In a city known for its ancient past, the Semiramis is a hotel of the future. Facing a tranquil green park in the Kifissia area of north Athens, the hotel is the creation of designer Karim Rashid, well-known for his fluid, soft style that mingles rounded forms with bright, lively colours. The Semiramis is no exception to this; all its 52 guestrooms and public areas carry Rashid's distinctive signature. Light pinks and greens, oranges and subtle yellows are reproduced in walls, floors, furnishings and fittings for an energetic atmosphere. Frosted-glass bathrooms make for extra space and daylight. Balconies and verandas offer pool or park views. The hotel's two-level restaurant and bar serves modern Greek, European and international flavours. The hotel also has an outdoor swimming pool, sun terrace and garden. There is a spa, sauna, hamman and fitness centre.
• 52 rooms
• Interiors: Karim Rashid