The luxurious Academia of Athens captures the allure and intrigue of the Greek capital. Equally inspired by its landmark namesake and the vibrant culture of contemporary Athens, the hotel extends to guests a modern, sophisticated base from which to explore the city. Located in Athens’ most prestigious shopping district, the property flies under the flag of Marriott’s exclusive Autograph Collection.
HOK designed the hotel as a contemporary interpretation of the three orders that constituted Plato’s Academy: science in the lobby and common areas, philosophy in guestrooms and arts in amenity spaces.
The interior color palette of dark green, black and gold offers a counterpoint to the stone, brass, wood and leather materials used throughout the property.
Dining spaces include the Plato Bar & Lounge in the lobby, a modern dining restaurant on the second floor and a chic rooftop bar with views of the Acropolis. A spa level includes private treatment rooms, fitness center, lap pool, changing rooms and sauna.
Guestrooms and suites invite guests to embrace the philosopher lifestyle. Brass light fixtures and tufted upholstered furniture evoke a private library, which, along with each room’s curated book collection, tempt guests to lose themselves in writings from the past.