Warsaw Joins the Luxe Set

For years, business travelers in Eastern Europe have griped about the lack of first-class accommodation in the region. Now travelers to Poland can finally stop complaining and check into the Hotel Rialto, Warsaw's first boutique luxury hotel. Housed in a 100-year-old building on quiet, tree-lined Wilcza Street, the Rialto's 44 rooms are done up in the Art Deco style of the 1920s and 1930s; owner Iza Smolokowska spent two years traveling the world to pick the 300 pieces of original period furniture that grace the hotel. One design highlight is the lone elevator, which mimics an Orient Express compartment, complete with...

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