You want your clients to get wowed while visiting Warsaw? Then send them to the newest babe in town…the Raffles Europejski Warsaw.
Located in the heart of Poland’s formidable capital city, across the magnificent Pilsudski Square (where visitors will be able to stand in awe of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier monument), this historic property, which is brimming with more than 160 years of fascinating stories and has been restored to its pre-war glory when it was a grand dame of European hotels in the 19th century, is simply perfect for clients who expect nothing but the best and who grasp the beauty in history, art and culture.
To walk into the 106-room and –suite Raffles Europejski Warsaw—a neo-renaissance palace built in 1857 and so named to pay homage to the original hotel name (Hotel Europejski)—is to enter an art gallery. Art enthusiasts won’t just feel at home, they’ll relish the divine art pieces that are spread throughout the property, both in the common spaces and guestrooms—there are 500 artworks by 120 Polish artists. The hotel has its own historian, as well as art and history tours—curious guests will learn about ghost pasts and learn about the small details that honor the property’s earlier days. There are also specially decorated nooks displaying old photography—think B&W photos of The Rolling Stones when they first stayed here back in 1967 during the Cold War—sprinkled throughout the property that are a wonderful tribute to its history.
The Room is King
In the spacious guestrooms—28 Deluxe, 40 Raffles, 24 Junior Suites, six Grand Suites, six Signature Suites, one Raffles Suite, and one Presidential Suite—guests will find stunning Polish craftsmanship by way of the curved burl wood headboards, parquetry floors, or the Warsaw skyline etched into the gray marble bathroom walls. Being that the property is located along the Royal Route, these are definitely rooms with a view…to the Old Town, the Presidential Palace, and to the eternal flame burning at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and complementary leafy Saxon Gardens. And, of course, no guest will do without the famed Raffles butler service.
To Dine For
We dined deliciously at the very elegant onsite restaurant Europejski Grill, with its bold blues and whites that reference typical Polish pottery. The menu includes modern interpretations of classics such as cold almond soup, North Atlantic cod, potato puree and char-grilled duck breast. To say the flavors were divine is to put it mildly. Guests can top off their evening at the Long Bar, a Raffles icon that serves the brand’s iconic Singapore Sling. Tasty treats can be found at the Lourse Warszawa, a patisserie that sings with white ivory and brass and which celebrates the original patisserie’s century-old heritage serving idyllic cakes and pastries.
Don’t Leave Without…
- Hanging out at the Humidor, the place for cigar lovers and connoisseurs of single malts, as well as chocolate lovers.
- Getting an indulgent treatment at the 6-treatment room Raffles Spa, with Asian, Middle Eastern and European treatments. Check out the VIP Couples Private Treatment Room.