Hellenic Vibes Hotel is not just a project of TECHNEK SA but the vision of Mr. Stylianos Kalathakis, of a smart hotel of high aesthetics and technological standards located in the historic center of Athens, which promotes high level tourism.
The project study took almost a year to develop. The main axis of the design approach is the combination of simple modern lines, with the traditional character of the existing building, in order to highlight its special style and architecture and to achieve the best aesthetic result.
The building on Ermou 66 Street, which is functionally connected to the new building at Agias Irinis 7 Street, was ideal for the project to take place. It was a building awaiting to be exploited.
Initially, the shell of the building was restored and the facades were restored, and then TECHNEK SA took over the project. All works of TECHNEK SA concern exclusively the inside of the building. All works were carried out by specialized workshops of craftsmen - subcontractors, according to the rules of art and science. The reconstruction began in February 2020, went through the difficulties and delays caused by the two COVID-19 lockdowns, and finished in July 2021.
On the ground floor of the five store building, there is an independent shop. The hotel consists of a basement, ground floor, four (4) floors and a roof.
In the basement are all the necessary auxiliary spaces and the manager’s office.
On the ground floor are the main entrance and the reception area of the hotel, which is directly connected to the breakfast area and the main glass staircase that leads to all levels of the hotel. The outdoor entrance area has been landscaped with low flower beds and decorated with three-dimensional graffiti. The design of the entrance provides autonomous and safe access to the building, from the disabled.
The first floor includes 8 rooms, one of which is specially designed to accommodate the disabled. The room is connected with an adjoining room to accommodate an attendant. On the same floor are the breakfast area, the seating area and the shared toilets.
The second (2nd) and third (3rd) floor include 11 rooms each, with different materials, colors and lighting.
The fourth floor includes 5 suites of different style and dimensions. In the open spaces of the fourth floor, there are planted - roof verandas with plants of the Greek land such as olive, pepper, thyme, lavender.
All rooms have natural light and ventilation.
The mechanical equipment required for the operation of the hotel is housed on the roof.
All chosen material for the construction of the Hotel, have been selected according to the specifications in order to ensure high quality, durability and safety.
All interior walls and layouts are constructed with dry construction technics that ensure sound insulation and fire resistance of 60 min., according to the technical specifications and under the guidance of the technical representatives of KNAUF. The hotel ceilings also consist of plasterboard.
The floors of the rooms are wooden while the corridors are lined with carpet of modern technology that cleans the atmosphere. The reception area and the main staircase are lined with marble. Breakfast area and the auxiliary spaces are covered with granite tiles. The required sound insulation is ensured in all the flooring of the hotel.
The main access doors of the rooms are wooden and fireproof, while all the interior doors of the rooms and toilets are made of glass.
Particular attention was paid to the choice of building materials and colors, which differ per floor, and in combination with the furniture design which is simple and harmoniously combined with the selected materials, give each level a different character defined by its particular characteristics.
Special attention was paid to the lighting design, which follows the simple modern design lines, with variations per level to meet functional needs and various scenarios that enhance the personalized user experience.
Closing, we should note that the E/M study make full use of new technologies, offering a new experience of comfort to customers, ease of operation of the hotel and economy in energy consumption.
The cost of implementation of the construction is των 1.500.000,00 €