There’s a reason the Czech Republic’s capital is such a popular tourist destination in Europe. With the statue-lined Charles Bridge and the hilltop castle overlooking the Vltava river, Prague is an enchanting, centuries-old city with tons of atmosphere and soul. Countdown to May 2020, when there will be a luxurious new place to stay, with Fairmont Hotels and Resorts arriving in town. This will be the hospitality company’s very first hotel in the country. Part of Accor, the Fairmont brand was first established in 1907 and the collection includes landmark hotels like The Plaza in New York City, The Savoy in London and Fairmont San Francisco.
Fairmont will take over the property currently operating as InterContinental Prague, located on Parizska Boulevard with views over the river. When it’s reincarnated, the hotel will be known as Golden Prague Hotel managed by Fairmont. A top-to-bottom refurbishment will take place in 2022, closing the hotel and transforming it into the “Fairmont Golden Prague” when it reopens in early 2023. The hotel is owned by the Czech company R2G Heritage, which acquired it in January 2019.
What’s in store? The renovation will retain the building’s brutalist architectural style while showing off a new design concept rooted in the history of Parizska Boulevard (also known as Paris street, a famous artery through the city’s Old Town). There will be 300 guestrooms spread out across eight floors, including 40 junior suites, eight suites, and a presidential suite with vistas of the Vltava River. The ninth-floor restaurant is destined to be a popular local hang-out alongside the Sky Bar with its killer city views. Existing facilities like the spa, gym and meeting/event space will also get a new look.