Andaz Brand Debuts in Czech Republic With The Opening of Andaz Prague
First Hyatt hotel in the Czech Republic marks continued growth with its luxury lifestyle brand across Europe
April 15, 2022 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today the opening of Andaz Prague, the first Hyatt hotel in the country, and the fifth Andaz hotel in Europe. The 176-room Andaz Prague marks a significant milestone in the continued growth of Hyatt’s luxury lifestyle brand in Europe and is considered to be one of the first luxury lifestyle hotels in the city.
The hotel is located on Senovážné Square, within the magnificent and historical ‘Sugar Palace’ that dates back to 1916, orginally built for the influential Sugar Industry Insurance Association. The building has since been carefully restored and preserved. True to the brand’s promise of creating a luxury lifestyle experience that is woven into the fabric of the local culture, Andaz Prague has deep roots to the city of Prague and is currently an extension of Prague’s thriving arts, cultural and fashion scene. With Josefov, Prague’s Jewish quarter known for its rich history, and the commercial hub of New Town nearby, along with inspiring museums, incredible architecture and a variety of local shops to enjoy, Andaz Prague offers guests the very best of its locale.
“As the Andaz brand is known for stimulating the creativity and curiosity of each guest, we are honored to introduce the brand to the Czech Republic,” said Doris Hecht, general manager at Andaz Prague. “We are excited to welcome guests to Andaz Prague where we offer a unique experience through distinctive expressions of the local culture.
The beautiful city of Prague continues to inspire many travelers to explore its rich offerings and Andaz Prague’s location offers guests the opportunity to take in some of the most stunning historic sites in Europe.”
Concept and Design
Andaz Prague is a luxury lifestyle masterpiece, housed in the striking and historical Sugar Palace. Situated close to Wenceslas Square, the Old Town Square, and the historic Municipal house (Obecní Dum), some of the most renowned historic sites in Europe are within walking distance. A juxtaposition of heritage and modernity, Andaz Prague encapsulates the local culture that surrounds it while offering unparalleled luxury and comfort designed to elevate the senses.
Guestrooms and Suites
176 thoughtfully-designed rooms and suites capture and combine the city’s rich heritage with modern creativity to deliver a luxurious respite with breathtaking city views. The rooms offer comfortable beds, many that are guarded by Bruncvík’s lion atop the blue velvet bedposts, which is a reference to one of many Czech legends that inspired the entire concept of the property.
Guests can experience Prague's bohemian luxury with a plethora of beautiful suites, including the spacious, corner Residence Suites that feature windows that open to views of Prague’s Dancing Fountain. The palatial 1,400 square foot (130 square meter) Penthouse Suite offers stylish, handcrafted furnishings, ornate moldings, a marble fireplace and an exquisite sunroom.
Dining and Entertainment
Guests and locals will delight in a modern Czech bistronomy within ZEM, which serves a combination of bistro dishes created with haute cuisine methods. Local ingredients coming from Moravia and Bohemia are crafted into modern versions of Czech comfort food through, using high-quality ingredients and natural flavors. The menu also honors the influences of authentic Nikkei, which include Japanese meat dishes from the charcoal grill and handmade dumplings.
The standalone MEZ bar delivers an exhilarating atmosphere for both locals and visitors. The signature cocktails, infused with local ingredients, are inspired by the historical figures of Prague.
The Andaz Studios include three flexible event spaces that can accommodate anything from boardroom meetings to intimate private dinners, or can be combined into one large 1,615 square foot (150 square meters) space for conferences, receptions and corporate events.
The unique meeting spaces are inspired by Prague bygone sugar barons that used the building in the early 20th century. Meeting spaces Collegium 1 and 2 feature magnificent, high, ornate ceilings and oak parquet flooring, with sunlight flooding these rooms through their grand windows.
Guests can enjoy a rejuvenating workout in the fitness center with state-of-the-art cardio equipment and free weights. The property also offers spa services by Klara Rott, the award-winning, world leader in natural organic skincare.
The 26th Andaz hotel globally and the fifth Andaz hotel in Europe, Andaz Prague invites curious travelers and neighborhood guests to uncover the historical roots of this thriving modern city. It joins Andaz Munich Schwabinger Tor and Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere, Andaz London Liverpool Street and Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht.
Guided by its purpose of care, Hyatt’s multi-layered Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment further enhances its operational guidance and resources around colleague and guest safety and peace of mind.
The term “Hyatt” is used in this release for convenience to refer to Hyatt Hotels Corporation and/or one or more of its affiliates.
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