An agreement between the Marriott International and Chandris Hotels will mark the return of the Marriott brand to vibrant Athens in 2018 after a 2-year absence. The hotel is to complete a $15 million transformation, before it debuts in 2018 with 366 guest rooms featuring the top-notch service and world-class facilities that guests worldwide expect from the Marriott.
Chandris Hotels currently owns the independent Metropolitan Athens Hotel, as one of five hotels it operates in Greece.
“We are excited to work with Chandris Hotels, which has a strong history in the hospitality industry and shares our vision for innovating. We are also proud they selected us as their first collaboration with an international brand,” said Carlton Ervin, Marriott International’s Chief Development Officer, Europe. “Their plan to significantly refurbish this hotel highlights our shared confidence in Greece’s dynamic travel and tourism industry.”
The hotel, located on Syngrou Avenue opposite the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, will feature two contemporary restaurants, a rooftop bar, fitness facilities, a swimming pool and a state-of-the-art meeting space that can be customized with Marriott’s MeetingsImagined.com service.
The announcement comes less than a month after Marriott International completed its acquisition of Starwood Hotels and Resorts. The transaction created the world’s largest hotel company, with Marriott International operating or franchising more than 5,700 properties and 1.1 million rooms in 110 countries.