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By Chris | January 6 2007
The beautiful Kempinski Hybernska is a stunning neoclassical building that was originally a Baroque mansion. Its décor is reminiscent of Hollywood’s Golden Age with tasteful contemporary furnishings and fittings that exude a timeless elegance.
Kempinski’s unique private garden and baroque fountain provide the perfect luxury setting for guests to relax in after a hard day’s sightseeing. The hotel’s luxury spa and fine dining restaurant, Le Grill, are also highly recommended. Since the Kempinski Hybernska opened two years ago, it has already welcomed many elite travelers including Woody Allen, Michele Mercier and Beyoncé.
Why we love it: The Presidential Suite’s main attribute is its spacious terrace with amazing views over Prague’s towers and spires. The suite is located on the top floor of the building and features two bedrooms, both with en-suite bathrooms. Fit for entertaining are the fully equipped kitchen and living room, divided into a seating and dining area with sleek, modern furniture. The dining table seats ten, but with a fireplace and stunning views of Prague from the floor-to-ceiling windows, diners might find it hard to focus on their food.
Peter Knoll, General Manager
+420 226 226 151
Hybernská 12, 110 00
Le Palais Hotel, with its gorgeous Belle Époque architecture, is a fine example of Prague’s city palaces.
Built in 1897 as a private residence, its historic interior and façade have been faithfully restored to combine elegance and history with modern conveniences. Le Palais is located in an exclusive residential area, ideal for those seeking peace and quiet away from the tourist trail. Guests can stay in one of the 60 rooms and 12 suites at Le Palais, all with marble floor-heated bathrooms, or opt for the royal suites, which offer up to five bedrooms. Known for its unique garden parties, the Summer Garden is a great place to gather for a drink or meal in a spectular setting with delightful views over Prague.
Why we love it: The Le Palais Royal Suite is a combination of Le Palais Suite and four Deluxe Rooms on the third floor, offering a total of five bedrooms all with their very own marble bathrooms. The suite is a haven for the sophisticated traveler who values privacy and subtle luxury. Its high ceilings, old floor boards and imposing antique desk give it an air of old world decadence. One of the suite’s key features is its large living room with window bay area where you can enjoy intimate meals while looking out over Prague’s magnificent skyline. A complimentary bottle of champagne will greet you on arrival, and guests will enjoy additional complimentary services in the form of L’Occitane cosmetics, a mini-bar and high-speed internet use. Exclusive use of the hotel’s first-class amenities, including the Health Club and library, compliment the luxuries this suite offers.
Petr Marek, General Manager
+420 234 634 600
U Zvonařky 1, 120 00
The first Buddha-Bar Hotel (from the cool nightclub brand) and one of the most eye-catching five-star boutique hotels in Prague, invites its guests into a world of luxury and a contemporary Asian-Colonial ambiance.
This boutique hotel is situated close to the Old Town Square, in the vibrant heart of Prague. The historical building maintains a relaxing yet sensual interior: gold, red and dark wood colors are thematic throughout the accommodation, while Chinese dragon designs swirl on headboards and bath tubs, and paper lantern-style lightings complete the oriental look. There is also the cool and luxe ‘Pop Art’ Siddhartha Café and a fitness and spa zone.
Why we love it: Lush and sexy are the key words when describing the suite at the Buddha-Bar Hotel. With its oriental vibe and warm color palette, this is one suite you will find hard to leave. The bathroom’s sleek lines are complemented with small red tiles on the tub, washing table and shower wall. The stylish stone bathtub and Jacuzzi, L’Occitane amenities and luxury RFK bed linen enhance the experience beautifully.
Veronika Fajcikova, General Manager
+420 221 776 300
Jakubskà 649/8, 110 00 Prague
One of 13 properties owned by the renowned hotel group, Rocco Forte’s Augustine Hotel is located in the Malá Strana district of Prague, conveniently located between Prague Castle and the Old Town Square.
Comprising seven historic buildings, including the 13th century Augustinian St.Thomas Monastery, Rocco Forte’s Augustine Hotel is spread out among a series of leafy gardens. Monks still live in private quarters adjacent to the hotel and guests are welcome to visit the neighboring St.Thomas Church. Inside the century old walls guests will find stylish designs and fashionable furnishings that provide the utmost in comfort and functionality. Rocco Forte’s Augustine Hotel’s elegant interior is pervasive throughout the hotel and all 101 guest rooms and suites have courtyard views of the monastery.
Why we love it: The Charles Suite is the most luxurious suite in Rocco Forte’s Augustine Hotel, and is the proud creation of Rocco Forte Hotels’ Design Director Olga Polizzi and London-based RDD Design Company. Venturing into the suite you will find a dining room with working fireplace and a separate kitchenette. Gorgeous wooden floors will lead you straight into the luxurious living room, where there is a separate lounge, study, and dressing room. Taking pride of place in the master bedroom is a generous four-poster bed and the en-suite marble bathroom is equally spacious and decadent.
Ken Dittrich, General Manager
+420 266 112 233
Letenská 12/33, 118 00, Czech Republic
This elegant hotel opened its doors for the first time in 1932 and has since set the standard for luxury accommodation in Prague.
