The Modernist Athens to open this autumn

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Greece: Located in the former Canadian embassy in Kolonaki, The Modernist Athens is sister property to the award-winning Modernist Thessaloniki.

Kostis Karatzas created the hospitality brand, and The Modernist Athens marks the second chapter in its expansion.

He said: “The Modernist is about contemporary hospitality that inspires curiosity and authentic experiences. Ethics and aesthetics course through everything we do, as an invisible thread that connects us with the world. Following the opening of our first property in Thessaloniki two years ago, Athens was a natural next step for us. And this is only the beginning for our brand.”

The Modernist Athens comprises 38 rooms spread across six floors, as well as a ground floor bar space and rooftop garden.

Rooms come in a variety of sizes: S, M, L and XL.

Collaborating architects FORMrelated used local and international interior design brands to help with the property’s design.

Konstantinos Theodoridis and Eleni Papaevangelou said: “We see The Modernist Athens becoming a compelling value proposition not just in living but in the experience industry as well. We want its guests to be able to move and thrive in this space, in this small and intimate unit that manages to encapsulate contemporary luxuries in such an understated way.”

The Modernist project began in downtown Thessaloniki. A brand of boutique urban hotels, the properties act as small social hubs and connects guests with artists and creatives from the local area.

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