The Laskaridis family, the owners and operators of a pair of central Athens' best-known upscale hotels, are reportedly not interested in another downtown unit closed for several years now - the Esperia Hotel off Stadiou Avenue.
According to sources within the group that spoke with "N", the building that previously housed the hotel is on a labor ministry list of properties that it plans to commercially exploit.
Other such properties include another two hotels, albeit of lesser quality, one on Victor Hugo street and another in a building that previous hosted an appellate court in a now gritty part of downtown Athens (Socratous street).
A deadline for an expression of interest is May 11, 2018 for the properties.
The one-time Esperia Hotel is expected to draw most of the interest by would-be investors, sans the Laskaridis group, the primary shareholders of Lampsa Group.
The latter owns the five-star King George Hotel on Syntagma square, and also manages the adjacent Grande Bretagne, Athens' pre-eminent landmark hotel. The Lampsa group also runs the Hyatt Belgrade and Belgrade Excelsior, as well as holding a 50-percent stake in the Sheraton Rhodes.