About Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel
The prestigious Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection hotel in the heart of Athens and a member of The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, has served royalty, heads of state, business tycoons, film stars, and high society in its more than 130-year history. Built in 1864, it was completely renovated in anticipation of the 2004 Olympics to offer modern luxury and distinctive service for the discerning world traveler. The hotel houses three restaurants, two swimming pools, spacious halls and conference rooms, and the GB Spa--itself a decadent escape that blends Eastern and Western traditions in its ambiance and treatment menu. Guests can indulge in the Ouzo Oil Massage or unwind in the Thermal Suite. A mud chamber and relaxation area, in addition to six treatment rooms, provides an exquisite escape for guests who need to rejuvenate.
Luxurious fabrics and antiques adorn the hotel's 320 rooms and suites, redecorated in the old Grande Bretagne's traditional style that pays homage to Greek culture. These ornate touches are complemented by modern accoutrements such as high-speed Internet access. Each guestroom offers views of the hotel courtyard or the city's landmarks. Dining options at the property include the GB Corner Restaurant, the property's signature restaurant famous for its Mediterranean cuisine as well as its clientele; the GB Roof Garden Restaurant, perched on the hotel roof and offering stunning views of the Acropolis; and The Cellar, featuring 3,000 bottles of wine. The hotel offers stunning views of the Acropolis and Parthenon, Constitution Square and Parliament, Lycabettus Hill, or the original Olympic Stadium, and numerous cultural attractions are located just outside the hotel's doors.