Puro Łódź — Łódź, Poland
With stealth and considerable élan, the Puro group is turning out one perfectly conceived boutique hotel at a time, its newest property just landing in the old industrial city of Łódź.
Sandwiched between the grand neo-baroque Poznański Palace and the red-bricked Manufaktura retail complex, the 130-room hotel is the work of ASW Architekci and London-based studio Superfutures.
The décor references the city’s cinematic links and reputation as a creative hotbed – which explains both the bijou in-house cinema, modern kilims and hand-woven wall hangings by local studio Tartaruga in the suites, and photographs and retro film posters scattered through the hotel.
A pre-prandial drink on the rooftop bar accompanied by live DJ acts and a view of Poznański Palace sets the mood for dinner at the Asia-inspired Miska Gastro Bowls downstairs where chef Marcin Małecki sends out imaginative plates like crunchy squid paired with a sauce of Earl Grey and coriander sauce, and a grilled beef entrecote nuzzling Jerusalem artichokes, green beans, and sesame.§