For far too long, the city of Athens, Greece has not had a Hyatt property. Athens sees millions of tourists each year, whether as their destination or a stopover city for a couple of days before or after an island vacation. There are a few point hotels in Athens but Hyatt has not been one of them.
A Hyatt is Opening in Athens – The Grand Hyatt Athens
In fact, Hyatt has only had one hotel in all of Greece (while SPG has many) – the Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki (a fantastic property). That is about to change as Hyatt has just announced that they are opening a Hyatt in Athens. It will be the Grand Hyatt Athens and is due to open later this year.
The Grand Hyatt Athens is the former Athens Ledra hotel and was acquired by a hospitality group last year for 33 million euros. The Grand Hyatt Athens will be an affiliate property and will be managed by Kokari Limited.
The hotel is undergoing a major renovation now and, when it is reopened as the Grand Hyatt Athens, will have 310 rooms and suites on 10 floors. There will be a rooftop bar and restaurant and will offer views of the famous Acropolis.
What Category and Price?
Ok, now down to business! What award category will it be priced in? There is no word yet on it (I will update it when I get word about it) but my guess is that it will be a Category 4. The Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki used to be a Category 3 before being downgraded to a Category 2.
The other Grand Hyatt properties (Germany and Turkey) in Europe are priced at Category 4 properties so I think that would be a logical place to start. Point hotels in Athens have gone up and down and up again in categories over the years so we may see some fluctuation on that category over time anyways.
As far as price, I would imagine it would be similarly priced to other hotels in this area and class – so around $300ish during the higher seasons.
Shortly after it opens, stay tuned as I will have a review up about the new Grand Hyatt Athens! I am thrilled that there is finally going to be a Hyatt in Athens! If it is anything like the Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki, I expect the staff to be fantastic and for a very nice experience. The Grand Hyatt line is typically more upscale from the Hyatt Regency brand anyways so we shall see!
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