The interior was beautifully refurbished in 2008 yet still retains its Art Deco charm. All 206 guest rooms and suites are tastefully designed and reflect the ambiance of a bygone era, and the style continues in the interior of Alcron’s award-winning restaurants, La Rotonde and The Alcron. The hotel is centrally located within walking distance of the most popular attractions in Prague, including Wenceslas Square, Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, the Jewish Cemetery, Prague Castle and many of the city’s opera houses. All rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art modern conveniences and many of the Art Deco suites enjoy a spectacular view of Prague Castle and its surroundings. Guests at Radisson Blu can also enjoy the hotel’s sauna, solarium, executive lounge, underground parking and the vast selection of meeting rooms, including the extraordinary Crystal Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 200 guests.
Why we love it: The panoramic view of Prague Castle is what makes this suite so enviable; from multiple windows guests can linger for hours admiring this spectacular backdrop. Inside, a palette of red on cream canvas adorns the combined living and dining room. Guests of this suite can benefit from an ultra-fast VIP check in, which includes a welcome drink upon arrival, complimentary access to the hotel’s sauna and fitness center, a high-tech online entertainment system, and 24-hour room service. In the morning guests can opt to go down to La Rotonde and enjoy the buffet breakfast among Radisson’s distinguished crowd or choose to stay in their suite and be served à la carte breakfast in bed.
Michal Chour, General Manager
+420 222 820 210
Stepanska 40, 110 00
The Four Seasons brand has always been synonymous with elegance and excellence, and The Four Seasons Hotel Prague is no exception.
Incorporating a harmonious balance of Baroque, neoclasaical and Neo-Renaissance styles, the hotel is a successful blend of modern and historic. Guests with children will enjoy the hotel’s baby sitting service and the concierge’s suggestions for a great day out. Alternatively, treat yourself to in-room massage treatments or make use of the Health Club’s private rooms. And last but certainly not least we highly recommend you visit the Four Seasons in-house Allegro restaurant, the only Michelin-starred restaurant in Prague.
Why we love it: Located on the second floor of this magnificent Baroque building is the impressive Presidential Suite. Guests can opt to book the Suite as one, two or four-bedroom accommodation, with each bedroom including a king-size bed and full en-suite marble bathroom, though the master bedroom is the obvious highlight with its vast windows and black marble bathroom. As you enter from the great hall, you will appreciate the light and airy living room with its adjacent study area and dining room that seats eight. Built-in plasma screen televisions are integral throughout the suite and high-speed internet access is available. However, it is not the Queensberry style sofa, the Belgian black and gold lamps, nor the warm hues from luxurious fabrics that steal the show, but rather the famous views over the Vltava River, Charles Bridge, Malá Strana and Prague Castle that give this Presidential Suite our seal of approval.
Rene Beauchamp, General Manager
+420 221 426 751
Veleslavinova, 2a/1098, 110 00 Prague
On the corner of U Obecniho domu, the stately Kings Court Hotel is located directly on Republic Square surrounded by the Art Nouveau Municipal House and the Palladium, the largest shopping mall in the Czech Republic.
Formerly the Czechoslovak Chamber of Commerce, this deluxe five-star hotel has been beautifully transformed into an elegant and spacious luxury hotel. Wrapped in a Neo-Renaissance façade, the 1904 building features 133 guest rooms and suites, including a wellness spa center, underground secured valet parking, a unique historic ballroom with balcony, and conference facilities for up to 310 guests. Kings Court’s unique location means you are just ten minutes from Wenceslas Square, Charles Bridge, the State Opera and 20 minutes from Prague Castle and Strahov Monastery.
Why we love it: The Royal Suite is a modern combination of sleek lines and richly colored fabrics. Its contemporary style exudes class and no-nonsense efficiency. The suite offers a spacious living room with conference table and private balcony, providing spectacular views of Republic Square and the Art Nouveau Municipal House. The bathroom features a Jacuzzi for two, a walk-in rain shower and an assortment of L’Occitaine products. LCD TV & DVD player, safe, Wi-Fi and LAN, plus phone with voicemail services are but a few of the facilities at your disposal, and with complimentary access to the Kings Court’s Executive Lounge, it is the ultimate space for business and entertaining. But for relaxation there is always the hotel’s Spa Zen Asian Wellness center, with its pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and well-equipped gym.
Lukas Mach, General Manager
+420 224 222 888
U Obecniho domu, 3, 110 00 Prague
Recommended for elite travelers looking for accommodation with a musical theme, the centrally located Aria Hotel is a luxury boutique inspired by Prague’s rich musical heritage.
Situated in the Malá Strana district, each floor of the hotel is dedicated to different musical genres: Jazz, Opera, Classical and Contemporary. And each of its 51 rooms and suites celebrates a specific musical style, artist or composer. As you would expect, Aria Hotel has an extensive music library, and guests can enjoy a pre-loaded iPod sound system. Furthermore, the Aria’s in-house musical director, Dr. Ivana Stehlikova can advise guests on current cultural and musical events taking place in Prague. With breathtaking views from its rooftop terrace, the Aria Hotel is only minutes from the Charles Bridge and has private access to the splendid baroque Vrtbovska Garden with its many beautiful statues and sculptures. Previous famous guests at the Aria Hotel include Morgan Freeman and Gérard Depardieu.
Why we love it: The Mozart Luxury Suite offers its guests stunning views over the Vrtbovska Garden, one of only four baroque-style gardens in Prague. This two bedroom suite comprises a spacious living room, a fully equipped kitchenette and three bathrooms, all of which are tastefully decorated in warm, red tones and sensual Italian décor. Guests also receive the exclusive services of a personal butler, and the use of a driver who will chauffeur you around town in a Mercedes E-Class or a vintage Rolls-Royce.
Robert Safarik, General Manager
+420 225 334 111
Tržiště 9, 118 00