Hotel Grande Bretagne - Summer Experience Guide 2022

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HOTEL EXPERIENCE GUIDE SUMMER 2022


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n the first floor of the Hotel Grande Bretagne, at THE ATRIUM of Alexander’s Lounge, a “secret garden” welcomes you in an oasis, away from the city’s noise, while still in the heart of Athens. Surrounded by olive trees, laurels, small cypress trees and flowers that lavish their colors and beauty

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to the venue, THE ATRIUM of Alexander’s Lounge invites you to unwind in a setting of distinctive appeal, while savoring refreshing cocktails and premium drinks, prepared by our awarded team of bartenders. For the cigar aficionados, the ATRIUM of Alexander’s Lounge features a wide variety of perfectly preserved cigars to complete the ritual.


THE ATRIUM OF ALEXANDER’S LOUNGE

This summer promises to bring unique moments THE ATRIUM of Alexander’s Lounge will host some of them The Executive Chef Asterios Koustoudis and the culinary and pastry team have created a menu inspired by Latin America. Vegetarian tacos with legume and vegetable patty, sour cream and rocket leaves, organic blue corn nachos and guacamole sauce are only some of the options to follow from this special menu. Operation Hours: Daily, 11.00 - 02.00 Telephone: +30 210 33 30 748

The operation hours are subject to change.


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he GB Roof Garden Restaurant & Bar is located on the 8th floor of the Hotel Grande Bretagne. The generous space that unfolds before your eyes captivates the senses and arouses the desires at first sight. The Acropolis and the Parthenon, as well as Lycabettus hill and the Greek Parliament building at Syntagma Square, are located just one breath away and can be admired from every corner.

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The summer menu, based on the Mediterranean culinary tradition and the application of modern haute cuisine techniques, is created of premium organic and fresh raw materials from local producers, following sustainable standards.


GB ROOF GARDEN RESTAURANT & BAR

Breathtaking views of the Acropolis The menu presents dishes that unfold the creative imagination and rich experience of the awarded Executive Chef, Asterios Koustoudis, along with the Chef de Cuisine and their dynamic team. For the sixth year in a row, the Executive Chef and his team have won a Golden Hat for the GB Roof Garden Restaurant at the Toques d’Or awards organized by Athinorama.gr.

The restaurant has managed to receive for the sixth consecutive year the special recognition of ‘Best of Award of Excellence’ from the famous ‘Wine Spectator’ magazine. The Head Sommelier Evangelos Psofidis is always willing to suggest the most appropriate wine to pair with your dish and conclude a perfect culinary experience. The GB Roof Garden Bar allows you to enjoy breathtaking views of the Acropolis along with the cocktail of your choice, while watching our professional bartenders preparing it for you. Before a romantic dinner or for a night out, enjoy an aperitivo and experience the enchanting atmosphere from the roof of the Hotel Grande Bretagne.

Restaurant Operation Hours: Breakfast: 06:30 - 11:00 Lunch: 13:00 - 18:00 Dinner: 18:00 - 02:00 (The kitchen closes at 00:15)

Bar Operation Hours: Daily, 13:00 – 02:00 Telephone: +30 210 3330 748 www.gbroofgarden.gr

The operation hours are subject to change.


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The culture over coffee


GB ROOF GARDEN RESTAURANT & BAR

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he iconic coffee houses in Vienna, London, Paris and Venice had always been a meeting point for the most important personalities in history who spread liberalism and culture over coffee. The talented team of bartenders of the Hotel Grande Bretagne, inspired by the historic coffee houses of Europe, have created an alluring coffee cocktail menu. Coffee, alcohol and fine desserts are harmoniously blended to create a unique authentic experience.

Operation Hours: Daily, 13:00 – 02:00 Telephone: +30 210 3330 748 www.gbroofgarden.gr

The operation hours are subject to change.


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The ultimate place-to-be!

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he open-air Bar 8 overlooks the lush Lycabettus Hill and Athens from above while the relaxed atmosphere turns it into the ultimate place-to-be! Enjoy an array of vibrant and refreshing handcrafted cocktails, including the famous “Margarita”, a perfect blend of tequila

blanco, orange liqueur and lime juice, satisfying even the most discerning guests. As of the Martini lovers, the variety of 7 different original recipes will definitely not leave you indifferent.

