By Leanne M. Wandoff
Warsaw
Poland
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Located on the banks of the Vistula River and in the heart of the Masovian Plain is Poland’s largest and capitol city, Warsaw. Known as the “phoenix city,” Warsaw’s resilient nature is epitomized by its rising from the ashes of widespread destruction from World War II, where nearly 85 percent of the city was left in ruins. Warsaw, once part of Masovia and home to the Dukes of Masovia, became part of Poland as it’s known today in 1918 after World War I. 
   
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Start your tour in the heart of the city, or, Old Town where you’ll find the Royal Castle, which was built in the 13th century to serve as residence to Mazovian princes and later served as the seat of the king and government. In an unfortunate cycle of renovation and destruction, the castle was nearly completely leveled in World War II.  Later in the 20th century, the Royal Castle was restored with its very own remains and rubble. Through the clock tower, continue into Old Town and visit Market Square, where The Warsaw Mermaid stands as the symbol of Warsaw since 1855. Be sure to also visit King Zygmunt’s Column and the Barbican. Although suffering massive devastation from Nazi bombing campaigns in WWII, the city has restored its former architectural heritage along with raising new buildings in the socialist style as well as modern buildings as a result of its economic boom due to the fall of Communism and the creation of the European Union. Impressively, about 40 percent of the city is green space, boasting lovely gardens and parks. Be certain to lose yourself in the horticultural wonders of Saxon Garden and Warsaw’s biggest public park, Royal Baths Park.

Warsaw, proud of its notable natives such as scientist Marie Curie and artist Tamara de Lempicka, is most famously the boyhood home of renowned musician and composer Fryderyc Chopin. Tour the city as Chopin once did and don’t forget to visit the largest collection of Chopin memorabilia at the Fryderyc Chopin Museum.

Historically, Warsaw has served as a destination for foreign and internal immigration - academic, artistic, political, religious and economic, which is still the case today.  As a result the residents, culture, food and entertainment you’ll find is diverse and rich. There isn’t a shortage of events in the city. Warsaw will host Europe’s best football (soccer) teams as they play for the championship title in 2012.

EscapeWizard.com assures you that Warsaw is a delightfully diverse city in history, sites and entertainments formed by a rich and spirited culture. Most sites are easily accessible walking or by city’s tram and bus public transport as well as special horse and boat tours. Warsaw is a living testament to the resilience of its people and the region. Just click the link above and book your next vacation to Poland’s phoenix city with EscapeWizard.com.
Hotels in Warsaw
By Tekisha Slack
InterContinental Warsaw
Emilli Plater Street 49, Warsaw, Poland
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The InterContinental Warsaw is high style in the heart of the Capital. Located in the financial district opposite the Palace of Culture and Science, the hotel is a short distance from the main railway station, charming Old Town and the Warsaw Philharmonic.

Premium services are available to each and every guest, including free morning newspaper delivery, turndown service and valet service. In room entertainment including cable / satellite TV, DVD player, in room movies, stereo, in room video and video games are also available. For business travelers each guestroom also has workspace desk and internet data services. The luxurious bathrooms contain the basics plus a private toilet area, dressing room and even a bidet.

The hotel itself offers an awesome array of amenities also features free Wi-Fi internet, business center, barber/beauty shop, laundry/dry cleaning services, 24 hour front desk service, rooms/facilities for disabled guests, and express check-in/check…just to name a few. The newly renovated Riverview Wellness Centre offer spectacular views of Warsaw and provides over 1000 sq m of fitness, health and wellbeing facilities including: pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam bath, aerobic room and beauty centre.

For dining options, The Downtown Restaurant offers what many consider Warsaw’s best breakfast buffet; this bright, casual restaurant also offers lunch and dinner menus filled with traditional Polish dishes such as Pierogi, Roasted Duck Leg and Beef Zrazy, as well as international classics. The award-winning weekday business lunch buffet often features sushi and sashimi, salads and pasta or Asian wok stations. Platter by Karol Okrasa features flavors from the Chef's childhood and his many culinary journeys around the world. Or, guests can enjoy drinking chocolate and handmade pralines from the E. Wedel Café.

