Nobu Hotel Warsaw Timeless elegance meets modern design

Kreuzlingen / Switzerland, October 2020

A new design hotel in the Polish capital is making its mark with extraordinary architecture that combines the Art Deco style of the 1920s with the modern era: the Nobu Hotel Warsaw. Established by Oscar prize winner Robert De Niro, the Japanese chef Nobu Matsuhisa and the entrepreneur Meir Teper, the exclusive 5-star hotel with 117 rooms and suites stands in Warsaw’s cultural Mokotów district. Construction work on the 100 million PLN (21,8 million €) project began in 2017, and the hotel opened its doors to guests from around the world on 3 August 2020.

Nobu currently has almost 40 restaurants worldwide which combine characteristic Japanese dishes with – depending on the location – local culinary delicacies. Following the success of the restaurant chain, the founders of the Nobu brand decided to create luxurious hotels that combine excellent cuisine and a stay in an extraordinary ambience. The Nobu brand is also particularly well-known for the architecture of its buildings, each of which is different and creates an individual reference to the hotel's location.

An unusual, trapezoidal glass structure with offset floors arose in Warsaw, where the twelfth hotel of the renowned brand was built. Particularly striking is the new building’s façade made of crushed glass which offers the discerning clientèle, including a number of Hollywood stars, sufficient privacy without having to forego the view of the Warsaw skyline.

The hotel was built on the site of the former Rialto Hotel and is surrounded by historic buildings, which necessitated a cautious approach. The original Rialto was converted into a classic wing and extended with a contemporary new structure whose clear design vocabulary makes reference to the Warsaw architectural style at the beginning of the last century. The modern part was designed by the Polish architecture firm Medusa Group and the design office Studio PCH from California. The result is a successful combination of the traditional Japanese touch with modern architecture.

Masterpieces of modern Polish art from the Grzegorz Jankilewicz Collection can be found in all of the hotel’s public areas. The combination of cuisine, culture, architecture and energy efficiency makes the Nobu Hotel Warsaw unique.

Abundant daylight with high energy efficiency

Large glazed areas in the interior ensure lots of daylight. The triple glazing from the company Vitroterm-Murów offers even more advantages: Equipped with warm edge spacer bars from SWISSPACER, the best possible insulation is ensured. The spacer bars of the Swiss manufacturer consist of a highly insulating plastic composite material which minimises the loss of heat. They therefore prevent cold bridges and heat loss in the area around the edge of the panes of insulating glass – this prevents heat entering the building’s interior in summer and keeps the cold out in winter. Condensation, mould and the health problems these cause don’t stand a chance. Although at first glance they represent a barely perceptible detail in the overall planning, the spacer bars are essential for saving energy as well as for pleasant temperatures inside the Nobu Hotel in Warsaw.


Formed in 1998 Swisspacer is part of Saint-Gobain Glass Solutions. The company has experienced massive growth in the UK over the past 2 years. Its no-investment needed price benefit has been a key advantage that has attracted sealed unit manufacturers and window fabricators and fuelled its growth.

The manufacturing and head office is in Switzerland and a second manufacturing facility is established in Germany. Much investment is taking place to expand production capacity to ensure that Swisspacer is able to satisfy the dramatic ongoing growth in demand for its high performance warm edge spacer bar products.

Swisspacer has a growing network of leading sealed unit manufacturers in the UK and Ireland using its products, including Solaglas, Pilkington, Carey Glass, Supaseal, Custom Glass, Uniglaze2, Glass Systems, Clayton Glass, System 3 and Hollow Seal among others.

Swisspacer exactly matches the shape and dimensions of aluminium spacers, and being rigid and self supporting it handles in a similar way. And because there is no need to invest in expensive new machinery, it makes it very easy to get up and running with warm edge. Automated solutions are however available from Lisec, Saint-Gobain Seva and Rottler and Ruediger.

Independent tests conducted by IFT Rosenheim, the leading European independent fenestration research and test facility, showed that Swisspacer V had the best PSI values of all the other leading brands of spacer bar that were submitted for testing. Using Swisspacer thermal insulation (U-value) can be improved by up to 20%. Swisspacer V and Swisspacer perform very well in the Window Energy Rating Scheme.

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