Brown Hotels introduces its brand to Greece, with the opening of three new properties in Athens. These are the first of seven properties from the Tel Aviv-based hotel brand set to open in Greece over the next two years.
The 165-room and suite Brown Acropol is situated on Omonia Square. The property boasts a mix of vintage design elements throughout, with a retro trolley bar and record player in each room. Guests can expect to see a color palette of burnt orange, mustard yellow and shaded brown. The rooftop offers panoramic views of Athens, including the Acropolis. The rooftop features a bar with sunbeds, hammocks, a gym and outdoor hot tubs. The property also boasts a spa with a dry sauna and hammam.
DAVE Red Athens opened in July. The 87-room property is located a short distance from Brown Acropol. The boutique hotel features industrial-style design with bold décor and retro accents. There is a bar and restaurant on the ground floor of the hotel. An underground nightclub will open soon. The roof terrace boasts a sundeck, pool table, hot tub and massage room.
Situated in the Plaka neighborhood, Villa Brown Ermou opened in May. The elegant property features 51 guestrooms and suites. There is a Greco-French design influence throughout the property with a black-and-white color palette with soft pink and copper accents. The hotel lobby is home to a cocktail lounge and bistro with an all-day dining menu. This winter, the property’s rooftop will open with a swimming pool, lounge, bistro, spa, sauna and hot tub.
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