Dating back to 1857, the neo-renaissance palace built by Enrico Marconi, has been, over the last four years, restored to its pre-war glory. The interiors showcase the best of contemporary Polish art, with a curated collection by Anda Rottenberg, a former Director of the Zachęta National Gallery of Art. The Hotel Europejski Art Collection comprises almost 500 works of art by more than 120 artists, including Tadeusz Kantor, Wilhelm Sasnal, Monika Sosnowska and Goshka Macuga.
In the guestrooms, travelers will find carved burlwood headboards, parquetry floors and the Warsaw skyline etched into grey marble bathroom wall. This sense of place is emphasized by the hotel’s location on the historic Royal Route, while views from guestrooms include the Old Town, the Presidential Palace, the eternal flame burning at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Saxon Gardens.
The top accommodation of the 106 rooms and suites is the Presidential Suite, spread over 3,154 square feet. Tip: The Presidential Suite has its own 19th-century piano.
The hotel offers a variety of culinary options. The Europejski Grill, decorated in hues of blue and white, overlooking Piłsudski Square, serves modern Polish cuisine with a twist. The Long Bar, a brand signature, has a central location in the hotel and a sleek, marble-topped counter. The Humidor, the most exclusive lounge in the city, has a club-like atmosphere of leather sofas, low lighting and a fireplace, while the Lourse Warszawa Patisserie is the place to go for the cakes and pastries.
The Raffles Spa is one of the biggest in Warsaw: It has six treatment rooms, a 24/7 gym, complete with Technogym equipment and an upstream indoor swimming pool. In addition to bespoke treatments, there is an emphasis on holistic wellbeing.
Raffles Europejski Warsaw joins 11 Raffles Hotels & Resorts around the world, as well as hotels under development such as Raffles London, Raffles Boston Back Bay and Raffles The Palm Dubai.