So you’re fed up with anonymous hotel corridors, beige walls, and red carpets. And you have dined in too many dark-wood restaurants with leather-bound menus. So what you need to do is go to Athens and head over to the Baby Grand Hotel and get your mind blow-dried by some cutting edge artists. 10 visionaries were picked from the new generation of graphic designers, illustrators, and graffiti artists and told to make the walls pretty.
Athens graffiti legend, Dreyk the Pirate has done the entire second floor in mad styles. The final two floors are a bit more sedate because, according to the concierge, ‘businessmen don’t want Spiderman’ on their walls. Well, indeed. The bar is 1960s style kookyness and serves sex toys alongside Moet champagne.
The restaurant seems close to what living inside a Bounty Bar might be like but the food is totally serious; it is a Greek hotel after all. Your meals are sourced from the owner’s organic farm in Crete so there is no compromise on quality staffing and amenities.