Operation Hours: Daily, 19:00 - 02:00 Telephone: +30 210 33 30 748


BAR 8

BARbites

For the third consecutive year, a live food station operates at Bar 8, where the Executive Chef prepares a splendid Bar Bites selection in front of your eyes! Do not miss to taste the Hida Wagyu tataki, verde sauce, cappers and green mustard, the Crispy Nori with fish tartar, oitrus and caramel glaze, thegrilled vegetable skewer with chilli chia jam and the fresh oysters with lemon and mignonette sauce.

Splendid Bar Bites selection in front of your eyes! Operation Hours: Daily, 19:00 - 02:00 Telephone: +30 210 33 30 748

The operation hours are subject to change.


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The most opulent tea experience

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AFTERNOON TEA AT THE WINTER GARDEN CITY LOUNGE

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he renowned Afternoon Tea of the Winter Garden holds its own part of the hotel’s history. A custom carried from India to Britain in the early 17th century. The 1,500 different kinds of tea prove the dedication of the English and its intrinsic presence in British culture. Since its inception, the Winter Garden tea serving and ritual became a landmark among tea consumers and connoisseurs. Perceived as the most opulent tea experience, accompanied by the finest selection of sweet and savory delicacies, the Afternoon Tea of the historic hotel is exclusively curated by its talented Pastry & Executive chefs. Unparalleled taste of irresistible savories and sweets awaits you daily - a ritual not to be missed and always cherished.

Daily, 08:00 - 00:00 Telephone: +30 210 3330 748 www.gbroofgarden.gr/experiences

The operation hours are subject to change.


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ine-dining lovers will meet again in the renewed Tudor Hall Restaurant of the King George Hotel. In a unique background, guests will have the opportunity to savor imaginative dishes by the talented brand new Chef de Cuisine Nikos Livadias, who unfolds his passion for contemporary cuisine through an inspired menu, complementing the dynamic culinary brigade of Executive Chef Asterios Koustoudis.

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The menu philosophy combines local products and modern cooking styles from all over the world focusing on excellent raw materials and spotlighting their quality and flavors. For the wine connoisseurs, Head Sommelier Evangelos Psofidis curates the restaurant’s exquisite wine list and proposes the wine pairings of the 4-course degustation menu now available at Tudor Hall.


TUDOR HALL RESTAURANT

Contemporary cuisine, overlooking the fabled Acropolis

For the eight year in a row, the Executive Chef and his team have won a Golden Hat for the Tudor Hall Restaurant at the Toques d’Or awards organized by Athinorama.gr.

To seal a perfect meal, a finest dessert selection by the awarded French Pastry Chef Arnaud Larher will satisfy everything a sweet tooth could desire. Standing on the seventh floor of the boutique hotel King George, next to Hotel Grande Bretagne, Tudor Hall welcomes you in an environment of elegance and comfort. The décor prevailing at Tudor Hall mirrors the decoration of the King George Hotel, while the outdoor area offers a breathtaking view of Athens, the ancient city so rich in history it echoes through the modern day identity. Spectate the fabled Acropolis and regal Syntagma Square with views that capture the essence of the ancients in the historic city center.

Operation Hours: Breakfast: 06:30 - 11:00 Dinner: 18:00 - 02:00 (The kitchen closes at 23:15 ) Tudor Hall Bar Lounge: 17:00 - 02:00 Telephone: +30 210 3330 265 www.tudorhall.gr

The operation hours are subject to change.


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t the heart of the historic Hotel Grande Bretagne, the multi-awarded GB Spa welcomes our valued guests with a fresh innovative approach to total wellbeing. From ancient holistic rituals to the finest modern skin care, every treatment and personalized regimen promises to indulge, soothe, and rejuvenate. Escape to the GB Spa for a signature massage and beauty treatments.

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GB SPA

Water is the focal point of the spa. Clean, beneficial and an essential component of life, it enjoys pride of place at the GB Spa’s indoor pool, inviting guests to relax, swim and revitalize their muscles, their spirit and their will to move on to one of the rejuvenation areas offering sauna, water massage, thermal suites and a hammam.

Unwind with an exclusive range of purifying and rejuvenating signature treatments especially designed for the GB Spa. Enjoy a nourishing Swedish massage, revitalize and relax your body with a yoghurt, honey and sugar wrap, indulge with our hero treatment and add some extra glow to your face with a luxury facial. Operation Hours: Daily,09:00 - 21:00

Telephone: +30 210 3330799 www.gbspa.gr

A multi-awarded Spa in the heart of Athens

The operation hours are subject to change.


