History lives among us
By September 15th, placed at Mogilka Street, ibis Styles Kraków Centrum welcomes first guests. Hotel offers 259 modern and comfortable rooms located on 7 floors. Similar to every ibis Styles, new hotel stands out with unique leitmotif visible at every step of guest’s journey. Thanks to it everyone is invited to welcome extraordinary world and the story providing unforgettable experience. The inspiration for the design of ibis Styles Kraków Centrum Hotel was local history, culture, tradition and art. Therefore the hotel is an exceptional place for every design and architecture lover.
Choosing the design for our hotel we were inspired by the human and cultural traces found in literature, art and local tradition. Throughout many centuries Kraków has grown into the cradle of polish culture, with local history and tradition being seen at every step in the city. With using contemporary, creative design and attention to every detail we wanted to show our appreciation for local heritage, inviting to dive deep into the world of ibis Styles brand. Every guest visiting ibis Styles Kraków Centrum can experience an unforgettable adventure discovering new symbols. We are sure everyone will be happy to return to our hotel, leaving his own traces in the former capital of Poland – says Anna Mida, ibis Styles Kraków Centrum GM.
Tradition and contemporaneity
According to hotel’s leitmotif, traces of history and culture are sublime incorporated into the décor of the common spaces and guest rooms. Against the entrance to the hotel's restaurant everyone can find bulletin board and exchange space. It is the place where all the visitors and guess can exchange their books, CDs, vinyls or, for example, plants. With that area ibis Styles Kraków Centrum wants to encourage people to interact, exchange views and engage in local culture.
A collage of everyday items from previous eras encourages reflection on the past in a fun and engaging way. On the other hand, quotes from the worldly acclaimed poets associated with Krakow, Wisława Szymborska or Czesław Miłosz, inspire to look at reality from a different perspective. In addition, the signs placed on the floor not only allow every guest to find themselves in the hotel space, but also contain additional information or tips that will brighten up each day. Messages encrypted in the walrus alphabet are hidden almost everywhere in the hotel. The inseparable elements that bind the whole leitmotif together are human traces in the form of handprints, mapping fingerprints on hotel carpets or human writing incorporated in the décor.
However, ibis Styles Kraków Centrum also has traces of modernity in the form of solutions straight from the future, such as a charging station for electric cars. Guests can also use a modern conference space with a boardroom adapted to training and business meetings, as well as the first Accor’s restaurant concept introduduced in Poland - CHILL # 53 cafe & bar.
Place for CHILL
Guests visiting ibis Styles Kraków Centrum, as well as all residents of Krakow, can relax in a completely new common space, designed with the guidelines of the first CHILL concept in Poland. The style of the restaurant and bar refers to the atmosphere of intimate, vibrant cafes. The idea behind the new concept is to create a multifunctional place that changes during the day, allowing guests to enjoy their morning coffee in a relaxing atmosphere, and in the evening to spend a moment with a glass of craft beer or local wine. The arrangement of the space in an open style emphasizes the sense of community and creates the atmosphere in which everyone can spend time – at work, during meetings, enjoying favourite meal or simply relaxing.
In addition, CHILL # 53 cafe & bar also functions as an artisanal cafe with a rustic and organic character, where everyone can enjoy a great selection of coffee, tea and other beverages. ibis Styles Kraków Centrum cooperates with local partners, offering guests coffee roasted in Kraków, which is the pride of this place. In turn, the restaurant offers a wide menu of local dishes or bagels inspired by Krakow, including pastrami sandwiches, and many snacks.
We are thrilled that once again UBM had the opportunity to create space and join the urban heritage of Kraków. All the projects that we have implemented so far have harmoniously complemented the urban architecture, matching the atmosphere of this beautiful city. New ibis Styles Kraków Centrum hotel allowed us to implement an interesting, modern project, with contemporary design referring to cultural symbols of Kraków. We hope that these references will be discovered not only by hotel guests, but also by the local community, for which it will be a place of frequent meetings – adds Sebastian Vetter, Board Member of UBM Development Polska.
ibis Styles: Unique hotels - Creative by design
At ibis Styles, each hotel has its own unique design, theme and personality. Creative and urban, our eclectic hotels offer warm service and stylish comfort. From pillow to pillar, bathroom to bar, every little detail has been thought out to live an experience full of surprises. ibis Styles, Accor’s economy brand, offers an experience based on a multitude of creative and playful designs. Creativity and good humour are the hallmarks of these comfortable, designer hotels, which each have their own individual charm. Located in the heart of cities or close to business districts, each hotel offers an experience that is contemporary, creative, playful and audacious. The brand has introduced a wealth of special touches for children and families, making its hotels fun places that inspire surprise and wellbeing in children and adults alike.
New ibis Styles Kraków Centrum hotel is located in a short distance from the city centre, as well as the Railway Station, Tauron Arena and the Botanical Garden of the Jagiellonian University. Thanks to convenient location, it is an ideal place to start the adventure with discovering the historical traces of Krakow.
UBM Development is a developer listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange. UBM Development creates real estate for Europe’s top cities. The strategic focus is on green building and smart office in major European metropolitan areas like Vienna, Berlin, Munich or Prague. With over 145 years of history, UBM is a one-stop provider for the entire development value chain from initial planning all the way to marketing. The company’s shares are listed in the Prime Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange, the segment with the highest transparency requirements. A syndicate comprising the industrialists Ortner and Strauss holds an investment of roughly 39% as the core shareholder. The Executive Committee, an expert board of 20 UBM managers, has invested €5m in UBM shares. The headquarters of UBM Development AG are located in Vienna. Together with its subsidiaries, the company has also established an efficient network in Central Europe. Strong local integration and wide-ranging market expertise support the timely identification and utilisation of market opportunities which, in turn, protect the future pipeline. UBM’s interdisciplinary team develops ideas for new projects and innovative usage concepts, and also brings wide-ranging interests and users together. We offer a complete range of services required for this integrated approach from a single hand: market analysis, project development, planning and project management, financing, rental and asset management. Specialists with many years of professional experience accompany these processes from the initial project idea up to the transfer to tenants or the final investor. With this know-how, we cover all phases of the real estate value chain internally. In addition to real estate development, UBM is also active as a hotel lessee. The subsidiary UBM hotels Management GmbH was founded in 2016 to bundle the operational know-how for hotel management and to combine all UBM hotel leasing operations.
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