The history of the building
Gliwice is one of the oldest cities in Upper Silesia. This is where historic Hotel Diament Plaza Gliwice is situated. It dates back to 1896 when at the corner of 2 streets: Wilhelmstrasse and An der Klodnitz (now Kłodnicka Street) an exceptionally eye-catching building: “Schlesischer Hoff”, i.e. „Silesian Manor” was put up, designed by a building master Josef Piechulka.
The 4-floor town house that offered around 30 rooms became one of the most exclusive places in Gliwice. This hotel has been visited by many notable guests including Princess Charlotte and Prince Bernhard von Sachsen-Meiningen.
The hotel building style is eclectic and it alludes to North European renaissance, mannerism and baroque. These features make it a representative and palacelike place. The two main facades are decorated with: pilasters, columns, loggias, bay windows, tympanums, copulas and an angular tower with a helmet. Inside it is worth seeing sophisticated moldings.
30th October 1988 the building was registered in the national register of historic monuments.