The Wrocław branch of the Likus Concept Store is to be found in the traditional shopping arcade of the Hotel Monopol. Located in the centre of the city, on the corner of ul. Świdnicka and ul. Modrzejewska, it is not far from the Wrocław opera and the branch of the Polish Theatre in Wrocław.
The building which houses the Likus Concept Store has become one of the most interesting places in the heart of Wrocław – the neobaroque Hotel Monopol, dating from 1892. At the turn of the 19th century it was arguably the most luxurious hotel in Europe, playing host to Pablo Picasso, Mikhail Sholokhov, Jan Kiepura and Marlene Dietrich. It also featured as a back to some of Poland’s best films, such as “Lalka” and serials like “Stawka większa niż życie” as well as providing the back for the cult scene of the burning glasses in Wajda’s “Ashes and Diamonds” (Popiele i diamencie). In 1984, the Monopol was added to the Polish heritage list.
In April 2009, the legendary hotel opened its doors once again following a break connected with its complete renovation. It now belongs to the Likus Group of hotels and restaurants and is intent on recovering its pre-war fame as a modern, 5 star hotel. Seamlessly combining original features with the most up to date technology and style, it offers its guests all manner of creature comforts. Alongside 121 rooms, multimedia conference facilities and a wellness centre and spa, one can find 2 restaurants, bars and a café. The shopping arcade is located in the lower part of this historic building, which is crowned by a round corner tower capped with a magical helm. The third Likus Concept Store, after Krakow and Warsaw, it offers those with refined tastes and who value exclusive items an amazing wine shop, an excellently regarded delicatessen, a restaurant serving wonderful food and Diesel, Plus IT and LCS boutiques.