Iridanos Luxury Art Hotel
ERIDANUS LUXURY ART HOTEL
The Eridanus Luxury Art Hotel derives its name from the historical river that flows through Athens. It is housed in a neoclassical, listed building that once belonged to the renowned Strefis Family.
It stands on Piraeus Street where all the city’s cultural activities have begun to relocate. At the same time, it is in a location where the capital’s vibrant multi-cultural aspect is abundantly clear.
We were careful to link the old to the new in a much more creative way than simply copying the past, and have made art a strong presence in the hotel so that it is playfully juxtaposed with the architecture. Works of modern artists were used so that the architecture and interior design could reflect trends in modern Greek art; and art is certainly a functional part of this hotel.
The original painted ceilings from the neoclassical building underwent painstaking conservation work and were re-installed in the hotel. The hotel has 40 rooms laid out over 5 floors. These rooms are unique both for the historic value of the building and for their size (each differs in size), not to mention their furnishings and the view afforded by the location. The hotel roof provides a spectacular view of the Acropolis and the Athens Observatory. On the adjacent plot a new structure was erected to house the Varoulko restaurant which is jointly run as part of the hotel’s business.