New Hotel of the Year, CEE

The Award is open to hotels which have opened in CEE between October 2020 and June 2022. The category is to be judged on factors such as the initial occupancy rate, development history, market conditions and general reputation in the industry.

Nominees

B&B Hotel Budapest City

B&B Hotel Budapest City, the first establishment of B&B Hotels in Hungary in the 9th district of Budapest in Boráros Square - a major transportation hub on the bank of the Danube. The 214-room hotel with panoramic view of the Danube meets the strict standards of the French economy hotel chain and welcomed its first guest in the summer of 2021. B&B Hotel Budapest City offers many services to travellers, including a restaurant, a bar, a rooftop bar with a view, two meeting rooms accommodating 40 persons each and an underground parking garage with electric charging stations. A rooftop terrace, surrounded by plant boxes, offers a splendid view of the river Danube and Buda. The building, built in 1975, was converted into a hotel by WING during a demolition and renovation project that lasted more than 25 months. The architectural plans, the building engineering and electric systems were designed and built by the developer according to the strict standards of B&B Hotels.

B&B Hotel Lublin Centrum

The project consisted in the construction of a hotel facility on an undeveloped plot of land in the city center. The building is located on a high slope, along a significant slope of the land, which was a design challenge. The body of the building is made up of three parts from 3 to 5 storeys along the street going down, imitating the slope of the ground. The impression of dynamics was emphasized by the use of Trespa material on the facade of the building. The facility has 3 to 5 overground and 1 underground levels. Hotel rooms are located on five floors above the ground floor. On the ground floor, apart from the rooms, there is a spacious lobby with a reception desk, a breakfast room with kitchen facilities and a meeting room. In the underground part there is a car park with 39 parking spaces and rooms necessary for servicing the hotel. The interesting interior design of the common areas on the ground floor refers to the character of the city in terms of colors.

B&B Hotel Poznań Old Town

The project consisted in the extension, superstructure and reconstruction of the existing service building along with the change of use from the service function to service and residential purposes. The particular challenge was to combine the existing structure with the new added part. Construction works were carried out in the very center of the city. The building has 6 overground and 2 underground levels. Hotel rooms are located on five floors above the ground floor. On the ground floor, apart from the rooms, there is a lobby with a reception desk, a breakfast room with kitchen facilities and a meeting room. In the basement, office rooms accessible through independent entrances to the building and a car park with 18 parking spaces, social facilities for hotel employees and most of the rooms necessary for hotel service were designed. The design of the common areas on the ground floor of the hotel was inspired by the city's colourful Malta festival.

Hotel Belmonte Krynica-Zdrój

Located directly at the ski slope at Góra Krzyżowa, Belmonte hotel offers rooms and apartments with an area from 27 to 66 sq m on seven floors of a 3-wing building, a restaurant, a bar with a panoramic terrace, a SPA & wellness area with nine treatment rooms in Moon Spa, a 25-meter swimming pool and a sauna complex, as well as conference rooms, the largest of which can accommodate up to 500 people. Belmonte is also a child-friendly hotel - there will be a separate play area, a wide animation package and numerous attractions waiting for them. The Belmonte Hotel is the perfect choice for those looking for a luxurious holiday in the mountains. The resort draws on the traditions of the best alpine resorts and proudly refers to the rich history of Krynica-Zdrój as a health resort. At the same time, with the attention to detail, quality and comfort, Belmonte creates a modern and trend-setting place.

Mercure Katowice Centrum

With beginning of September 2021, Mercure Katowice Centrum, located in the centrum of Katowice, opened doors to its first guests. The modern facility is the part of the transformation happening in Katowice: from industrial to ecological city. Thanks to the use of environmentally friendly solutions, recycled materials and the facade of the building covered with natural greenery, the hotel is a perfect embodiment of the future of hospitality. Environmentally friendly technologies are available throughout the facility. An expression of the hotel's commitment to ecology is the mural in the lobby prepared by the local activist and street-art artist Mona Tusz. Mercure hotel is characterized not only by a unique style, but also by an atmosphere inspired by the local surroundings and culture. Regional accents, local cuisine and tradition build the awareness of guests about the place they visit. The location in the city center provides guests with comfortable access to key city destinations.

