The FINANCIAL — As Poland sees a 60% rise in British holidaymakers visiting the country, Hotel Indigo, the boutique brand belonging to IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), opens in Krakow – the culture capital of Poland.
Located in a building dating back to 1836, close to Matejko Square and the Old Town City Walls, Hotel Indigo® Krakow – Old Town provides a perfect base to explore the local area: a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The new Hotel Indigo is the latest expansion in IHG’s growing footprint across the region.
Krakow is one of the oldest and largest cities in Poland, with hundreds of historical buildings, cutting-edge galleries and buzzing bars. Set in the vibrant Old Town where the past and present meet, the hotel offers easy access to the famous Florian gate and medieval town square.
Preserving the building’s remarkable original architecture, the hotel décor draws on the neighbourhood’s history and rich culture. Each of the 56 guest rooms have been individually designed with colours and interior decoration inspired by the renowned alumni of the Krakow Academy of Fine Arts. At the same time, no modern comforts have been spared; each of the spa-style en-suite bathrooms feature a glass-enclosed walk-in shower, rainfall showerhead and luxurious bath amenities created bespoke for the hotel by local suppliers. For guests seeking a moment to relax or reenergise, the hotel also has a Health and Fitness centre, according to IHG.
Guests and locals alike will enjoy the hotel’s restaurant, Filipa 18. It serves traditional Polish cuisine with a modern twist, using seasonal ingredients sourced locally from Old Kleparz – the neighbouring food market trading since the 12th Century. For those wanting to experience the Polish history of vodka connoisseurship, the hotel’s intimate bar offers a menu of traditional vodkas.
Speaking of the opening, Agnieszka Wranka, General Manager of Hotel Indigo Krakow- Old Town comments: “The new Hotel Indigo Krakow – Old Town invites guests and our neighbours to enjoy the best of Krakow’s history, and to experience real Polish hospitality in a contemporary and comfortable setting. We look forward to welcoming guests from all around the world and just around the corner.”
Tom Rowntree, IHG’s Vice President of Brand Management for Hotel Indigo, Europe said: “Boutique is the fastest growing segment in our industry, and with tourism to Eastern Europe continuing to rise, it’s an exciting time to be opening our first Hotel Indigo in Poland.
Hotel Indigo gives guests an authentic local experience through the interior design, service and dining – so much so that the local residents in the area love to eat and drink in our restaurants and bars and our hotels really feel like a doorway to the neighbourhood.”