The Radisson hotel brand is continuing its expansion into Greece, with two new hotels slated to open in the near future.
The most recent property that Radisson has decided to open in Greece is the luxurious Anda Hotel, which was signed over to the worldwide hotel group on Thursday.
Anda Hotel in upscale Kolonaki, Athens
The Anda Hotel is located on one of the most well-known streets in the entirety of Athens, on Voukourestiou Street in Kolonaki. The wider area is comprised of high-end stores and exclusive cafes, making it the perfect home base for someone exploring Athens.
The new hotel will also be one-of-a-kind in the area, as it will be the only branded hotel on Vokourestiou Street when it launches.
The hotel is going to be added to the “Radisson Individuals” range, the newest venture of the company which combines Radisson quality and service with the unique features of a standalone hotel.
It will consist of 24 rooms and suites, spanning a massive seven stories. The hotel will also feature a presidential suite, and all rooms will showcase premium materials sourced from Greece. The new hotel will hopefully expose guests to a Greek touch while still maintaining a world-class level of quality.
A historic partnership in Athens
Anda Hotel is the result of a partnership between Radisson Hotel Group and GLI Capital.
The Vice President of Business Development at the former company, Elie Milky, said of the new acquisition, “We are delighted to announce Radisson Hotel Group’s further expansion in Greece, a strategic country, and Athens as a key market, as part of our five-year plan for growth and penetration in primary destinations.
“We created the Radisson Individuals brand in response to changing market trends and evolving demands from both hotel owners and guests. Radisson Individuals perfectly complements our exceptional umbrella of nine distinct brands, which allows us to expand our footprint in Southern Europe and the Mediterranean even further. We thank GLI Capital for their trust as we look forward to a long and successful partnership.”
GLI Capital also spoke highly of the partnership and the new hotel with Kamal Nazha, Managing Partner of GLI Capital, commenting, “There is no better time for GLI Capital to show its commitment to the development of the Greek hospitality sector, as we remain very confident of Greece’s tourism fundamentals.
“After the great performance of our serviced-apartments complexes, we are very pleased to diversify our hospitality portfolio by signing our first hotel, and we could not have chosen a better partner than Radisson Hotel Group, which shares our vision of bringing a new level of stylish, urban hotels to the heart of Athens. With its unrivalled location, distinct architectural design, and Radisson Individuals branding, we are confident the hotel will be a great success.”
Radisson Hotels expand in Greece
Radisson Hotels have already established themselves as one of the premier hotel brands in Greece. Of course, their international reputation precedes them, and they currently operate two successful hotels and resorts in Greece.
The Radisson Blu Park Hotel is also located in Athens, with the second location being a resort on the island of Crete.
However, the company is planning on expanding in the country, with a new hotel opening on the island of Santorini. Expected to start operating later this summer, the Radisson Blu Zaffron Resort is sure to delight visitors to Santorini.
The new Anda Hotel which will round out Radisson’s current portfolio in Greece is expected to open during the second fiscal quarter of 2022, or somewhere in the months of April, May, and June.