A short history of fulfilled dreams
Sometimes, great, interesting and unique things can arise from dreams. Those that, after realization, will contribute to the development of the city and will leave a permanent mark on its topography. Those dreams sometimes save old buildings from oblivion, giving them a whole new meaning and purpose.
The ForZa Hotel and Fortezza Restaurant were born from such a dream. It took us many years to implement it, from finding and renovating a century-old shelter, through design, to the shape that was finally achieved.
We are proud that our efforts will have the opportunity to be seen by people from all over Poland. We have created cozy and comfortable conditions for rest and work for businessmen and tourists visiting Poznań – this was our most important goal. This is how a place has been created where everyone can feel history and where we – by providing close contact with our guests and a homely atmosphere – would like to live. We have also tried to select a team of harmonious, open and enthusiastic people who will provide our guests with the highest quality of service.
THE SHELTER OF THE POZNAŃ FORTRESS
THE SOUL OF A BEAUTIFUL FORTIFICATION IN MODERN ISSUE.
The nineteenth-century shelter, being part of the Poznań Fortress, has become the most important element of the structure of the building and the heart of our restaurant.
AS THE INSPIRATION FOR OUR RESTAURANT
The inspiration for finishing the interior was a picture frame. That is the element which is repeated in different places of the object. At the main entrance, visitors will see fragments of a wooden frame that create a frame for the heart of the restaurant – a nineteenth-century shelter – and will somewhat complement the beautiful picture. The restored shelter will also be decorated with a steel ribbon. In the restaurant space, wooden frames will surround a special pizza oven imported from Italy. Elements of frames and pictures will also be repeated on the walls of hotel rooms.
MODERNISM WITH TRADITION
DESIGNED WITH TASTE
The whole facility is a dialogue between tradition and modernity. On one hand, an interesting, modernist building awaits guests, where they will eat a tasty Sunday dinner with their family, and businesspeople visiting Poznań will organize a conference. On the other hand, visitors will have the opportunity to see the original fragments of the fortifications, which will allow them to feel the unusual atmosphere of this place. The past was highlighted in architectural elements and in the very name “Fortezza” (from the Italian “fortress”).
THE LAVA OF VESUVIUS
TRULY ITALIAN PIZZA
There is a green terrace on the roof of the shelter, while in front of the entrance to the restaurant – a garden encouraging you to relax, listen to the birds singing and relish the taste of real Italian pizza in the center of Poznan. A special wood-fired pizza oven made of lava from Vesuvius was brought to the restaurant from Italy.
ROMANTIC MOMENTS IN BEAUTIFUL STYLE
Obok głównej sali restauracyjnej znajdują się pomieszczenia schronu – tutaj będzie można zjeść w bardziej intymnej, romantycznej atmosferze, w otoczeniu świec i wypełnionych historią ceglanych murów.
ROMANTIC EVENINGS AND MORE
BAR AND WINE CELLAR FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS
We have at our guests’ disposal a cozy bar, which perfectly blends into one of the chambers of the historic shelter. Glass, metal and modern finish look very original in the company of brick walls. It is here where our guests can enjoy a stimulating, aromatic espresso coffee or excellent tea that will help you relax after a hard day. They can also enjoy the world-famous beers: German, wheat – ERDINGER, Czech – ROHOZEC, or Dutch – BAVARIA, or try wine from the wine cellar located just behind the wall. This is a place where you can have a nice meeting with friends or talk about life with a bartender who, as you know, will always listen and understand.