3, Vasilis Georgiou A` Street Syntagma ATHENS Greece
Located on Syntagma Square, the King George II Palace was originally built as a small urban palais that served as an annex to the Palace, which then occupied the building that houses Greece’s Parliament on the square’s eastern flank. Later, it served briefly as the prime minister’s residence before being acquired by a Greek businessman who added several floors and converted it into a hotel. One of its first guests was King George II, who made it his haunt. In the Fifties, Sixties, and Seventies, it was also the favourite hotel of international celebrities, magnates, world leaders, and movie stars like Aristotle Onassis and Maria Kallas, Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco, Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot, Frank Sinatra, and François Mitterrand.
A ground floor-to-penthouse renovation has restored the King George II Palace’s original glamour. Advanced technology has also ensured a completely controlled environment: fully sound-proofed rooms, adjustable lighting calibrated to complement natural light, advanced climate control and ventilation, and, of course, fast internet connections.
King George II Palace Athens Greece Accommodation
All rooms and suites are tastefully decorated with exquisite designer fabrics and all modern amenities. The experienced hotel personnel offer discreet, competent service, and will assist you with all requirements for business travellers.The King George II Palace offers 102 guest rooms and suites (24 suites). Every room and suite is individually designed and decorated for guests who seek exclusive accommodations to match their exacting standards. Hand-crafted armoires, custom upholstery fabrics in raw silk, and satin-fringed drapes are the sort of details that distinguish the King George II Palace. Bathrooms are furnished with pale, grey-veined marble and have discreet, recessed lighting, deep sunken tubs and separate glass-walled shower cabinets.
Discover the Royal Penthouse Suite that redefines the concept of luxury. Larger than most city apartments, the 300-square-meter suite occupies the entire ninth floor – with enough space to host a reception for 70 of your closest friends. In such a lavish setting, private elevator, steam room, Jacuzzi, separate entrances for guests and staff, a butler, and limousine are considered standard amenities. The “pièce de résistance”: a private terrace with an unsurpassed view of the city, from the Parthenon to the Panathenaic Stadium, with a private swimming pool hand-laid with mosaic tiles.
Corner suites have separate lounges, furnished with silk brocade sofas and separate working areas with period desk and high-backed chair. Mother-of-pearl mosaic tiles in the bathroom complement the soft colouring of the dressing air – a cosy boudoir with recessed mirror and plenty of closet space.
Apartment-sized Presidential Suites are decorated with period furniture, antiques, and original art. The entertainment centre with Plasma TV and Bang & Olufsen hi-fi equipment are perfect for on-the-road cocooning without the fuss of cooking – thanks to 24-hour room service with a gourmet menu. Personalized service means filling guests’ every request – whether that’s changing the colour of the curtains in the room to finding fresh pomegranates for their breakfast juice.
King George II Palace Athens Greece Characteristics and Facilities
Services & Amenities in the Room
Individual thermostat control
In-room electronic safe
Hypo-allergenic foam pillows available
Plush cotton towels and luxury bathrobes
Twice-daily housekeeping service
TV set with Satellite Channels and Pay TV
Business Services in the Room
All-news cable network
High-speed e-mail and Internet access TUDOR HALL: Located on the 7th floor, Athens’ most acclaimed gourmet restaurant, specialising in Mediterranean cuisine and uniquely delightful Greek specialties, offers magical views of historic Athens and the Acropolis.
Meet guests at the lobby lounge with the impressive wood-panelled bar, then whisk them off to the Tudor Hall, one of the city’s power restaurants. This is a favourite rendez-vous for politicians, diplomats, corporate executives, and international celebrities. Beneath the stunning glass dome, deals are brokered – and wedding proposals made – over an imaginative menu that is a fusion of Greek gourmet delicacies and nouvelle cuisine, with a panoramic view of the city as the backdrop.
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast from 07.00 to 11.30
Lunch from 12.30 to 16.30
Dinner from 19.00 to 00.30
Reservations recommended but not required.
Dress Code: Breakfast & lunch, smart casual. Dinner, jackets required.
TUDOR BAR: Located on the 7th floor, offers elegant settings, warm and welcoming atmosphere and romantic views.
Enjoy a post-dinner at the Tudor Bar, one of the most exclusive cocktail lounges in the Greek capital. Even the finest whiskey seems smoother when you’re gazing at the artfully lit Acropolis. Settle into a deep wingchair to discuss business or cosy up on the soft sofas for a more intimate conversation against a backdrop of the city’s twinkling lights.
KING GEORGE CLUB LOUNGE: Located in the lobby area, sophisticated and richly appointed, offers a rich selection of pastries, snacks, cocktails and coffees.
Hours of Operation: from 07.00 to 01.30.