Emporikon Athens Hotel History
Emporikon Athens Hotel functioned as a hotel since its inception, although it fell into disuse and finally abandonment in the early 1960’s. The hotel had 27 rooms and 4 bathrooms and was one of the first hotels in Athens . The name «Emporikon» is Greek for «commercial» and attests to the building’s bustling market vicinity at the time of its construction in the second half of the 19th century.
As an exceptional five-storey Art Nouveau and Neoclassical style building, the hotel is being fully restored as a preservationist landmark. The main entrance of the building ,a four metres high wooden door , a handmade masterpiece of that era leads to a marble staircase continuing to the original central wooden staircase witch remains intact, adding to the exquisite atmosphere.
The restoration started 2008 and ended 2016. The building was carefully and elegantly restored to its past glory having now 12 full equipped units , offering guests a stunning view of the city and the Acropolis . The rooms are exquisitely detailed with wall and ceiling painting fully restored.
The logo of the Emporikon Hotel Athens is connected with the ambience of a historic metropolis and the outgoing spirit of its people and pictures the core of the Emporikon philosophy , and is part of the history of this landmark Athenian building. During the renovation of the hotel we discovered this elegant iron door design that goes back to the beginning of the 20th century. An A as a Tree; symbolising prosperity, happiness and strength, as well as beloved international Greek words like Athens, Atlas, Acropolis, Aura and Autography is the centre around which the logo develops. Two mirrored E letters; -E for Emporikon and E for Ellada – lean towards the centre forming a synthesis decorated with ancient Greek spiral symbols.