Why it’s worth traveling for…
The perfect aqueduct between old Athens (ancient Roman ruins) and new (swanky galleries and boutiques), this contemporary, modern-art hotel is the dreamchild and first-ever hotel project by design duo Fernando and Humberto Campana. With help from local architectural students, the award-winning designers transformed the hotel into a living, breathing art space. Neglected fixtures and furnishings were reworked into modern art pieces; old wooden furniture was broken to create striking lobby installations; an abandoned hotel marquee was dissected into side tables for the bar; the views – of the Acropolis and city – were showcased. We love too, the vibey, rooftop Art Lounge serving cocktails and Greek fare by Chef Babis Koudouris, and the more than 2000 art books available for guests to borrow. Simply stunning.
Tour the Acropolis (with private guide or audio tour), followed by more art infusion at the city’s galleries and museums. Return to NEW for a light bite (Greek dips trilogy of white tarama, smoked aubergine and fava beans with homemade pita truffle oil and sea salt) before heading out to shop Athens’ top (handpicked-just-for-you) Greek designers.
Contemporary, Cutting-Edge Design
NEW Taste (Greek and Mediterranean cuisine by Chef Babis Koudouris)
Art Lounge (Cocktails, bar bites, Greek and Mediterranean cuisine by Chef Babis Koudouris, panoramic views of the city and Acropolis, plus library with 2000 art books)
New Sense (Range of spa treatments including slimming mud-and-seaweed marine therapy and massage with hot seashells plus Jacuzzi, steam bath and fitness)
- Perfectly located near Athen’s major historic landmarks (Acropolis, National Gardens, Syntagma Square) and vibrant contemporary neighborhoods
- Stunning contemporary art installations and handcrafted design furniture
- Signature Penthouse suite with view of the Acropolis
- Panoramic view of Athens from the vibey Art Lounge rooftop bar