IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announced its 10th signing in Eastern Europe in 2017, with partners Ghelamco.
Crowne Plaza Warsaw Hub will be the first Crowne Plaza in Poland and will be built alongside Holiday Inn Express Warsaw Hub, becoming IHG’s first dual-branded complex in the market. The 430-room complex will be IHG’s biggest in Poland and both hotels will be managed by IHG.
The site is in a prime location in the heart of Warsaw’s bustling CBD, within walking distance to the National Museum, Warsaw Old Town and the Warsaw Zoo.
The 212-room Crowne Plaza Warsaw Hub will be located on floors 11 to 21 and will include a Sky Bar complete with terrace overlooking the city. With more than 2000 square meters of meeting space, a gym, spa and almost 900 square metres dedicated to dining, the hotel will be geared towards business travellers to Poland’s capital.
The 218-room Holiday Inn Express Warsaw Hub will occupy levels three to 10 of the complex and will offer guests simple and smart accommodation at an affordable price. Guest rooms will feature the Holiday Inn Express Next Generation design and a 250 square metre dining facility on level three will serve the brand’s signature Express Start breakfast, which will be included in the price.
Miguel Martins, Director, Development Poland, IHG, commented, commented: “We are excited to be partnering with Ghelambo to bring the first Crowne Plaza to Poland and our first dual branded complex to the market. This will increase the number of rooms in our pipeline in Poland to over 2,000. Now considered a world-class business and leisure travel hub, we’ve seen a huge surge in demand for hotels in Eastern Europe and its exciting that our owner partners are recognising the huge opportunities and benefits of investing in the region.”
There are 9 IHG hotels open in Poland (1,459 rooms) and 10 hotels (2,101 rooms) in the development pipeline.