Luxurious Nobu Hotel opens in Warsaw
The capital of Poland now has its first design hotel after the launch of the Nobu Hotel Warsaw, which has 117 rooms and an exceptional F&B program.
The Nobu Hotel Warsaw opened its doors to visitors, becoming the first Nobu hotel in Poland and only the 12th in the world. We explore what this sleek development has to offer.
A place where the old meets the new
Warsaw has a stylish new destination with the arrival of the Nobu Hotel Warsaw. Based on Wilcza Street, the creative heart of the city, and a short walk from the popular Old Town district, the property is at the heart of Warsaw’s exciting city scene, surrounded by wine bars, designer boutiques, art galleries and restaurants.
The Nobu Hotel Warsaw combines two wings: classic and modern. The classic section is an Art Deco building, formerly Hotel Rialto, which dates from the 1920s; while the modern part is a new contemporary construction, a collaboration between the Polish architectural firm Medusa Group and the Californian design firm Studio PCH.
The 117 rooms continue this dual theme, ranging from classic to ultra-modern, while using peaceful Japanese design elements. Rooms in the Contemporary Wing have floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the rooftops or Warsaw itself, and all public spaces feature masterpieces of modern Polish art from the Jankilevitsch Collection.
F&B at the heart of the new Nobu hotel
The hotel has a Nobu Restaurant and a Nobu Café, run by Executive Chef Yannick Lohou, who is leaving Nobu Hotel Barcelona. Visitors can enjoy Nobu’s signature style of Japanese food with South American influences, alongside Nobu Now, Polish-inspired dishes created uniquely for Warsaw using high-quality local produce.
The 438m² first floor event space is suitable for large conferences and meetings and can be divided by a movable wall into two separate spaces: the 266m² Sakura Room and the 171m² Hikari Room. These spaces benefit from the natural light of the crushed glass walls, while the independent hall and terrace can offer complete privacy. This floor also has other meeting rooms, all equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and a host of additional services, such as catering and technology, including Wi-Fi and audiovisual equipment.
The current global situation means that sanitation issues are at the forefront of the Nobu Hotel Warsaw experience, with a range of measures to ensure the safety of guests and staff. These include private elevator access, in-room dining, and social distancing in the restaurant and cafe.
During this time, all rooms and public areas are cleaned after departure, and masks, gloves, and hand sanitizers are available throughout the hotel, for guests and staff. Additionally, the hotel has flexible reservation and cancellation policies, giving guests the freedom to modify their reservations if circumstances change.
The Nobu Hotel concept is the brainchild of chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro and entrepreneur Meir Teper.
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