The Warsaw-based team of global architecture, urbanism and design practice Broadway Malyan has secured its first major project win following the bolstering of the practice’s operations in Poland, which has seen main board Director David Anderson joining the team and the practice investing in a new, larger central-Warsaw studio. Following a competitive pitch process, the practice has won the architectural and interior concept design brief for the high-profile Gwiazda Morza Hotel at Władysławowo, a seaside resort on the Baltic Sea coast north of Tri City, Poland. The practice’s client is Gwiazda Morza sp. z o.o. S.K.A., a developer of mixed use holiday apartments and destination hotel projects.
The hotel will be the first four-star global brand hotel in the local market, offer 120 rooms with condominium and apartment facilities, as well as a spa and conference centre and speciality dining experiences. It will benefit from a woodland setting and provide guests with panoramic views across the beautiful bay and marina of Władysławowo.
Krzysztof Sobolewski, President of the Management Board at Gwiazda Morza, said: “We are very pleased to have attracted a leading architecture practice with strong global hospitality sector credentials to the project. The hotel will benefit from a fantastic location, 120 metres from the sea and 300 metres from the marina, in a sheltered harbour of Władysławowo. Our mutual goal is to create a sustainable development with outstanding architecture.”
David Anderson said: “This project win results from our new strategy, aimed at growing our team in Poland and widening our project portfolio across sectors, on the back of our strong reputation in the retail sector. We are now targeting our highly-competitive, multi-sector and country-wide design services to local developer, contractor, local authority and operator clients, as well as drawing on the world-class expertise of our diverse team of global design experts, to ensure that we are the design partner of choice for international clients in Poland and wider region.”
David has joined Warsaw-based Director of Architecture Robert Kaminski and Associate Director Marcin Janusz to grow the practice’s presence in the Polish hospitality and leisure sector, with long-term positive prospects on the back of UEFA EURO 2012, and as global hotel brands enter and expand in the Polish market.
The practice will also target growth in the aviation sector, with the team building a growing reputation through its engagement with the Airport Cities initiative, such as through its lead partner status for the recent Airport City Seminars at Krakow and Lublin Airports, as well as following successful projects at Katowice Airport.
Meanwhile, the team will continue to target new opportunities in the retail sector, as developers target second-tiers cities and roll-out innovative ‘brand within a brand’ concepts, as well as clients operating in the resilient Warsaw-focused office market.
Distinguished by its global reach with 16 offices across world centres, unrivalled diversity with over 500 sector experts and distinctive client focus with over 85% income from repeat business, Broadway Malyan creates world-class and fully-integrated cities, places and buildings to unlock lasting value and deliver a ‘return on design’.