Hilton Worldwide is offering visitors to the city of Lodz a unique voyage through Poland’s cinematic history thanks to today’s opening of the country’s first DoubleTree by Hilton, part of Hilton Worldwide’s upscale brand which features more than 350 hotels globally.
Opening at the site of the Lodz Film Studio, the newly built DoubleTree by Hilton Lodz pays homage to the golden age of Polish cinema. Its towering 8,000 square meter glass façade depicts a scene from one of the many Polish film masterpieces to have emanated from Lodz’s famous ‘Dream Factory’ studios. Once inside, guests continue their journey through cinematic history with guest rooms featuring film motifs, whilst its swimming pool forms a visual tribute to the works of Oscar winning director, Roman Polanski.
Simon Vincent, president, EMEA, Hilton Worldwide, said, “Hilton Worldwide has a long history of association with the film industry and DoubleTree by Hilton Lodz builds on this heritage in an important European market. Over the last six years, we have expanded our Polish portfolio with openings in some of the country’s most visited cities including Gdansk, Krakow and Warsaw and our new hotel in Lodz marks a superb debut for DoubleTree by Hilton.”
The hotel enjoys a central location with views overlooking the green expanses of Poniatowski Park. Guests are within easy reach of the city’s main leisure and commercial attractions as well as the central business district. Ease of access is assured with W Reymont International Airport just six kilometers away from the hotel.
Each of the 200 guest rooms reflect DoubleTree by Hilton’s upscale offering; and the 105 square meter presidential suite boasts office space, a separate kitchen and views across the park. Additional facilities available on site include a 4,500 square meter concert and congress hall which is complemented by six additional state-of-the-art meeting rooms.
An indoor swimming pool and spa with four treatment rooms inhabits the top floor of the complex, whilst befitting of its heritage, a contemporary cinema room is set to become an attraction for guests and locals alike. The 200 seat Four Colors restaurant offers international dining with Polish influences, whilst the Golden Bar provides an ideal spot to unwind with a range of cocktails, single malt whiskies and wines available.
John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton, said, “We are excited to be welcoming our first guests in Poland. We cherish the opportunity to offer our guests unique hotel characteristics and immerse them in local culture. We’re excited to be part of the future of Lodz’s ‘Dream Factory’ and to be warmly welcoming guests for a memorable experience at our new DoubleTree by Hilton Lodz.”
Guests at DoubleTree by Hilton Lodz will also enjoy signature brand features including the welcome of a warm chocolate chip cookie presented to every guest at check-in; the invigorating array of CITRON body care products by Crabtree & Evelyn in the rooms; and a unique and caring team member commitment to the local community. The hotel also participates in the award winning Hilton HHonors® loyalty scheme, offering the chance to earn global rewards at over 4,000 hotels worldwide.
Slawomir Nowak, General Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Lodz, said “We are very pleased to be the first DoubleTree by Hilton in Poland. There is no doubt that the beautiful interiors of the hotel together with our exceptional customer service will create an outstanding new upscale offering for the Polish market. We hope that through our presence we will also contribute to Lodz’s development, especially in the Meetings and Events area. I would like to congratulate our owner - TOYA Group - for creating this unique venue.”
Hilton Worldwide has had a presence in Poland since 2007 with the opening of Hilton Warsaw Hotel & Convention Center and this latest opening increases the portfolio to six. Its development pipeline of 11 hotels in the country includes the recently announced DoubleTree by Hilton Kraków Hotel & Convention Centre and Hampton by Hilton Kraków, set to become Poland’s first Hilton Worldwide dual branded property.