By A. Tsimplakis
Only one of four new dwellings that were inaugurated in Athens over the first seven months of 2019 are in hotel units, according to a report by the consulting firm GBR.
Specifically, 40 new units opened, with all categories and types includes, such as traditional hotels or even short-term suites outside the usual "star system".
Based on figures collected by "N", 10 new hotels opened in the greater Athens area, of which three are in the so-called "5-star" category; five 4-star units and two 3-star hotels. Four new units opened during the same period in 2018.
The biggest new hotel that opened in the Jan-July period in greater Athens is the five-star Coco Mat Athens BC, with 94 rooms, followed by the four-star Styles Athens Routes and the Wyndham Athens Residence, both offering 89 rooms each.
A total of 665 hotels operate in Athens, with 32,801 rooms, of which 36 (6,544 rooms) being in the five-star category.
According to GBR, another 20 confirmed projects for new hotels and 2,000 rooms are on the horizon.