hotels in Eastern Europe, is taking over a building owned by VIOHALCO, which was formerly the Hotel Athens Imperial. Wyndham Hotel Group will work to renovate the hotel and make sure that it reaches its stringent standards. The hotel will have 273 rooms, a conference room and event space, a restaurant, bar, spa, and a rooftop garden complete with a pool and a view of the city. The website also goes on to say that, “the hotel’s proximity to the Metro and many of Athens’ cultural points of interest will make it a destination for business and leisure travelers alike.”
President and Managing Director for EMEA Dan Ruff has said, “Wyndham Grand hotels are located in some of the world’s most sought after destinations, including Shanghai, Istanbul, Doha, Salzburg, Chicago, Orlando and now Athens. This is only our first stop in Greece, as we see opportunities for many of our brands across the country, from city centres such as Athens and Thessaloniki to resort destinations in the Greek islands and mainland.” Haris Siganos, the Founder of Zeus International said, Our Company is engaged in a variety of consulting and advisory projects from hotel management and development to turnaround management…We believe that Athens has been missing a flagship hotel offering a one-of-a-kind experience with a compelling local flavour, and we intend to change this when the Wyndham Grand Athens opens next year.”