Pantelikon Athens, Curio Collection by Hilton, expected to open autumn 2024, and Hampton by Hilton Piraeus Mikrolimano, expected to open spring 2024, will be the brands’ first hotels in Greece’s capital
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has today confirmed plans to open two hotels in Athens, as part of a management agreement with affiliates to SCD Group LTD. The greatly historic Pantelikon Athens, Curio Collection by Hilton, a 117-room hotel in the upscale northern suburb of Kifisia, will be Curio Collection by Hilton’s first hotel in mainland Greece when it opens in 2024. Hampton by Hilton Piraeus Mikrolimano, an 83-room hotel opening in the popular port city of Piraeus, will be Hampton by Hilton’s first Greek property.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Hilton said, “Over the past 12 months we have expanded our portfolio in key resort destinations in Greece with four new hotels. This latest agreement will allow us to build on our longstanding legacy in Athens, introducing two exciting brands to the market. Curio Collection by Hilton and Hampton by Hilton are two of our fastest-growing brands in Europe, accounting for nearly half of all pipeline hotels. Piraeus’ thriving port and Kifisia’s neighbourhood of designer stores, gourmet restaurants and international company headquarters are ideal locations to bring those brands to the Athenian market.”
Theodoros Douzoglou, director and shareholder of SCD Group LTD. said, “We are very excited to expand our footprint in Greece in partnership with an international leading brand like Hilton. Greece’s tourism recovery looks highly promising and, with so much pent-up demand for travel, now is an opportune time to develop high-quality hotels in Athens. We look forward to welcoming guests to Hampton by Hilton Piraeus Mikrolimano and Pantelikon Athens, Curio Collection by Hilton.”
Pantelikon Athens, Curio Collection by Hilton
The well-known Pantelikon Athens hotel will undergo an €18 million renovation prior to rebranding under Curio Collection by Hilton, elevating the hotel’s offerings and restoring its unique glamour. Joining a global portfolio of over 100 unique hotels and resorts under the Curio brand, Pantelikon Athens’ 117 rooms will include 13 stylish suites, with guests benefiting from access to the hotel’s upmarket wellness facilities. With a fully-equipped gym, four spa treatment rooms and both an indoor and outdoor pool, guests will be able to relax and re-energise whether they are visiting Athens in the cool winters or the summer when average temperatures reach 32°C.
Kifisia is one of Greater Athens’ most desirable neighbourhoods, playing host to a plethora of luxury residential properties, designer boutiques, art galleries and well-groomed parks. Once guests have sampled the menus at the hotel’s primary and specialty restaurant, they can visit the city’s family tavernas and modern gourmet establishments, or take a trip into central Athens. Pantelikon Athens is a short walk from major attractions such as Goulandris Natural History Museum and Syggrou Forest, whereas central Athens is less than a 30-minute train or car ride away.
Kifisia is also home to several international headquarters, making the destination a business travel hotspot. With 1,300 square meters of conference and events facilities, including three meeting rooms, Pantelikon Athens will be well-equipped to host both small meetings and larger conferences for business travellers and professionals in Kifisia.
Hampton by Hilton Piraeus Mikrolimano
A bustling port city on the Athens Riviera, Piraeus is the largest port in the Mediterranean and is known for its lively harbour. A prime access point for many of Greece’s beautiful islands, destinations such as Aegina, Hydra and Spetses, Mykonos, Paros, Santorini and others that are less than a few hours away by boat. Hampton by Hilton Piraeus Mikrolimano will be located in Kastella, the jewel of Piraeus famed for its neoclassical architecture, close to the Mikrolimano marina with spectacular views of the port.
Following a €5.5 million refurbishment, Hampton by Hilton Piraeus Mikrolimano will offer the high-quality accommodation Hampton by Hilton hotels are known for. With four meeting rooms totalling 120 square meters and an enviable outdoor pool with breathtaking views across Pireaus and the Athenian Riviera, business and leisure travellers alike will enjoy their stay. The hotel’s modern and fresh interior renovations will make way for a 24-hour business centre, fitness facilities and comfortable rooms, while guests will also benefit from Hampton by Hilton’s award-winning service, including complimentary hot breakfast and free Wi-Fi.
Pantelikon Athens, Curio Collection by Hilton, and Hampton by Hilton Piraeus Mikrolimano will join the award-winning Hilton Honors guest loyalty programme, allowing the nearly 123 million members who book directly with Hilton to earn Points for hotel stays and experiences, plus instant benefits including contactless check-in.
Pantelikon Athens, Curio Collection by Hilton, will be located at Diligianni 66, Kifisia 145 62, Greece, while Hampton by Hilton Piraeus Mikrolimano will be located at Papanastasiou Avenue 105, Piraeus 18533. There are currently two hotels trading under Hilton brands in Greece, Hilton Athens and The Royal Senses Resort & Spa Crete, Curio Collection by Hilton.