Puro Warsaw — Warsaw, Poland
Over the last three years or so, the Polish hotel group Puro has been unfurling one finely wrought boutique property after the other in major satellite cities like Gdańsk and Łódź. We like to assume it’s been workshopping and fine-tuning its product, because its long-awaited debut in the capital Warsaw is a certified crowd-pleaser.
Located in a new build by Warsaw-based JEMS Architects on a quiet residential street a few blocks from the Palace of Culture and Science, the 148-room hotel is the work of DeSallesFlint, the British studio seamlessly blending local street art with a mid-Century vibe.
Both rooms and public spaces have been styled like soigné apartments swathed in brushed oak timber, old Warsaw maps, and hand-tufted Golran 1898 rugs. The rooftop bar Loreta sports an eye-catching neon mural by Maurycy Gomulicki, whilst head chef Mateusz Wichrowski orchestrates a seasonal Italian menu of gnudi with spring beetroot leaves and chives oil, and a grilled hanger steak nuzzled with baked spring onions and tarragon mayonnaise. §