St. George Lycabettus, Athens
Privately owned and operated by a Greek family and nestled among the pine-forested slopes of Lycabettus Hill in the Kolonaki neighborhood of Athens, St. George Lycabettus is perfectly positioned just above the pulsing heart of the city and affords some of the most coveted views across the Greek capital to the Acropolis and the Saronic Gulf beyond.
Gastronomy, culture, environmentalism, philanthropy and an emphasis on health and wellness are the company pillars with the owner’s personal hands on approach to supporting the local community.
Despite its privilege next to cultural sites and museums in the city center, St. George Lycabettus has its own space for art and culture, the SG Art Gallery, hosting both Greek and international exhibitions. Further, each floor has a collection of Greek art and cultural displays in its corridors, with some rooms thematically dedicated to famous Greek writers and poets from the area.
The all-day fine dining restaurant La Suite Lounge serves modern Mediterranean cuisine using fresh, local produce and Greek herbs from the “Chef’s Garden” against stunning panoramic views from the dining room or al fresco from El Grand Balcon. Guests can also experience the innovative menu at Nikkei, the hotel’s sister restaurant adjacent to the property, combining authentic Peruvian high gastronomy prepared with Japanese cooking techniques.
For fitness enthusiasts, a fully equipped gym is available as well as the Ananea Yoga and Pilates Studio. Not to be missed is a rejuvenation session at Aegeo Spa, highlighting local ingredients and products. During the summer months, the open-air rooftop Vertigo Pool is a city oasis and the place to be affording spectacular 360-degree views over the city.