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Say Hotel
by A&M Architects

Photo by Vangelis Paterakis. All other photos by George Sfakianakis

A&M Architects has designed Say Hotel in Athens, Greece.

This project started in 2019 when Yfantis Group invited A&M Architects to design and build a new hospitality experience by transforming an existing 1950s five-storey building into the new Say Hotel.

Located next to Alsos Kefalariou – on a prominent corner in a leafy Athens suburb – the existing building was abandoned and in contrast with the area, didn't fit with the contextual surroundings or the status of the area.

Moving away from public spaces, an elegant 60s spiral staircase draws visitors up to the 28 unique guest rooms on the upper floors. Dark corridors convey a sense of mystery and lead to a series of rooms, divided into five different typologies based on material palettes, colours, scale and tailor-made elements.

From the bed's headboard to the open concept wardrobe and the bathroom’s amenities, all rooms feature custom-made furniture, crafted in wood, and detailed in metal brass joineries. A unique approach for all spaces and textures allows different identities to be experienced in each room while even the bathrooms have carefully selected materials such as mosaic and terrazzo.


This project has been longlisted in the hotel and short-stay interiors category of Dezeen Awards 2022.

Designer: A&M Architects

Project: Say Hotel

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