Mercure Szklarska Poręba

The Mercure Szklarska Poręba hotel was built in one of the best locations in Szklarska Poręba, very close to the Ski Arena Szrenica ski slope. Beautiful location, surrounded by trees, close to a stream and mountains, allows guests to take a break from the everyday hustle and bustle. There are 124 spacious apartments in the hotel. On the one hand, architecture inspired by traditional mountain design, on the other - modern, comfortable interiors that will meet the needs of even the most demanding guests. The spacious and open to nature Restaurant Bergo by Mateusz Gessler delights with its interiors. An ambitious team under the watchful eye of one of the most famous restaurateurs in Poland undertook an exceptional task - redefining regional cuisine. The cozy Berg SPA and the wellness area with 2 swimming pools - indoor and outdoor, saunas and a gym - are places dedicated to people looking for relaxation and regeneration.

Tremonti Ski & Bike Resort

Tremonti Ski & Bike Resort located at an altitude of over 650 m above sea level, is distinguished by its individual and recognizable character. In the historic part of the hotel there are apartments, an atmospheric spa and a wellness area with 2 swimming pools - indoor and all-year-round outdoor, and heated outdoor jacuzzi, sauna area. In total, there are 124 functional and spacious apartments. GUSTO Restaurant, Pool Bar and Winery are places of culinary journeys through Alpine cuisine. The resort is located in the heart of Karpacz a great starting point for travelers who value an active way of life.

Uphagen Manor

Uphagen Manor House in Gdańsk is the pearl of the north in the Arche Hotels collection. The four-star complex lies in the heart of the charming city of Gdańsk, in Dolne Miasto district – a rapidly developing, historic neighbourhood located by the Motława river outflow, adjacent to the city’s Downtown and Old Town. Uphagen Manor House is more than a hotel. WHAT MAKES US STAND OUT: Authenticity – displaying the history of the site and its original fibre to the maximum and integrating it with modern solutions, A historic building, whose oldest part dates back to the 1800s, Interesting architectural solutions: preserved ceiling beams, half-timbered walls and raw brick, all of which add to the exceptional design of the place, Industrial-style minimalist rooms, Location: merely 1 km from the most interesting tourist attractions of Downtown Gdańsk Our superb restaurant, decorated with pieces of functional art: antique industrial stove and massive mangle, Green courtyard patio.

Jury

Agata Janda
Head of Hotel Advisory
JLL Poland
AGNIESZKA GIERMAKOWSKA
Research & Advisory Director
NEWMARK POLSKA
Agnieszka Kalinowska-Sołtys
President of SARP
SARP
Andrzej Chełchowski
Partner
Miller Canfield
Antonio Pomes
Head of Asset Management
Golden Star Estate
Bruno Lambrecht
CEO
CFE Polska
Dorota Malinowska
Partner
Pro Value Sp. z o.o.
GRZEGORZ CHMIELAK
HEAD OF VALUATION & CAPITAL MARKETS
AXI IMMO GROUP
Jakub Lewkowicz
Member of the board
Kuryłowicz & Associates
Krzysztof Misiak
Executive Partner, Head of Poland
Cushman & Wakefield
Maciej Kamiński
Managing Director
Europtima
Maciej Łobos
Chairman
MWM Architekci
Marcin Gawroński
Green Building Department Director
Sweco Polska sp. z o.o.
Marek Paczuski
Director, Deputy Head of Investment
Savills Poland
Michał Skotnicki
Chairman of the Board
BBI Development SA
Michał Kwinta
City Lead Poland
Mindspace
Paul Kusmierz
Principal
Master Management sp. z o.o.
Piotr Grzonek
Partner
DPPA Legal Grzonek Świdnicki sp. k.

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