AccorHotels has signed a franchising agreement with Greek company G. Lymperakis Invest OE for the launch of the first ibis styles hotel in Athens.
According to an announcement, the new four-star “ibis styles Athens Routes” is expected to open its doors in June 2019.
“I’m really proud for the opening of the first ibis styles in Athens, which demonstrates the interest of AccorHotels for the Greek capital. We believe that the value of a dynamic brand, like the ibis styles, can be a powerful support for the development of the hospitality industry in Athens,” said AccorHotels Operational Director Franchising for Italy and Greece Luigi Lima.
Located in city centers or close to activity centers, each ibis styles hotel offers a trendy, joyful and audacious ambiance. In June 2018, the network comprised more than 430 hotels and 44,000 rooms in 45 countries.
Following the successful operation of the ibis styles in Heraklion, on the island of Crete, the new property in Athens, is expected to surprise guests with its dynamic design and special character.
Located in the center of Athens, on Vouliagmenis avenue near the Agios Ioannis metro station (red line), the hotel is only a few minutes away from landmark sites such as the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum.
Its 5,800m² bioclimatic premises include modern rooms, a conference hall, a gym, indoor parking spaces and a roof top bar overlooking the Acropolis, Lycabettus Hilland the Saronic Gulf.
The 8-million-euro project is fully supported by G. Lymperakis Invest OE. “Our cooperation with AccorHotels for the representation of such an extraordinary international hotel brand is of utmost importance to us. We are certain that the presence of ibis styles will contribute to our city’s tourism industry,” the company’s CEO George Lymberakis said.
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