The InterContinental Warsaw is an impressive addition to the ever-expanding Warsaw skyline. Located in the financial district opposite the Palace of Culture and Science, the hotel is a short distance from the main railway station, charming Old Town and the Warsaw Philharmonic. Well worth a visit are the Frederic Chopin Museum and Lazienki Park.

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Hotels in Warsaw
By Tekisha Slack
Mercure Hotel Warsaw
48/54 Zlota Street, Warsaw, Poland
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The Mercure Hotel (formally called the Holiday Inn Warsaw hotel) is located just steps away from Warsaw's famous landmarks and is moments away from the Central Rail Station. The air-conditioned Guest rooms are tailored for business with high-speed Internet and a minibar. Home comforts include a choice of pillows and complimentary tea and coffee. Stay entertained with international satellite channels and pay movies on your TV.

This hotel is the ideal base for both business and leisure travelers. Business travelers will appreciate the Business Center, copying, courier service, Executive floors and Suites, fax machines, and a front office team that will be there to provide any assistance you need. Leisure travelers will love the onsite health and fitness, spa facilities, activities and services for children, and housekeeping and laundry services.

Wake up to international flavors like smoked fish, sausages and pancakes from the extensive breakfast buffet in Brasserie restaurant. Regional delicacies like zurek soup and Polish dumplings are on the a la carte menu in Symfonia restaurant. The Polog bar offers a great variety of drinks, liqueurs. And hot snacks on request.

Located in Warsaw's central office hub, guests are within 500 metres of international companies like Ernst & Young, The World Bank, Alstom and Accenture. The Mercure Hotel’s attentive staff will look after your needs when you do business in the 10 meeting rooms, all equipped with wireless Internet and space for up to 280 guests. Cross the street from Mercure Hotel after a long day of business to socialize in the restaurant plaza at the glitzy Zlote Tarasy shopping complex. The iconic Palace of Culture and Science building pierces the Warsaw skyline is just steps away from the hotel; as well as the Jewish Ghetto with its emotive granite Monument to the Ghetto Heroes and the Nozyk Synagogue.

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Hotels in Warsaw
By Jessica Howell
Sheraton Warsaw Hotel
Boleslawa Prusa 2 Warsaw, Poland
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The Sheraton Warsaw Hotel may be surrounded by some of the cities most popular historic sites, but its modern design and sleek exterior lets visitors know that this is a city where old meets new, past meets present, and history compliments the contemporary.  Just steps away from the hotel, guests can explore nearby sites including the Royal Castle, Parliament, Lazienski Park, historic Old Town, awesome shopping, and a plethora of delicious cafes and restaurants.  One thing is certain there is no lack of things to do both in and around the Sheraton Warsaw Hotel.  Check in at the Sheraton is at 2 p.m. and check out is at 12 noon. 

Even though there are plenty of lively bars and clubs surrounding the Sheraton, one of the areas coolest bars is located right inside the hotel.  SomePlace Else Restaurant and Bar serves up Tex-Mex treats in a casual pub atmosphere.  It is the perfect place to kick back and relax after a long day of business meetings or sight seeing.  Other restaurants conveniently located inside the hotel include:  The Lobby Bar serving up cold drinks and lite fare; The Olive Restaurant serving up Mediterranean cuisine in a casual setting; The Oriental Restaurant dishing out Asian classics in a business casual atmosphere; and Chef’s Table serves up international gourmet cuisine in a theme restaurant setting. 

Whether you are tired from traveling or a night out on the town, you will find resplendent comfort and tranquility in The Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed.  Luxurious sheets, plush duvets, and comfortable pillows will envelope you in serenity.  Kick back, relax, and enjoy an in-room movie or any of the seven English speaking channels on your in-room television.  Additional technologies that can be found in any of the 350 guest rooms include voicemail, data port, international direct dialing, outlet adaptors, desk with ergonomic desk chair, and dual-line speaker telephone.  High Speed Internet Access is also available in every guest room for a small daily fee, as well as Wireless High Speed Internet in the Club Lounge for a slightly higher fee.

