ATHENS—Moxy Athens City opened its doors boldly reinventing the traditional hotel stay in one of the world’s oldest cities. An important innovation of Moxy Athens City is its LEED Gold certification, making it the first “green” hotel in Greece that will receive this distinction. This new hotel will offer fun hunter travelers a playful stay in a city bursting with ancient history, vibrant culture and a thriving social scene. Moxy Athens City is located by Stadiou Street, the perfect starting point to discover the wonders of Athens from the Acropolis and the Parthenon to the picturesque neighborhood of Plaka. Just a short walk away is Syntagma Square and Ermou Street, where fun hunters can find shops, trendy restaurants, and bars.
Upon arrival, guests are instantly welcomed into an immersive stay with check-in at Bar Moxy, complete with a complimentary “Got Moxy” cocktail. The buzzing bar is also a communal hub in the lobby where guests can socialize. Moxy’s 24/7, self-service, grab-and-go concept gives guests access to what they want, whenever they want, with options including snacks, fresh juice, coffee, wine, and beer.
The hotel’s 200+1 tech-savvy guestrooms feature walk-in showers, LED lighting and smart technology. A muted color palette serves as a base and is punctuated with bold colors seen in various furniture accents and wall art by Athenian Street Artist B. For an experience like no other, the hotel’s rooftop penthouse can be booked as a suite or private entertainment venue, offering expansive views of the Acropolis and beyond from its large terrace.
Exterior Design Inspired by Olive Tree
The architectural firms Kokkinou-Kourkoulas and Divercity Architects sought to inject dynamism, innovation and daring creativity into the historic Saroglion Megaron (the hotel’s original building), where the city courts of Athens once stood. The exterior of the property has drawn inspiration from Goddess Athena’s gift to the city: the sacred olive tree.
Social and Instagrammable public spaces come alive with a series of happenings designed to cater to travelers and locals alike to hang out with their friends and make new ones. Edgy graffiti-style walls also created by Street Artist B., brightly colored stools, and playful lighting create a vibrant yet relaxed vibe.
Behind this contemporary project stand prominent companies in their field, Dimand SA and Prodea Investments, as well as EBRD, while SWOT Hospitality, a leading company in hotel operation and development, has undertaken the management of the hotel.
Metropolitan Version of Moxy
PRODEA Investments CEO, Dr Aris Karytinos, noted: “Following the first taste of the Moxy brand that we introduced to Greece through the Moxy Patra Marina, the first Moxy in the Mediterranean, it is time to bring to life the metropolitan version: the Moxy Athens City. The trendiest and most vibrant brand is setting off in the first green hotel building in Greece, placing its distinct mark on the Athens hospitality map through its unique architectural, environmental, and esthetic features contributing to the regeneration of the Athens city center. It puts emphasis on sustainability, a pilar in PRODEA’s growth vision, and it is the new addition to a number of high-quality investments undertaken by PRODEA in the ever-growing hospitality sector, especially in our region.”
Dimand S.A. CEO, Dimitris Andriopoulos, stated about the downtown arrival of Moxy Athens City: “We are very happy that Dimand actively contributes to the renewal of the Athens city center, with this great investment. I would also like to thank the Army Pension Fund/LAED, the Municipality of Athens, EBRD, Alpha Bank and Marriott International for their support and trust.”
Moxy Athens City will be managed by SWOT Hospitality. CEO and one of the main stakeholders Panos Constantinidis said, “Moxy Athens City falls into a special category of hospitality. We are proud to be entrusted with the management of the newest, most modern, and most technologically advanced hotel in Athens.”
Moxy Athens City marks Marriott International’s ninth hotel opening in Athens.