ATHENS, Greece and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has today confirmed plans to open two hotels in Athens, as part of a management agreement with affiliates to SCD Group LTD. The greatly historic Pantelikon Athens, Curio Collection by Hilton, a 117-room hotel in the upscale northern suburb of Kifisia, will be Curio Collection by Hilton’s first hotel in mainland Greece when it opens in 2024. Hampton by Hilton Piraeus Mikrolimano, an 83-room hotel opening in the popular port city of Piraeus, will be Hampton by Hilton’s first Greek property.
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.”
Theodoros Douzoglou, director and shareholder of SCD Group LTD. said, “We are very excited to expand our footprint in Greece in partnership with an international leading brand like Hilton. Greece’s tourism recovery looks highly promising and, with so much pent-up demand for travel, now is an opportune time to develop high-quality hotels in Athens. We look forward to welcoming guests to Hampton by Hilton Piraeus Mikrolimano and Pantelikon Athens, Curio Collection by Hilton.”
Pantelikon Athens, Curio Collection by Hilton
The well-known Pantelikon Athens hotel will undergo an €18 million renovation prior to rebranding under Curio Collection by Hilton, elevating the hotel’s offerings and restoring its unique glamour. Joining a global portfolio of over 100 unique hotels and resorts under the Curio brand, Pantelikon Athens’ 117 rooms will include 13 stylish suites, with guests benefiting from access to the hotel’s upmarket wellness facilities. With a fully-equipped gym, four spa treatment rooms and both an indoor and outdoor pool, guests will be able to relax and re-energise whether they are visiting Athens in the cool winters or the summer when average temperatures reach 32°C.
Kifisia is one of Greater Athens’ most desirable neighbourhoods, playing host to a plethora of luxury residential properties, designer boutiques, art galleries and well-groomed parks. Once guests have sampled the menus at the hotel’s primary and specialty restaurant, they can visit the city’s family tavernas and modern gourmet establishments, or take a trip into central Athens. Pantelikon Athens is a short walk from major attractions such as Goulandris Natural History Museum and Syggrou Forest, whereas central Athens is less than a 30-minute train or car ride away.
Kifisia is also home to several international headquarters, making the destination a business travel hotspot. With 1,300 square meters of conference and events facilities, including three meeting rooms, Pantelikon Athens will be well-equipped to host both small meetings and larger conferences for business travellers and professionals in Kifisia.
Hampton by Hilton Piraeus Mikrolimano
A bustling port city on the Athens Riviera, Piraeus is the largest port in the Mediterranean and is known for its lively harbour. A prime access point for many of Greece’s beautiful islands, destinations such as Aegina, Hydra and Spetses, Mykonos, Paros, Santorini and others that are less than a few hours away by boat. Hampton by Hilton Piraeus Mikrolimano will be located in Kastella, the jewel of Piraeus famed for its neoclassical architecture, close to the Mikrolimano marina with spectacular views of the port.
Following a €5.5 million refurbishment, Hampton by Hilton Piraeus Mikrolimano will offer the high-quality accommodation Hampton by Hilton hotels are known for. With four meeting rooms totalling 120 square meters and an enviable outdoor pool with breathtaking views across Pireaus and the Athenian Riviera, business and leisure travellers alike will enjoy their stay. The hotel’s modern and fresh interior renovations will make way for a 24-hour business centre, fitness facilities and comfortable rooms, while guests will also benefit from Hampton by Hilton’s award-winning service, including complimentary hot breakfast and free Wi-Fi.
Pantelikon Athens, Curio Collection by Hilton, and Hampton by Hilton Piraeus Mikrolimano will join the award-winning Hilton Honors guest loyalty programme, allowing the nearly 123 million members who book directly with Hilton to earn Points for hotel stays and experiences, plus instant benefits including contactless check-in.
Pantelikon Athens, Curio Collection by Hilton, will be located at Diligianni 66, Kifisia 145 62, Greece, while Hampton by Hilton Piraeus Mikrolimano will be located at Papanastasiou Avenue 105, Piraeus 18533. There are currently two hotels trading under Hilton brands in Greece, Hilton Athens and The Royal Senses Resort & Spa Crete, Curio Collection by Hilton.
About SCD Group Ltd
SCD Group Ltd is an international real estate investment group that has a strong presence in Greece. The Greek asset portfolio includes approximately 90 real estate properties with an estimated property valuation of over €320 million addressing the commercial, logistics and hospitality sectors of the market. During the past 10 years the Group has acquired significantly high visibility trophy properties in Athens and Mykonos and is implementing a development program of upgrading and/or converting them for hospitality use. Regarding the operation of the hospitality assets, the Group is entering into management agreements with leading international hotel operators. The main goal of the Group is to operate in sectors with high growth prospects in order to multiply the economic value not only for itself but for local communities as well.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 19 world-class brands comprising more than 7,100 properties and more than 1.1 million rooms, in 123 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list and been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for six consecutive years. Hilton has introduced several industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 150 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
About Hampton by Hilton
As the No. 1 ranked lodging franchise for the last 14 years by Entrepreneur®, Hampton by Hilton — including Hampton Inn by Hilton and Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton — serves quality-driven and value-conscious travelers at more than 2,800 properties in 36 countries and territories around the globe. The brand continues to lead its segment by providing guests with high quality, thoughtfully designed accommodations and amenities, such as modern and spacious rooms, complimentary Wi-Fi and free hot breakfast. Hampton by Hilton is committed to delivering an exceptionally friendly and authentic service all backed by the 100% Hampton GuaranteeTM. Experience a positive stay at Hampton by Hilton by booking at hampton.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Hampton by Hilton at stories.hilton.com/hampton, and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
About Curio Collection by Hilton
Curio Collection by Hilton is a global portfolio of more than 135 one-of-a-kind upscale hotels and resorts handpicked for their individual character and personality. Curio Collection properties offer guests the ability to experience independent hotels that offer distinct experiences through local offerings, elevated food and beverage and premium amenities and design, while providing the benefits of Hilton and its award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors. Experience Curio Collection by Hilton by booking at curiocollection.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Curio Collection by Hilton at stories.hilton.com/curio, and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.