WROCLAW, Poland and MCLEAN, Va. — (hospitalitybusinessnews.com) DoubleTree by Hilton announced today the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Wroclaw, housed in the uniquely designed 6-storey OVO Wroclaw complex. The OVO Wroclaw is a landmark edifice spearheading a revolution in urban Polish design. The upscale hotel joins three DoubleTree by Hilton properties open in Poland and over 70 DoubleTree by Hilton properties open across Europe.
Boasting 189 stylish guest rooms and suites, including the Presidential suite with an attractive view of Słowacki Park, the hotel caters well for corporate travellers with its contemporary Executive Lounge. The design-led property is located in Wroclaw’s town centre on Podwale Street, nearby to the Main Square. Envisioned by the acclaimed GSARCH-Gottesman Szmelcman architecture firm, the property’s modern and sleek rounded exterior seamlessly blends the curved lines of the building with a stylish minimalism that typifies the interior spaces.
Wroclaw, Poland’s fourth largest city, is an ideal city break for those looking for an alternative experience in Poland. Known as the ‘City of 100 Bridges,’ Wroclaw is steeped in history, with over 300 dwarf figurines spread across the city symbolising a historic political movement, that have become a tourist attraction in their own right.
With Wroclaw being the European Capital of Culture 2016, this quaint city is fast becoming a destination hot spot for visitors from neighbouring countries and beyond. The hotel is situated within walking distance from the Museum of Architecture, Old Town Market Square and Ostrów Tumski (Tumski Island), and a short ride away from the UNESCO-protected Centennial Hall & Congress Centre, making it the ideal spot for leisure travellers to explore. For those wishing to relax, a spa, health club and indoor pool opening later this year can be reached by elevator from guest room floors directly.
“DoubleTree by Hilton Wroclaw provides visitors with its welcoming hospitality common to all DoubleTree by Hilton hotels, beginning with a warm chocolate-chip cookie upon arrival, continuing with its kind and caring service throughout a guest’s stay. The prime location and high quality design makes the hotel a top choice for travellers in west Poland’s largest city,” said Dianna Vaughan, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton & Curio – A Collection by Hilton.
The hotel features Wroclaw’s newest destination bar, the atmospheric OVO bar and restaurant, which offers a live cooking station. OVO offers a dynamic dining space with dishes built for sharing and an a la carte menu. As the evening progresses, a DJ takes to the decks while guests can enjoy the lively atmosphere of the hotel lobby, overlooking green outdoor space. OVO offers a Courtyard that is open to Wroclaw’s local residents – a relaxed environment allowing up to 100 guests, open from breakfast until late night.
DoubleTree by Hilton Wroclaw offers world-class conference facilities right in the city centre. Seven flexible function rooms are available to hold a casual business meeting, briefing or training session. The visually striking hotel also serves as the perfect venue for a wedding, offering a 317 sq. m. ballroom with a height of up to 5.5 metres, divisible into three smaller areas. The entertainment continues with the hotel’s modern casino opening later this year.
“We look forward to welcoming guests to our hotel and delighting them with DoubleTree by Hilton’s kind and caring service. Wroclaw is rapidly becoming a tourist destination in its own right and demand is rising, so we are in an ideal location,” said Matthias Herd, general manager, DoubleTree by Hilton Wroclaw. “I am certain that the hotel’s range of facilities will cater to the needs of business and leisure travellers alike and will provide a new, fresh level of hospitality to this vibrant city.”