New Hotel of the Year, Poland

The Award is open to hotels which have opened in Poland between October 2017 and September 2018. 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

ibis Styles Warszawa City

ibis Styles Warszawa City is the first brand’s property in the Polish capital. The hotel located at Grzybowska 43 street introduces visitors to the fascinating historical world of Warsaw’s trams. The colourful map of connections running through the hotel interior recreates the route of the first horse-drawn tram line, inaugurated in 1866 close to Grzybowska street. The contemporary interiors juxtapose lots of curiosities related to urban transport. The lobby is patterned on a tram stop, the reception desk and buffet restaurant also refer to the main theme of the hotel. The lifts, corridors, rooms and all other spaces are filled with graphics and decorations with transport motif: tram seats, rails on the carpet, tracks in the breakfast room and a description of the floors presented as a timetable are just a few. The facility provides 220 comfortable rooms.

KOSZARY ARCHE HOTEL

Hotel Koszary is a 3 star hotel located in the center of Góra Kalwaria, 35 km from Warsaw. The building is a monument from 1863. Original elements in the form of a characteristic red brick have been preserved, which gives the interiors a loft style. The hotel was built on the site of the former headquarters of the military garrison, previously occupied by the Dominican fathers. Barracks connect history with the present, give the opportunity to feel the spirit of ancient times in modern interiors. The industrial style of the interior fits in with current trends and, combined with the functionality, guarantees a comfortable rest.

PURO Kraków Kazimierz

PURO Kraków Kazimierz is the latest and largest lifestyle hospitality experience from PURO Hotels, located in the centre of Kraków’s creative community in the historic Kazimierz district. Just like the old Jewish workshops that inspired it, PURO Kraków Kazimierz is driven by a love for design artistry, and has brought onboard a wealth of international designers to craft a clean, comfortable and contemporary living experience for guests. Each room and suite has its own individual curation of modern visual art, created by the freshest young talent from Kazimierz and across the continent. Culinary choices come courtesy of two independent eateries, including an in-house team of artisanal bakers. The community of staff are as knowledgable about Kazimierz culture as they are about the hotel’s calendar of rejuvenating activities for body and soul. PURO’s fifth property offers guests the vintage Kazimierz experience: creativity, community and culture.

Raffles Europejski Warsaw

The neo-renaissance palace was built by Enrico Marconi in 1857 and quickly became the region's most prestigious hotel. The lovingly restored and reinvented hotel has stunning contemporary interiors. Raffles Europejski Warsaw opened after 4 years renovation and it is the third European hotel of the group after Paris and Istanbul. It is also Poland’s most luxurious hotel. It conveys the essence of today’s Poland, and gives it a modern finish, by showcasing The Europejski Art Collection - the biggest private collection of Polish contemporary art of almost 500 pieces, curated by esteemed Anda Rottenberg. As Raffles Europejski Warsaw sets the new benchmark for luxury experience in the Polish capital, it remains true to the iconic nature of the Raffles brand. Proudly Polish, Raffles Europejski Warsaw was formerly a hallmark of the past has become a symbol of the future, encapsulating a city in full flourish.

Renaissance Warsaw Airport Hotel

Renaissance Warsaw Airport - five stars in the Polish modernism style. Hotel is located just few steps from the Chopin Airport. The character of the hotel refers to the modernism design of the 30s, 60s and today. The Renaissance brand represents the luxury and level of five stars in a completely new, non-standard way. The hotel hosts 225 rooms, including 11 suites. Boasting traditional Polish cuisine with a modern chic twist, the hotel restaurant Challenge '32 will entice visitors and guests alike to return time and time again. It combines sophisticated style and convenience in 844 sq.m. of versatile meeting space. The hotel holds 8 modern meeting rooms including 400 sq.m. ballroom, which can be connected or divided to accommodate your needs. The Wellness Center features various facilities: sauna, indoor swimming pool and a gym.

Jury

Agata Janda
Head of Hotel Advisory
JLL
Andrzej Chełchowski
Partner
Miller Canfield
Andrzej Wójcik
Chairman of the Management Board
SATORIA Group S.A.
Anja Bachmann
Executive International Development
MEININGER Hotels
Anna Malcharek
Managing Director
Gemini Holding Sp. z o.o.
Anna Wyrzykowska
partner, attorney at law
WKB Wierciński Kwieciński Baehr sp.k.
Artur Tomczyk
CEO
SPIE Polska
BOLESŁAW KOŁODZIEJCZYK
Head of Research & Advisory
CRESA POLSKA
Daniel Draga
Member of the Board and the CFO
Cavatina
Gal Peleg
CEO
Golden Star Estate
Hanna Milczarek
Investment Director
AXI IMMO Group
Jacek Trybusz
Managing Director
Probuild Sp. z o.o
Jacek Wachowicz
CEO - Prezes Zarządu
IMMOBEL POLAND SP. Z O.O.
Joanna Mroczek
Senior Director
CBRE
Justyna Szwech
Local Partner
Greenberg Traurig
Karolina Sulma
General Counsel
Skanska
Katarzyna Koszel
Counsel | Attorney-at-law
Baker Tilly Woroszylska Legal
Krzysztof Bielazik
Chief Structural & Bridge
WSP Polska Sp. z o.o.
Krzysztof Dziekoński
Partner
TPA Poland
Maciej Gołębiewski
Director
Cromwell Property Group
Maciej Zalewski
Local Partner, co-head of Real Estate Practice in Poland
White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.
Marcin Gawroński
Green Building Department Director
Sweco Consulting sp. z o.o.
Marek Wojnar
Attorney-at-law / Partner
Bieniak Smołuch Wielhorski Wojnar i Wspólnicy Sp. k.
Maria Zielińska
Senior Hospitality Advisor
Cushman & Wakefield Polska
Michał Skotnicki
President of the Management Board
BBI Development S.A.
Michał Styś
CEO
OPG Property Professionals
michał leszczyński
C.E.O./founding partner
Grupa 5 Architekci
Miguel Martins
Development Director Poland & Eastern Europe
InterContinental Hotels Group
Rafał Rosiejak
Director of Hotels Advisory
Colliers International
Vladimir Saal
CEO
IBB Hotel Collection
Waldemar Olbryk
Member of the Board
Echo Investment
Wojciech Koczara
Partner / Head of CEE Real Estate and Construction
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Pośniak i Sawicki sp.k.
Zdzisław Piela
Technical Director
Turner & Townsend Sp. z o.o.

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