Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga will open its doors to guests as of October.
With the famous Latvian National Opera House by its side and the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, at its feet, the hotel presents a whole new level of comfort and elegance to both city guests and locals.
Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga features 141 first-class rooms and suites, two restaurants and two bars, six spacious meeting rooms, including the Grand Ballroom, and a spa.
“We are excited to welcome the first five-star luxury hotel in Riga and Latvia to our exquisite portfolio,” said Bernold Schröder, chief operating officer, Europe, Kempinski Hotels.
“Originally built in the 19th century and opposite the famous Opera house, this landmark looks back to a long history.
“The new Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga will provide an exceptional guest experience through living our passion for European Luxury and making the hotel the place to be in Riga again.”
The original building was almost entirely destroyed during WWII, but it took just a few years to rebuild it from scratch.
The newly open Hotel Riga then housed the first-ever bar in Latvia and served the first cocktail in the whole Soviet Union, where Hotel Riga was considered to be among the best hotels in the whole republic.
Today, celebrating the rich history of the great building and its prominent guests from around the world, Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga opens in the very heart of Old Riga, reclaiming its position as a social hub that fully meets every guest’s needs.