Athens Capital MGallery opened its doors on September 1st, bringing sophisticated style to the very central location of Syntagma, on Panepistimiou Avenue and Kriezotou Street
Athens Capital – MGallery, this new beacon of Athenian hospitality, which has been a significant investment of €25.000.000 by Lampsa Hellenic Hotels SA, will elevate an upscale, cultural and highly visited central area with art in all its expressions, contemporary gastronomy and superb accommodations.
The hotel boasts a grand total of 177 rooms, including 18 suites and one impressive Presidential Suite. Each room is its own aesthetic universe, celebrating the sheer elegance of pure lines and noble materials with designs that subtly integrate Greek symbols and patterns. Distinctive cuisine and warm, personalized service differentiate the hotel’s restaurant and bars to offer an experience that’s both soulful and refined, sparking feelings of warmth in guests and allowing them to form a genuine connection with the city. The MFlavours Main Restaurant will take diners on a journey to the Mediterranean in its elegant yet relaxed setting, while its Galerie Café on the ground floor is going to be the new urban meeting point in the beating heart of Athens.
The Mappemonde Rooftop Pool Bar shares its panoramic views of the multifaceted Athens from morning till night and is graced by the most impressive part of the Mappemonde installation, a stunning collection by George Lappas which was created in 1988 and includes 3.000 pieces, many of which have been staged throughout the hotel.
Storytelling is an important part of every stay at an MGallery Collection hotel; this is why each one acquaints its guests with its own special Iconic Object, an item of great significance to the city, and Memorable Moment, an experience which acquaints guests with the distinctive character of the area. Athens Capital Hotel has also revealed its own unique Iconic Object and Memorable Moment, which reflect the history and traditions of Athens and play their parts in the story of this new beacon of Athenian hospitality. The hotel’s Iconic Object is the “Akrokeramon”, a decorative element and trademark of the architecture of Neoclassical Athens which symbolizes the timeless value of hospitality. And what is its Memorable Moment? Visiting a workshop that crafts Komboloï, an object that is strongly connected with the traditional habits of Athenians. Inspired by the Iconic Object of the hotel, urban artist Vangelis Khoursoglou has also created small sculptures that combine the traditional motif of Akrokeramo with the aesthetics of street art.
Athens Capital Hotel – MGallery is expected to become the new place to be in the centre of the city for world travellers and Athenians alike. From September 1st, it has brought the aura of MGallery to Greece, as well as another stellar example of Accor’s high-end services and commitment to the health and safety of its guests.