Coffee with Craig Show – daily CRE news covering the CEE region, Thursday, February 23, with Winston Norman, Editor and Chief of EuropaProperty.com.
Radisson Hotel Group adds new resort in Ostróda
Radisson Hotel Group has opened its 18th hotel in Poland with its first Radisson Blu Resort in Ostróda. Radisson Blu Resort & Conference Center, Ostróda Mazury is located directly on a lake in the Masurian Lake District.
Radisson Blu Resort & Conference Center, Ostróda Mazury features 238 rooms, a lobby bar and two restaurants, in addition to several leisure facilities, such as an aqua park with a sports pool, water slides and a shallow pool, as well as a bowling alley, game room and a spa with twelve treatment rooms, a VIP zone, and several steam rooms. The hotel also has over 2,300 sqm of meeting and event space, including an Auditorium Hall, four function rooms, seven conference rooms, and a foyer that can be set up to host various events such as business meetings, banquets, and weddings.
Adam Pruszkowski, General Manager of the resort, comments: “The opening of Radisson Blu Resort & Conference Center, Ostróda Mazury creates new leisure and conference opportunities for the Warmia-Masuria region.”
Warsaw plans as many as five metro lines by 2050
Warsaw plans five metro lines and a tram network that will connect all 18 districts of the city by 2050. These are the main elements of a new study for the expansion of rail transport in Warsaw, which was presented by the mayor of the city, Rafał Trzaskowski last week.
The capital does not want to stop at two metro lines (the second is due to be completed in about three years). Three more routes are to be built over the next 27 years.
“Almost 60 per cent of Warsaw’s residents use public transport, and over 90 per cent are satisfied with it. We are proud of this and will develop public transport,” said Warsaw Mayor Rafał Trzaskowski.
Panattoni to deliver 20,000 sqm production plant in Warsaw
Panattoni is developing its portfolio in the vicinity of Warsaw. The developer has completed the development of almost 40,000 sqm as part of its City Logistics Warsaw IV project in Annopol. Half of the space is to be taken up in July this year by TRUMPF Huettinger. The production plant is to serve markets that include the US, Japan, Korea and China.
Panattoni’s industrial space deliveries in and around Poland’s capital city are approaching a figure of 2 million sqm and a significant part of this portfolio is formed by developments on the outskirts of the city.
“Annopol has for the last ten years been an industrial hub and a very important centre for industry, with production plants that have played a crucial role in the region,” says Marek Dobrzycki, the Managing Director at Panattoni.
Cushman & Wakefield expands its ESG services and team
Cushman & Wakefield has been delivering sustainability services on the Polish market for many years. Today, as new requirements and benchmarks are being developed at both the EU and national levels, the company is reorganizing and expanding its service offering to assist clients in defining, achieving and reporting ESG objectives.
Its ESG Hub of experts from various business lines will be led by Katarzyna Lipka, Head of Strategic Consulting and Research, in partnership with Ilona Otoka, Senior ESG Consultant. The ESG Hub will deliver and expand its services for Cushman & Wakefield’s clients in cooperation with the firm’s global network of ESG and sustainability specialists.