The country

Poland is in the heart of Europe.
The history of the country is interesting and symbolic. Once the largest state in Europe during the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, whose tolerance attracted significant immigration from closer and further afield, it then ceased to exist on the maps of Europe for a total of 123 years. Today it is a fascinating country well worth a longer visit.
Located in Central Europe, Poland is the sixth most populous member state of the European Union. Due to its geopolitical location the country connects the East with the West of Europe in cultural, political and economic dimension.

The city

Warsaw is in the heart of Poland.
Warsaw is the largest and the most renowned and vibrant city in Poland, with rich history and a lot to offer to visitors.
Warsaw, the capital of Poland located at the heartland of the amazing Mazovia Province with a population estimated at nearly 2 million residents, is one of the most dynamic metropolises in Europe. Once known as the Paris of the East, Warsaw is a city of astonishing contrasts, with its historical roots deeply embedded in multiculturalism and multilingualism. Split by the Vistula River, Warsaw has two sides with different atmospheres and attractions. Warsaw’s downtown, located on the west side of the Vistula River running through the city, is the center of business, art, entertainment, shopping areas, fine restaurants, museums, theatres, cinemas, galleries, skyscrapers, bars and hotels. Being a center of research and development, Warsaw’s downtown makes a perfect location for international scientific and economic events, conferences and conventions of various sizes. The glamorous west riverbank is bustling with energy and activity, whereas the Bohemian Praga districts on the east bank offer numerous attractions off the beaten track, alluring tourists to taste their unique atmosphere, to admire their innovative street art and to visit alternative theatres.

Warsaw offers a wide range of tourist attractions. The picturesque Old Town with the Royal Castle, the Sigismund’s Column and many beautiful squares, reconstructed after World War II, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Delightful teahouses and cafes with a cozy atmosphere make an ideal place to relax during discovering the oldest part of the city. Having survived Poland’s partitions, the Wilanów Palace reminds of the country’s turbulent history. One of Poland’s most important monuments hosts interesting events and concerts such as Summer Royal Concerts in the Rose Garden. In the astonishing Łazienki Park (Royal Baths Park) visitors can listen to free Chopin concerts every Sunday during the summer. The historic park offers plenty of green space to relax and jogging paths. An interesting way to experience Warsaw is to explore a few of the interactive museums, including the Warsaw Uprising Museum, the Museum of the History of Polish Jews and the Copernicus Science Centre, the largest science center in Poland, standing on the bank of the Vistula River. Warsaw is the seat of the National Museum, the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra and the Great Theatre-National Opera, the largest in the world. All the sites mentioned above are quite well connected to each other (bus). The charm of Warsaw lies in its energetic inner life. Exploring Poland’s capital includes visiting the vibrant Vistula boulevards with a restaurant on a barge, enjoying the sunshine on a tropical beach on the Vistula River, tasting the finest chocolate in E. Wedel Chocolate Lounge, the historic location of the famous Wedel chocolatier, or… visiting the skiing station in the middle of the city (Górka Szczęśliwicka). Being a city full of surprises, Warsaw is worth a look beyond the surface. Exploring definitely pays off.


The venue

Four-star Mercure Warszawa Grand hotel is located in very center of city right on main streets of Warsaw and near Old Town. Its advantage is its prestigious location surrounded by ministries and embassies, among best fashion houses and restaurants.

Hotel has easy access to Train Central Station (1 km) which you can reach by tram. Bus stop for a direct connection to/from Chopin Airport is only 600 m away from the hotel. The Parliament and Lazienki Park with close location to the Royal Route in Warsaw make the hotel the best place from which you can explore Warsaw's attractions.

With a convenient location, comfortable rooms, professional service and excellent cuisine hotel is ideal place for conference participants also if looking to spend their free time in capital.