the 29-story Hilton Warsaw Hotel and Convention Centre opens in Poland in March 2007, it will reveal an impressive new hotel, cutting edge in technology and precision built for meetings and conventions. Located in a new business precinct just a ten-minute walk from the commercial heart of Warsaw, and a five-minute drive from the UNESCO-listed Old Town, the Hilton Warsaw Hotel and Convention Centre will house the largest and most modern conference facilities in the city.
The 3000 square meters of flexible event space is double the size of any hotel meeting space now available.
President of Hilton Europe & Africa, Mr. Wolfgang M. Neumann, said, “Warsaw is known for its dramatic history, but more than ever it is emerging as the EU’s newest and best value meeting and convention destination. Located within easy reach of the major European source markets of London, Paris and Frankfurt, the city offers an unusual backdrop: modern skyscrapers coexist with communist constructions while the historic old town is home to a vibrant restaurant and bar scene. All this is supported by excellent service standards.”
General Manager of the hotel, Mr. Bert Fol, added, “From the moment you walk into the hotel with its light-flooded 19-meter high lobby, to the spacious meetings and guest rooms, this is a hotel that is opening up the destination. It is an inspiring product in the hub of an inspiring city. When it opens in March, it will be a premier meetings facility by any world standard.”
Central to the hotel’s meetings offerings is the Warsaw Hall, a 1406 square meter pillar-less ballroom featuring five-meter high ceilings, a panel of floor-to-ceiling windows along one wall (with blinds allowing total blackout), and the most sophisticated technology in the capital including Guest-Tec-provided wired and wireless internet allowing 1000 users to log on simultaneously.
The ballroom is positioned for large-scale product launches and sales conventions and has a capacity for 1850 attendees theatre style with an adjacent 520 square meter exhibition hall for display booths and breakout meetings.
Furthermore, the ballroom can be configured into five separate soundproof spaces for smaller meetings, allowing for the transformation of a room for 750 into a themed banquet in a guaranteed turnaround time of 60 minutes.
Hilton Warsaw also features 14 meeting rooms, all with natural daylight, electronic signage, broadband access for email and streamed data and projector. A business center located over two floors will be serviced by experienced staff and outfitted with color laser printers, faxes, copiers and desktop PCs with internet access.
All 314 guestrooms come equipped with 27’’ LCD screens and special software known as the Conference Manager, which provides real-time event information directly to the guestroom television.
The hotel is set to become an entertainment destination for local residents. It will house a 188-seat modern restaurant known as Meza, the stylish Pistachio bar and the city’s largest and most luxurious fitness center, the 3800 square meter Holmes Place, which is complimentary to all guests. Hilton Warsaw will also have a casino offering Vegas-style entertainment and underground parking facilities for 350 cars.