On October 1st 2006 Mr. Polychronis Griveas joined the Astir Palace's Board of Directors as an executive member, and was appointed to the Deputy CEO position. He is an MBA graduate of highly acclaimed hotel management schools in Switzerland and the United States of America, and he has held several executive level positions at the Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, XV Beacon Hotel and at the largest Hotel/Casino in the world, Foxwoods Resorts & Casinos, all of them in the U.S.A.
Prior to undertaking his role at Astir, he served, for a period of 3,5 years, as the Chief Operating Officer of Sofitel Capsis Hotels and as a General Manager of its 691 guestroom resort, and largest conference Center in Greece, Sofitel Rhodes.
As of April of 2011, he accepted the position of Senior Advisor in Astir's parent company, National Bank of Greece, on the Bank's large hotel portfolio to manage its underused hotel assets. In July of 2012 he returned to Astir Palace as its Chief Executive Officer, to lead the company thought today's challenging business environment.
Mr. Griveas has served as Vice President of ACEO (Association of Chief Executive Officers), is the Vice President of EHMA's (European Hotel Manager Association), Greek-Cyprus delegation and active member of AHEPA (American Hellenic Education Progressive Association), Cornell University Alumni and Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce.