Hotel Herodion, Acropolis
Photos: George Messaritakis, Elena Stavropoulou
This project consists of the renovation of rooms at the Herodion Hotel, established in the middle of the 70’s. The first requirement was to create a space that could not only be a pleasant environment to stay in, but also provide flexibility for the room’s layout. The second requirement was to take into consideration every aspect of the room in order to optimise the plan, without making it less spacious, and at the same time increase the available useful surfaces. There are never enough cupboards and shelves for the things that guests bring with them.
The main goal was to create a scenography. The proposal created a stricter and minimal atmosphere. The main idea was a space with a single colour, in which metal finishes give the final touch to the surfaces the occupant will use. Metal finishes are not only a decorative detail but also a useful one as they protect the surfaces’ corners from damage.
Attention is paid to the sleeping area by designing a frame that creates a game of shadows while at the same time incorporating lighting fixtures, either for general lighting or more specifically for reading. All material used are durable and demand no maintenance at all.