Hong Kong-based Mandarin Oriental has unveiled plans to develop a new hotel and accompanying residences in Greece’s capital, Athens.

Known as Mandarin Oriental, Athens, the hotel will be located on the city’s coastline, within a 15-minute distance from the city centre.

BELT Riviera, a corporation established by TEMES and HELLINIKON, has been named as the developer of the property.

The hotel and residences development project is scheduled to open in The Ellinikon, an urban regeneration project, in 2027.

The hotel will feature 123 guestrooms, suites and 17 branded Residences, with waterfront villas and apartment units.

Guests will be able to choose from various dining options at multiple food and beverage venues. Mandarin Oriental’s Spa at the hotel will offer wellness therapies and treatments emphasising locally inspired programmes.

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Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group chief executive James Riley said: “We are delighted to be working with TEMES and LAMDA Development 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 travellers and Athenian residents.”

The hotel will maintain a high-end design and views of the Aegean Sea.

TEMES chairman Achilles Constantakopoulos said: “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 be the company’s second property to launch in Greece, after Mandarin Oriental, Costa Navarino, which is set to open later this year.

The company partnered with TEMES for the development of Mandarin Oriental, Costa Navarino.