Astir Palace, Vouliagmeni, AthensThe External Environment
The Astir Palace Resort complex located south of Athens on a beautiful and exclusive Greek peninsula consists of three 5 star hotels, Spa, Conference facility and exclusive restaurant resting on its own peninsula which has important history to this area in Vouliagmeni. The project program was condensed with the pressures of the Athens Olympics in 2004.
The two hotels Arion and Nafsika have been refurbished along with the Club House Restaurant with the third hotel Aphrodite due to be refurbished in 2006. The Arion hotel has a more traditional / modern eclectic theme whereas the Nafsika has a modern theme with modern thinking in the way it’s bars and restaurants operate. The external tertiary routes bond this amazing site which has the benefit of private beaches along its coastal path from the Clubhouse to the Nafsika Hotel.
A sensitive approach has been taken to these originally built 1960’s hotels. A carefully integrated lighting scheme was achieved with excellent team work by the Architects, Interior Designers, Construction team and client. The mix of rich and sensual materials combined with carefully integrated lighting into the interior and exterior fabric of the building has transformed this Hotel complex into a quality resort.