I first visited Prague 15 years ago during my European backpack adventure. Most of my nights were spent in a hostel, and then I eventually met my parents in the central located Marriott where we met up with my Czech family to discover the roots of my grandfather. A magical trip.
I made plans to return to the Czech Republic with a trip I called Praha again, but the adventure didn’t happen at the time. Today, I still desire a return, to see family and more of the country of my heritage and am thrilled to discover the luxurious additions to the capital city’s hotel scene. As I always say “make luxury part of the adventure.”
Some of the best brands in the luxury travel space are opening new and renovated properties in Prague. The luxury travel scene in Prague will offer more service with style inside carefully preserved historical architecture.
Here are five brands making a new splash for the luxury traveler in Prague to put on your radar.
Situated in building known as the “Sugar Palace” dating back to the early 1900s, the property is located on the edge of Old Town. This is Hyatt Hotel’s first property. in the Czech Republic and offers 176 luxurious rooms are of a five-star Andaz Hyatt Prague.
One of the latest W Hotels properties found prime real estate right on Wenceslas Square. The Marriott brand continues to expand further in Europe with plans to open in 2023 Renovations (currently underway) will blend the 1905 Art Nouveau style of the former Grand Europa Hotel with contemporary comfort, an appreciation for old and new. The restored features will be complemented by a new oval-shaped extension, and the two buildings will be fully connected
The Fairmont Golden Prague Hotel is currently in process of a 110 million euro renovation of its prime waterfront property with its fair share of history as the former Brutalist-style InterContinental Hotel. The new five-star, luxury property will hold 297 rooms and suites as well as a spa, drinking and dining, and a grand ballroom for over 400 guests. Opening is slated for 2023.
The Julius Meinl family, European titans of retail and dining, revealed plans to expand their hospitality influence with the launch of a new long-term stay concept in Prague. Dubbed the Julius, the brand draws upon the family’s 160-year legacy of quality and service to embody a timeless standard of European hospitality through a modern lens. The Julius Prague, set to open in 2022, will be designed by Milan design firm Matteo Thun & Partners.
A focus on luxury coupled with social responsibility will be the focus of the Almanac Hotels in Prague. Almanac’s five-star, 205-room, Art Deco-style hotel along the Vltava River, just east of Prague’s Old Town neighborhood, is set to open in 2023. The hotel will include a “Vital Centrum” of spa experiences and a medical center for a holistic approach to health and hospitality.
I’ll return one day to visit my family, and explore more beyond the capital city of Prague. There is more for me to learn about my past and also more for me to experience in my future, a luxurious future.
Any questions on Prague, or travel, definitely reach out for a free consultation with my Travel Services. As always, I am happy to help curate your next unforgettable luxury travel holiday.
Stay Luxurious, Craig