Now what do we have here? Who said some things in life are impossible? We believe that if most of us share the same dream, it will eventually happen. Remember what our goal is? Our goal is to promote Romania, in every way that we can; we want to share our experiences with you, we want to show you that if you’re looking for uniqueness, Romania is the place where you will most definitely find it.
And speaking of uniqueness, guess what? We have teamed up with none other than Athenee Palace Hilton in Bucharest. Yes, Hilton, one of the most famous and well-respected hotel chains in the world. Did I mention that we are thrilled about this? Its Hilton guys, come on 🙂
Now let’s talk a bit about its history shall we? First of all, the hotel is located in the heart of Bucharest, at the corner of Victory Avenue (the most famous avenue in Bucharest). Do you remember the Romanian Atheaneum, the one that’s found on the cover of each promotional material of Bucharest? That’s what you see when you open the room window at Hilton. And also, besides the Atheaneum, you can also get a glimpse of the Revolution Square.
Funny thing though is that its full history remains unknown. What we know for sure is that The Athenee Palace has been at the heart of Bucharest’s political and social life ever since it opened in 1914, and it is one of the world’s grand hotels.
During the First World War, the hotel’s Louis XIV rooms and suites housed many important people, such as: diplomats, war correspondents, politicians, adventurers, and of course, beautiful women 🙂
In World War II (1940), when the German troops marched into Bucharest, and political discussions were forbidden, the Athenee Palace remained the source for news and rumors.
1997 was the turning point of Athenee Palace. The hotel reopened with a revitalized and replenished style. One thing you might notice when you’ll be staying here is that, while we are in the 21st century, and the hotel is a modern and well-equipped establishment, you can also find that the charm and grace of the hotel’s cosmopolitan past has been retained during its restoration by Hilton International.
Here’s a fun fact: “The Athénée Palace was designed by the French architect Théophile Bradeau, built 1912–1914. Then it was modernized by Duiliu Marcu in 1935–1937. It was the first building in Bucharest to use reinforced concrete as the base of its construction.
And another fun fact you probably didn’t know: “Countess R. G. Waldeck wrote a book named Athenee Palace, during her stay in the hotel. She said: “Here was the heart of Bucharest, topographically, artistically, intellectually, politically and, if you like, morally.” It was also, at the time, the home of British spies and the Gestapo.
So what are you waiting for? Have a look at our amazing packages inside this website, see what Romania is all about, and get a chance to stay at one of the most beautiful hotels in the world. A hotel that packs in a lot of history and charm.
This is a really big day for us. Really big.