Santikos Collection is thrilled has announced the opening of ‘The Alex’, a NEW property for 2019 located in the port city of Piraeus on the Athens Riviera, just 15 minutes from the city centre.
‘The Alex’ will become the Santikos Collection’s first city hotel and fifth property within the portfolio, joining Marpunta Resort on the island of Alonnisos, Santikos Mansion in the Pelion region and the Aegean Suites & Princess, both located on Skiathos.
Katerina Santikou, Business Development Director for the Santikos Collection comments ‘we’re hugely excited for the opening of our first city hotel next year. Location is everything and we’ve found the perfect spot with 180-degree views of the Athens Coast. We’re in the throes of creating a simple, yet luxurious, laid-back space that will attract a young professional, local and international audience. The communal spaces will be lively and vibrant, and visitors can choose between cultural day trips to Athens or islands such as Hydra & Spetses’.
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The property will house 34 rooms and suites offering stunning, far reaching views of the Athens Riviera, Stavros Niarchos and the Acropolis. There will be a café/bar area on the ground floor, and the property’s USP will be their rooftop bar & restaurant.
The Alex will be located in the bustling port town of Piraeus teaming with archaeological treasures and a host of bars and fantastic restaurants scattered along the marina front, including the Michelin-starred Varoulko. Piraeus is one of the oldest parts of Attica and is currently going through a revival and surge in popularity.
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre (SNFCC) is just 10 minutes from the hotel. The first of its kind, the $861m SNFCC was completed in 2016 and is a world-class cultural, educational and recreational urban complex. Located in the Stavros Niarchos Park, it includes new facilities for the National Library of Greece and the Greek National Opera and is one of the world’s most sustainable building complexes of its size.
Getting into the centre of Athens for the day to visit the Acropolis and the National Museum of Contemporary Art and is quick and easy, and from Piraeus, it’s also just as easy to head out and visit nearby islands such as Spetsis and Hydra, just 1hr by hydrofoil.