Hotel Europejski Art Collection
A unique art collection in a unique hotel
Raffles Europejski Warsaw is more than a hotel. It is a space exhibiting the Hotel Europejski Art Collection composed of almost 500 museum-level artworks by more than 120 artists. The art collection, created by two curators Barbara Piwowarska and Anda Rottenberg, is a unique snapshot of Polish contemporary art. It consists of paintings on canvas, works on paper, photographs, collages, sculptures, installations and commissions for specific spaces. It is comprised of artworks spanning a few generations of artists - the most important for Polish art after 1945 and contemporary times as well as the youngest and most promising ones. Exhibited entirely in the hotel’s interiors, the artworks constitute a counterpoint to its eclectic décor. Artworks commissioned for specific spaces can be seen in the lobby, Long Bar and Raffles Spa. Pieces in hotel rooms give each of them its own unique character.
Private tour of the art collection
The Hotel Europejski Art Collection is one of the most important corporate and museum-level art collections in Poland. Guests staying at Raffles Europejski Warsaw are hereby invited to a private tour of the collection, where they can admire each piece at length.
Gallery and studio visit
The collection consists of artworks created by some of the most important Polish postwar and contemporary artists and were acquired from some of the best art galleries in Warsaw.
A private gallery or studio visit may be organised for you by the Art Collection Manager.
Private visit to the Zachęta National Art Gallery
Zachęta National Art Gallery is the oldest and the most important public gallery dedicated to modern and contemporary art in Warsaw. By special request, an exclusive, private visit can be arranged to the historic building of Zachęta.
To arrange a tour or visit, please contact the Art Collection Manager in advance.
Art Collection Manager
Guests are invited to explore the hotel’s remarkable history in four Memory Rooms. Discreetly located on two floors of the hotel, each Memory Room has a different theme and its own exhibition of replicas, photographs and memorabilia.
Each display reflects a different facet of the hotel’s history: the time before the hotel and its foundation; the hotel and its art; social life in the Europejski during the interwar period; the 1960s Europejski, under state-owned enterprise Orbis.