How would you describe Autor Rooms in a nutshell?
Autor Rooms is a beautiful, small four-bedroom boutique hotel in Warsaw, Poland. The hotel offers a very private and personal atmosphere for guests who want to experience a unique hotel that reflects Warsaw’s passion and character.
What was the idea behind Autor Rooms and why did you decide to open your own small hotel?
I have a graphic design company and therefore know a lot of people from the creative sector. When we realised that in Warsaw there really was no place for creatives like ourselves to come and visit, we decided to create such a place ourselves.
We found this very nice apartment in a unique pre-war building with really beautiful architecture. Seeing the house and the rooms we were inspired to bring in other creatives to help us invent Autor Rooms as a new concept of vacationing.
What about the different authors that are behind the hotel’s interior design?
Autor Rooms is a very creative place and since it was of the utmost importance to us to keep the design local, we sourced furniture by Polish designers like Comforty. This gives our vacation guests a very unique and authentic regional experience.
There were several authors in the design process, such as the architect Mateusz Baumiller who helped us with preserving the original layout of the apartments and also helped us to come up with clever ideas for bathroom designs and such.
We further invited Maria Jeglińska, an industrial designer, to design pieces inside the rooms like the mirrors, shelves, and door handles. She also designs glasses and jars, like the serving sets in the rooms.
The lighting at Autor Rooms was done by Ultra Lights, Beza Project made the blankets, and we also brought in original artwork from Galleria Starter, a gallery that features young artists.
To you personally, what is so special about staying at Autor Rooms?
I think it is the atmosphere that really makes Autor Rooms special. It might not be for everybody, but if you are traveling alone, for example, it’s a good experience. It is a boutique hotel but has a very private atmosphere in which many of our guests start up friendships and also have the opportunity to meet real Polish artists by getting invited to gallery openings.
How long would you recommend to stay at Autor Rooms to get a feel of the city?
A weekend can be really fun and just long enough to get an introduction to Warsaw and see the area. In the spring or summer, I would take three or four days because there are much more things to do outside.
What’s been the biggest reward about opening Auto Rooms?
Because of Autor Rooms we have an opportunity to meet new people coming from around the world and with all different backgrounds, which has been the biggest reward for us. We have received so many wonderful guests at this hotel and we truly enjoy seeing how much they appreciate our creation of an informal apartment but with the amenities and services of a boutique hotel.