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Hyatt opens first luxury lifestyle hotel in the Czech Republic

Hospitality group Hyatt is opening its first hotel in the Czech Republic, developed by Austrian based real estate company UBM Development.

Located in Senovážné Square, only a short walk from Prague’s world-famous Old Town, the 175-room Andaz Prague hotel, expected to open in 2022, will be among the first luxury lifestyle hotels in the Czech capital.

A juxtaposition of heritage and modernity, and echoing the sights, sounds, scents and tastes of its surroundings, Andaz Prague will create a stay that immerses curious travellers and neighbourhood guests in the very best of its locale.

“Prague has been a popular destination particularly since the Velvet Revolution 30 years ago,” said Takuya Aoyama, vice president development at Hyatt. “This city of Mozart, Mucha and Hrabal continues to inspire people to explore its rich offerings. With the addition of Andaz Prague, we are excited for Hyatt to have a brand presence in the three imperial cities of Europe — Vienna, Budapest and Prague — and grow our opportunities to cater to the luxury demand.”

Originally built in 1916, the neoclassical landmark, commonly known as the Sugar Palace, features a unique architectural design and will provide unscripted access to the rich heritage and history of Prague. The most important sights can be easily reached by foot, allowing guests to experience the city’s unique flair. Andaz Prague will feature three distinct food and beverage outlets, approximately 450 square meters of event space, a fitness centre and a spa.

“It is wonderful to be working alongside Hyatt to bring the Andaz brand to the Czech Republic,” said Thomas Winkler, CEO of UBM Development. “This hotel has great potential for those wishing to explore Prague, and we believe that the Andaz brand is the perfect choice for this culturally rich city. With our long-standing expertise as Europe’s leading hotel developer, we will transform this truly exceptional building in a new jewel of Prague’s hotel landscape.”

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