FAVORING SIMPLICITY, CHARACTER AND RELAXED LUXURY
OVER OUTDATED EXTRAVAGANCE
Fresh, confident and «democratic», a blend of authentic vintage character and modern European style, BLEND Hotel has opened its doors right where the social fabric of Athens starts to “weave”.
An open-to-all, no-frills, no-attitude hotel with the mission to turn guests into insiders, Blend HOTEL is located in the middle of everywhere and at the same time nestled away from the touristic path, near the iconic 19th century church of Chrisospiliotissa and Agia Eirini, in the heart of the lively “commercial triangle” with direct access to a perfect blend of old and new Athens. Everything is in walking distance reach: from Syntagma square to Monastiraki and Plaka, from the Acropolis and the Parthenon to the most young and edgy areas.
The hotel revives the timeless urban elegance of the mid-century with contemporary design elements. The link between the past and today is obvious in every aspect of the hotel’s retro-fresh look & feel. Originally constructed in the mid-1800s, the hotel’s building now becomes a landmark for the city’s comeback to prosperity.
The Architectural team, Alexandros Athanasiadis and Aeter Architects, deliberately revived the iconic Athens modernism of the mid-1800s and mid-1900s by keeping the straightforward exterior absolutely intact with just the addition of two bright contrasting colors, cobalt blue and blush pink, artfully underlying Blend’s playful character. On the contrary, the interior received a radical breezy Stockholm-meets-Soho update, re-celebrating Athens as a metropolis of style.
Each one of the 24 BLENDROOMS (Blend hotel’s rooms and suites with names like Happy Me, Oh So Cosy, Lovey Dovey, Luxe Together and Mr. President) is styled with open-minded luxury, fresh minimalistic elements and tailor-made design solutions resulting to an aesthetically exhilarating and at the same time comfy experience. All rooms offer a colorful city view while all of the suites (depending on the type and floor) offer a unique view of Mount Lycabettus, the Philopappos Hill, the Acropolis and the Parthenon. The large balconies on the top floors add up to the immersing experience, especially around magic hour with the city lights on. All rooms are non-smoking, soundproof, air-conditioned, pet-friendly, have complimentary WiFi and smart TV and offer room service and 24-hour concierge. There is a mobility accessible room available (upon request) while most rooms fit a baby cot. There is also a business space available with 2 available laptops.
Blend’s resident restaurant, Folk, shares the hotel’s non-attitude attitude, shaking things up as well with its open-to-all, pretense-proof character. The restaurant is a contemporary all-day eatery expected to take over every Athenian’s to-do list, from early breakfast to midnight cravings, due to its anti-status quo style, the refreshing urban design and whimsical cuisine. Folk seamlessly blends healthy with decadent, preparing geographically promiscuous, “West Coast” inspired dishes, deliberately and delicately showcasing produce routed in Greek origin. Highlights that add up to the experience: the “urban jungle” greenery, the playful lighting, the wide welcoming windows.
2 Vissis St., Athens 105 51, Greece
T +30 21 0322 1552
Restaurant Contact and reservations: E email@example.com, T +30 21 0322 1219