Luxurious Nobu Hotel opens in Warsaw

by | 24 Aug 2020 | Hotel Openings, Projects

Poland’s capital city now has its first design hotel following the launch of Nobu Hotel Warsaw, which boasts 117 rooms and an exceptional F&B programme.

Nobu Hotel Warsaw has opened its doors to visitors, becoming the first Nobu Hotel in Poland and only the 12th worldwide. We explore what this sleek development has to offer.

A place where old meets new

Warsaw has a new stylish destination with the arrival of 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 urban scene, surrounded by wine bars, designer shops, art galleries and restaurants.

Nobu Hotel Warsaw combines two wings: classic and modern. The classic section is an Art Deco building, formerly Hotel Rialto, which dates back to the 1920s; while the modern part is a contemporary newbuild, a collaboration between Polish architectural firm Medusa Group and California-based design practice Studio PCH.

The 117 rooms continue this dual theme, ranging from classic to ultra-modern, while employing peaceful Japanese design features throughout. Rooms in the contemporary wing feature floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the skyline or Warsaw itself, and all public spaces showcase modern Polish art masterpieces from the Jankilevitsch Collection.

F&B at the heart of the new Nobu Hotel

The hotel is home to a Nobu Restaurant and Nobu Café, with executive chef Yannick Lohou at the helm, who moves over from Nobu Hotel Barcelona. Visitors can enjoy Nobu’s signature style of Japanese dishes with South American influences, alongside Nobu Now, Polish-inspired dishes created solely for Warsaw using high-quality local produce.

The 438 sq m first-floor events space is suitable for large conferences and meetings and can be divided by a mobile wall into two separate spaces: the Sakura room at 266 sq m and Hikari room at 171 sq m. These spaces benefit from natural light from the crushed glass walls, while the independent lobby and terrace can provide complete privacy. This floor also has other meeting rooms, all with state-of-the-art facilities and a wealth of additional services, such as catering and technology including Wi-Fi and audio-visual equipment.

The current global situation means 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.

Meanwhile, all rooms and public spaces are cleaned after check-out, and masks, gloves and hand sanitisers are available throughout the hotel, for both guests and staff. Plus the hotel has flexible reservation and cancellation policies, giving guests the freedom to amend their bookings 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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Named one of luxury's 25 Most Innovative Brands by Robb Report, Nobu Hospitality is ranked among an elite selection of global luxury hospitality brands.