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With a 200‑year‑long legacy in Poland’s cultural capital, Hotel Saski Krakow, Curio Collection by Hilton couples carefully restored historic features with modern design elements


With a 200‑year‑long legacy in Poland’s cultural capital, Hotel Saski Krakow, Curio Collection by Hilton couples carefully restored historic features with modern design elements

Category: Europe - Poland - Industry economy - Hotel opening
This is a press release selected by our editorial committee and published online for free on 2022-08-08

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has celebrated the opening of Hotel Saski Krakow, Curio Collection by Hilton, marking the debut of Curio Collection by Hilton in Poland.

Located in the heart of Krakow's Old Town, the 117-room 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.

Jenna Hackett, global brand head, Canopy by Hilton and Curio and Tapestry Collections by Hilton, said, “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. 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.”

David Kelly, senior vice president, Continental Europe, Hilton, said, “An iconic hotel with a rich history in the centre of Poland’s cultural capital, Hotel Saski Krakow, Curio Collection by Hilton is an outstanding addition to our growing European portfolio. With more than 25 hotels operating under five different brands and a further 20 properties in the pipeline, Hilton’s presence in Poland continues to rapidly expand and we are thrilled to introduce this exciting new offering to both business and leisure travellers. From its modern design influenced by the property’s rich musical history, to its prime location and excellent leisure and culinary options, it is an ideal place for guests to stay and experience Krakow.”

Hotel Saski Krakow, Curio Collection by Hilton 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. His signature dishes include the Onion Tart, with green peas, caramelized onion and Old Giewont cheese mousse, or the specially created “Saski cake” amongst others.

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.

Jan Pilch, investors representative, Abriz Sp. z o.o. said, “This is a unique place for Krakow, which thanks to its rich cultural traditions definitely stands out from the accommodation infrastructure in Poland. I am proud that we could contribute to maintaining the historical continuity of this place by writing its new chapter. What is equally important to me, thanks to accompanying functions such as Sala Saska ballroom or the Regale Bar & Restaurant, the hotel will also be available to people from the outside, also to the inhabitants of Krakow. As part of the Curio Collection by Hilton brand, Hotel Saski Krakow receives a recommendation given to the most unique places in the world."

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, Krakow 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.

Nightly room rates start from 690 PLN and all hotels offer fully flexible booking options with free changes and cancellations, with many rates giving guests flexibility to change or cancel up to 24 hours before their arrival day.*

Hotel Saski Krakow, Curio Collection by Hilton participates in Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 18 distinct hotel brands.

Members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, exclusive member discounts, free standard Wi-Fi, and access to the Hilton Honors mobile app.

Hotel Saski Krakow, Curio Collection by Hilton joins five trading hotels in Krakow: DoubleTree by Hilton Krakow Hotel & Convention Center, Hampton by Hilton Krakow, Hampton by Hilton Krakow Airport, Hilton Garden Inn Krakow and Hilton Garden Inn Krakow Airport.

Hotel Saski Kraków, Curio Collection by Hilton is located at Sławkowska Street 3, 31-014 Kraków.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising 7,000 properties and 1.1 million rooms, in 122 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list and been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for five consecutive years. Hilton has introduced several industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the 139 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone.

About Curio Collection by Hilton

Curio Collection by Hilton is a global portfolio of more than 120 one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts handpicked for their distinct character. Curio Collection properties offer guests the ability to experience independent hotels, offering authentic, curated experiences through local offerings and elevated amenities, while providing the benefits of Hilton and its award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors. Experience Curio Collection by Hilton by booking at or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits.

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