Owned by Dakis Joannou, an eminent collector of modern art, the philosophy of Yes! Hotels is Young, Enthusiastic and Seductive denotes a commitment to creating a new form of art in hospitality; a finely crafted balance between style and comfort. The Semiramis Hotel is the original YES! Hotel and was designed by Karim Rashid as a fusion of Rashid’s loud refusal to embrace mundane functionality and Joannou’s dedication to the modern art world. Semiramis Hotel encapsulates an aspirational and ambitious notion of design in the thriving area of Kifissia, a stylish, well-heeled suburb of Athens. It is the epitome of a 21st century creation, surprisingly and seamlessly fusing art and practicality in its 51 guest rooms. Designed to appeal to art enthusiasts of all ages, Semiramis has an innovative approach to combining texture, materials and colour. The striking palette of lime, pink, orange, yellow and white is the canvas upon which Rashid projected glass tiles, terrazzo floors, custom coloured carpets, patterned wall coverings and coloured glass walls. Works from Joannou’s extensive art collection including pieces by Jeff Koons, Sue Webster and Tim Noble can be viewed in the hotel’s public spaces. For business travelers, Semiramis offers a creative space in which guests can be both relaxed and inspired.
48 Charilaou Trikoupi Str Kifisia, Greece 14562