Chopin Hotel Cracow: 20 years have passed

Published on : Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Vi HotelsAfter 20 years on the Cracow hospitality market, the Chopin Hotel re-mains popular among tourists from all over Europe and continues to win awards. The hotel doesn’t rest on its laurels: it is constantly upgrading and improving the quality of its services.

The Chopin Hotel Cracow celebrates a double anniversary this year: 20 years since its establishment and almost 10 years since joining the Austrian hotel management group Vienna International Hotels & Resorts (VI). “This is a special year for us in every way. These anniversaries encourage reflection, but also obliga-tions. I am extremely proud of the fact that I can manage this facility, which, through its experienced team, has been constantly developing, achieving better results and winning more prizes. Recently we were announced as the best one- to three-star hotel in Cracow by the reservation website rezerwuje.pl,” says Ewa Nowakowska, General Manager of the Chopin Hotel Cracow. Martin Ykema, the new Chief Operating Officer of VI Hotels & Resorts, said: “As the hotel had been fully renovated in the period 2008-2013, all rooms and the apartment underwent a refreshment and the hotel received a new façade; the hotel looks much younger.” To mark the occasion, the Chopin Hotel Cracow has organised a birthday gala for its business partners and announced a special offer for accommodation under the promotional slogan: “20 euros per night for the 20th anniversary.”

20 years – some interesting facts

The Chopin Hotel Cracow has hosted more than 670,000 people in the last 20 years, mainly from Poland, Germany, the UK, Italy and Israel. Among them have been Polish celebrities such as Krystyna Janda, An-drzej Piaseczny, Piotr Adamczyk and Lady Pank. A number of conferences and events have been held at the Chopin Hotel Cracow, including several medical symposiums, conferences for the Institute of National Remembrance or Cracow Dialysis Day. The hotel is also an active member of the local community, sup-porting e.g. the My Dream foundation and the Young Virtuoso music contest.

The beginnings

The Chopin Hotel, belonging to the Orbis Group at that time, hosted its first guest on 1 July 1993. In 2004, it was transferred to the Austrian group VI Hotels & Resorts as the first of three hotels of its Chopin brand (followed by the Chopin Hotels in Prague and Bratislava) and the name was changed to Chopin Hotel Cra-cow. Since then, the property has strengthened its position on the hospitality market in Cracow. Wanda Wójcik, an employee who has worked at the hotel for 20 years, says: “I experienced a difference in work-ing first for the French and then for the Austrian manager, but the atmosphere at the Chopin is so great that coming to work is a pleasure. I think guests feel it as well.” The Chopin Hotel Cracow currently em-ploys 69 people, including 7 who have been with the hotel for 20 years.

The Chopin Hotel Cracow was designed by Porr AG / Jet Atelier – K. Ingarden, A. Choldzynski, J. Ingarden. The first owners were Naftobudowa and Chopin GmbH. Since 2006, it has been owned by the Austrian company Warimpex.

Chopin Hotel Cracow

The Chopin Hotel Cracow is a 3-star hotel located in the city centre about 1 km from the central railway station and from the Old Town. Its offer is addressed not only to business guests but also to tourists. The hotel features 219 comfortable and newly appointed rooms and one suite. All rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with wireless internet access. The newly renovated apartment is perfect for long stays. The hotel restaurant serves traditional Polish specialties and a variety of dishes from international cuisine. There is also a bar and a summer garden. Guests have access to a fitness studio with a fully equipped gym and a sauna. Additionally, the hotel offers a hairdresser’s as well as a beauty and massage salon. The ho-tel, managed by Vienna International Hotelmanagement AG, possesses a convention centre featuring a total of 319 m² of space in 6 flexible conference rooms (with a capacity for up to 190 people in theatre style).

 

Source:- Vi Hotels

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