The new Mercure hotel invites guests to relax in the atmosphere of the picturesque Podlasie, combining modernity with the unique character of the region. It is the first Mercure hotel in Białystok, operating under the brand known for its unique design inspired by local culture. The central element of the hotel is the giant bison – the symbol of the region. The vicinity of the national park and nature reserves, 92 modern and comfortable rooms and a unique guest experience make it an excellent choice for everyone looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
This is the second Accor, a world-leading hospitality group, hotel in Białystok, located close to the city centre. The guest visiting the new hotel can benefit from 92 modern and spacious rooms. Inspired by the local flora and fauna, the design of the hotel’s interiors fully draws from the proximity of the charming Białowieża Forest and surrounding nature reserves. The design shares an uncanny resemblance to the greenery of the neighbouring forests, visible in the decorations and on the murals picturing the landscapes and the Biebrza River. However, the main element of the decor, which attracts the attention of every guest entering the newly opened hotel, is the giant bison figure placed above the restaurant table – a true landmark of the region.
“Mercure Białystok with its modern and contemporary interiors reflects the nature of Podlasie offering a truly inspiring and sensational guest experience. Professional and high standards of service, unique design and outstanding cuisine are the perfect recipes for the unique atmosphere that the hotel radiates. Thanks to the décor referencing the abundance of natural flora in the area make Mercure Białystok a place where everyone will find the desired peace, and quiet for an unforgettable stay,” says Sebastian Pruchniak GM of Mercure Białystok.
The 4-star Mercure Białystok at 46 Hetmańska Street is situated in an attractive area, 8 minutes from the city centre, with easy access to the main communication routes of the region. In addition to 92 rooms inspired by Podlasie nature, the hotel offers a restaurant with amazing dishes of Italian cuisine complemented by a selection of local flavours and accents of regional culinary art. There is also a stylish bar, a fitness zone and an outdoor and underground car park. The hallmark of the hotel is the breakfast buffet full of local products and regional specialities. There is also a banquet and business space at guests’ disposal, equipped with a modern and comfortable conference room with a capacity of up to 160 people with an area of nearly 200 sqm.
The design studio MIXD and Pracownia Projektowa Imagine Katarzyna Wigda are responsible for the decor of the hotel. The investor of the new property is City Intehotels company.
“Known for its love of local tradition and culture, the Mercure brand fits perfectly into the character of the hotel. The green neighbourhood of nature reserves and references to the abundance of natural flora in the area make Mercure Białystok a place where everyone will find the desired peace and quiet. Podlasie is the cradle of many ethnically diverse cultures, so a visit to a new hotel is a good starting point to discover all the secrets of the region,” says Marek Piotrowski City Interhotels CEO.
Sebastian Pruchniak with over 25 years of experience in the industry has become the general director of the Mercure Białystok hotel. He started his adventure in the hotel industry by working at the Bristol Forte hotel in Warsaw, then he held the position of reception manager several times in high-standard hotels. He has been associated with Białystok since 2014 when he held the position of director in two hotels in the city.
Białystok is the capital of Podlasie, located in the region known as the Green Lungs of Poland. The city was the first in Poland to be accepted by the World Health Organization as part of the international Healthy Cities Network project. Due to historical and geographical conditions, Białystok has been a place where many different cultures, religions and nationalities meet, traces of which can be seen everywhere in the city. The proximity of nature and the uniqueness of the location allow everyone in the new Mercure Białystok to find relaxation and unforgettable experiences that they are looking for.