The Gem Society Hotel
A very welcome addition to the bustling business district, The Gem Society is a perfect convergence of haute design, hipster cool and epicurean elements.
Right in the hub of Athens’ ‘historic triangle’ on Aristeidou, that once housed handsome banks and imposing powerhouses (literally, as most Greeks know the street as the HQ for the national utility company) is the beautifully restored, mint-green Gem Society. A very welcome addition to the bustling business district, The Gem Society is a perfect convergence of haute design, hipster cool and epicurean elements. Every vase here has a story, each item in the hotel’s lobby boutique has been thoughtfully curated and the rooms have the look and feel of a stylish home rather than a soulless cube. The hotel’s Muse bistro masterfully plays on flavours (their truffle-infused potato fries are sinfully addictive) and has been drawing a string of regulars to savour it’s eclectic cuisine. Everything from the large black-and-white photograph that dominates the lobby to the plateware exude understated elegance.
Wellness fans please note, the hotel also houses a spa, designed to salve those weary bones after a night in town. A perfect base for you to discover Athens’ architecture and inter-war history!