EscapeWizard.com insists that you stay at the Sheraton Warsaw Hotel if you are traveling to this historic city.  Let EscapeWizard.com assist with your hotel booking by clicking on the following link:  (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl). 
Hotels in Warsaw
By Doree Simon
Westin Warsaw
Al. Jana Pawla II 21, Warsaw, Poland
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Warsaw is one of Poland’s most historic cities, and a stay at the Westin Warsaw is the perfect way to experience it. This 20-story architectural marvel, located in the center of the city, provides guests with fantastic views, endless amenities, and deluxe comfort.

As one would expect at any Westin hotel, upscale accommodations and round-the-clock service come standard at the Westin Warsaw. Each of its 361 guest rooms comes complete with air conditioning, a Plasma TV, high-speed internet access, plush bath robes and many other modern amenities.

The most technologically advanced travelers will feel right at home at the Westin, which is located in the financial and business district of Warsaw. Guests can even charge their laptop while keeping it secure in the safe, and utilize the in-room Westin Guest Office to get work done with the help of the spacious desk, telephone with data port and speakerphone, and an all-in-one printer/copier/fax machine.

Executive travelers can upgrade to the Westin Executive Club®, which adds another level of luxury to their stay. Complimentary breakfast and cocktails, breathtaking views, and ultimate privacy make this well worth the upgrade.

After a long day of work or travel, the Westin Warsaw invites its guests to blow off steam at the state-of-the-art work out facility, where they can take part in spinning and aerobics, and even book sessions with a personal trainer. Visitors can also multitask by taking part in the Westin Warsaw’s guided runs and walks, which allow guests to see the sites while working out! 

Every good workout should be rewarded with a delicious meal, and guests of the Westin Warsaw need not look further than the hotel’s very own restaurant and café/bar.

The hotel’s on-point staff is available 24-hours a day to help with any guest needs including dinner reservations, wakeup calls, and 2 p.m. check-in and 12 p.m. checkout. Anyone looking for a luxurious, comfortable stay in Warsaw need not look further than this ultra modern hotel. Just click here (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to let EscapeWizard.com help you book your next stay at the Westin Warsaw.
Hotels in Warsaw
By Doree Simon
Hotel Bristol
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 42/44, Warsaw, Poland
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Guests will feel like royalty at Hotel Bristol (formally the Le Méridien Bristol, Warsaw Hotel). Located on Warsaw’s “Royal Route,” the chic road that leads through the city’s historic district, Hotel Bristol provides some of the best service and access to attractions available in this capital city.

Overlooking the Presidential Palace and within walking distance to many other cultural attractions, Hotel Bristol is truly situated in a prime location. Guests will enjoy easy access to some of Warsaw’s most famous and impressive 16th century architecture, palaces, churches and statues. Walk through nearby gardens or take a horse-drawn cab to attractions such as the Royal Castle, National Theatre, and Opera House.

Visitors can choose from 205 guestrooms and suites, many of which are disability accessible and come with elegant high ceilings, French doors, and balconies. Each room and suite comes standard with high-end amenities including satellite TV, phones with international direct dialing, high speed internet, and views of the courtyard, park or city. After a long day of work or travel, visitors can relax by slipping into bathrobes and slippers and sipping on a delicious drink from the room’s fully-stocked mini bar. Round-the-clock in-room dining makes the experience that much more convenient.

With its fully equipped fitness center, a beauty salon, steam baths, sauna, and indoor pool, Hotel Bristol provides luxurious features for its guests to enjoy at their leisure. Meeting and banquet facilities are available to guests, who can even drink and dine at Hotel Bristol’s restaurants and bar, and grab a small bite of Viennese-style cuisine at Café Bristol.

Business travelers will enjoy effortless access to fax machines, copiers, printers, and meeting facilities with audio/visual equipment. Situation close to the corporate offices of McKinsey and Company, Citibank, Ernst and Young Tower, and various other international businesses, Hotel Bristol makes doing business in Warsaw hassle-free for travelers.

A fabulous staff is available 24-hours a day to help guests with anything from dry cleaning and laundry to check-in at 2 p.m. and check-out at 12 p.m. For a luxurious, comfortable stay in the heart of Warsaw’s historic district, let EscapeWizard.com help you make a reservation at Hotel Bristol, Warsaw today (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl)!