This is the third European destination where the Raffles experience can be found, with Paris and Istanbul locations already thriving. The 106-room property offers classically stylish spaces with blackened oak floors, contemporary Polish art, a corner library and sleek marble-clad bathrooms. with Art Deco touches.
The neo-Renaissance palace, which dates back to 1857, was built by Enrico Marconi and renowned as a Grand Dame of European hotels during the 19th century. Over the last four years, it’s been carefully restored to its former glory with a focus on elegant Polish interiory and contemporary art.
Polish craftsmanship is also evident within the hotel, whether in the lighting, in the carved burl wood headboards, the parquetry floors or the Warsaw skyline etched into the grey marble bathroom walls. The importance placed upon preserving heritage is emphasised by the venerated hotel’s location on the historic Royal Route and views stretching across the city’s biggest square.
With this in mind, the hotel will offer a variety of culinary options. Designed by acclaimed Spanish studio Lázaro Rosa Violán, the Europejski Grill will serve modern Polish cuisine with a twist. The Long Bar, a brand signature inspired by and named after the bar in Raffles Singapore (the birthplace of the iconoc Singapore Sling cocktail) is set at the heart of the hotel and will bring a new level of cocktails to the Warsaw scene from its sleek, marble-topped counter.
Jeannette Ho, Vice President, Raffles Brand & Strategic Partnerships, AccorHotels Luxury Brands, commented: “I am delighted to be opening the iconic Raffles Europejski Warsaw, such a landmark in this capital city, to which we will bring the legendary Raffles service, known for its benchmark standard across the globe, as well as a series of gastronomic delights, conference facilities and an impressive spa.”
Find out more via www.raffles.com