With the 2019 summer season just around the corner, the Poseidonion Grand Hotel is proud to announce its new collaboration with Baba Au Rum, one of the world’s 50 best bars!

Greece’s leading historic hotel has joined forces with one of Athens’ leading contemporary bars for a premium fine drinking experience in Spetses. What’s more, both of these refined establishments are celebrating special 10 year anniversaries in 2019: the Poseidonion Grand Hotel having reached 10 years since its meticulous renovation and Baba Au Rum commemorating a decade of operation.

Having developed a unique gastronomic identity over the past few years, the Poseidonion family welcomes the new partnership with Baba Au Rum as a perfect marriage of flavours. With Nikos Gartzolakis as bar manager, Thanos Prunarus and his associates, will be curating the cocktail and spirts lists at both the Palms Bar and Library Brasserie this year, offering a special fine drinking experience.

Guests can look forward to a custom-made menu of unique cocktails and select spirits served at the Library Brasserie, as well as at the elegant Palms Bar, where the scenic views of the sun setting over the waters of the Saronic Gulf make it the perfect place to enjoy a glass of unexpected and imaginative flavours with a creative, original touch.

The 2019 season will commence with a special Easter pop-up bar, running from the 27th – 29th April in the Poseidonion Grand Hotel lobby. Signature cocktails created by the Baba Au Rum team will be served in the atmospheric surroundings of the historic hotel, delighting visitors and guests alike. A further series of unique events will follow throughout the summer in celebration of the 10 year anniversaries of both brands.

Poseidonion Grand Hotel

The Poseidonion Grand Hotel has been the iconic landmark of Spetses for over a century. Known locally as the ‘jewel of Spetses’, the hotel dates from 1914 and displays an architectural style influenced by the grand hotels of the French Riviera. Following a full programme of renovation works in 2009, the hotel reopened as a luxury hotel befitting of the 21st century. Guests are comfortably accommodated in 44 rooms and 8 suites, all elegantly decorated in a style sensitive to the building’s historic character. The hotel is at the heart of Spetses’ social life and plays a leading role in almost all major cultural and athletic events taking place on the island. The Poseidonion also proudly serves fine gastronomy using fresh, locally sourced ingredients and organic produce from its ‘Bostani’ farm. It offers first-class beauty and wellness services with a fully equipped gym and spa and can host a wide range of business and social events and weddings, with its own in-house catering services.

Baba Au Rum

Baba Au Rum, owned by leading Greek bartender Thanos Prunarus, is a speciality rum & cocktail bar located in the historical heart of Athens. Since its opening in 2009, the bar has brought fine drinking culture to the city streets with its eclectic list of classic and contemporary cocktails and unlimited back bar of over 400 rums from around the world.

It has become Greece’s prime destination for cocktail aficionados and has ranked on The World’s 50 Best Bars list three times since 2013, reaching #22 in 2018, a testament to the skills of its extraordinary and dedicated bartenders.