Raffles Europejski Warsaw is more than a hotel; it is a space for almost 500 works by 120 artists. A celebration of Poland’s creativity. Originally envisaged as a unique portrait of the contemporary art scene in Poland the collection, curated by Barbara Piwowarska and Anda Rottenberg, was developed to encompass established artists, artworks commissioned specifically for certain spaces and a carefully curated selection of post-war modernist pieces and objects. In each instance, there was one criteria: the artists had to be Polish. Viewed in its entirety, the collection offers an in-depth narrative of Polish art from the 50s to this day.
Set against the backdrop of the hotel’s interiors, the works constitute a counterpoint to its eclectic décor. Those pieces commissioned for specific spaces can be seen in the lobby, Long Bar, Raffles Spa and on plinths by the elevators. In private spaces, specially selected works give each hotel room its own character. The choice as well as the display of the works make the collection unique.
Guests are invited to explore and consider the hotel’s remarkable history and the changes this iconic building has seen in our Memory Rooms. Discreetly located on different floors of the hotel, these special rooms are carefully thought through contemplative spaces.
Each of the rooms has a different theme and its own exhibition of art and photographs, including a display that reflects the time before the hotel and its foundation; the hotel and its art; social life in the Europejski during the glamorous 1920s; and the 1930s Europejski, under Orbis.
City and Art Tours
Let our knowledgeable Art Concierge take care of your itinerary, helping you to make the most of every minute of your visit to Warsaw. We can arrange guided tours of the city and its art, make reservations and organise transport with the hotel’s on-site limousine service.
Map and Directions
MetroNearest Metro station is Nowy Świat-Uniwersytet (line M2).