Owned by Dakis Joannou, an eminent collector of modern art, the philosophy of Yes! Hotels is Young, Enthusiastic and Seductive denotes a commitment to creating a new form of art in hospitality; a finely crafted balance between style and comfort. The Semiramis Hotel is the original YES! Hotel and was designed by Karim Rashid as a fusion of Rashid's loud refusal to embrace mundane functionality and Joannou’s dedication to the modern art world. Semiramis Hotel encapsulates an aspirational and ambitious notion of design in the thriving area of Kifissia, a stylish, well-heeled suburb of Athens. It is the epitome of a 21st century creation, surprisingly and seamlessly fusing art and practicality in its 51 guest rooms.
Designed to appeal to art enthusiasts of all ages, Semiramis has an innovative approach to combining texture, materials and colour. The striking palette of lime, pink, orange, yellow and white is the canvas upon which Rashid projected glass tiles, terrazzo floors, custom coloured carpets, patterned wall coverings and coloured glass walls. Works from Joannou's extensive art collection including pieces by Jeff Koons, Sue Webster and Tim Noble can be viewed at the Semiramis’ exhibition in the public spaces. For business travellers, Semiramis offers a creative space in which guests can be both relaxed and inspired.
The leafy streets and historic squares of Kifissia neighbourhood play host to the Greek headquarters of a wide range of major companies. It is also the favoured neighbourhood of affluent Athenians who spend afternoons browsing the boutique shops and elegant cafes which the area boasts. Kifissia is just a 20 minutes train ride from the centre of Athens or 30 minutes by car from both Airport and city centre.
Each guest room is decorated to the highest standards of design, with unique pieces of furniture by Karim Rashid and cutting-edge technology. The Penthouse and bungalows have rotating flat-screen internet televisions with stereo sound and remote-controlled utilities such as hvac, curtain control, 2.4 ghz cordless phones and digital locks. The pool bungalows have their own private gardens. The hotel’s Presidential suite offers panoramic views of the leafy suburbs, the rolling hills which cradle Athens, and the built-up city centre to the South.
Meeting rooms also encapsulate the hotel's focus on positive energy, heightened experience, design and art. The use of bright colours, modern art, flexible seating arrangements and high-tech multimedia equipment, is aimed at providing delegates with an inspiring and creative environment.
Semiramis Hotel's restaurant/bar serves modern Mediterranean cuisine overlooking the retro-style swimming pool. Or for guests wishing to release some unwanted energy, a private personal trainer awaits at the fully equipped gym.
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