Poland to Welcome First Curio Collection by Hilton Hotel
Hotel Saski Krakow, Curio Collection by Hilton set to open in Poland’s Cultural Capital in 2021
Set in the centre of Krakow’s old town, adjacent to Main Square, the property will be converted from one of the city’s most celebrated hotels to join Curio Collection by Hilton in 2021. Hotel Saski Krakow has welcomed guests to Krakow for more than 200 years and houses a grand concert hall. Throughout the 19th century, international composers Franz Liszt and Johannes Brahms performed here and the hotel was at the centre of Krakow’s emergence as Poland’s cultural capital.
A multi-million dollar refurbishment will return the hotel to its prime and includes improvements to the property’s 113 guest rooms, public areas and concert hall, which will be available to guests and residents for private hire.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, EMEA, said: “Curio Collection by Hilton is a portfolio of one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts handpicked for their unique character and history. The cultural significance of this property makes it a great location to open the country’s first Curio Collection hotel, and will offer spectacular accommodation to the more than 13 million annual visitors to Krakow.”
Jan Pilch, president, Abriz, said: “Krakow and the surrounding region’s infrastructure is continuing to improve, and with record-breaking numbers of people visiting the city, the demand for a hotel of this calibre is clear. We’re proud to open Poland’s first Curio Collection by Hilton hotel and we cannot wait to begin welcoming guests in 2021."
Construction is due to start later this year and once open, Hotel Saski Krakow will include a restaurant and bar. Guests will enjoy a swimming pool, spa and fitness centre, while corporate travellers have access to a business centre.
Mark Nogal, global head, Curio Collection by Hilton, said: “Having recently celebrated the opening of our 60th Curio Collection hotel, we are excited to introduce the brand to Poland as we continue to expand our portfolio of handpicked, distinctive hotels and resorts around the world. Hotel Saski Krakow is the perfect property for Curio Collection, offering travellers the authentic experience they crave.”
Hotel Saski Krakow, Curio Collection by Hilton is situated in Krakow’s Old Town, which contains iconic churches, impressive museums and the vast Rynek Główny, Europe’s largest market square. Full of lively squares and quite backstreets, the city is an essential part of any trip to Poland.
Hilton has operated in Krakow for nearly 20 years and Hotel Saski Krakow will be Hilton’s fifth hotel in the city, joining DoubleTree by Hilton Krakow Hotel & Convention Centre, Hampton by Hilton Krakow, Hilton Garden Inn Krakow and Hilton Garden Inn Krakow Airport.
Hotel Saski Krakow, Curio Collection by Hilton will be located at Slawkowska 3, 21-014 Krakow.
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