NEW Hotel

Location: Athens & Southern Mainland Greece | Greece

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

The NEW Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Athens, within an easy walk of iconic attractions such as the Acropolis and the Parthenon. Designed by Brazilian architectural duo, Humberto and Fernando Campana, the hotel is inspired by the urban vibrancy and contemporary art of Sao Paulo, and makes extensive use of recycled and upcycled wood and metal. It also offers top-notch international food, a creative spa and unbeatable views over Athens from the rooftop Art Lounge.
Perfect forStyle-conscious travellers seeking a modern stay in historic Athens.
In the knowThe hotel pays tribute to its past by using repurposed materials from the Olympic Palace, the hotel which formerly stood on this site.

Recommended for...

  • City Hotel
  • Chic Design
  • Setting & Views
  • History & Heritage

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

The NEW Hotel’s location offers the best of both worlds. On one side is the bustling museums district, meaning many of the city’s historical and cultural attractions are within easy walking distance. On the other is the serene National Garden, a beautiful space of landscaped lawns, paths and palm trees.

Rooms at NEW Hotel

The guestrooms and suites have an eye-catching contemporary design, including natural materials such as bamboo, alongside an extensive use of jagged, jigsaw-like shapes and mirrored walls. Bathrooms have a slightly industrial-chic feel, with hammered copper sinks and fittings, while there are some nods to traditional culture if you look close enough – decorative blue wall lights strongly resemble thenazar amulets traditionally used to ward off the evil eye.

All rooms feature flatscreen TVs and music systems, and you’ll get good night’s sleep here - despite the hotel’s central location, light and noise aren’t an issue, thanks to blackout blinds and soundproof windows.

Food & Drink

The main restaurant, New Taste, pays tribute to Brazilian favelas in its eye-catching design, but the food is a broadly Mediterranean affair. Be sure to make it for breakfast – there’s a Parisian chef in charge of the superb breads and pastries, produced by the hotel’s in-house bakery, while you’ll also have the chance to try traditional Greek breakfast foods such as strapatsada, a delicious egg and tomato dish. For food with a view, head to the rooftop Art Lounge – also a great place for an evening cocktail.


The spa is as stylish a space as the rest of the hotel, but less predictable is its creative menu of treatments. Phyto-marine therapies use mineral rich mud and seaweed to drain toxins from your lymphatic system, while a seashell massage uses heated tiger clams from the South Pacific. There’s even an aromatherapy treatment which claims to combat jet lag. Suitably refreshed, head for a workout at the high-tech gym, where you’ll find weights and cardio equipment. 

Activities at NEW Hotel

Culture vultures will love the hotel’s location, right in the heart of things and a stone’s throw from several world-class museums and monuments. These include Hadrian’s Arch, built for the Roman emperor almost 1,000 years ago; the Ancient Agora of Athens, a millennia-old meeting space; and, most iconic of all, the Acropolis and Parthenon. Once you’ve had your fill of ancient history, make for the EMST Museum of Contemporary Art, the only institution of its kind in Greece.

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Hotel location

The NEW Hotel is around 40 minutes’ drive west of Athens International Airport.

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