Warsaw – the capital and largest city in Poland, is a city of many faces. The thriving cultural center, also dubbed the Phoenix City for having survived many wars, is a blend of traditional buildings, post-modern skyscrapers, cozy cafes, and vibrant clubs. The city still displays vestiges of its past through some of its ornate, historical buildings. With its dynamic and stable business environment, vibrant cultural life, and historic and modern meeting facilities, Warsaw makes for a great choice for hosting business events.
The city's international airport, Warsaw Chopin Airport, receives almost 10 million passengers a year and handles around 40-50% of Poland's air passenger. Largest among the city's event venues is the 15,200-square-meter MT Polska Trade Fair and Congress Centre, which includes 10,000 square meters of air-conditioned space and 4,000 square meters of outdoor exhibition area. The venue is perfect for trade shows, congresses, commercial events, concerts, sporting events, fashion shows, film productions, seminars, conferences, and presentations.
Hotel venues in Warsaw includes the 314-room Hilton Warsaw Hotel and Convention Centre, which has 3,000 square meters of conference space with the impressive 1,406-square-meter Warsaw Hall; the Sheraton Warsaw Hotel, which has a total meeting space of 1,163 square meters; and the 343-room Sofitel Warsaw Victoria, which has 15 meeting rooms.
Special event venues in Warsaw include the Zamek Królewski w Niepołomicach, a royal castle that dates back to the 14th century and has space to host conferences for up to 500 people; and Centrum Artystyczne Fabryka Trzciny, which is a revamped factory in Warsaw's arty Praga district and has space for hosting symposia, conferences and meetings.
The city also has dining options for large groups. U Fukiera, reputedly the oldest restaurant in the city, has a hall, basement room, and summer garden for groups; while Restaurant 99, has a minimalist decor and space, including a terrace, for groups of up to 200 persons.