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WorldHotels™ Launches in Greece with Iconic Makedonia Palace Hotel

Phoenix, Arizona (February 27, 2023) – WorldHotels announced today that landmark hotel, Makedonia Palace Hotel, has joined the WorldHotels Luxury collection as the brand’s first hotel in Greece. 

This stunning hotel has a commanding presence on Thessaloniki’s unique seafront, offering guests a one-of-a-kind experience. Established in 1972, Makedonia Palace has a rich history that captures the essence of Thessaloniki, and recent renovations perfectly combine aristocratic style with contemporary design.

“This iconic hotel is the perfect property to launch the WorldHotels brand in Greece,” said Ron Pohl, President of WorldHotels. “Expanding our global brand footprint with our launch in Greece is an exciting milestone for WorldHotels as we continue to build our portfolio of incredible properties around the world.”

Makedonia Palace welcomes guests with a full suite of luxury offerings and provides unparalleled service to ensure each guest receives the “Makedonia Palace experience”. The menu at Salonica Restaurant, one of the city’s most awarded restaurants, exudes an air of elevated gastronomy designed with Mediterranean flavors. Guests can enjoy a signature breakfast or special a la carte menus while taking in the unrivaled views of the sea and the White Tower monument. Complete wellness amenities allow travelers to rejuvenate with the largest traditional hammam in Greece, an outdoor swimming pool by the seafront, a fitness center and sauna facilities.

Makedonia Palace is also known for the impeccable organization of all types of events and conferences with a 900 m² ballroom as well as a functional 2,000 m² conference center with a capacity of 1,000 people, while the hall is divided into four different conference halls.

“It is truly a proud moment that the remarkable Macedonia Palace has joined WorldHotels as the first hotel in Greece and Southeastern Europe,” said Carol Marriott, President & CEO of BWH Hotel Group Southeastern Europe. “We are thankful for their trust and looking forward to a mutually successful partnership in the years ahead.”                                                      

“We are truly excited and proud to join the WorldHotels portfolio, and we are looking forward to a fruitful collaboration,” said Alkis Sotiriou, General Manager, Makedonia Palace Hotel. “Together we will bring Thessaloniki and Makedonia Palace Hotel to the position they deserve, around the globe.”

With a collection of properties in more than 200 iconic destinations worldwide, WorldHotels offers travelers the opportunity for exciting discoveries in the most unexpected places to rediscover any destination they seek. Guests staying at the Makedonia Palace Hotel can enjoy the benefits of leading loyalty program, WorldHotels RewardsSM, where members receive exclusive access and privileges at any of our upscale, independent hotels worldwide. Learn more about WorldHotels Rewards.


About WorldHotels Collection

WorldHotels™ Collection is a privately held hotel soft brand within the BWH Hotel Group® global network. Founded by independent hoteliers dedicated to the art of hospitality, and celebrating its 50th year anniversary in 2021, WorldHotels offers one of the finest portfolios of independent hotels and resorts around the globe, expertly curated to inspire unique, life enriching experiences that connect people and places. WorldHotels is comprised of four unique collections, each with its own personality and style to appeal to the needs of today’s traveler. The collections include: WorldHotels Luxury, WorldHotels Elite, WorldHotels Distinctive and WorldHotels Crafted. For more information visit