The opening of Hotel Saski Krakow, Curio Collection by Hilton, marks the debut of Curio Collection by Hilton in Poland. With a 200‑year‑long legacy in Poland’s cultural capital, the design draws on the musical and cultural traditions of the hotel, combining carefully restored historic features with modern design elements…
Located in the heart of Krakow’s Old Town, the 117 guestroom property is well located within walking distance of the city’s many art and history museums, as well as Wawel Royal Castle, one of the most historically and culturally significant sites in Poland. Krakow’s Old Town is known for its historic churches, interesting museums and Main Market Square, the largest in Europe. With the bustling squares of the Jewish district of Kazimierz and the quiet alleys of the Old Town, the city is a key feature of every tourist’s trip to Poland and Hotel Saski Krakow, Curio Collection by Hilton provides guests with access to these unique experiences from a location right in the heart of the city.
“Marking the debut of Curio Collection by Hilton in Poland, Hotel Saski Krakow is a stunning addition to our portfolio of over 120 unique hotels and resorts around the world, handpicked for its distinct character,” said Jenna Hackett, Global Brand Head, Canopy by Hilton and Curio and Tapestry Collections by Hilton. “The hotel will open its doors with a rich 200-year history, offering guests an authentic insight into Krakow’s cultural past while providing modern comforts of a boutique hotel. Hotel Saski Krakow joins a growing number of fantastic Curio Collection properties in Europe, including Sea Breeze Santorini Beach Resort and The Emerald House Lisbon, which opened earlier this year.”
Hotel Saski Krakow draws on its musical and cultural traditions for the hotel’s design. In cooperation with world-famous Krakow-born photographer Ryszard Horowitz, corridors and rooms are decorated with portraits of musicians and composers such as Louis Armstrong, Krzysztof Penderecki, Aretha Franklin, Czesław Niemen and more. Saska Hall, the historic ballroom in which legendary composers Francis Liszt, Johannes Brahms and Ignacy Paderewski performed, has been reopened with frescos restored by hand. As well as designs referencing the hotel’s history, among the many modern amenities guests have at their disposal are a swimming pool, spa and fitness centre, as well as a business centre.
The hotel’s elegant Regale Bar & Restaurant offers an authentic Polish venue with a modern, international touch. Dishes are prepared with premium quality local ingredients and served with innovative and delightful touches by Roman Pawlik, one of the most renowned chefs in Krakow. The drinks experience at Regale Bar & Restaurant is elevated by top mixology, signature cocktails such as ‘Saski Mule’ and ‘Hungarian King’, an extensive wine list and local and home-made liquors and vodkas. A bespoke trolley serving tableside cocktails each evening creates a truly special ambience and the further combination of the rich, storied history and musical heritage of the building add to the experience.
Hotel Saski Krakow, Curio Collection by Hilton joins five hotels in the Hilton portfolio in the city: DoubleTree by Hilton Krakow Hotel & Convention Centre, Hampton by Hilton Krakow, Hampton by Hilton Krakow Airport, Hilton Garden Inn Krakow and Hilton Garden Inn Krakow Airport.
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