Cosmopolitan Hotel Prague, Czech Republic

Situated in Staré Město — Prague’s historic Old Town, famed for its ornate Gothic churches, old-world bars and cobbled side streets — the Cosmopolitan Hotel Prague is a slice of modern luxury in a beautiful medieval settingTuesday, November 1, 2016

By National Geographic Traveller The Collection

Situated in Staré Město — Prague’s historic Old Town, famed for its ornate Gothic churches, old-world bars and cobbled side streets — the Cosmopolitan Hotel Prague is a slice of modern luxury in a beautiful medieval setting.

Iconic sights, such as the colourful Old Town Square and the 14th-century, statue-lined Charles Bridge, are just moments away, making it the perfect base for exploring this river-threaded capital city. Art-lovers can while away a lazy afternoon strolling from the Veletržní Palác gallery — home to a striking 20th-century collection — to the Convent of St Agnes, which houses Gothic altar paintings, marvelling at the Cubist and Baroque architecture en route.

Built in 1889, the newly opened Cosmopolitan Hotel Prague has been carefully restored to echo the grandeur of the Belle Époque period. Behind the townhouse’s vanilla-hued facade, sweeping monochrome marble floors, gilded mirrors and intricately carved ceilings greet visitors upon arrival. This seamless blend of classic architecture shot through with a dash of sleek modernity is a theme running throughout the boutique hotel, from the restaurants to the
guest rooms.

Decorated in elegant hues of cream and gold, each of the 106 stylish rooms and suites is peppered with dark wooden furniture by Czech designer Katerina Vecere and opens onto vast bathrooms with underfloor heating.

Beneath grand original ceiling frescoes is the hotel’s intimate Next Door restaurant, the latest venture by celebrity chef Zdeněk Pohlreich, who can be seen rustling up local dishes in the open-plan kitchen. Fresh, seasonal ingredients take centre stage on the traditional Czech menu with a contemporary twist — designed to satiate even the most discerning of palates. Locals and travellers rub shoulders in the small-but-perfectly-formed restaurant, designed by Italian architect Luciano Belcapo. Advance bookings are recommended, due to popularity.

After an evening’s indulgence, guests can burn off any excesses in the 24-hour fitness centre, followed by a session in the sauna.

Don’t miss

A front-row seat to celebrity chef Zdeněk Pohlreich rustling up Czech cuisine in Next Door restaurant’s open-plan kitchen

Need to know

Key Facilities

• 106 rooms and suites
• Next Door restaurant
• Concierge
• Limousine service
• Valet parking
• Sauna and gym

Contact Information

hotel-cosmopolitan.cz
T: +420 295 563 000
E: info@hotel-cosmopolitan.cz

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