Hilton Athens Offers Vacations to Experience Greek Culture

Hilton Athens hotel, a luxury hotel in Athens, Greece, has announced that it has collaborated with the city’s museums to offer its guests a new Cultural Weekend for Two vacation.

Greecehas always been a favourite with travellers because of its rich artistic legacy and major archaeological discoveries dating back to ancient times, when the Greek civilisation was known as the cradle of western civilisation. Although plagued by economic downturns,Greece still draws a huge number of international tourists every year.

Celebrating its Greek heritage, the luxury hotel is offering its guests complimentary entrance for two people to six of the top Greek museums, including the Acropolis Museum, the Byzantine Museum, the Museum of Cycladic Art, the Benaki Museum, the Benaki Museum on Piraeus Street and the Museum of Islamic Art.

Bart van de Winkel, the hotel general manager for Hilton Athens, said, ‘We are delighted that some of the most important museums in the country are involved in our new cultural package, which will encourage guests to visit and enjoy the many different aspects of Greek culture from antiquity until today. This package is part of Hilton Athens’ wider interest and commitment to art and culture.’

The hotel is offering holiday packages, which include accommodation for two nights, daily breakfast, complimentary tickets to the city museums, and access to the indoor pool, fitness room and sauna of the Hiltonia Spa, which is located in the hotel. The offer also includes a 10 percent saving at the gift shops in the Acropolis Museum, the Byzantine Museum, the Museum of Cycladic Art and the Benaki Museum. The holiday packages are priced from EUR249.


Hilton London Metropole Undergoes Remodelling

Hilton London Metropole Hotel, located close to Paddington Station, in London, has recently completed a GBP2.3 million transformation ahead of the 2012 London Olympic Games.

The transformation includes the remodelling of the 354 bedrooms in the hotel’s Conference Wing, to create what Hilton claims are the largest ‘Double-Double’ rooms in London. The recent renovation is part of a three-year plan of multiple property remodelling that is currently underway worldwide for the Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand of US-based hospitality company, Hilton Worldwide.

Avner On, the general manager of the Hilton London Metropole, said, ‘With space at a premium in the Capital, Hilton London Metropole prides itself on offering a room that rivals other London hotels by providing comfort, style and much needed additional square footage. The refurbishment of our Superior rooms marks the next stage in Hilton London Metropole’s continued refurbishment programme and the efforts to offer our meeting and conference delegates the best possible experience when staying with us.’

The remodelled Superior rooms are claimed to offer a contemporary design suitable for both business and leisure travellers, including a flexible working area, a relaxation corner, two queen beds, a sofa bed and two LCD TVs.

The hotel, reported to be the largest conference hotel in the UK, is offering a total of 1,054 bedrooms, as well as two restaurants, a sports bar and a cafe. The hotel also has two large conference rooms, with the capacity to host 1,500 people at each venue. The remodelling of the rooms will allow the hotel to offer modern accommodation for all kinds of events and conferences.