A living legend for the 21st century

Your Warsaw discovery begins here
Raffles Europejski Warsaw is ideally located on the Royal Route, neighbouring the city’s magnificent Old Town and just steps from the Polish National Opera and the Presidential Palace. A 25-minute drive from Warsaw Chopin Airport, the 5-star hotel is one of Poland’s most celebrated buildings, its restoration by architect and set designer Boris Kudlička a dazzling blend of 21st-century luxury and original neoclassical architecture.

Explore Raffles Europejski Warsaw

An inspiring combination of cosmopolitan chic and 19th-century glamour. Discover our exceptional facilities and services.


Raffles Butler Service

The epitome of refined luxury, Raffles Butlers are ready to elevate your hotel experience to perfection around the clock.


Artistic haven

Our carefully curated Polish art collection comprises 500 modern and contemporary artworks. Take a private tour with our knowledgeable Art Collection Manager.


Raffles Spa

Indulge in rejuvenating treatments inspired by Asian, Middle Eastern and European traditions in our sumptuous Raffles Spa.


Limousine service

Enjoy a selection of swift, seamless and comfortable transfer experiences to and from the airport and within Warsaw.



A dedicated meeting planner will ensure your meeting room, fitted with state-of-the-art equipment, is tailored to your business needs.


Perfect weddings

Our dedicated service team will help you plan every little detail of your dream wedding and will assist you on the day.



We offer the city’s finest venues for your events, from galas, balls and cocktail parties to intimate dinners and small get-togethers.


Memory rooms

Four Memory Rooms explore the hotel’s remarkable history, each with a different theme and its own exhibition of replicas, photos and memorabilia.

OUR history

Hotel Europejski opened in 1857, designed by Henryk Marconi as part of the renovation of Warsaw’s Royal Route. The intellectual elite who lived and worked in the hotel turned it into a hub of creativity; many influential politicians and crowned heads of state stayed here. After the Second World War, part of the damaged hotel was renovated and transformed into an elegant restaurant. Following major reconstruction work in 1961, it became, once more, one of Warsaw’s finest hotels. From 2013 to 2017, the building underwent extensive renovation work under the supervision of the City of Warsaw’s Conservator of Historic Buildings. When the work was completed, the legendary hotel was restored to its full glory as the Raffles Europejski Warsaw.

A living legend for the 21st century

Hotel Europejski opens

Hotel Europejski opens on Krakowskie Przedmieście, part of Henryk Marconi’s renovation of Warsaw’s Royal Route.

New hub for Polish art

Hotel Europejski is a key member of the local art scene, becoming known as the Saloon of The Rejected because artworks displayed in the hotel break with the academic style of late 19th-century Polish painting. Many important artists have their studios at Hotel Europejski. The Association for the Encouragement of Fine Arts has its headquarters at the hotel.

Reinvented as a restaurant

Part of the damaged hotel is renovated and transformed into a restaurant, quickly becoming the most elegant locale in the devastated city and hosting a legendary New Year’s Ball.

Military Academy moves in

The hotel is rebuilt and taken over by the Ministry of National Defence by virtue of the Beirut Decree. It subsequently becomes the headquarters of the Felix Dzerzhinsky Political-Military Academy.

The hotel reopens

After undergoing major reconstruction, Hotel Europejski reopens as the Orbis Europejski and remains one of Warsaw’s best hotels for the next 50 years. The hotel still maintains its tradition as a place associated with art professors from the nearby Academy of Fine Arts, and art critics and theorists meet regularly in the lobby.

Original owners take over

The heirs of the Europejski’s rightful owners succeed in their bid to repossess the family estate and regain their rights to Hotel Europejski. Seven years later, Vera Michalski-Hoffmann joins the venture as majority shareholder.

Hotel renamed Raffles Europejski Warsaw

The hotel undergoes extensive renovation work under the supervision of the City of Warsaw’s Conservator of Historic Buildings. When the work is completed, the legendary hotel is restored to its full glory as the Raffles Europejski Warsaw.
Raffles Europejski Warsaw

The Hotel Europejski Art Collection

Hotel Europejski began amassing its art collection in 2014 when Vera Michalski-Hoffmann and her daughters, Kasia and Tatiana, decided to build an outstanding, one-of-a-kind collection representative of the contemporary art scene in Poland. Thanks to guidance and advice from Barbara Piwowarska and Anda Rottenberg, the collection slowly began to take shape and has developed into a comprehensive selection of artworks by both established and emerging contemporary artists. The collection now encompasses almost 500 works by 120 artists, including a significant number of objects relating to both the hotel and its history. Reference is also made to post-war Polish modernism, alongside works by promising younger Polish talents.

Raffles Europejski Warsaw

Art heritage

Hotel Europejski has its cultural roots in the late 19th/early 20th-century art scene. Between 1880 and 1900, the renowned Polish art dealer Aleksander Krywult had his salon on the second floor. Leon Wyszczółkowski, Józef Pankiewicz and Józef Chełmoński, the three best known painters of their time, all exhibited their work here. Chełmoński also had his studio on the top floor in the 1880s. Adam Chmielowski later worked in the same studio, as did the well-known painter and architect, Stanisław Witkiewicz. In recollections of Chełmoński, Antoni Piotrowski wrote that the artists’ ‘colony’ at the Hotel Europejski was a blessed place, characterised by undisturbed harmony, joy and genuine friendship.

Raffles Europejski Warsaw

Design masterpiece

The gracious interior design of the hotel is by distinguished Slovak set designer, architect and designer Boris Kudlička, whose works have been showcased at the National Opera in Warsaw, with some additional spaces designed by Lázaro Rosa-Violán studio. While contemporary in character, the hotel’s interior designs incorporate symbolic elements that pay homage to its history. The walls of the Europejski Grill restaurant, for example, are adorned with Nieborów Majolica plates, and a mosaic that once embellished the reception of Hotel Europejski now graces the reception wall of Raffles Spa.