Nobu Hospitality – the chef-led hotel chain from Nobu Matsuhisa – has announced a 3 August opening date for Nobu Hotel Warsaw, marking the group’s first property in Poland and 12th overall.

Set on Wilcza Street, in close proximity to the city’s Old Town, the 117-key hotel is set to launch as the country prepares to reopen its borders following the global outbreak of COVID-19.

Occupying a two-wing structure comprising an historic Art Deco building – the former Hotel Rialto – and a modernist newbuild portion, the hotel’s design has been overseen by Polish architects Medusa Group and California-based Studio PCH. Combining original elements alongside serene Japanese touches and contemporary industrial visuals, the aesthetic seeks to chart the story of the city from its resilient past to diverse present, with guestrooms ranging from classically styled spaces to more modern options.

A suite at Nobu Hotel Warsaw

Floor-to-ceiling windows look out to city or skyline views, whilst public spaces feature work drawn from the Jankilevitsch Collection – a private series centred around pieces by pioneering Polish artists from the middle-to-late 20th century.

The project will also house a signature Nobu Restaurant & Cafe – opening 17 July and overseen by Executive Chef Yannick Lohou, previously of Nobu Hotel Barcelona. Serving up dishes based on Chef Nobu’s acclaimed Japanese/South American fusion, the menu will include Toto Tartare with Caviar, Beef Yoban Yaki, as well as a number of Nobu Now dishes – Polish-inspired alternatives devised by Lohou.

The Zen Suite at Nobu Hotel Warsaw

A 438m² first-floor event space can be adapted into the separate Sakura (266m²) and Hikari (171m²) rooms, whilst an independent lobby and terrace allows for privacy during functions or meetings. With hygiene concerns at the top of the list for many guests in the wake of the pandemic, the hotel will introduce safety and sanitation elements including mobile check-in services and private elevator access.