Enduring – for better or mainly worse – the many political upheavals that followed, the property, now part of the Raffles Hotels collection, has emerged from a painstaking renovation led by Boris Kudlicka of local practice WWAA.
Original details from cornicing to ceiling roses have been restored and updated with contemporary décor. Local craftsmen have etched the city’s skyline into the polished grey marble bathroom walls, which create a backdrop for silver-clad bathtubs; bedheads have been carved in richly grained burl; and Warsaw’s first humidor has been created.
A carefully curated collection of modern and contemporary artwork, by leading Polish artists, such as Tadeusz Kantor and Jarosław Fliciński, runs throughout the 106 rooms, the spa, the lobby an the sleek Lázaro Rosa-Violán-designed Long Bar, where Warsaw honours the Raffles cocktail tradition which started with the Singapore Sling.
From: Wallpaper* Magazine
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 106 rooms & suites (40-283m2) (431-3,046 sq ft) • hotel opened: 1857, hotel renovated: 2018 • architecture: Sud Architectes (Lyon) • interior design: WWAA (Warsaw), Lázaro Rosa-Violán (Barcelona) • bathroom amenities: Blaise Mautin • on-site parking (charged) • pets allowed • 24-hour front desk