|Warsaw's Hotel Bristol|
Courtesy of Starwood hotels & resorts
Starwood Hotels & Resorts has added Warsaw's Hotel Bristol to its elite Luxury Collection portfolio, which comprises its 80 best hotels in the world. After an extensive renovation which cost E12 million and took eight months to complete, the capital's most renowned hotel is the first Polish hospitality facility in the firm's Luxury Collection, which also includes the Hotel Danieli in Venice, the Prince de Galles Hotel in Paris and the Hotel Bristol in Vienna.
Situated in one of the most prestigious locations in Poland, next to the Presidential Palace and on the historic Trakt Królewski (Royal Route), the Hotel Bristol was opened in 1901 by the renowned composer and future Polish Prime Minister Ignacy Paderewski. Designed by Władysław Marconi, it has a neo-renaissance facade and Secessionist interiors.
Restoration work included moving the reception desk to its original location next to the main entrance, expanding the lobby and recreating some of the hotel's Art Deco details. With the restored chandelier illuminating the grand floral display of palm trees and freshly cut blossoms, the lobby is a contemporary re-interpretation of the original winter garden by Otto Wagner the Younger, the hotel's first interior designer. The new interiors were created by acclaimed London-based hotel designer Anita Rosato, who worked closely with the city's historical curator.
The 112-year-old Hotel Bristol is the most prestigious and the most expensive hotel in Poland, offering 168 guestrooms and 38 suites decorated with subtle shades of ivory and blue.
"With the celebrated Hotel Bristol, we are strengthening The Luxury Collection portfolio, unveiling Warsaw's rich cultural heritage to our guests from all over the world with the exceptional style and luxury they have come to expect from Starwood's luxury brands," said Thomas Willms, senior vice president and regional director of Starwood Hotels & Resorts for East and Central Europe.
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