New Athens hotel joins Luxury Collection

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The Luxury Collection now has eight hotels in Greece thanks to the addition of King George in Athens.

The hotel welcomed its first guest in 1936 when it opened in Syntagma Square in the centre of the city’s golden quarter.

It sits between Parliament and is within walking distance of the Acropolis and the Old City of Plaka.

Greek architect Alexandros K. Samaras led the renovation of King George which now has 59 rooms and 43 suites with views of the city.

The neo-classical Greek interiors feature silk and satin upholstery with eclectic furnishings and, spacious grey marble bathrooms.

Spanning 350 square metres across the entire ninth floor of the hotel, the two-bedroom Penthouse Suite comes with a private terrace offering a panorama of the city, a private pool and open-air Jacuzzi.

Its restaurant Tudor Hall, on the seventh floor, focuses on Greek cuisine including crayfish carpaccio with green lemon, red peppers and basil, lobster with sweet and sour artichokes, and roast lamb saddle and fillet with rosemary pesto and potato cream with garli