Gatsby Athens, opened its doorways in autumn 2021, bringing a brand new, modern power to the Greek capital. This 33-room modern boutique lodge, with views of the Acropolis, balances subtle design and personalised, attentive service with thrilling meals, beverage and leisure choices reflecting the perfect of the cultural and social milieu of its location.
Athens has all the time held a fascination for me; a metropolis that at each uncooked and genuine, and classically subtle. Current years has seen a renaissance within the Greek capital, with a flourishing of creativity, and innovation.
Gatsby Athens may be very a lot a part of this new, dynamic social scene, and affords a brand new lease on outdated luxurious by balancing subtle design with a shocking and inventive visitor expertise.
We began our night at within the attractive lounge, a spot that has emerged as a preferred assembly place within the metropolis. This elegant house is canopied by a stupendous bespoke scalloped ceiling and furnished with a luxurious velvet sofa and customized armchairs.
We sat on the Gatsby Bar, on the velvet and leather-based stools that encompass that sculptural architectural assertion, with an arched again bar shelving, brass and glass detailing and a marble prime bar.
That is the place for signature cocktails, folks watching and for us, and engaging chats with the workforce, together with Ioannis Galanis, the charismatic Resort Supervisor who advised us that Gatsby Athens Resort dates to the struggle with particulars referencing the Artwork Deco motion, which impressed the title. The structure and interiors inject class right into a derelict constructing, reinstating its place as a sublime landmark of the Athenian metropolis centre, while connecting the lodge to the colourful nightlife scene surrounding it. He additionally identified the key door that leads the way in which to a speakeasy jazz bar!
Gatsby Restaurant is the social hub of the lodge and opens onto the cleverly reimagined alleyway exterior. This adjoining lane has turn into an actual function of the lodge and a compelling place for vacationers and locals to satisfy, hang around and benefit from the neighbourhood. Coated by a steel construction with a spectacular ‘roof’ of rising greenery, it hyperlinks the lodge with the café reverse and connects friends to the speakeasy Nineteen Thirties-style secret restaurant within the basement of the lodge
Taking our desk, we had been greeted by Mary Vlassi, the F&B Supervisor who helped us navigate the tempting menu in Gatsby Restaurant and urged very good sharing plates of Mediterranean recipes based mostly on genuine Greek custom by Consulting Chef Panagiotis Flakas, together with splendidly flavoursome salads, scrumptious seafood, and attractive tapa-style small bites.
Gatsby promise that their restaurant is the form of place the place you are feeling welcomed in a night costume or your denims… and it’s true, the workforce are very pure, and pleasant.
For a late-night vibe, there’s the Cloud 9 bar on the roof the place they counsel you strive their signature Artemis Negroni. There’s a degree the place you can even take pleasure in a view of the Acropolis.