Former Hilton Hotel Building in Athens

Former Hilton Hotel Building in Athens

One of Athens's city landmarks. In the meeting of Vassilis Sophias and Vassilis Konstantinou Avenues, raised in 1959-1963. The architects of the building are Vasileiadis, Vourekas and Staikos.

The history of the buildings began in 1957, when the Greek government accepted a donation from a shipowner called Apostolos Pezas, along with Conrad Hilton, for the construction of a big, luxurious hotel in the heart of Athens.

A few months later, the government committee decided to grant the area to Apostolos Pezas for for the amount of 750.000 dollars. In that area military exercises were taking place at the time, that were about to move in another location.

In the start of February 1959, the Hilton Complex is founded when K. Karamanlis is Prime Minister of the Greek government. The foundation is considered to be a political, social, economic and architectural event.

The building is in the typology of the big international and cosmopolitan hotels. The outer form is unique, combining the traditional with the modern architecture while the use of the pentelicon marble and the repouses of painter Giannis Moralis with the archaic theme, give a Greek taste.

Currently closed, the Hilton Hotel is expected to welcome its first guests in 2024 as the new Conrad Hotel & Residences Athens.