Mandarin Oriental Athens: A new hotel and residence development situated at The Ellinikon on the captivating Athenian Riviera
Mandarin Oriental, the renowned purveyor of opulence and refinement, has exciting news to share with the world of luxury hospitality. A new masterpiece of elegance and comfort is set to grace the captivating city of Athens, as Mandarin Oriental, Athens takes shape along the shimmering shoreline, a mere 15-minute drive from the city center. This remarkable endeavor is being brought to life by BELT Riviera S.A., a distinguished company established through the collaboration of TEMES S.A. and HELLINIKON S.M.S.A., a subsidiary of the esteemed Lamda Development. Anticipation builds as the grand unveiling of the hotel and its accompanying residences is scheduled for the summer of 2027, nestled within the magnificent domain of The Ellinikon. Distinguished as one of Europe’s most expansive and sustainable urban regeneration projects, The Ellinikon will find its pulsating heart within the magnificent realm of Mandarin Oriental, Athens, breathing new life into this vibrant area of the city.
Unveiling Mandarin Oriental Athens: A Glimpse into the Future of Luxury Hospitality
Discerning travelers and connoisseurs of refinement can expect nothing short of extraordinary when they enter the realm of Mandarin Oriental, Athens. The hotel will play host to 123 exquisitely appointed rooms and suites, complemented by 17 signature Residences, including luxurious waterfront villas and apartments. Guests and locals alike will be enticed by an array of captivating dining options, artfully curated within various food and beverage outlets, establishing Mandarin Oriental, Athens as an unrivaled destination of culinary splendor. For those seeking the perfect ambiance for both professional and social gatherings, the hotel boasts magnificent indoor and outdoor event spaces, providing an elegant backdrop befitting any occasion. Completing this haven of indulgence, the comprehensive Spa at Mandarin Oriental will pamper guests with the brand’s signature wellness therapies and beauty treatments, carefully crafted to draw inspiration from the rich tapestry of local traditions.
The hotel’s architecture and design will leave guests enthralled, as fresh, contemporary elements blend seamlessly with the timeless allure of unobstructed vistas across the Aegean Sea. This prime location at the heart of the Athenian riviera positions Mandarin Oriental, Athens as an unparalleled destination, promising an extraordinary experience for all who grace its doors.
James Riley, the esteemed Group Chief Executive of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, expresses his elation at collaborating with TEMES SA and Lamda Development SA, stating, “We are delighted to be working with TEMES SA and Lamda Development SA on this project. I am confident that, with this location and our legendary service, Mandarin Oriental, Athens will be the leading luxury hospitality hub for both travelers and Athenian residents.” Odisseas Athanasiou, the visionary CEO of Lamda Development, echoes these sentiments, envisioning the new hotel complex as a stunning landmark and an international symbol of excellence for The Ellinikon, an investment that truly epitomizes its iconic stature. Chairman of TEMES, Achilles V. Constantakopoulos, exudes pride as he reflects on the progress of the strategic partnership with Lamda Development, remarking, “We are thrilled with the progress of our strategic partnership with Lamda Development and very proud to welcome together this exceptional brand to the Athenian Riviera.”
Mandarin Oriental, Athens will mark the esteemed hotel group’s second foray into the captivating realm of Greece, following its highly anticipated partnership with TEMES SA for the development of Mandarin Oriental, Costa Navarino, set to dazzle guests this summer—a testament to the brand’s unwavering trust in Greece as an ever-growing haven for luxury.
Lamda Development, a prestigious holding company listed on the Main Market of the Athens Exchange, is widely recognized for its expertise in the development, investment, and management of real estate. With a prominent foothold in the realm of shopping and entertainment, as well as residential and office space developments, Lamda Development has solidified its position as a leading force in Greece and Southeastern European countries. Notable highlights from their illustrious investment portfolio include iconic properties such as The Mall Athens, Golden Hall, Designer Outlet Athens, and Mediterranean Cosmos in Thessaloniki, alongside exceptional office buildings, residential complexes, and the esteemed Marinas in Flisvos and The Ellinikon. The Ellinikon-Aghios Kosmas Metropolitan Pole stands as their crowning achievement, as Lamda Development undertakes the monumental task of complete urban regeneration, investing a staggering €8 billion—an unprecedented private venture for Greece and one of Europe’s most significant urban rejuvenation endeavors. The majority stake in the company is held by the prestigious Latsis Group, further attesting to Lamda Development’s unrivaled reputation.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, renowned worldwide for its impeccable standards and breathtaking properties, possesses a remarkable collection of award-winning hotels, resorts, and residences. Emerging from its Asian heritage, the brand has transcended borders to establish itself as a global icon, operating 36 hotels and nine residences across 24 countries and territories. Each property, a testament to the brand’s oriental roots, encapsulates local culture, embracing unique design elements that elevate the guest experience to unprecedented heights. A robust pipeline of hotels and residences under development further solidifies Mandarin Oriental’s commitment to continual growth and innovation, as the brand remains a cherished member of the esteemed Jardine Matheson Group.