• Amadeus Danesitz

Prag: Mandarin Oriental – Redefining Luxury

Mandarin Oriental, Prague opened in September 2006. It is housed in a former monastery with roots dating back to the 14th century.

Superbly located in the Malá Strana district, the picturesque “Little Quarter” in the heart of Prague’s rich historic centre, the hotel is within easy walking distance of the Golden City’s major tourist attractions. Adjacent to the Czech Museum of Music and only a five-minute walk to the beautiful Charles Bridge, Mandarin Oriental, Prague offers the best of the historical location and a sophisticated ambience with subtle Asian touches. Part-Renaissance, part-Baroque and part-modern, the hotel’s distinctive set of buildings represents over six centuries of architecture. Formerly a Dominican monastery, the structure incorporates a large part of the outer wall of St. Mary Magdalene, one of the oldest churches in Prague that was built on the site around 1330.

With the expertise of renowned architectural studio, Dům a Město Architects, as well as the advice of architectural consultant, Otakar Dvořák, AIA, Mandarin Oriental, Prague retains and highlights its distinguished heritage; carefully-preserved architectural features such as vaulted ceilings, archways and original staircases are sensitively complemented with subtly opulent oriental touches, resulting in a hotel as unique as the city itself.

The hotel offers 99 guestrooms including 20 exclusive suites, the most spacious and luxurious in the city. Combining great character and historic features, all rooms are individually designed and benefit from the latest technology. High-definition LCD screens are featured in the bedrooms, bathrooms and the Suites’ individual sitting room. Also, high-speed Internet connectivity throughout and smart desks are designed to enhance the workspace.

In keeping with Mandarin Oriental’s innovative approach to food and beverage, the hotel offers stylish dining with culinary flair. Mandarin Oriental, Prague’s signature restaurant, Spices Restaurant and Bar, offers an authentic Asian specialties and wide selection of original cocktails. Distributed across five Renaissance vaulted rooms, Spices Restaurant and Bar is the ideal venue for a stylish dinner, cocktail with friends or celebration. The cellar is available for private events such as wine tastings, small cocktail parties or private dinners. The Monastery Lounge, with an old cloister corridor with soaring ceiling and tall Baroque columns, is a spectacular and popular event venue.

Exceptional banqueting and conference services, along with elegant rooms that incorporate the latest technology, make Mandarin Oriental, Prague ideal for hosting sophisticated events for up to 130 people. A 172-square-metre Grand Ballroom with a 6.5-metre high vaulted ceiling is the centrepiece of the event facilities. A private entrance and dramatic pre-function space make Mandarin Oriental, Prague the location of choice for VIP meetings and events, as well as destination weddings and celebrations.

The 490-square-metre award-winning holistic Spa at Mandarin Oriental is located in a former Renaissance chapel and linked to the hotel by an underground passageway, allowing guests to retreat to their rooms in complete privacy. In this truly unique setting, spa guests enter over a glass floor displaying the remains of an old Gothic church uncovered during the hotel’s reconstruction. Offering seven treatment rooms including two for couples featuring private heat and water-based treatment facilities such as Vitality Pool, the Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Prague provides a variety of holistic treatments from around the world whilst incorporating the historic spa culture of Central Europe. The hotel also offers a fully equipped fitness centre with two saunas.

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