Nobu Hotel Warsaw: Timeless Elegance Meets Modern Design

A new design hotel in the Polish capital is making its mark with extraordinary architecture that combines the Art Deco style of the 1920s with the modern era: the Nobu Hotel Warsaw. Established by Oscar prize winner Robert De Niro, the Japanese chef Nobu Matsuhisa and the entrepreneur Meir Teper, the exclusive 5-star hotel with 117 rooms and suites stands in Warsaw’s cultural Mokotów district. Construction work on the 100 million PLN (21,8 million €) project began in 2017, and the hotel opened its doors to guests from around the world on 3 August 2020.

An unusual, trapezoidal glass structure with offset floors arose in Warsaw, where the twelfth hotel of the renowned brand was built. Particularly striking is the new building’s façade made of crushed glass which offers the discerning clientèle, including a number of Hollywood stars, sufficient privacy without having to forego the view of the Warsaw skyline.

The hotel was built on the site of the former Rialto Hotel and is surrounded by historic buildings, which necessitated a cautious approach. The original Rialto was converted into a classic wing and extended with a contemporary new structure whose clear design vocabulary makes reference to the Warsaw architectural style at the beginning of the last century. The modern part was designed by the Polish architecture firm Medusa Group and the design office Studio PCH from California. The result is a successful combination of the traditional Japanese touch with modern architecture.

Large glazed areas in the interior ensure lots of daylight. The triple glazing from the company Vitroterm-Murów offers even more advantages: Equipped with warm edge spacer bars from SWISSPACER, the best possible insulation is ensured, says the company. The spacer bars of the Swiss manufacturer consist of a highly insulating plastic composite material which minimises the loss of heat. They therefore prevent cold bridges and heat loss in the area around the edge of the panes of insulating glass – this prevents heat entering the building’s interior in summer and keeps the cold out in winter. Condensation, mould and the health problems these cause don’t stand a chance. Although at first glance they represent a barely perceptible detail in the overall planning, the spacer bars are essential for saving energy as well as for pleasant temperatures inside the Nobu Hotel in Warsaw.

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