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The InterContinental Athenee Palace: Discovering Bucharest’s Historic Belle Epoque Hotel

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Staff loyalty in the hotel industry is a rare find nowadays, but Vasile Descultescu and Daniela Ciuca have shown unwavering dedication to the InterContinental Athénée Palace Bucharest and its owner, George Copos, throughout the years. Their loyalty and commitment are truly commendable.

Having known them since my time as a foreign correspondent for The Times newspaper and later as a CEO in Romania, I can personally vouch for their loyalty. According to Vasile, they see themselves as part of the hotel’s family rather than just employees.

With years of experience at the hotel, Daniela and Vasile provide a warm welcome to guests at the historic 5-star property. They are highly valued team members who consistently go the extra mile to ensure guest satisfaction.

InterContinental Athénée Palace Bucharest, a part of the Ana Hotels group, holds a significant spot in history. Dating back to 1914, the hotel served as a haven for many during World War II and played a pivotal role in espionage operations.

The hotel’s exquisite lobby, featuring marble columns and fresh flowers, leads to the English Bar and Roberto’s restaurant. Roberto’s, a charming Italian dining spot themed after the 1950s, offers a delightful culinary experience with a menu crafted by executive chef Yevgen Denysenko.

During my visit, I had the pleasure of sampling dishes such as beef carpaccio, seafood starters, and indulgent pasta dishes at Roberto’s. The breakfast spread at Roberto’s is extensive, and the executive lounge provides a cozy and serene setting for meals.

Our room, inspired by the Belle Époque era, was tastefully decorated with modern amenities and a nod to the hotel’s illustrious past. The spa, which includes a sauna and jacuzzi, offered a relaxing escape after a day of exploring Bucharest.

Situated in the heart of the city, InterContinental Athénée Palace Bucharest is conveniently close to cultural landmarks like the National Art Museum and the Atheneum. The vibrant Calea Victoriei Boulevard, just a short walk away, offers a delightful stroll through the city’s Old Town and a lively atmosphere on weekends.

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A stay at this iconic hotel goes beyond luxury and comfort, providing an immersive experience in Bucharest’s rich history and culture.

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