Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Athens — Photo by Hard Rock
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Athens — Photo by Hard Rock
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Athens — Photo by Hard Rock
Hard Rock International Chairman Jim Allen with Greek political dignitaries, key members from development partner Gek Terna and local dignitaries break ground in Athens for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Athens, scheduled to open in 2027. — Photo by Hard Rock

Hard Rock International, GEK TERNA Group and the Athens community celebrated the groundbreaking of the luxury resort and Casino in the heart of the Athens Rivera. The groundbreaking event featured a commemorative shovel celebration at the historical Hellinikon Airport. The ceremony to follow was conducted at the Hellinikon Experience Center and included the Hard Rock International executives, GEK TERNA Group executives, Greek government officials, political dignitaries and local community leaders.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Athens will be the first integrated resort of its kind in continental Europe and will serve as an economic driver for entertainment and tourism in the city of Athens. Expected to open in 2027, the resort will be a unique destination, combining an upscale hotel, a world-class gaming floor, a premier meeting and convention space, a state-of-the-art entertainment venue, internationally renowned food and beverage, luxurious Rock Spa® and Pool Complex, and a high-end retail promenade.

The €1.5 billion construction project is a state-of-the-art facility projected to generate 3,000 construction jobs and 3,000 permanent jobs that will not only stimulate the local economy of Athens, but will also have an immediate positive impact on Greece's economy as well.

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Athens brings a vibrant casino comprised of 180 tables and 1,500 gaming machines and a tower that consists of 1,100 guest rooms and 15 dining options. Additionally, the project includes a 3,000-seat Hard Rock Live theatre with standing room for 4,000 guests and the Rock® Spa and Body Rock Fitness.

Inspired by Athens's rich legacy and culture, as well as the beautiful Mediterranean landscape, this one-of-a-kind destination expands upon Hard Rock's growing presence in Europe. Hard Rock and GEK TERNA Group's commitment to this project represents the shared vision with the Greek government and Lamda Development to transform the historical Hellinikon Airport into a world-class redevelopment that will further enhance the city and Greece's tourism industry.

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