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An innovative approach to total wellbeing

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GB SPA

Fitness Studio

Hair Spa Salon

Keep your workout routine on track at our Fitness Studio, operating 24/7 for hotel guests. Our state-of-the-art fitness facility offers a variety of opportunities for an invigorating exercise session. Located on the lower level of the hotel at the GB Spa, it features an extensive range of Life Fitness® cardio and resistance equipment fitted with flat-screen televisions. We offer complimentary access to hotel guests.

Elevating the beauty salon experience to new heights, the Hair Spa Salon offers a unique selection of hair treatments, manicure and pedicure services as well as make up services for special occasions that will make you shine. Relax in an environment drenched with timeless luxury and style as our professional hair stylists and make-up artists work their magic with selected high-quality care products.

Operation Hours: 24/7 Operation Hours: Hair & Barber Services Daily, 11:00 - 19:00 Manicure - Pedicure Services Daily, 11:00 - 19:00 Telephone: +30 210 3330799 www.gbspa.gr

The operation hours are subject to change.


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ndulge under the Athenian sun at the GB Pool Bar of the Hotel Grande Bretagne and enjoy authentic Greek cuisine specially prepared by our Executive Chef, or light and healthy meals accompanied by rejuvenating cocktails. Located on the 7th floor, our tranquil rooftop Pool Bar

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offers magnificent views of the Lycabettus Hill. Decorated with pergolas and aromatic plants, with modern sun lounges, tables and comfortable chairs scattered around the pool’s perimeter, our GB Pool Bar is an ideal spot to relax and escape from your daily routine.


GB POOL BAR

YOGA by the pool Recharge your body, mind and soul Yoga is an art of living and a complete physical activity for the body and mind. The practice of yoga provides real benefits by improving strength and flexibility as well as reducing stress and anxiety. Recharge your body, mind and soul through a reviving poolside yoga class held by our experienced instructors at the GB Pool, on the 7th floor of the legendary hotel.

An ideal spot to relax and escape from your daily routine Operation Hours: Daily, 10:00 – 20:00 Telephone: +30 210 3330748

*Suitable for all fitness levels Operation Hours: Monday-Sunday, 07:30 - 08:30 For in-house guests only. Reservation is required. To book your seat: GB Spa: +30 210 33 30 799, daily, 09:00 – 21:00 or gbspa@grandebretagne.com

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he GB Pool of the Hotel Grande Bretagne opens its doors and welcomes you to a distinct summer cinema experience in the heart of the captivating center of Athens. Located at the 7th floor of the hotel and offering exquisite views

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of the Lycabettus hill, the GB Pool celebrates Greek summer in the most iconic way. The unique setting that is almost magically created once the city lights adorn the backdrop at dusk, becomes the place where scripts and stories unfold and journey us through imagination.


POOL YOUR CINEMA AT THE GB POOL

The GB Pool welcomes a distinct summer cinema experience!

All-time classic favorites and Hollywood blockbusters show up on the big screen and keep us the best company. Since flavor shouldn’t be a miss from this experience, the Executive Chef Asterios Koustoudis and his culinary and pastry team have prepared the perfect snacks to pair with the wine or the beer that you will savor while you unwind at our relaxing lounge chairs.

Book this memorable experience through our online store. Thursday–Friday–Saturday–Sunday Arrival Time: 21:15 Start Time: 21:30

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Keep your memories from your journey to Greece alive

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he most renowned ‘corner of Athens’ invites you to a world filled with authentic gifts and indigenous delicacies by French Pastry Chef Arnaud Larher. This summer visit the GB Corner Gifts & Flavors and select among a wide variety of gifts for you and your loved ones. The travel bag, available in three color

combinations, the beach towel, which is available in wonderful shades and signifies its “Greek” origin with its typical patterns, the jockey caps, the SeaChange Reusable Bamboo Cup, which is perfect for your coffee and beverages at the beach. Don’t miss to explore a selection of summer products created by celebrated Greek brands.

The Zeus+Dione swimwear collection pays tribute to the brand’s contemporary yet timeless style while the Waterbags are produced in Greece and aim to improve the quality of life for the local population in remote areas and islands across Greece.

