Lobby Art at King George Hotel in Athens

By Journey to Greece on May 20, 2018

Athens is well known as a holiday and business destination. Its classical architecture and impressive statues draw millions of visitors every year. The city itself is an intriguing mix of ancient and modern. At night, especially, Athens has a magical aura, thanks to the warm climate and the panoramic lights that adorn its streets and buildings. With its luxurious bedrooms, fine dining, and a restful lounge space full of inspiring paintings, the King George Hotel is ideally located for sightseeing in the historic capital of Greece.

King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens not only represents the absolute essence of a fascinating boutique hotel in the heart of the city, but it also encapsulates the finest sense of fine art and elegance. Its lobby is home to a stunning art collection. The whole point of the lobby is to offer something special, and to delight international and local guests who love art, music, literature and history. There is always something surprising to discover. Behind the majestic pillars, and in every hidden corner, you can see a selection of carefully chosen paintings of truly outstanding quality.

Centerpiece of the whole collection is a distinct portrait of David Bowie by British artist Joe Black. This experimental work in the pop art genre is made of test tubes filled with pigments. Other masterpieces include landscapes and cityscapes by a variety of famed artists.


Visitors to this outstanding hotel like to spend an hour or two in the lobby, taking in the exceptional decor and the works of art adorning the gleaming white walls. Armchairs and sofas are provided, so that guests can relax and contemplate the paintings in these elegant surroundings. One may admire a number of vivid paintings exclusively curated by renowned Greek artists such as Pavlos Samios and Kostis Georgiou or even the unique Golden Olive Trees by Constantinos Vales.

Alongside the permanent art display, there are also temporary exhibitions, often featuring local artists. Magnificent art reflecting Greek culture and the bright light of the Mediterranean is very much a part of this whole experience.

Learn More about King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens at www.kinggeorgeathens.com

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