Athens Ledra Hotel Announces Closure

ASTY S.A., the proudly owning firm of the central Athens Ledra Lodge, introduced the closure of the 314-room institution, as of Tuesday, Could 31.

The corporate cited “monetary difficulties” as the rationale for the shutdown.

The information initially broke out on early Tuesday with media discuss implying that the institution was set to exit of enterprise because the resort was reportedly turning away new guests.

Photograph © Athens Ledra Lodge

Inbuilt 1980, the previous Ledra Marriott Lodge on Syngrou Ave, belongs to the Paraskevaidis household, which has previously sought to public sale off the five-star 314-room institution.

Within the meantime, employees have determined to hunt authorized recourse to safe unpaid wages. In keeping with stories, some 100 resort workers haven’t been paid their wages since mid-March. The resort has accrued money owed in extra of 33 million euros.

Native media had stated on Tuesday that the resort was initially set to shut its doorways after the thirtieth Posidonia Worldwide Delivery Exhibition, to run subsequent week, throughout which the Athens Ledra could be totally booked.

Within the meantime, the Resorts Staff Union is looking on all hospitality professionals to take united motion in what it describes as “a difficulty affecting the entire sector”, in an announcement launched earlier at the moment.

The closing of the Athens Ledra follows the unhappy closure in Could 2015 of the luxurious Lodge Pentelikon, which first opened its doorways to the general public in 1927 and hosted a few of the nation’s most outstanding figures.