Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has opened a dual-branded property in the Polish capital, unveiling the Crowne Plaza Warsaw and Holiday Inn Express – The HUB in the business district of Rondo Daszynskiego.
The dual-branded property is located in The Warsaw HUB, a mixed-use complex by developers Ghelamco Poland which also features office and retail space, and a conference centre with capacity for 700 people.
The hotels are a 15-minute drive from Warsaw Chopin airport, and directly connected to the Rondo Daszynskiego underground station.
The 212-room Crowne Plaza Warsaw – The HUB is Poland’s first hotel under IHG’s upscale brand. The hotel features plush furnishings and modern design, while facilities include a fitness centre, Club Lounge, and access to The HUB’s meetings and events facilities.
The hotel has two onsite restaurants featuring menus curated by executive chef Pawel Suchenek. The lobby houses the Signature Bar, an all-day restaurant with sustainably sourced produce and healthy dishes such as superfood avocado toast with kale tapenade. The restaurant features floor-to-ceiling windows, white marble tops and dark green velvet furnishings along with light oak wood panelling.
Meanwhile, Nova Wola offers a “modern take on traditional Polish food”, with ingredients sourced from Polish suppliers and foraged in the wild. Interiors marry industrial elements with polished concrete walls, dark wood and gold furnishings. The hotel also has a sky bar on the 21st floor, with panoramic views of the city and an outdoor terrace. The website, however, states that Nova Wola and the sky bar will remain closed until further notice.
The 218-room Holiday Inn Express Warsaw – The HUB is located next door to the Crowne Plaza, with access to all the same facilities. The property has modern air-conditioned rooms with black out curtains, high quality bedding, a power shower, and free high-speed wifi.
The rooms also include a flexible workspace, flat screen TV, ergonomically designed chairs and plenty of USB ports and plug sockets. Guests will also receive the hotel’s Express Start breakfast as part of the room rate.
Marcin Szymfel, general manager of the dual-branded property, commented:
“These have been long-awaited openings and will be a great addition to the IHG portfolio in Poland but also to The HUB Business district. As the first Crowne Plaza in market, we are setting the bar high when it comes to offering guests a sophisticated and premium accommodation with high class facilities to stay and work at.
“We are really proud of the work that has happened over the last few months and are confident that guests will be able to find the accommodation that best suits them, whether that be at the Crowne Plaza or the Holiday Inn Express, which has been designed for those savvy travellers looking for accommodation that has everything they need and nothing they don’t need. Guests staying at the Holiday Inn Express will also have access to the facilities and amenities at the Crowne Plaza.”
IHG currently operates 13 hotels in Poland, and has 22 properties in the pipeline, with the majority set to open by 2022. This will include the debut of brands Staybridge Suites and Voco in Poland, and will triple the group’s presence in the country.