New hotels in Prague Prague, November 2009 They offer every comfort, are situated at attractive locations in the centre of Prague – and they are brand new. We are pleased to introduce you to hotels which have welcomed their first guests just this year. Kings CourtThe five-star Kings Court opened in October and occupies a neo-renaissance building on Náměstí Republiky (Republic Square) in the centre of the metropolis. In revitalising the building, they discovered here remnants of a Roman house, which are now visible in the space occupied by the Zen Asian Spa & Wellness centre. The hotel also boasts a unique ballroom with natural light and extensive conference facilities. www.hotelkingscourt.cz Elephant PragueAnother hotel that was opened in October is to be found on the street Na Florenci, just a short walk from Náměstí Republiky. Named the Designhotel Elephant Prague, it is a member of the Design Hotels network. As regards design, in the four-star Elephant they are putting their bets mainly on contrasts, but which are aesthetically combined to strike a harmony. Just as a point of interest, the hotel is situated in a building that in Baroque times was used as an aristocratic residence. www.designhotel-elephant.com Grand Majestic PlazaOpen since September is the four-star design hotel Grand Majestic Plaza, a member of the Worldhotels chain. This hotel, too, is situated only a few steps from Náměstí Republiky. The dominant feature of the hotel is its untraditional coloured fountain in the lobby. In addition to modern rooms, you will find on offer luxury suites with balconies. Among other enticements perhaps one should mention the summer garden terrace. www.hotel-grandmajestic.cz Jurys Inn Prague The four-star Jurys Inn Prague, which is located in the centre of the city next to the Florenc Metro station, welcomed its first guests in September. This is the first hotel outside of Ireland and Great Britain to be opened by the leading Irish hotel chain. In its restaurant, guests will savour both Irish and Czech cuisines. The hotel building’s architect is Andreas Degn, who already shared in, for example, the architectonic look of Prague’s Four Seasons hotel and Yasmin. http://prahahotels.jurysinns.com/ The Augustine The Augustine is a five-star hotel belonging to The Rocco Forte Collection. It is situated in Prague’s Malá Strana quarter and has been in operation since May. Among others, it especially attracts wedding tourists. A practical aspect is that from the hotel one enters directly onto the grounds of the monastery, where St. Thomas Church is also located. Weddings may be organised directly in the church. www.theaugustine.com Park Inn PragueSince April, guests have also been able to lodge in the four–star Park Inn Prague, which is to be found not far from Vyšehrad and the Prague Congress Centre. There is also an extensive congress centre in the hotel itself, offering a total of five modern, naturally lighted meeting spaces. www.prague.parkinn.cz Sheraton Prague HotelIn March, the five-star Sheraton Prague Hotel welcomed its first guests. It is the first hotel opened in the Czech Republic by the company Starwood. The hotel is located in four interconnected buildings from the 19th Century and sits upon the boundary between Prague’s Old Town and New Town quarters. The rooftop terrace offers a breathtaking view of Prague Castle. One more interesting note is that in Diamond’s Bar you can taste a specialty of the house: the Sheratini cocktail. www.sheratonpraha.cz Buddha-Bar Hotel Prague Not far from Old Town Square lies the five-star Buddha-Bar Hotel Prague, which offers lodging in an Oriental and French Colonial style. The boutique hotel opened its doors this year in January and one of the attractions here, too, is its cuisine. Guests will enjoy Asian and world cooking in the Buddha-Bar restaurant and Siddharta Café. www.buddha-bar-hotel.cz. Eva TajanovskáCzechTourism, < /font>firstname.lastname@example.org .