In 2024, the iconic hotel in Athens, Greece, celebrates a significant milestone in its history, inviting guests to enjoy unforgettable experiences of haute aesthetics, opulence, and unmatched hospitality.
Since its inception in 1874, Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, has been a proud ambassador of Greek hospitality, scripting its own history of timeless elegance alongside the evolution of the city of Athens. As one of the few hotels worldwide with 150 years of uninterrupted service, it has earned a venerable position in city society, while its reputation as the genial host to heads of state, royalty and world-renowned figures remains unchanged over time.
A year full of Always Grand Experiences
In 2024, the hotel celebrates its 150th anniversary in the most dazzling way, inviting guests to a series of Always Grand experiences, combining haute aesthetics and luxury with authentic Greek hospitality.
With interactive activations, thematic tours, exhibitions, and other activities that embrace every chapter of its trajectory, the hotel anthologizes its most significant moments and takes us on a journey through the recent history of Greece. Standing in a prime location, at the heart of Athens, it reminds us of its central role in shaping the past, present, and future of Athenian urban lifestyle, in addition to its contribution to the development of professional hospitality in the country.
Grand Art Design
A go-to destination among those who seek timeless elegance, in 2024 the hotel gives its guests the opportunity to explore its special relationship with the worlds of Art and Design. In collaboration with top-tier brands which are synonymous with haute aesthetics, the hotel creates exceptional collectible items, inspired by its special imprint on memory and time.
On the hotel’s 150th anniversary, a series of events highlight its timeless and undisputed role as a beacon of hospitality which illuminates Athenian nights and days. Grande Bretagne’s team of knowledgeable associates guides guests through a series of special moments, transforming them into cherished habits and unique memories.
Taking guests on a nostalgic dining journey to Greece and beyond, the hotel’s inspirational gastronomic offering lies at the centre of the celebrations for the hotel’s 150 anniversary.
Advocating a philosophy that showcases sustainable, locally sourced ingredients, while respecting seasonality and employing high-level modern and traditional cooking techniques, twice Michelin-awarded Executive Chef Asterios Koustoudis, creates captivating culinary experiences for the hotel’s guests, revealing anniversary dishes and revived recipes from the past. Meanwhile, the hotel’s bartenders join the celebrations, crafting signature cocktails at Alexander’s Bar and Bar8.
As for the cosmopolitan Winter Garden, it welcomes us into the warm embrace of the Grande Dame of Athens, with its aristocratic hall, comfortable armchairs, and the most delightful treats.
In 2024, the myth of the legendary hotel unfolds. In a celebratory atmosphere, Hotel Grande Bretagne will share Always Grand experiences with its guests, through a special programme which will be enhanced with bespoke activations during the year.