Following a meticulous and extensive multi-million dollar renovation, Hotel Bristol, one of Warsaw's most iconic establishments, today joins The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts' ensemble of the world's finest hotels.
Owned by Starman Poland, Hotel Bristol, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Warsaw marks the luxury brand's first hotel in Poland, combining its authentic, artistic spirit and its cultural heritage with contemporary glamour and elegance.
"As The Luxury Collection portfolio continues to grow globally, we are thrilled to introduce the brand in Poland with the signing of the iconic Hotel Bristol," said Paul James, Global Brand Leader, The Luxury Collection, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts and W Hotels Worldwide. "A landmark in Warsaw since 1901, The Luxury Collection will celebrate the hotel's distinctive character, indigenous charm and the unparalleled service that allows our global guests to experience the city through a unique lens."
Situated in one of the most prestigious locations in Warsaw, next to the Presidential Palace and on the historic and fashionable Royal Route, Hotel Bristol has been at the centre of Varsovian society since it was founded in 1901 by Ignacy Paderewski - a renowned composer, piano virtuoso and former Polish Prime Minister. The hotel continues to provide unrivalled hospitality for discerning global travellers, with 168 guestrooms and 38 suites clothed in understated shades of ivory and blue, creating a soothing backdrop for the contrasting charcoal and ebony furnishings. Subtle Art Deco accents are used alongside classic elements, a gentle reminder of the hotel's historic roots. Softly polished nickel, rich timbers, generously proportioned bevelled mirrors and high-gloss lacquer combine with indulgent satin, mohair and fine wool to encapsulate the glamour and decadence of the 1920s.
The restoration and re-branding of Hotel Bristol as a Luxury Collection hotel reinforces its position at the heart of Warsaw's cultural and social scenes, as well as one of the city's beloved landmarks. The place to meet, relax and absorb the grandeur of the historic building, the reception has been returned to its original location next to the main entrance with an enlarged lobby lounge. The decor features deep-buttoned armchairs and marbled walls with antiqued mirrors in brass frames. With the restored chandelier illuminating the grand floral display of palm trees and freshly cut blooms, the lobby is a contemporary re-interpretation of the original winter garden by Otto Wagner the Younger, the hotel's first interior designer.