Semiramis Hotel by Karim Rashid, Athens
The Hotel Semiramis is the first hotel project of Karim Rashid and it is a fusion of Rashid’s influence and Dakis Joannous’s vision, the owner; the structure is clearly dedicated to the modern art world. It was Mr. Joannou, an eminent collector and the patron of modern art, as well as a qualified architect, who charged Karim Rashid to build a hotel that would be much more than a simple accommodation in Athens.
Karim Rashid is one of the most prolific designers of his generation. Over 3000 designs in production, over 300 awards and working in over 35 countries attest to Karim’s legend of design.
Yes! Hotels are gaining a reputation for designing hotels that resemble art galleries. Given free rein to create a total experience, Karim used his signature curvaceous forms and lollipop colours to offer a young, enthusiastic and seductive alternative to more traditional conceptions of hospitality. In this exclusive 51 room hotel, where art blends with modern hotel technology, and functionality exudes style, the educated business or leisure traveler will feel ‘at home’.
A bi-annually rotating exhibition of fine art, astounding for its museum quality, will leave art enthusiasts reeling with delight. Located in the affluent and leafy suburb of Kifissia, Semiramis is at the heart of the finest shopping and entertainment venues, also enjoying quick and easy access to the city’s business districts.
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