Lamda, the company developing a multi-billion dollar Hellinikon project, and TEMES, the developers of Costa Navarino, have announced the signing of a strategic agreement for the joint development of two state-of-the-art, luxury hotels and residential complexes on the costal area of the landmark Hellinikon project.
The joint project will be developed during the first five year phase of the project. The partnership will bring to life “a commonly shared vision to further establish Athens as a top world-class tourism destination and place the Athens Riviera on the world tourism map,” according to a statement from the companies.
The strategic agreement envisages, the development of a 5-star hotel of distinct architecture at the Agios Kosmas Marina, as well as a second beach front 5-star luxury hotel along the coastal front.
Both hotels will be accompanied by branded residences. According to Lamda Development’s plan, a commercial zone consisting of high-end retail, dining and entertainment venues will also be developed at Agios Kosmas Marina.
The overall investment for the development of the two hotels and the respective branded residences is estimated to reach €300 million.
“It’s a great pleasure and honor to join forces with Lamda Development, a leader in real estate development in Greece, and become part of the country’s biggest urban development project. We both share the same values of sustainable development and growth. Our goal is to contribute, alongside with the other important investments in the area, into placing the Hellinikon and the Athens Riviera as one of Europe’s top destinations, whilst creating value for the society, our partners and our shareholders” the Chairman of TEMES’ BoD, Mr. Achilleas V. Constantakopoulos, said.
“The Hellinikon is a one-of-a-kind, world-class project, and a symbol of our country’s transition into a new era. In this ‘journey’ we want to work with the best in each sector therefore, we are proud to have TEMES as a partner, a leading company with unique know-how in the development and operation of luxury tourism, residential, hotel complexes and destinations, basing their tourism development model on sustainability, respect for the environment, as well creating a positive imprint in the communities in which they operate” the CEO of Lamda Development, Mr. Odisseas Athanasiou, noted.
About Lamda Development
Lamda Development S.A., listed on the main market of the Athens Exchange, is a holding company specializing in the development, investment, and management of real estate. The company is a leader in the Retail Real Estate sector in Greece, with successful diversification in the office and residential sectors. The company’s development portfolio includes: three commercial and leisure centers, The Mall Athens and Golden Hall in Athens and Mediterranean Cosmos in Thessaloniki (total GLA 157.000 sq.m.), office buildings, innovative residential complexes, and the Flisvos Marina in Faliro.
In 2014, Lamda Development signed the contract with the Greek state for the acquisition of the shares of “Hellinikon SA”. The project includes the land area of the old Athens airport and the coast front, totaling 6,2 mil sq. m. and will be the largest urban regeneration investment ever in Greece. The company has a top reputation as member of the Latsis Group.
TEMES Group is a leading investor, developer and operator of high-end tourism and real estate destination in Greece. TEMES Group owns Costa Navarino, one of the largest tourism investments in the Mediterranean. The project includes five separate resort areas developed in 10,000 acres including 5-star hotels, signature golf courses, world-class spa, conference centers and luxury residential facilities.
The Group also controls the company Ionian Hotel Enterprises SA, owner of a historic and flagship property in the center of Athens, which is managed by Hilton and operating under the Hilton Athens brand.
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