Warsaw In Your Pocket - August - September 2020

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Local Voices | Anthony Campaniaris @ Nobu Hotel

The impressively designed Nobu Hotel Warsaw on ul. Wilcza 73 (F-10).

Nobu Hotel Warsaw: Anthony Campaniaris Anthony Campaniaris has until now been connected with the hotel industry in Toronto, Canada. He began his career at the reception of Granite Club and Metropolitan Hotel. In 2006-2009, he worked at Hilton, first as a Reception Manager and then as an Executive Level Manager. He then served as Deputy CEO of Hilton Garden Inn, Chief Operating Officer of Hazelton Hotel, and for five years was Director of Sales and Business Development at the luxury Shangri-Li. Before coming to Warsaw, he managed the Andore House hotel for three years. He is now the General Manager of Nobu Hotel Warsaw, owned by Chef Nobuyuki 'Nobu' Matsuhisa, Actor Robert De Niro and Film Producer Meir Teper. As the General Manager of Warsaw’s new NOBU Hotel, what can you briefly tell us to introduce the NOBU brand to our readers? Nobu is a brand that began with restaurants and evolved into a hotel group. Our shareholders vision to see the experience from our restaurants translate to a hotel was seamless as Nobu guests are seeking unique and crafted experiences. We pride ourselves on selecting locations that have inspiring designs that are inspired through Japanese minimalism and luxury through simplicity. 12

Nobu is an expanding international brand which we’re excited to welcome to Warsaw. Can you tell us why the city was chosen as a new location? Warsaw is a city that has seen consistent growth over the last 15 years and shown stable economic growth, as well as higher leisure and business travel volumes. We select specific locations where our brand is either already well known and can thrive or where the market has a need for a luxury-lifestyle experience that is missing. Poland is also where our shareholder Meir Teper was born, and this property is truly special to him for this reason.