Hotel Grande Bretagne Operation Hours: Monday - Saturday, 11:00 - 20:00 Telephone: +30 210 33 30 750


THE SHOPPING GUIDE

The Lobby Shop Located on the lobby level, the Gift Shop offers jewelry, clothing and decorative items as well as daily local and international newspapers, magazines, guide books and other sundries. The Gift Shop offers an exclusive selection of products with the hotel’s signature. Indigenous marmalades, honeys, body oils, home fragrances and much more are included in our private label collection.

KG PERFUMERY AND BOUTIQUE VALMONT

VILEBREQUIN

Next door, on the ground floor of the King George Hotel, the refreshed Boutique Valmont offers a full range of cutting-edge products from the Swiss brand that marries scientific research with beauty, while the Perfumery specializes in luxury scents, offering a rich collection of creations from the houses of Etat Libre d’Orange, ESPA, Valmont, Montale Paris and others.

Vilebrequin is the ultimate holiday brand for the whole family. Wonderful collections of swimwear inspired from the sunny days next to the sea, created with the highest quality of fabrics, focusing on innovation and the best fit. Discover men’s and women’s swimwear with wonderful prints, beachwear and accessories as well as the mini me collection for the whole family, at the new pop-up store at King George Hotel.

King George Hotel Operation Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00 - 19:00 Telephone: + 30 210 33 30 266

King George Hotel Operation Hours: Monday - Saturday, 11:00 - 20:00 Telephone: + 30 210 33 30 231

You may also discover the wide range of products through our online store. Hotel Grande Bretagne Operation Hours: Daily, 08:00 - 23:00 Telephone: +30 210 33 30 758

The operation hours are subject to change.


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Explore the city which gracefully extends an array of

entertainment options and offers every visitor the pleasure of discovering its indigenous beauty and renowned historical sites.

Discover Athens on Foot Lycabettus Hill Approximately 300 meters high, this favorite spot among locals and visitors alike boasts superb views and a sense of tranquility amidst the sprawling Athenian cityscape. Plaka This enchanting neighborhood embraces archaeological sites nestled next to small ouzerias and tavernas, colorful flower stands, and artisan shops for an authentic flavor of local Athens. The Sunday flea market at Monastiraki Square is well worth a visit.

The National Garden Once named “The Royal Gardens”, they may be found right behind the Parliament. Standing at the very entrance of The Garden, one can immediately feel the magnitude of the place which is surrounded by extremely high palm-tress. Hosting a large number of walkways, small lakes, and rich vegetation, this peaceful place will give you the absolute sense of tranquility even though in the heart of the city centre.


WHAT TO DO IN ATHENS THIS SUMMER

Culture Guide Odeon of Herodes Atticus Situated on the southwest slope of the Acropolis of Athens, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus is a stone Roman theatre structure built in 161 AD by the Roman citizen Herodes Atticus in memory of his wife Regilla. After an extensive restoration in the 1950s, the historic site has been revived as a cultural venue and now hosts theatrical performances and outdoor concerts of both the international and domestic music scene. Athens Festival One of the country’s most acclaimed leading public cultural organizations, the Athens-Epidaurus Festival is one of the oldest festivals in Europe. In the course of its 67 years of operation, it has accommodated some of the most wellknown personalities from the fields of music, dance and theater from both native and international scene, attracting large audiences worldwide. View More

Release Athens 2022 After its premiere in 2016, Release Athens has become one of the most momentous music festivals not only in Athens, but also throughout Greece. Featuring a variety of live music performances and famous bands, this is the ultimate event in Athens if entertainment is what you seek this summer. View More

Family Activities in Athens The Benaki Museum Childhood, Toys and Games Exhibition The collection includes 20,000 toys, games and childhood items, from antiquity to 1970, originating not only from Greece and the broader Greek world but from Europe, America, Africa and the East as well. View More

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center The Stavros Niarchos Park is ideal not only for children, who can play undisturbed in its playgrounds, but also for any visitor who wishes to enjoy their leisure walk, exercise or attend concerts, exhibitions, and a multitude of other events. View More

The Acropolis The New Acropolis Museum was established in 2009 and is acclaimed as one of the highest-profile cultural projects undertaken in Europe for the last decade. Visit its 226.000sq. meters space, and become proudly part of the city’s greatest and most historic museum. View More

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HOTEL GRANDE BRETAGNE, A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL, ATHENS 1, VAS. GEORGIOU A’ ST, SYNTAGMA SQUARE, 105 64 ATHENS, GREECE