NEW YORK, Jan. 25, 2018 /CNW/ -- Virtuoso®, the leading global luxury and experiential travel network, is offering benefits not available anywhere else to travelers staying at the landmark Raffles Europejski Warsaw. When it reopens in the spring of 2018, the hotel will seamlessly blend 160 years of heritage within the Polish capital with contemporary interiors, world-class service and unique artwork, all contributing to a culturally immersive experience.
Guests who book their stay with a Virtuoso travel advisor will receive these valuable, exclusive extras, all at no additional cost:
- Upgrade at time of arrival (if available)
- Roundtrip private airport transfers in BMW limousine
- Breakfast for two daily served in room
- Hotel credit valued at USD 100 per stay for food and beverage or spa services
- Art and history tour of Warsaw by hotel historian
- Early check-in/late check-out (if available)
"The romance of yesteryear will return with the reopening of Raffles Europejski Warsaw, as it takes its rightful place in the heart of one of Europe's most artistic and culturally rich cities," said Albert Herrera, Virtuoso's senior vice president of Global Product Partnerships. "This beloved local treasure will recapture the creativity of its 19th century splendor and celebrate that influential era in a thoroughly modern and luxurious way. Virtuoso travelers will enjoy Warsaw all the more with this beautifully revitalized hotel choice from a world-renowned brand."
When built in 1857, the Europejski Hotel served as the city's creative heart, attracting writers and artists. One of the most luxurious hotels in the Russian Empire, it was almost completely destroyed during World War II and did not reopen until 1962. Today, a restoration team is reinvigorating the cherished icon as a stunning contemporary property while preserving its character. Befitting of its creative heritage, the hotel will also showcase the best modern Polish art, provide the services of an art concierge, and offer history and art tours. Raffles Europejski Warsaw's location is ideal: in the center of the city on the Royal Route, it sits beside Old Town and the Presidential Palace, just steps from the 19th-century Polish National Opera House and chic boutiques.
The 106 rooms and suites will be havens of luxury, featuring bespoke furniture and curated art from the hotel's collection. The property will offer the most spacious deluxe guestrooms in the city, at 463 square feet. The Raffles suite, a grand 3,154 square feet, will combine turn-of-the-century elegance and modern luxury. In a first for any Polish hotel, butler service will be available to all guests. The famous Raffles butlers will personalize each traveler's stay with thoughtful, intuitive assistance, tending to details with care and creating a home away from home.
The hotel's Europejski Grill, offering outdoor terrace seating, will feature seasonal modern interpretations of classics crafted from quality local ingredients. The Long Bar, a Raffles icon, will offer the best of the globe's cocktails alongside light Asian dishes. The Humidor will be the city's only cigar lounge, where guests can also enjoy a selection of drinks and chocolate indulgences. Lourse Warszawa pays tribute to the hotel's original bakery, with tempting chocolates, cakes, ice cream and other sweets; and the Pavilion will serve a sumptuous afternoon tea. The hotel will also house Warsaw's largest spa featuring six treatment rooms, including a couple's room, sauna, steam room and indoor pool.
Raffles Europejski Warsaw is the latest upscale property to be introduced with a boost from Virtuoso Preview. The distinguished program offers benefits not obtainable through any other channel to clients of Virtuoso advisors. Preview is part of Virtuoso's famed Hotels & Resorts Program, celebrating 25 years of industry leadership this year, which encompasses more than 1,200 of the world's best properties in over 100 countries.
To reserve your stay at the Raffles Europejski Warsaw either online or through a Virtuoso travel advisor, and enjoy these exclusive benefits, visit www.virtuoso.com.
Virtuoso® is the leading international travel agency network specializing in luxury and experiential travel. This by-invitation-only organization comprises over 800 travel agency partners with more than 16,000 elite travel advisors in over 45 countries throughout North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Drawing upon its preferred relationships with 1,700 of the world's best hotels and resorts, cruise lines, airlines, tour companies and premier destinations, the network provides its upscale clientele with exclusive amenities, rare experiences and privileged access. More than (U.S.) $21.2 billion in annual travel sales makes Virtuoso a powerhouse in the luxury travel industry. For more information, visit www.virtuoso.com.
About Raffles Europejski Warsaw
The Hotel Europejski in Warsaw opened in 1857 and for decades was one of the most recognizable hotels in Europe. Today, the symbol of 19th and 20th century Warsaw returns to its glory days, opening its doors under the Raffles Hotels & Resorts brand. Since opening its first hotel in Singapore, Raffles has become an icon among five-star hotels, providing guests with unrivalled service in spectacular interiors. Raffles Europejski Warsaw is one of three, after Paris and Istanbul, hotels of the famous Raffles chain in Europe. It will offer 106 rooms and suites, featuring unique interior design elements, as well as restaurant, a Long Bar, patisserie, the Humidor, conference and business rooms, indoor pool and a SPA.