UBM Development opens the Andaz hotel in Prague
The Andaz Prague Hotel, developed by UBM Development, has officially opened its doors. It took two and a half years for the property development company to transform the neo-classical Sugar Palace into an Andaz-branded luxury hotel.
Andaz Prague is an exclusive five-star luxury hotel located in the historic center of Prague, right next to Senovážné Square. The hotel, which is operated by Hyatt Hotels Corporation, has 152 rooms, 24 suites and five conference rooms, which were designed by Madrid-based international design partnership BrimeRobbins.
The Andaz brand focuses on designing luxury lifestyle hotels, where Andaz Prague Hotel represents “the unconventional, the surprising and the extraordinary”, according to Doris Hecht, General Manager of Andaz Prague. Based in Chicago, the Hyatt Hotels Corporation is one of the world’s leading hotel companies. It operates 20 brands in a portfolio that consists of more than 1,100 hotels in 70 countries on six continents, which also includes 25 Andaz-branded hotels.
Guests in Prague can use one of three comfortable and cozy “living rooms” rather than a conventional lobby, with each room having its own theme. One room is a library that resembles the famous Strahov Library in the Strahov Monastery, while another room features a glass installation suspended from the ceiling that visitors notice immediately – and which is also reminiscent of the glasswork tradition of the Czech Republic. The third room is dedicated to the alchemists brought to Prague by Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II to “transform” various metals into gold.