Pałac Bielawa is a unique building dating from the end of the XIX century. Enlisted in the National List of historic treasures it is undoubtable a landmark worth visiting with a history is closely related to that of Bielawa itself.
Our buildings (along with most of the town!) belonged to the Dierig family. When the Dierigs began the construction of their residence in the nineteenth century, they wanted the building to represent not only the family's wealth but also the values which their textile empire was built upon.
the Dierig family empire
Around 1800 Christian Dierig inherited a weaver workshop at the age of 20 - at the outbreak of World War II the Dierig family was already in possession of 21 textile mills in Lower Silesia and Germany, providing jobs for more than 15,000 people.
Although they had an enormous fortune, the Dierig family were known in the region for concern and respect for their employees. After the war the Dierigs, called the "Cotton Kings", were forced to leave Bielawa. The building was transformed into a kindergarten and nursery. For half a century, the nobility of the building fell into oblivion. Its splendor was overshadowed by pragmatic purposes. Later on the Dierig residence was left abandoned and empty.
restoration - back to splendor
In 1999 new owners took over the property. Long and tedious renovation work started. Slowly, the Palace began to return to its former glory.
Marble staircases shone again, crystal chandeliers were hung from wooden ceilings, and dancing couples returned to the magnificent ballroom. Pałac Bielawa became a symbol of elegance and luxury once again.
The new owners brought back to life not only the building itself, but also the values that the Dierig family cherished. Under the ceilings a German maxim was unveiled, which is now still pursued by the buildings’ new hosts:
"He who crosses the threshold of this house, may forever consider himself its guest".
a tradition of guest satisfaction
The Dierigs built their power on the belief that nothing is more important than respect for the customer and meeting his expectations. Today our guests can see how many of these traditional values have survived to this day.
Are you intrested in more history? Ask about a guided tour around our historic hotel!