In this project, we were assigned the functional and aesthetic upgrade of the reception area, bar and other supporting areas of the ground floor as well as the rooftop’s complete restructuring of the “The Stanley Hotel” in the centre of Athens, in order to satisfy the ever-increasing needs of the modern traveller.
Regarding the ground floor spaces, we were instructed, while maintaining most of the uses in their existing locations, to incorporate in our design a large inactive space facing Karaiskaki Square as part of the reception area whereas the bar needed a complete renovation.
The need to create a new entrance for the hotel from Karaiskaki Square, led us to design a new reception at the centre of the ground floor, serving both entrances at the same time, the new one along with the existing one from Odysseos Street. Thus, an axis was designed, conceptually unifying the two entrances and at the same time creating an internal circulation, inviting the modern traveller to explore the ground floor, while offering him a strong first impression of this hotel. The bar, with its characteristic location at the junction of the two facades, was designed from scratch to be a pole of attraction for both hotel guests and outside visitors.
Following the same spirit on the rooftop, we redesigned the pool area, open-air bar and restaurant, in order to meet the ground floor’s new style of. This new design with a choice of materials in earthy colours while highlighting the already existing materials such as travertine marble, combined with the unobstructed view of the Acropolis and Lycabettus and the element of water, offers unique sensations and experiences to the modern traveller.