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Makedonia Palace enters the final phase of remake Project! 

Thessaloniki’s historic and emblematic hotel is preparing to turn a new leaf; a few months from now, the hotel will enter a new phase in its long history.

On Tuesday, January 3, 2017, MAKEDONIA PALACE Hotel will close its doors; it will reopen, fully renovated, in April of the same year.

Now that the first phase of the REMAKE Project, the hotel’s major refurbishment program, has been successfully completed, MAKEDONIA PALACE Hotel now enters the second phase of its radical renovation.

The works of the final phase include the refurbishment of the remaining floors (one through five), the remaining interior facilities and exterior areas, as well as all of the hotel’s external façades. It is worth noting that the hotel’s reception area and main bar-restaurant will be moved to the waterfront side, and will offer spectacular views of Thermaikos Bay and the White Tower.

The following facilities will also be created: an upgraded conference room, a 900-square metre ballroom, a 2,000-square metre functional conference centre, and a 450-square metre spa centre.

With over half a century in operation full of glorious moments, Thessaloniki’s most emblematic hotel, upon the completion of its refurbishment project, aspires to be positioned as an international hotel, attractive to travellers from the largest international tourism markets and beyond.

the 1st phase of makedonia palace rEMAKE project is completed!

The first phase of the MAKEDONIA PALACE REMAKE Project was successfully completed a few days ago. The emblematic Thessaloniki hotel now has three fully renovated floors (6th, 7th and 8th floors), where contemporary design is harmoniously combined with austere luxury – both integral elements of the hotel’s DNA.

In particular, all the renovated rooms on the 7th and 8th floors, including the corner suites, have hardwood floors, while the 6th floor has wall-to-wall carpeting. Furthermore, the refurbished rooms have Coco-mat beds and electronic entry systems, resting chairs and laptop tables. All of the furnishings have clean lines, balanced colours and geometries, and are made of warm, earthy materials.

The fully refurbished bathrooms now offer contemporary amenities such as heated central mirrors, lighted magnifying vanity mirrors, bathtubs, walk-in shower cabins and rainfall showerheads.

It should also be noted that on all the renovated floors some standard rooms have been connected to create a new room type – the connecting room, suitable for hosting families.

Room amenities also include LED television sets with IP technology, with centralized management and projection. At the same time, all rooms have been wired with Cat6 Ethernet cables with wired connection capability and separate telephone lines, as well as intercom or direct call from the reception to the room or WC. The rooms also have KNX system with control capability from the guest’s devices (Bring Your Own Device- BYOD).

The 6th and 7th floors are lit by LED fixtures with lighting scenarios on each switch, while on the 8th floor lighting fixture operation is independent, through separate switches. At the same time, every room is equipped with central lighting of variable luminosity.

Finally, the rooms on the 6th and 7th floors are air-conditioned with new VRF technology equipment, with heating-cooling control independently for each room. Also implemented on the 6th and 7th floors is an energy management system that suspends air-conditioning operation when windows are opened.

Now, with the completion of the above changes, works are suspended until January. The second, final phase of the MAKEDONIA PALACE REMAKE renovation project will commence in January and will include the renovation of the remaining floors (1st through 5th), the other interior and exterior areas, and all of the hotel’s external façades. The most extensive changes will be implemented in the reception and main restaurant – bar area, which will be moved towards the waterfront and the creation of a new space on the hotel’s 9th floor. The restaurant – bar will be a new space with an amazing view of the waterfront and the White Tower. At the same time, the project includes the creation of an updated conference room, a 900-square metre ballroom, a functional 2,000-square metre conference centre, and a 450-square metre spa.

The renovation of MAKEDONIA PALACE Hotel will be completed in April 2017, while the hotel will be open for business until the end of 2016. The investment on this project is expected to exceed 12,400,000€, making this one of the largest hotel refurbishment projects every implemented in Greece

Makedonia Palace Plays Its Part During 81st Thessaloniki International Fair!

The legendary Makedonia Palace hotel once again played an important role during the 81st Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) by offering its unique hospitality services to its guests. The 81st TIF ran in Thessaloniki during September 10-18.

As every year, a large number of the fair's visitors, including renowned personalities from the political and business world, selected the Makedonia Palace for their accommodation and meetings.

Moreover, most guests had the chance to be the first to experience the hotel's brand new rooms located on three renovated floors.

Under the "Remake Project", the eight-storey unit – Thessaloniki's first luxury hotel which opened its doors in 1972 – is currently undergoing complete renovation works.
The mega-investment aims to bring back the elegance of the hotel that marked Thessaloniki history and has grown to become a landmark for the city.

