Hilton has announced plans to add two hotels in the Greek capital Athens.
The refurbishment and reflagging of two existing hotels will mark the debut of the group’s Curio and Hampton brands in the city.
The 117-room Pantelikon Athens in the Kifisia neighbourhood of the capital will undergo a €18 million renovation programme before joining the Curio Collection by Hilton brand. The hotel features a restaurant, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a fitness centre, four spa treatment rooms and 1,300 sqm of conference and events facilities.
Meanwhile an 83-room property will open as the Hampton by Hilton Piraeus Mikrolimano following a €5.5 million refurbishment. Located in the port city of Piraeus within the urban area of Athens, the hotel will offer an outdoor pool, fitness centre, four meeting spaces and a 24-hour business centre.
Both properties are expected to be reflagged in 2024, the same year when Hilton is slated to open a Conrad hotel and residences within the former Hilton Athens.
Commenting on the news 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.”