The communist-era Wienawa Hotel is set for a huge revamp after it was purchased by the Marriott International hotel chain.
After undergoing a 35-million złoty metamorphosis, the 9-storey, 162-room building will become a Four Points by Sheraton hotel .
It’s fair to say that the crumbling Wienawa Hotel has seen better days. In more recent times, it has been used as accommodation for people self-isolating due to coronavirus .
However, the fact that the hotel is still operating (rooms can be booked there for 100zł a night) made it feel almost like a living relic of the PRL, which can be an attraction for some people. Indeed, the hotel has been able to tap into desire for nostalgia by hosting balls for seniors. The hotel’s restaurant apparently hasn’t changed for decades either.
This is all set to change in 2021 though, when the renovation begins. In the meantime, the hotel remains open, and in the opinion of Wirtualna Polska at least, is entering its “last dance” period.