October 4, 2011
By: Oksana Balytsky
We understand that no one aims to come in second place; there is no recognition for mediocrity. We at Five Star Alliance understand better than anyone the importance of offering the most luxurious resorts in the world, so we notice what’s going on in the industry, and it matters to us, because it matters to you. We’d like to welcome you to our new blog series, Best of the Best, where we’ll be featuring the best and most luxurious resorts in various categories. But don’t take our word for it. These resorts have been recognized as the best in the business by the prestigious World Luxury Hotel Awards, so you can relax and stop worrying about your upcoming trip, knowing that it truly will be the best of the best.
Today’s featured luxury hotel is the King George Palace, recipient of the Best Scenic View award in 2011. Located on Constitution Square, just steps from the Greek Parliament, this luxurious resort offers the best of Athens. Not only has the King George Palace received the prestigious award for hotel offering the best scenic view by the World Luxury Hotel Awards, but it has also been distinguished as one of the best hotels in Greece. This luxury boutique hotel has been home to Kings, Princes, and Presidents since the 1930s, and it will surely be your best home away from home. Be sure to visit the Acropolis, see the Parthenon, and stroll through the Agora, Athens’ central market. As your day draws to an end and as the sun is setting, dine at the rooftop restaurant of the King George Palace, and prepare to have your breath taken away by the incredible view of this phenomenal city.
By: Oksana Balytsky
May 16, 2011
By: Mary Winston Nicklin
From your own private pool, take in the unobstructed views of the Acropolis and Lycabettus Hill. Talk about the pinnacle of luxury! Located on prestigious Syntagma Constitution Square in the heart of downtown Athens, the King George Palace has been a top address for visiting celebs and dignitaries since 1936. The views from the gourmet resto on the 7th floor may be phenomenal, but imagine your own private terrace with a pool and jacuzzi! That's what's in store in the Royal Penthouse Suite, occupying 350 square meters on the 9th floor (in fact, it takes up the entire floor). The views inside are just as nice: wall paintings by Konstantin Kakanias.
Even if you're not in the market for A-list digs like the Royal Penthouse Suite, you'll swoon over the accommodations at the King George Palace-- all individually designed with hand-crafted armoires, silk fabrics, marble bathrooms with deep soaking tubs, and free wifi.