The Orbis Group continues to develop its hotel portfolio in Poland
In line with its strategy, the Orbis Group develops the AccorHotels network in Poland and in Eastern Europe in cooperation with local partners. Orbis has signed a franchise agreement for the ibis Styles Kraków Santorini hotel.
The new ibis Styles Kraków Santorini is to welcome first guests in the fourth quarter of 2019. It will be a newly developed project. The construction works are already underway at 35b, Bulwarowa Street, where the existing Santorini hotel will be rebuilt and extended. In addition to the 120 rooms, the hotel will offer a restaurant, a bar and conference rooms.
The ibis Styles Krakow Santorini hotel is located in Krakow in the vicinity of the well-known Aleja Róż – the avenue of roses, one of the main roads of the city which is to be revitalized. No wonder that roses and The Secret Garden will be the key theme of the hotel interior design.
“We are glad that together with Orbis Group and AccorHotels we are going to develop a design hotel that will fit into the current plan of revitalising the area adjoining the avenue of roses - Aleja Róż in Kraków. We have chosen the ibis Styles brand because we like the relaxed formula of this brand and appreciate that we do not need to give up our identity as the hotel owners. For 15 years now we have been operating the Santorini hotel which enjoys its reputation in the market and we do not want to give up what we have managed to create so far” - explains Monika and Zbigniew Czopek, franchisee’s representatives.
“The ibis Styles Kraków Santorini will be addressed to the business segment, however, given its easy access to the Old Town and the leisure market potential of the Nowa Huta district, it is also intended to attract tourists. We are very glad and supportive of our local business partners who will join the ibis Styles network, which is one of the most positive and popular hotel brands” – says Jacek Stasikowski, Director of Development in Poland, Orbis and AccorHotels Eastern Europe.
The interior design of the hotel was entrusted to ILIARD, a renowned Polish design office that combines sensitivity and artistic ambitions with commercial and functional requirements of commercial properties.
“We are highly excited about the results of our work on the ibis Styles Kraków Santorini
project. We have managed to blend the investor’s ambitions as to the design with the freedom and frivolous trait of the hotel brand, which gives designers the room to spread their wings and encourages unconventional thinking about hotel interiors. The rose theme will accompany hotel guests from the very entrance of the hotel through the reception area to guest rooms. We are looking forward to finalising this project and opening of the hotel” - says Wojciech Witek, co-owner of the ILIARD studio.
The ibis Styles Kraków Santorini is located at a distance of only 8 km from the Kraków Główny central railway station and 21 km from the Kraków-Balice International Airport.
According to the philosophy of this economy & lifestyle brand of the AccorHotels Group, ibis Styles network affiliates comfortable designer hotels built in a range of styles and operated with creativity, offering cheerful and joyful atmosphere, positive, stylish and charming. The hotels of this brand follow the main theme and lay emphasis on the sense of community and local design.
The Orbis Hotel Group operates close to 20 hotels of this brand in the Central and Eastern Europe. The ibis Styles brand network comprises more than 420 hotels in 45 countries around the world.