Located on the Athenian Riviera, Four Seasons Astir Palace is a hotel with a glamours heritage that has recently undergone a full refurbishment.
Split across two sites, Nafsika and Arion, our design for the hotel's signature F&B spaces include Pelagos, Mercato and Avra – a sleek waterfront lounge with views over the Saronic Gulf.
©Photography by James McDonald
Located in the Arion wing, Pelagos features a timber panelled ceiling, which mimes the shape of a boat's hull and a marble patterned floor inspired by traditional boat sails. The hotel's strong affinity with the region's maritime heritage is reflected in the restaurant's menu, which specialises in sophisticated seafood fare.
Leather banquette seating in tones of honey blend effortlessly with high-gloss tables that feature rivet detailing, whilst an impressive teal-marble and brass-topped bar adds a focal point to the restaurant floor.
Located in the Nafsika wing, Mercato features a warm colour palette of azure-blue and ochre with marble working together with leather and brass. Banquette seating and larger tables provide opportunities for parties to dine in a communal fashion, whilst guests in small groups can dine in a more intimate setting. The restaurant opens out onto a nautical-themed terrace area, where guests can take in the breath-taking views of the Riviera all whilst sitting back in comfort on upholstered armchairs and sofas.
Adjacently located to Mercato, Avra Lounge sits on the waterfront with floor-to-ceiling-windows and indoor-outdoor spaces designed to reflect a casual atmosphere. A mixture of banquette and armchair seating is blended with low-level tables, contemporary artwork and soft furnishings in pastel hues, to create a space that feels welcoming and relaxed. The woven central bar creates a focal point to the lofty space, characterised by five bespoke chandeliers.