The Metropolitan Hotel Athens will become the Athens Marriott after a $15 million renovation is completed in 2018.

Marriott hasn't had a hotel in Greece since 2013, when the Athens Ledra stopped operating as a Marriott after an expiring contract wasn't renewed.

The Metropolitan, built in 1976, is near the city's waterfront and across the street from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center.

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