The NJV Athens Plaza first opened its doors in 1980 and was initially known as the Le NJV Meridien, following a cooperation with the Le Méridien, a French upscale, design-focused hotel brand. In 1998, an agreement was reached with Grecotel and the hotel was renamed Grecotel NJV Athens Plaza. In 2009 the hotel began to operate independently as the NJV Athens Plaza. Since its inception, in 1980, until today, it remains in the ownership environment of the Vardinoyannis Group.