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Press Releases

electra-palace-thessaloniki-renovationElectra Hotels & Resorts Group is happy to announce the re-opening of Electra Palace Thessaloniki. The historic Thessaloniki hotel, which dominates the skyline of Aristotelous sq. since 1972 and is a timeless landmark of the city, re-opens its gates on Friday, July 17th. We are ready to welcome back guests from all over the world and, of course, the people of Thessaloniki.

The emblematic hotel closed down on January 23rd, 2020 to undergo a complete renovation and is now ready to re-open its gates to the city of Thessaloniki, renewed, upgraded and fully functional in record time during this unprecedented period. The full renovation of the building was a demanding process, from a technical” and architectural standpoint. Thanks to the extensive experience of the construction company Ergonomia, dozens of technicians and specialized professionals worked intensively under the architectural supervision of Morpho Papanikolaou and Olivia Siskou, to produce an exemplary outcome.

All 138 modern rooms and suites, common spaces, meeting rooms, restaurants and cafés on the roof garden, as well as the hotel lobby, were designed and rebuilt from scratch, so that the end result will fully satisfy even the most demanding expectations of guests.

Moreover, Electra Palace Thessaloni kifully conformed to all directives and regulations as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic, adhering to the highest hygiene and safety standards to ensure the safety of its guests and its staff.

The Electra Palace family invites Greek, international guests and the citizens of Thessaloniki, to discover the hotel’s new spaces, to enjoy a renewed culinary experience, to relax in our roof garden while absorbing the view of the Thermaic Gulf and, most of all, to experience the unique hospitality that we promise to deliver.

Mr. Yiannis Retsos, CEO of Electra Hotels & Resorts Group and President of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), made the following statement: Electra Palace Thessaloniki is an emblematic hotel of Thessaloniki, of high architectural value, synonymous with extroversion and the modern history of the city. Its complete renovation signifies a new era that both the hotel and Thessaloniki are entering. It’s an era in which the opening to new markets and the reshaping of the city’s tourism product will be combined with the completion of large-scale projects, such as the upgrade of the Makedonia airport. We believe that the unprecedented crisis we all face due to the Covid-19 pandemic, creates new needs and demands and will result in changes, however the positive outlook for tourism worldwide will not change in the near future. We feel proud that we managed, in a very short time, through a period of lockdown and extreme conditions, to bring back to the city of Thessaloniki a true gem. We invite Greek and international guests and, of course, the people of Thessaloniki to experience its hospitality firsthand, by enjoying their stay and leisure time with us.

For more information about Electra Palace Thessaloniki click here.


Civitel Attik and Civitel Olympic, both members of the Civitel Hotels & Resorts were nominated for the first time for three categories during the Venue Awards 2020 and won all three of them.

Civitel Attik acquired the Gold Award as the Best Venue for Product Launch and also the Silver Award as the Best Venue for Team Building Activities.

Civitel Olympic acquired the Bronze Award as the Best Venue with Sky View.

Venue Awards were organized for the first time this year by Boussias Communications & Marketing Week to honor innovation, creativity, experience and high-quality services, some of the key criteria that highlight the best venues. The awards ceremony was held in the Foundation of the Hellenic World, under the auspices of the Greek Tourism Confederation & HAPCO.

The awards were received by Mr. Cesare Fabrizio Piredda, General Manager and Mrs. Angeliki Ladia, Cluster Sales Manager of Civitel Attik & Civitel Olympic Hotel. Both of them stated that it is a great distinction for the hotels as well as for Civitel Hotels & Resorts, since it rewards their presence over 50 years in hospitality & MICE industry, offering impeccable service & state of the art facilities.

Attik & Civitel Olympic would like to thank everyone who contributed in this great distinction, both the people working for the hotel but for most its guests and partners for the trust and the so far excellent cooperation. These awards are a great incentive for continuous improvement and excellence.

Venue Awards

For more information about Civitel Attik click here and for Civitel Olympic click here