Hotel’s long history began 112 years ago. The building was formed in 1903 on the basis of the tenement houses located at the junction of Dworcowa and Dyrekcyjna Streets. Guests were delighted by its luxury, modern furnishings and architectural taste, and the place quickly became one of the most popular hotels in Silesia. Monopol Hotel gained prestige and high esteem, soon proven by the presence of eminent and wealthy guests visiting Katowice. In the early 1920s the Monopol welcomed the young capitain Charles de Gaulle. True splendour was brought to the Hotel with the wedding of the world famous tenor singer Jan Kiepura with the Hungarian-born soprano singer Marta Eggerth in October 1936. Other notable visitors though the years included Karol Szymanowski (one of the superior rooms is named after this great Polish composer), the piano virtuoso Arthur Rubinstein and the writer Tadeusz Boy-Żeleński, among many others. After World War II, the hotel gradually lost its glamour, and was finally closed over twenty years ago, toward the end of 1980s.
A great new period in the history of the hotel began with the advent of the new millennium. At the beginning of the 21st century, the hotel changed hands and became part of Likus Hotels and Restaurants who gather buildings and properties of great historical and cultural value. The new owners, well-known Polish businessmen, have been investing in the renovation of old, sometimes deserted buildings that once shone with such brilliance that their fame reached far beyond the Polish borders, for years. Each of their hotels is distinguished by extraordinary attention to historical details. The owners of Likus Hotels & Restaurants group aim to bring these places a former splendour, yet assuring a modern touch at the same time. This was also the case of Monopol Hotel in Katowice. Long-lasting and tedious renovation process and architectural works enabled to restore hotel’s glamour of the interwar period.
The new and beautiful Monopol Hotel in Katowice welcomed its guests again in September 2003. Today, 112 years after the opening and 12 years after the re-opening, the visitors are still charmed with its luxury and style.
Monopol Hotel is the only 5-star hotel in Katowice. Monopol is the best hotel in Silesia. It is one of the most prestigious hotels in Poland.
In 2012 Tripadvisor, the well-recognized travel portal, awarded the hotel with a Certificate of Excellence.
In 2012 and 2013 Monopol won the HRS Hotel of the Year award (organized together with Forbes and Newsweek Poland) in Design category.
Monopol Hotel was the winner of Top Commercial Investments in City Space 2013 competition.
In January 2014 Monopol was awarded as Travellers' Choice Winner 2014, granted by Tripadvisor reviewers.
In June 2014 the hotel was granted Tripadvisor’s Quality Certificate.
In February this year, Monopol has been nominated as HRS Hotel of the Year 2015 in Business Tariff category (organized together with i.a. Forbes and Newsweek Poland).
It will be our great pleasure to welcome you to our hotel. We will do our best to make your stay in Katowice an unforgettable experience. We remain at your disposal for any further information. See you in Katowice!