Semiramis Hotel is a design hotel located at Kefalari square, opposite a beautiful park in a quiet residential area within walking distance of the shops and Galleries of Kifisia and 30 minutes away from the center of Athens.
Condé Nast Traveller in May 2005 included it in THE 6O BEST NEW HOTELS IN THE WORLD and wrote: “This 52-room popsicle is as much a showcase for Joannou´s contemporary art collection as for Rashid´s curvaceous, colorful designs... The young staff, in pastel flares and sneakers, are eager to please.”
The Semiramis, Karim Rashid’s first hotel project, is a fusion of Rashid’s influence and owner Dakis Joannou’s vision and own dedication to the modern art world. Mr. Joannou, an eminent collector, patron of modern art and qualified architect, commissioned Karim Rashid to create a hotel that will offer more than extra bed space in Athens.
The Semiramis is an intimate hotel that focuses on positive energy, heightened experiences, culture, art, and design. It is a place for new contemporary experiences, to enjoy, work, and relax in a truly memorable way. The 52-room hotel, designed by Karim Rashid, will be Athens' design-inspired hotel, offering a new intimate alternative to modern travellers.
Located in the affluent and leafy suburb of Kifissia, Semiramis is in the heart of evolving Athens, surrounded by high-end boutiques, restaurants, and cafes. Set 340 meters above sea level, the hotel offers a cool oasis from the summer heat of central Athens.
Visiting guests will have the chance to experience a 21st-century creation: from the curve in a desk to the light-box installation behind the beds, Semiramis combines art with bricks and mortar. Comfort and functionality rank high in the design brief and the hotel will offer the complete gamut of services