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Granaria Gdańsk – history built anew

The northern headland of Granary Island is an unusual place both because of its history and location. It’s one of the most attractive investment locations in Gdańsk. The heart of the city, which has been waiting for years to be brought to life. Now, Immobel and Multibud consortium, as part of public and private partnership with the City of Gdańsk, is going to put life into this area.

The development project was an effect of creative dialogue between architects, art conservators and the local government. It takes into account the history of the city, as well as its changing functions and the needs of its inhabitants. The project aims at preserving the remains of historical granaries and, at the same time, expanding them with contemporary, functional commercial and residential buildings and public space. A footbridge across the Motława River joining the northern headland of Granary Island and Długie Pobrzeże Street near Św. Ducha Street will be built. Moreover, the Stągiewny Bridge will be reconstructed and turned into a drawbridge, and the marina located south of the bridge will be developed. Chmielna Street will be restored, and the intersection of Chmielna and Podwale Przedmiejskie will be reconstructed to improve public transport conditions and develop road infrastructure. Długie Pobrzeże will also be modernised. An underground car park will provide a lot of parking space, and some parking lots will be available for clients of Granaria commercial services.

The investors of Granaria will gain new usable space – a modern, functional, aesthetic place, in line with the history and port tradition of the area. It will be a perfect spot for shopping and relaxing, walking and hanging out with friends. It will become one of tourist attractions of the city. The northern headland of the island will take on a new appearance and a new name, in line with the history of the place. The name Granaria was inspired by a Latin word for ‘a granary’ – ‘granarium’. This was to highlight the historical roots of Granary Island, where gold was stored for centuries.

The first stage of the investment will involve building, besides a luxury residential and commercial complex, a four-start hotel, Holiday Inn, which will boast top quality hotel services and Skybar with a viewing terrace on the top floor.

Next to the hotel, a public, multifunctional commercial building will be erected. The design of the facility will be a reconstruction of historical granaries Daleka Droga. The historical walls will be preserved and integrated with the new building.

In summer 2018, apartments built as part of the next stage of Granaria investment, with splendid views of the marina and berthed yachts, will be put on sale.

 

Focus Hotels: your getaway in Gdańsk and Sopot!

Are you going to the seaside and looking for a good place to stay? Focus Hotels are a great option regardless of the nature of your visit and the duration of your stay.

Focus Hotel Premium Gdańskis a modern four-star hotel located near Gdańsk Wrzeszcz Railway Station, Galeria Metropolia department store and the impressive restored Dolny Wrzeszcz district. The hotel location allows its guests to get to Sopot within 15 minutes and get to the airport very fast, too.

Focus Hotel Gdańsk is a perfect choice for those who are looking for comfortable accommodation at an attractive price. The three-star, comfortable hotel is located near the greatest attractions of the city centre, within a 15-minute walk of the Old Town and a 20-minute ride of Sopot.

The latest hotel of the chain is Focus Hotel Premium Sopot, opened in April 2018. The hotel combines modern design and functionality and it’s located in the centre of Sopot, which is a perfect spot for those who are after lying on the beach, partying at night, or sightseeing in Tricity. The hotel is located 150 metres of popular Bohaterów Monte Cassino Street, and 1 kilometre of the pier and the beach.

All Focus Hotels offer a free sauna, a gym, and fast Internet connection. Guests can also order free coffee and take-away sandwich in the morning. Children and teenagers under 18 stay in the hotel for free if they stay in a room with their parents or guardians. It’s also a great place to stay with your family!

Luxury and tradition

The Main Town is one of the most beautiful parts of historical Gdańsk. Walking by the Motława River, you should definitely visit Baryłka, one of the best restaurants in the city. When in the neighbourhood, don’t pass up Lux Apartamenty Old Town, where you will enjoy all attractions and every comfort at your fingertips.

Baryłka is located on Długie Pobrzeże, a charming street by the Motława River. The restaurant offers traditional Polish cuisine appreciated by its guests for twenty-six years. It has one of the best selections of meat in the city, including exquisite tartar usually served as an appetizer. Main courses include a wide selection of fish, which you can have with traditional Polish alcoholic beverages. At the end of your visit, have a home dessert made from fresh ingredients. The restaurant is a perfect choice both for a romantic dinner for two and big parties as it can house up to eighty people.

If you’re looking for a place to stay, check out Lux Apartamenty Old Town. Its handy location will allow you to get to every place in Gdańsk in a fast and easy way. Besides, if you choose Lux Apartamenty Old Town, you won’t have to look much further as you’ll have everything you need at your fingertips. The charming apartments are located in historical buildings in the centre of the Main Town, on Długie Pobrzeże Street, next to the Medieval Crane by the Motława River. It’s a great opportunity to make your stay in Gdańsk something more than a mere sightseeing trip around the most important sites. If you stay in the apartments, you’ll have a chance to truly experience the place and get to know the life of the locals. The apartments have splendid views of the Motława River, which you’ll never get bored with.