Prague’s hotel scene is new and stylish
Prague’s premium accommodation options are seriously improved. With new and as-yet-unopened properties, often in well-preserved historic buildings, these accommodations attract locals and visitors who love the city’s new arts, culture and fashion scene.
Hyatt opened its first property in the Czech Republic with the unveiling of the 5-star hotel Andaz Hyatt Prague. The 176 luxurious rooms are housed in a 1916 building known as Sugar Palace, on the edge of Old Town. Andaz Prague is one of the city’s first luxury lifestyle hotels.
Located on Senovážné Square in the beautifully restored Sugar Palace, the building was originally built for the city’s sugar industry insurance association. The hotel’s independent MEZ bar offers an uplifting atmosphere with its signature cocktails, infused with local ingredients, each inspired by historical figures of Prague.
The Julius Meinl family, legendary European retail and restaurant entrepreneurs, are expanding their hotel influence with the launch of a new extended stay concept.
Nicknamed Julius, the brand builds on the family’s 160-year heritage of quality and service to embody a timeless standard of European hospitality through a modern lens. The Jules Praguewith 168 residences, was beautifully designed by Milan-based studio Matteo Thun & Partners, and opened to long- and short-term clients this spring.
Vienna-based WSF Group is in the midst of a $21 million transformation project, turning the former Alcron Prague Hotel property into a Almanac X Prague. The popular Alcron opened in 1932, quickly becoming a favorite haunt for locals and international visitors alike in Prague’s creative and media world, with actors, producers, singers, writers, celebrities and foreign correspondents taking advantage of its location right next to Wenceslas Square.
The luxurious Almanac X Prague, with new interiors by Spain-based Tres Cinco Uno Creative Studio, in consultation with Marani Architects of Prague, will open in December with 204 newly renovated rooms and suites. The new hotel will also feature a restaurant with a modern take on local Czech cuisine and a stunning rooftop terrace overlooking the city.
Marriott’s W brand is expanding further in Europe with plans to open its first W hotel in the Czech Republic in mid-2023. The 154 rooms and suites of West of Prague will be located in Wenceslas Square in a building formerly known as the Grand Europa Hotel, an Art Nouveau-style property dating back to 1905. The restored historic features of the former Grand Hotel Europa will be complemented by a new oval-shaped extension, and the two buildings will be fully connected.
Other hotel openings in 2023 in Prague include Hotel Fairmont Golden Pragueis currently renovating its main riverside property, with its own bit of history as a Brutalist-style former InterContinental hotel.
The new Golden Prague is being renovated and will open in 2023 as one of the city’s most exclusive 5-star properties, with 297 luxurious rooms and suites, an expansive spa with indoor and outdoor pools, and three restaurants and bars .