"2016 is a landmark year for the hotel as it coincides with the Remake Project, which focuses on the harmonic combination of the hotel's rich history with the demands of today's visitors", the management of the Makedonia Palace said in an announcement.

Collaboration between MAKEDONIA PALACE and PAOK FC to offer relief to refugees. Love knows no borders! #weareallrefugees

 

The social issue of refugees is currently on the rise, compelling all of Europe to show interest and become engaged in seeking out solutions for the relief of people who have been forced to unconditionally abandon their homes, their families, their homelands.
For all of us, the people of MAKEDONIA PALACE and of PAOK FC, the strong emotions brought forth by the tragedy these people are experiencing are heightened by our own historical memories of similar tragedies experienced by our ancestors.

Makedonia Palace, in collaboration with PAOK FC, is undertaking a series of actions to offer relief to refugees.

Following the example of PAOK FC, who donated one euro for every ticket sold for the PAOK FC – Borussia Dortmund match and intends to donate the same amount for the team's next two European matches to be played in its home stadium, MAKEDONIA PALACE is taking action and donating one euro for every overnight stay between the 20th of October and the 3rd of November 2015, actively supporting the Organization "Doctors of the World (Medecins du Monde)" and other humanitarian NGOs.

At the same time, MAKEDONIA PALACE and PAOK FC are organizing the immediate collection of clothing (mostly windbreakers) and food, basic necessities and pharmaceuticals (such as adult antibiotics, skin ointments, ear, nose and throat drops, antidiarrheal medications for adults and children, gastro-resistant medications, paracetamols of all types, and cough drops) for the refugees hosted in Thessaloniki and for those who are arriving at the Eidomeni border crossing on a daily basis. Volunteers can bring any of the above items that they wish to the Makedonia Palace reception, or to Gate 4 of the Toumba Stadium, starting on Monday, the 5th of October.

Soon we will announce additional actions of financial and social support to the refugees and of assistance to humanitarian NGOs, as well as actions to raise the public's awareness about the global, dramatic phenomenon of involuntary displacement and to express our love and solidarity to people who – despite their will – are currently in a situation that we, as a nation, have historically experienced in large numbers.

After all, #weareallrefugee

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Business Menu at Symposium Restaurant

New & delicious culinary choices are now available at Makedonia Palace, as always with the most pure and fresh ingredients. Enjoy our special business menu at the luxury of your room, through our 24-hour Room Service, at the price of 23€, or via your business lunch or dinner at the “Symposium” restaurant, while watching the amazing blue of the sea, at 20€.

Symposium Restaurant
2, M. Alexandrou Avenue, 54640
Thessaloniki
T : +30 2310 897197

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Catering services by Makedonia Palace

At Makedonia Palace, we make your social function count! Whether it is a dinner amongst friends, a party or a formal gala, we commit with unparalleled passion for the outmost quality and service. The perfectly trained staff, the unmatched food taste, and the many years of vast experience in event planning, make Makedonia Palace your point of reference in the catering services field.

All you have to do is trust us with your event, and we will adjust our services to your specific desires and needs, so that you can taste success through the pleased smiles of your unique guests!

Makedonia Palace – Lights are on

With a festive opening ceremony the lights of Makedonia Palace Hotel lit on Thursday, April 18th.

The historic hotel of Thessaloniki opened its gates and welcomed representatives of local authorities, politicians and many distinguished guests who were welcomed with a warm speech by Mr. Ivan Savvidis.

"THYMARE – Sea Food Pleasure" Opening

Makedonia Palace Hotel welcomed its new restaurant "THYMARE – Sea Food Pleasure" on Thursday, May 23rd.

Grilled endive, seafood vine leaf, shrimp risotto, fish meatballs and fresh fish grilled were some of the dishes tasted by the distinguished guests together with wine and Greek music. The restaurant is menued by the well-known chef Dimitris Skarmoutsos.

ACCESSIBILITY PASS Certification for Makedonia Palace

MAKEDONIA PALACE Hotel gets certified to ACCESSIBILITY PASS, for its services to people with motor, visual, hearing and cognitive accessibility needs!

ACCESSIBILITY PASS is a global hotel certification scheme that classifies hotels’ accessibility levels based on their infrastructure, services offered and personnel skills.

At the same time, 15 executives and employees of the hotel followed a training program on how to offer services to guests with accessibility needs and received ACCESSIBILITY Certifications for Professionals in

  • Hotel Management
  • Hotel Guest Services and
  • Hotel Housekeeping & Facilities Services

according to their tasks.

MAKEDONIA PALACE and its personnel certifications were awarded by PEOPLECERT.

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