The Wyndham Group Hotel is opening a new hotel in central Athens this December, the first in the country, boosting tourism in the capital’s center, according to the company on Tuesday.
The Wyndham Grand Athens will be housed in a fully renovated building owned by Grecotel Group and which formerly housed Imperial Hotel. The investment will exceed 5 million euros and is expected to boost employment in the area of Keramikos, as 200 people will be employed directly or indirectly.
The company said it is expecting more than 200,000 visitors to stay in the hotel per year.
The Wyndham Grand Athens will be situated on Karaiskaki square (2, Meg. Alexandrou Street), where Zeus International, a company that operates nine hotels across Eastern Europe, is transforming the building.
When renovations are complete, the Wyndham Grand Athens will boast 273 rooms, 2,500 sq. m. of conference and event space, a restaurant, a bar, a spa and an amazing roof-garden of 450 sq. m. with a pool and a 360° view of the city skyline. In addition, the hotel’s proximity to the metro and many of Athens’ cultural points of interest will make it a destination for business and leisure travellers alike.
“Wyndham Grand hotels are located in some of the world’s most sought after destinations, including Shanghai, Istanbul, Doha, Salzburg, Chicago, Orlando and now Athens. This is only our first stop in Greece, as we see opportunities for many of our brands across the country, from city centers such as Athens and Thessaloniki to resort destinations in the Greek islands and mainland,” said Dan Ruff, President and Managing Director EMEA, for Wyndham Hotel Group.