Hotel Stary (The Old Hotel), located in the Old Town in Krakow, took first place in the French competition, Prix Villegiature, in the category called: “The best architectural interiors of European hotels 2007.” This marks the first time that a Polish hotel won first place in the competition.
Oct. 22 marked the day that the jury, namely 3 directors of the renowned hotels (Ezio Indiani from the Proncipe di Savoia in Mediolan, Jacqueline Secchi from Baltimore Hotel in Paris and Alain Aster from the Raphael Hotel in Paris) and 20 journalists, chose the most beautiful hotels in all of Europe. The ceremony took place in Park Hyatt Paris Vendome in Paris.
Traditionally, it is the Parisian elite, members of the diplomatic corpus, famous architects, artists, publishers and owners of the luxurious hotels from all Europe who observe the competition.
Hotel Stary conquered in the final 5 world-famous hotels: Pand Hotel in Brugia, Fouquet in Paris, Chateau Les Crayeres from Reims, Monte Carlo Hotel and Resorts in Monaco and New York Palace from Budapest.
The jury mostly appreciated the intricate interior of Hotel Stary, taking into consideration its fine and unique furniture, exotic woods, oriental carpets and silk fabric that is found in all of the 53 suites. The award for Krakow’s hotel was presented to Katarzyna Likus.
The Stary Hotel belongs to the Likus Group, which owns many hotels and restaurants. The Likus Group includes the Copernicus Hotel, which was nominated for the same award 2 years ago, but in the final round lost to a hotel located in Amsterdam. The Likus Group is also the owner of “Pod Roza,” the oldest hotel in Krakow.
The Hotel Stary opened in 2006 and is located in the heart of the old town of Krakow at ul. Szczepanska 5.