Hospitality giant Wyndham Hotel Group announced on Monday that it will continue to expand its presence in Greece in 2018 in collaboration with Zeus International, a Greek hotel management and consulting company with an international presence.
The news comes one year after the two companies joined forces and opened the Wyndham Grand Athens on Karaiskaki Square in Athens, followed by the Wyndham Loutraki Poseidon and Ramada Loutraki Poseidon resorts.
Wyndham’s expansion in Greece continues with three new hotels coming in the first quarter of 2018: the Dolce Attica Riviera in Vravrona, the Ramada Attica Riviera in Mati and the Wyndham Grand Residences & Suites on Karaiskaki Square.
The three new hotels announced by Wyndham and Zeus International are part of a development agreement that sees the opening of 20 hotels (conversions or new constructions) over the next 10 years in Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria and Romania.
“We have found a reputable partner to help expand our brands within and outside of Greece. Already after two years of collaboration, we have six joint projects under three brands of the Wyndham Hotel Group. We are looking forward to further development, following our joint commitment for the next 10 years,” said Christian Michel, Vice President Development Central & Eastern Europe, Wyndham Hotel Group.
New hotels by March 2018
Dolce Attica Riviera: The Dolce Attica Riviera (former Mare Nostrum) in Vravrona, Attica, will be the chain’s first MICE business hotel in Greece and the first franchise with the Dolce brand worldwide.
Dolce Attica Riviera, Vravrona.
Dolce Attica Riviera, Vravrona.
Wyndham’s Dolce Hotels and Resorts brand includes a portfolio of leading group and meetings destinations. Located just 32 kilometers from the center of Athens and 13 kilometers from Athens International Airport, the Dolce Attica Riviera consists of 346 guest rooms for a total of 700 beds and one of the biggest spa centers in the country. Its meeting space highlights include a total of seven conference rooms, maximum group capacity of 1,270 and a full service business center.
“The Dolce Attica Riviera will be a MICE resort combined with an upscale leisure clientele, open all 12 months of the year,” Haris Siganos, founder of Zeus International, said.
Ράματα Attica Riviera: The Ramada Attica Riviera (former Aquamarina Hotel) in Mati, Attica, will be Wyndham’s second Greek addition to its Ramada portfolio. The 129-room resort is just 25 kilometers away from Athens, while the airport lies in a distance of 15 kilometers. The seasonal resort is located exactly on the waterfront and provides the perfect retreat for couples and for the holding of weddings and other social events. The resort will have conference rooms with a total capacity of up to 220 pax.
Wyndham Grand Residences & Suites: Located in Metaxourgeio, across from Wyndham Grand Athens on Karaiskaki Square, the Wyndham Grand Residences & Suites will include 94 upscale suites overlooking the Acropolis. Currently under construction, the branded suites will be family-friendly and include a number of amenities. Guests at the Wyndham Grand Residences & Suites will also be able to use all facilities of the neighboring Wyndham Grand Athens.
Zeus to open new condo hotel in Athens
Moreover, Siganos announced that Zeus International will open its new condo hotel named “K29” by the end of the year.
Located in a building on 29 Agios Konstantinos Street in central Athens, K29 will focus on young travelers looking for an urban style stay. The condos will include modern facilities and a minimal décor while the complex will include a gym and a Greek tapas restaurant.
Zeus International also manages the Thessaloniki-based Lazart Hotel.