In 2002 Liakos and Associate Architects was appointed to reform a former industrial building of the ‘70s, so as to accommodate the new Athens Imperial Hotel. The refurbishment started with a complete strip out of the structural elements and a fast track construction method was chosen in order to meet the deadline of the Olympic Games.
The design of Athens Imperial is arranged around a spectacular atrium, which commands a great presence in the centre of the hotel. Its geometry is a fitting centrepiece to the overall composition of the hotel, and provides a dynamic and active experience for guests while moving to and from the guestrooms.
The atrium also floods with natural daylight the interior core of the building. The 22.600 m² hotel develops in 8 storeys and contains 237 guestrooms as well as bars, restaurants and leisure facilities.