Luxury Collection King George Hotel, on Syntagma Square in Athens

When I walked into my room at the King George Hotel in Athens, I was welcomed by name on the television and there were chocolates on the coffee table. When I walked past the doorman to leave the building, I was right on Syntagma Square looking at the Parliament Building. The King George is a Starwood Luxury Collection hotel, with all the polish and service that implies, but is housed in a building with character that has been here since 1930. That’s nothing in Athens though, where the Temple of Olympian Zeus a few blocks away was finished in the

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