Mandarin Oriental to open in Prague

Mandarin Oriental will bring a fresh note of Oriental flair and creative luxury to Prague when its new luxurious hotel opens in the Czech Republic’s capital in September 2006. An introductory promotion offering three nights for the price of two will be available during the opening months, providing exceptional value for this new deluxe property.

Housed in a former 14th-century monastery, Mandarin Oriental, Prague, is situated in the picturesque Mala Strana (“Little Quarter”) district in the very heart of Prague’s historic centre. A five-minute walk from the iconic Charles Bridge, the hotel is nestled in a tranquil, charming neighbourhood of palaces, cobblestone piazzas, churches and parks.

The hotel offers 99 guest rooms including 22 suites, the most spacious and luxurious in the city, many with fine views of the Old Town and the Prague Castle. Authentic historical details such as high arched or vaulted ceilings and original parquet floors have been preserved throughout the hotel. The rooms’ highly individual character is underlined by graceful interior design, which sensitively marries a soft natural palette with subtly opulent Eastern touches—sumptuous textiles and exquisite handcrafted finishes. Each guest room features two telephone lines with voicemail, high-speed internet access, as well as two high-definition LCD television sets, one in the bathroom and another in the bedroom (suites have an extra set.) Limestone bathrooms with heated floors are furnished with essential oils and balms.

Two extensive specialty suites are the hotel’s crown jewels. The vaulted Oriental Suite at the top of the former Renaissance church (which also houses the Spa) is ideal for romantic escapes; the top-floor Presidential Suite with its commanding views of the entire city and the Castle boasts a large private rooftop terrace, a scenic setting for al fresco soirĂ©es.

The signature Essensia restaurant is dedicated to the twin pleasures of European and Asian flavours; the sleek, chic Barego bar was created to become the best bar in the city, while the airy Monastery Lounge tempts with afternoon tea and cocktails. A magnificent Grand Ballroom with a high vaulted ceiling and state-of-the-art technology is the centrepiece of the hotel’s event facilities, while several smaller rooms offer additional meeting and private dining options.

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The world-class Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Prague pampers guests with an exclusive selection of healing and revitalizing rituals. The spa is situated in a former Renaissance church and connected to the hotel by a private underground passage. During renovations, remnants of an even older Gothic church have been discovered; now preserved under the spa’s glass floor, they add a truly unique dimension to the spa’s evocative atmosphere of timeless serenity.
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