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Tips for the Business Visitor Coming to Warsaw

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Warsaw is one of the top business cities in Central and Eastern Europe, providing attractive business environment. The city is a hot spot for a large number of foreign investors and it comes top for low cost of staff and best value for money in terms of office space. The investor-friendly capital of Poland has great human potential - twenty percent of its population has a university degree. The city’s thriving job market attracts young professionals from all over the country.

The most important economic sector in Warsaw is services, which together with retail employs over 70 percent of the total working population. The biggest growth in recent years has been in banking and finance and many private financial institutions have their branches in Warsaw. The Warsaw Stock Exchange is particularly attractive to investors and it is the best of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe. Twenty-five percent of its total transaction involve foreign capital.

The large investors in Warsaw include:

Telekomunikacja Polska S.A.
Metro Group
Shell Polska
Carrefour Polska Sp. z o.o.
J&S Energy S.A.
Vattenfall Poland
Casino Group Poland
Budimex S.A.
Procter&Gamble Operations Polska Sp. z o.o.
British-American Tobacco Polska S.A.
Skanska S.A.
Siemens Sp. z o.o.
E.Leclerc Polska
Nestle Polska
Philips Polska Sp. z o.o.
Cargill Polska Sp. z o.o.
BASF Polska Sp. z o.o.
Grupa ITI SA
Electrolux Poland Sp. z o.o.
Danone Sp. z o.o.
Samsung Electronics Polska Sp. z o.o.
Grupa L’Oreal w Polsce
Avon Cosmetics Polska Sp. z o.o.

Warsaw is becoming more and more popular in terms of business tourism due to its good accommodation facilities and a well-developed infrastructure for congresses and conferences. The city offers about 10,000 beds in quality hotels, with the number of new and luxury hotels still growing. All the major Warsaw’s hotels have well-equipped conference and meeting facilities, offering state-of-the-art equipment as well as excellent service for the best value for money. Another asset of Warsaw in terms of business meetings, is the convenient location of the airport, close to the city center.

Warsaw meeting facilities:

The Palace of Culture and Science
Address: Plac Defilad 1
Warsaw’s prominent landmark, is one of the most important business meeting centers. It is one of the favourite venues for foreign guests because of its distinct architecture and convenient location, in the very heart of the city. The Palace features over a dozen well-equipped halls.

Most of Warsaw’s quality hotels are located in the very city centre, close to all good restaurants and meeting venues. Conferences and meetings can be organized at the following hotels:

Gromada Hotel and Congress Center
Conveniently located just 800 m from the airport, the hotel is now the largest and most modern conference center in the city. The hotel has hosted many prestigious conferences.

Novotel is another quality hotel located in close proximity to the airport and only 4 km from downtown. It features advanced conference facilities for up to 730 people, restaurant, bar, business corner, WiFi.

Airport Hotel Okecie
The hotel is located 800 m away from the airport and about 4,5 km away from Warsaw center. It houses conference apartments.

Sofitel Victoria
The hotel is an ideal location for business trips boasting a spacious lobby bathed in natural daylight, a choice of two bars and exceptional meeting rooms overlooking the Saxon Gardens and the National Opera.

Europejski Hotel
Address: Krakowskie Przedmiescie 13
Located close to the Great Theatre and the Saxon Gardens on historical Royal Road - an imposing thoroughfare leading from the Old Town towards the royal palaces in the south. Opened in 1857, the hotel is the oldest in Warsaw. The hotel has an antique feel and features a famous restaurant "Przy Ossolinskich".

Novotel Warszawa Centrum
Conference organizers can make use of 1,200 square metres of professionally furnished conference area in rooms adjoining each other.

Grand Hotel
Address: Krucza 28
The hotel features 7 multi-function rooms, which can accomodate from 8 to 200 people and are equipped with audivisual equipment, served by the Business Centre where a photocopier, a telephone, a fax and a computer are available.

Holiday Inn
The 4 star Holiday Inn Warsaw hotel is located in the very heart of Warsaw. It is the central business district in close proximity to the offices of international companies such as ACCENTURE, ALSTOM, AON, AT KEARNEY, ERNST & YOUNG, NOKIA, SONY, THE WORLD BANK. Holiday Inn Warsaw is closest to the multi-functional complex `Zlote Tarasy` - the biggest shopping and entertainment in Warsaw. The hotel is an ideal location for international events, exclusive board meetings and seminars - 11 conference rooms with modern multi-media equipment.

The Hyatt Regency
The hotel offers the most sophisticated, tech-smart conference venue in Warsaw with the best meeting and banquet facilities in the country.

Jan III Sobieski Hotel
Address: Plac Artura Zawiszy 1
The hotel offers seven air-conditioned, which can accommodate all types of conferences, seminars, training or other business meetings. The rooms are equipped with the up to date audio-visual equipment, according to individual needs of our clients. The hotel also offers five small rooms which are ideal for private business meetings.

Sheraton Warsaw Hotel
Located in the heart of the city, the hotel offers state-of-the-art conference and meeting facilities. It also provides the Regus Business Center, the full service office complex.

Radisson SAS Centrum Hotel
The hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the business district and tourist quarter of Warsaw. Business travellers find the services and amenities they need with Business Class. For the extra convenience of business guests the hotel offers free high-speed Internet access.

Le Royal Meridien Bristol
Situated on the "King's Walk", Warsaw's most elegant street, Le Royal MERIDIEN BRISTOL is only a short walk from the historical Old Town, the Royal Castle and the National Theatre and Opera House. The hotel graciously combines Old-World charm with modern luxury to offer the perfect setting for the business traveller.

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