MGallery launches Athens Capital Hotel, its first property in Greece [Infographic]

by | 24 Sep 2020 | Design

Accor’s independent boutique brand, MGallery, has opened Athens Capital Hotel, a 177-room property on Syntagma Square, with views of the Acropolis and Lycabettus Hill.

If the recent spate of hotel openings are anything to go by, Athens is certainly on the up. The city’s latest arrival comes courtesy of Accor’s luxury boutique collection, MGallery, and bears all the hallmarks of the brand’s characterful approach. We take a closer look.

Individual design, curated artwork and city views

The first MGallery property in Greece, Athens Capital Hotel sits right on Syntagma Square in the upscale shopping district of Kolonaki. The 177 guestrooms, which include 18 suites and the impressive 64 sq m Presidential Suite with spectacular views of Lycabettus Hill, feature a fresh, sophisticated palette. As such, walnut hues and sea-blue accents are highlighted with contemporary furnishings and subtle nods to the surroundings via Greek symbols and patterns.

The public spaces are also carefully curated, the highlight being the Mappemonde installation, a 3,000-piece display from Egyptian sculptor George Lappas’ 1988 collection. Principally found along the hotel’s atrium, which spans from the lobby all the way to the tenth floor, the most impressive part of the installation graces the Mappemonde Rooftop Pool Bar. Here, guests sip on specially created signature cocktails against sweeping views punctuated by the Acropolis.

Elsewhere, Galerie Café, the hotel’s lobby bar, is being billed as an urban meeting point. It’s also an ideal spot for guests to enjoy a preprandial cocktail before heading to MFlavors, the hotel’s in-house restaurant, where the chef turns out fresh Mediterranean fare from the open kitchen.

An Athenian hotel with a story

With storytelling an important part of the MGallery approach, Athens Capital Hotel – like all of the others in the collection – also has its own Iconic Object and Memorable Moment. The former is the ‘Akrokeramon’, a decorative element that graces the city’s neoclassical buildings, while its Memorable Moment is a visit to a workshop that crafts Komboloï, a string of beads strongly connected with the traditional habits of Athenians.

“From its unparalleled location on Syntagma Square, Athens Capital Hotel will come to be synonymous with the capital city itself, the one place where guests can experience the true meaning of Athens,” said Jean-Charles Delgado, chief operating officer of Accor Southern Europe.

“We are happy to have joined forces with a group whose core values we share, Lampsa Hellenic Hotels, in welcoming the MGallery philosophy to Athens and Greece. This significant partnership speaks to the hotel’s unique ambience and excellent services. We truly believe that the opening of this new hotel will bring a new era in Athenian hospitality.”

According to the TOPHOTELCONSTRUCTION online database, 21 hotel projects are currently in the pipeline in Greece:




MGallery is a Collection of high-end hotels all around the world. Each hotel of the Collection stages with talent a unique personality and story, experienced by guests through its architecture, interior design and services.



Unique hotel celebrating female empowerment opens in Washington DC
Kimpton launches design-led hotels in Bangkok, Tokyo and Manchester
The Hotel of Tomorrow Project reimagines hospitality design in Covid19 era
Sommerro to make its debut in Oslo in summer 2022
AHS founder launches hospitality design and concept company
Curio Collection welcomes Hall Arts Hotel to its portfolio
Multimillion-dollar renovation completes at Hampton Inn & Suites hotel
LA’s stylish Le Parc Suite Hotel completes multimillion-dollar refit [Infographic]
Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong announces exciting enhancement plans
Mondrian South Beach set to emerge from top-to-toe overhaul
Much-anticipated Four Seasons Hotel Madrid swings open its doors
Project of the Week: Waldorf Astoria Bali
BrimeRobbins reveals sneak peek of stylish Andaz Prague
Accor’s luxury Fairmont brand set to debut in Australia in 2023 [Infographic]
MGallery launches Athens Capital Hotel, its first property in Greece [Infographic]
Mexico welcomes luxurious new Conrad Punta de Mita resort
New Viceroy Washington DC hotel celebrates Logan Circle district
Project in focus: One Beverly Hills
Shangri-La Group unveils The Moon Residence in Kunming
Prominent architect launches hospitality design company


With the online database TOPHOTELCONSTUCTION you will have access to +6,000 hotel projects and all relevant decision-maker contacts.


Pin It on Pinterest