I recently had a reminder of just how creative Athens is a city when I toured the Grecotel Pallas Athena hotel in the heart of downtown Athens. It started with the Spider Man suite. What is a comic book character doing on the walls of a luxury five-star boutique hotel? It’s a concept that marries the talent of street artists and hospitality. And who doesn’t love Spidey?
I learned the hotel cooperated with Greek street artists to create some very unique rooms with fantastic street art coloring and complementing its walls. I found it fun and refreshing. Yet, each room kept ts sophisticated and minimalist luxury touch. There are also colorful and very uniquely designed graffiti art family rooms which would be a thrill for little ones to stay in.
Location of the Grecotel Pallas Athena
The hotel is centrally located in the city. It is just a two minute walk from a major metro stop called Omonia. It’s also right on a major street called Athinas off Kotzia Square which is within walking distance to many of the city’s major sights. The staff, I can say, is very hospitable.
Pallas Athena Restaurant
I also had an opportunity to eat brunch at the hotel’s restaurant. The buffet offered a wide selection of Mediterranean and Greek plates any guest to Greece would love to sample.
Artwork Matters Here
Plus, the Athena Restaurant showcases artwork. The walls are also an art gallery. I got to learn about the meaningful work of Mathew Halpin — from the artist himself. That further proved that the artistic collaboration happens in many ways at this hotel.
Art Hotel Defined
If you are looking for a locally artistic yet hospitable and luxury boutique hotel experience in the heart of Athens — definitely consider the Grecotel Pallas Athena.
Have you ever stayed in an art concept hotel that you loved?