IHG® Hotels & Resorts Opens Two New Hotels in the Heart of Poland’s Capital
The new openings in Warsaw’s most future-thinking building, the Warsaw HUB, mark the debut of Crowne® Plaza Hotels & Resorts in Poland
IHG® Hotels & Resorts, one of the world's leading hotel companies, have announced the opening of Crowne Plaza® Warsaw - The HUB and Holiday Inn Express® Warsaw - The HUB in the heart of the dynamically developing business district, Rondo Daszyńskiego. The hotels will form part of The Warsaw HUB, a newly built modern business complex by Ghelamco Poland, that offers a unique combination of office and retail space, a conference centre and two hotels.
With Warsaw Chopin Airport just a 15-minute drive away, and the closest underground station, Rondo Daszynskiego, only a five-minute walk through a direct tunnel connection from the hotels, the two new openings offer great new stay options for business travellers or tourists to the city.
Crowne Plaza Warsaw - The HUB is the first Crowne Plaza to open in Poland. As one the world's largest upscale hotel brands, Crowne Plaza has been designed to suit the needs of the modern business traveller. How people manage their work/life balance continues to change and the transforming world of work means guests are looking for inspired, flexible spaces, to stay and work from, and that is exactly what this new hotel delivers.
The hotel has 212 elegant rooms and suites with plush furnishings and a modern design, all equipped for people who are more digital, more mobile and more connected than ever before. The onsite Club Lounge also offers Club guests a flexible space to work or relax from.
From intimate boardrooms to a spectacular ballroom, the modern conference centre can accommodate 700 people and offers 30 meeting rooms which can be used for individual meetings or break- out sessions. Each meeting room offers a unique style - whether guests are looking for a more classic style meeting set up with cosy furnishings, to a more dynamic, industrial warehouse feel with exposed brick walls, hard wood floors, and vibrant lighting.
With IHG's Meet With Confidence programme, guests have the flexibility to book future meetings and events with zero cancellation fees at participating hotels. Whatever the business need, the dedicated Crowne Plaza Meeting Director will ensure every event is a success.
Guests will also have access to two onsite restaurants with menus curated by Executive Chef Paweł Suchenek; the Signature Bar and Nova Wola. The Signature Bar is in the lobby area and is an all-day dining restaurant featuring a sustainably sourced menu with local produce, including a substantial breakfast and lunch menu, plus healthy snacks such as Shakshouka with spinach and pita, Superfood avocado toast with kale tapenade and shrimp bowls with Israeli couscous, to keep guests going throughout the day. With floor to ceiling windows overlooking the city, the restaurant is a great place to be located during the day with an abundance of natural light. The white marble bar top and dark green velvet furnishings mixed with light oak wood panelling offer guests a stylish area for after work drinks.
The hotel's restaurant Nova Wola will offer a modern take on traditional Polish food using high quality ingredients sourced from Polish suppliers and foraged in the wild, with the aim of taking centre stage in Warsaw's premium casual dining market. Nova Wola's interior design mixes industrial chic with polished concrete walls, dark wood and gold furnishings throughout - adding an elevated feel. Finally, for those looking for a drink with a view, the Roof Sky bar is located on the 21st floor overlooking the city's panorama. With an outside terrace, world-class bartenders and an exceptional location, The Roof Sky Bar will be an excellent place for a casual drink, meeting with friends or a corporate event.
Next door to the Crowne Plaza is the Holiday Inn Express Warsaw - The HUB, designed for savvy travellers who are on the move to their next meeting or connection and who value a simple and smart travel experience.
Marcin Szymfel, General Manager, of Crowne Plaza Warsaw - The HUB and Holiday Inn Express Warsaw - The HUB, 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."
Holiday Inn Express Warsaw - The HUB has 218 bedrooms all featuring the brand's latest design concepts. Designed to enhance the stay experience and equip travellers with everything they need, the hotel features modern air-conditioned rooms with black out curtains, high-quality bedding, a power shower, and free high-speed Wi-Fi. The rooms are also fitted with smart design features such as a flexible workspace, flat screen TV, ergonomically designed chairs and ample USB ports and plug sockets next to the bed.
Holiday Inn Express champions simple, smart travel by serving as a no-fuss basecamp where guests can work, rest, relax and recharge. Included in the price, guests will have The Express Start™ Breakfast, featuring a variety of choices.
While visiting an IHG hotel, guests and hotel staff can be reassured that cleanliness is top of mind throughout each step of stay. The company's longstanding commitment to rigorous cleaning procedures includes the IHG Way of Clean programme developed with Ecolab and Diversey, both world leaders in hygiene and cleaning technologies. The programme, initially launched in 2015, features deep cleaning with hospital-grade disinfectants coupled with enhanced COVID-19-specific protocols and best practices, developed with experts from the Cleveland Clinic. Additionally, as a part of the IHG family of brands, both hotels offer guests additional peace of mind with the IHG Clean Promise. Guests can be reassured that their room will meet IHG's high standards of cleanliness, and if not, the hotel will make it right.
Poland is an important growth market for IHG Hotels & Resorts, with 13 hotels open in Poland across the brands InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Hotel Indigo, with Crowne Plaza now entering the market. An additional 22 hotels are in the pipeline, with the majority to open by 2022, effectively tripling IHG Hotel & Resort' presence in the country and set to expand the brand portfolio with two additional brands: Staybridge Suites and voco.