Semiramis

Rooms 51   Architecture Karim Rashid   Interior Design Karim Rashid
The Original Dakis Joannou

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Karim Rashid
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Design Karim Rashid
The Original Dakis Joannou
—Situated in the leafy, upscale Kifissia district of Athens, Semiramis is what happens when you give a hot designer total control.

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    Rooms 51 / Architecture Karim Rashid / Interior Design Karim Rashid / The Original Dakis Joannou
    Semiramis Balcony in Athens

    Design star Karim Rashid's dazzling display of lollipop colors and organically shaped furniture plays happily alongside a rotating collection of contemporary fine art, handpicked by owner and art collector Dakis Joannou. Semiramis is a feast for the eyes for any guest, with works by Tim Noble, Sue Webster or Jeff Koons adorning the walls and representing the best of contemporary art. With an extra element of cheekiness, guests are encouraged to play with Rashid's device for communicating with the outside world. Instead of the boring "Do Not Disturb" signs, he offers electronic message boards, which guests can personalize from their in-room keyboards. He describes his overall view of Semiramis as, "an intimate hotel that focuses on positive energy, heightened experiences, culture, design, and art. Semiramis is a place for new contemporary experiences – to enjoy, relax, work, and engage a new memorable experience unlike any other or anywhere else in the world."

    Nearest Airport
    ATH - Athens International Airport
    Food & Drink
    Restaurant
    Spa & Recreation
    Outdoor Pool, Massage, Sauna
    Conference & Meetings
    3 meeting rooms
    Internet
    Complimentary WiFi
    Services
    Breakfast, Concierge, Parking

    Rooms & Suites

    Semiramis’ guestrooms, suites, and poolside bungalows utilize creative materials (like the opaque glass bathroom walls) and playful design such as the light-box art installations behind each bed. Rashid’s mark is on everything from the slippers under the bed to the custom-made carpeting. Offering enticing alternatives to traditional ideas of hospitality design, the designer has dispensed with the use of room numbers, identifying each guestroom with custom-designed symbols. The rooms and bungalows at Semiramis overlook a plush park, the Kefalari neighborhood, or the popular swimming pool. Services here even include secretarial support.

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    INTERIOR DESIGN

    Hot pinks, lime greens, and bright oranges characterize the interiors, while the furniture comes in a stunning array of shapes, sizes, and textures.

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    ARCHITECTURE

    Flying in the face of Athens’ classical architectural tradition, Semiramis features such delights as pink and orange glass partitions, green box balconies, and rubber floors. 

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    ARCHITECTURE

    Flying in the face of Athens’ classical architectural tradition, Semiramis features such delights as pink and orange glass partitions, green box balconies, and rubber floors. 

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    INTERIOR DESIGN

    Hot pinks, lime greens, and bright oranges characterize the interiors, while the furniture comes in a stunning array of shapes, sizes, and textures.

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    Made by Originals

    Dakis Joannou

    Dakis Joannou, the hardworking owner of Yes! Hotels, is one of the foremost collectors of contemporary European art in Greece. And when it comes to hospitality, he's just as dedicated to the cause. Working alongside innovative interior designers such as Brazil's Campana brothers, he has left his cool-as-ice hallmark on three Athens icons – Periscope Hotel, Semiramis, and New Hotel. As a member of the Board of Trustees at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, a member of the International Directors Council of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, and cofounder of DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Dakis Joannou is surrounded by the subjects that inspire him:art, design, and architecture.