Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Athens to open
Hard Rock International has announced its latest joint venture that will see new property Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Athens opening in 2026.
Created in a partnership with Greek firm, the GEK TERNA Group, the newest super-resort in the company’s 265-property portfolio will be situated along the Athens Riviera in the Greek capital’s booming Ellinikon area, making it Greece’s first Hard Rock installation.
Inspired by it’s historic and seascape surroundings the 1000 room and suite property will pay homage to classical Greek structures such as the Acropolis whilst embracing the natural beauty of its environs.
The resort will feature Athens’ highest rooftop terrace with a pool deck, bar Rock® Spa and Body Rock Fitness and for gambling fans, 15000m² of space will make room for 200 game tables and 2,000 machines.
Groups with large numbers needn’t worry as the event spaces are built to reflect the region’s love of theatre and large-scale experiences, with Hard Rock’s inimitable style thrown-in.
There will be a 3,000-seater Hard Rock Live theatre, where the stage, in true Hard Rock style – expands to provide a festival feel for up to 7,500 outside.
More traditional event spaces inside the 2300m² conference and exhibition centre will suit large exhibitions, balls and meetings and a retail and restaurant village will provide a destination feel, delivering that all-important balance to business events.
"We are thrilled to announce the partnership with GEK TERNA Group and further expand Hard Rock's reach across the globe in the great City of Athens," said Jim Allen, Hard Rock International Chairman.
"This development will bring over 3,000 jobs to the people of Greece and we look forward to bring our unique brand of entertainment to provide an unparalleled experience for guests of all ages."
George Peristeris, Chairman and CEO of GEK TERNA Group, said:
"This development will create a premium tourism spot, expected to offer employment to thousands of people, yield significant revenues to the public sector, and add value to Greece's brand."
Construction starts in early 2023 and completion is expected in 2026.