The Monopol Hotel in Katowice was opened in 1903 and is located at the intersection of Dworcowa and Dyrekcyjna streets. From the very beginning, it delighted with luxury, modern equipment and architecture. It quickly became one of the most popular hotels in Silesia. Many distinguished guests stayed here, such as the pianist Artur Rubinstein, the composer Karol Symanowski or the young French captain Charles de Gaulle, and on October 30, 1936, the tenor Jan Kiepura ate here a wedding dinner.
The renovated Hotel Monopol welcomed guests again in 2003 year and again impresses with its luxury and elegance
Rooms and apartments
In the exclusive five-star Monopol Hotel in Katowice, 108 luxuriously furnished rooms are at the Guests' disposal. They have been designed with attention to every detail. All rooms of the Monopol Hotel are air-conditioned and have wireless Internet access. The bathrooms of this luxurious hotel are lined with marble or other types of stone, with elegant Italian fittings and heated floors. Superior rooms, junior suites and suites have Nespresso coffee machines.
The settlement in Katowice was established in the 1865th century, but there are no monuments from that period. The most interesting buildings in Katowice are the historical buildings of the Silesian Theater and the exclusive Monopol Hotel. Katowice received city rights only in XNUMX and it was related to the rapid industrial development of the region.
At the beginning of the 20th century, a new railway station was opened, which perfectly connected the city with the rest of Europe.
At the same time, Arnold Lustig, the owner of the famous Café Central operating near the station, bought the villa standing on the plot at the intersection of Dyrekcyjna and Dworcowa streets belonging to the Ollendorf brothers, in order to set up an exclusive hotel there in 1903 year.
The design of the hotel was made by Ludwik Goldstein and a year later, in 1904, at the hotel exhibition in Bytom, the building won a gold medal and an award funded by the Prince of Pszczyna, Hans Heinrich XI Hochberg. In the then Hotel Monopol there were three restaurants, a hotel bakery and a laundry, and on each floor there was a bathroom, which was a determinant of hotel luxury.
The exclusive Hotel Monopol has quickly become the most representative hotel in Katowice. In the 30 of the XX century it was the most expensive hotel in Katowice, and the hotel's price here cost 5,5 zloty.
Splendor brought the hotel the organization of the wedding reception of the world-famous singer Jan Kiepura and the Hungarian film star Marta Eggerth in the autumn of 1936. Legend has it that the great tenor sang from the balcony for the crowds of devotees gathered in front of the hotel.
Other artists also stayed here, such as the piano virtuoso Artur Rubinstein, Tadeusz Boy-Żeleński and Eugeniusz Bodo. One of the apartments of this luxury hotel is dedicated to the memory of the ancient composer Karol Szymanowski who stayed here. The young French captain Charles de Gaulle, who in the years 1919/21 was an observer of the plebistites deciding on the incorporation of the Silesian lands into Poland after World War I, also visited here.
After World War II, at the end of the 40s, the building of the Monopol Hotel was used as an office building. However, there were still restaurants managed by Orbis, and on the ground floor there were antiques and a travel agency. In the mid-80s, the building was finally closed.
In 2001, the building of the former hotel was bought by the Likus brothers and, in accordance with the principles of the Likus group, restored its splendor and luxury in the inter-war climate.
The Monopol restaurant located in the heart of Stare Katowice is the perfect place for a business lunch. The exclusive decor is maintained in the style of the Art Deco style of the 1920s and 1930s. The walls are decorated with black and white photograms of old Silesia. The advantage of this place is a rich card of Italian wines, which will satisfy even the greatest expert of this drink.
This is an elegant and luxuriously furnished restaurant located in a former courtyard. It is covered with a large glass roof, and the impressive steel structure integrated into the old brick walls is a bold combination of Silesian traditions and modern architectural trends.
The kitchen offers delicious flavors and aromas of Italy. Contributors to the culinary compositions are Italian chefs and Polish chefs who have gained their skills on the Apennine Peninsula
The Cristallo Restauarant menu changes with the seasons. In the spring, the tables are dominated by novelties, in the summer - by paraffins and artichokes, and in the autumn and winter - gifts of forest and venison. A rich card of Italian wines will delight the most sophisticated lovers and gourmets.
"VIP room Vinoteka"Is an extremely luxurious and intimate room with a separate entrance. Served here are specialties prepared in our kitchen, and we give our guests Vinotekę with 7000 bottles of fine wine. It is an ideal place for any intimate party or business meeting.
We also encourage you to taste Patoro wines and cigars in retail prices, and if you like the taste of our wine tastes, we invite you to shop online at www.vinoteka13.pl
Our interiors are perfect for organizing conferences, business seminars, lunches or dinners with an important client. We provide a unique atmosphere, discretion and efficient service of professional staff.
We offer three well-equipped conference rooms and the facilities of two exclusive hotel restaurants, as well as prepare coffee breaks and meals. We propose to organize a luxurious banquet in the neighboring Cristallo restaurant.
A wedding is a day you will come back to with memories throughout your life. This one of the most beautiful and most important moments in life requires appropriate binding.
We offer you a wedding celebration in our exclusive Monopol Hotel. We will be very pleased to accompany you and prepare this unique event.
To welcome, we offer a goblet of exquisite champagne or sparkling wine.
We will give you luxurious interiors of the Cristallo Restaurant of the Monopol Hotel and offer an exquisite menu, and the experienced staff will take care of every detail of the ceremony.
Wellness & Spa
On the -1 level of the Monopol Hotel there is a luxurious Wellness & Spal, where we offer a swimming pool, a dry sauna and a steam bath, as well as a well-equipped gym.