Polish Hotel Company will bring Holiday Inn Express to Katowice

Polish Hotel Company (PHC), a hotel developer firm, is preparing to launch its second Polish investment. The new project in Katowice will be delivered in co-operation with the world’s leading hospitality InterContinental Hotels Group.

The first PHC’s hotel scheme was opened this year in Warsaw. The second project of the company – out of seventeen planned in the upcoming years in Poland – is going to be settled in Katowice on Wojewódzka Street near the Rialto cinema in the heart of the City. “This is a construction plot situated opposite the Old Railway Station. Our hotel will be built within a mixed-use facility including offices. However, we have only established a cooperation for the hotel part” – Miguel Martins, general manager at PHC, said to katowicethecity.com.

The 4-floor hotel will have 124 guests rooms and 2 meeting rooms. It will be classified into a 3-star economy budget category offering bed & breakfast services with fixed price for final guest including free wireless Internet and breakfast. “The hotel will be operated by Polish Hotel Management Company under a franchise agreement with InterContinental Hotels Group for the Holiday Inn Express brand” – Miguel Martins added.

The construction work is planned to be kicked-off in spring 2013. The PHC’s facility will border upon a 3-storey office building of B-class to be built by private investor. The construction plot is owned by Eurostar Real Estate from Kraków. The firm is also the owner of the Old Railway Station. The mixed-use facility will be erected within the so called design-and-build formula.

Polish Hotel Company is a partnership of private Portuguese companies including Espírito Santo Investment Bank. In 2008, PHC signed an agreement with InterContinental Hotels Group to expand IHG’s portfolio in key Polish cities.