WWII saw the building take a battering though it eventually reopened under the stewardship of Orbis. Room 112 was typical of communist PRL style, while room 121 could tout an extra sturdy bed originally ordered to allow German Chancellor Helmut Kohl the chance to rest without fear of the bed buckling under his portly frame. Under communism the restaurant was to become known as the most exclusive in Wrocław, with queues stretching outside the revolving doors and teams of bellboys shooing away anyone not wearing a tie. Menus and cutlery would frequently disappear into the pockets of souvenir hunters and the restaurant's reputation as a masterpiece was widely acknowledged.
Closed in 2006 and sold to the Likus Hotel & Restaurants Group, the Monopol was thoroughly renovated and reopened in 2009. Rooms are immaculately decorated with turn-of-the-century antiques, and the building features two fabulous restaurants (Acquario and Monopol), as well as two seasonal rooftop terrace bars (Taras Bar 13 and Sky Bar). Once more the most exclusive and luxurious hotel in town, with a full five stars pinned on its epaulettes, if you can afford to sleep in this historic locale you'll find that the experience is worth the money. 121 rooms come furnished with turn-of-the century antiques, including 14 exquisite suites. In addition to top business facilities, Monopol is home to one of the most enticing spa and wellness centres in Wrocław (see Leisure); add to the package terrace and rooftop bars and restaurants above exclusive boutique retail spaces and this legend is alive and living well. Are you?