Aria Hotel Prague
Like a well-played piece of music, the Aria Hotel Prague hits all the right notes. There are 51 stylish rooms and suites here spread across four floors (each of which is themed according to a different musical genre), offering views out over the beautiful 18th century High Baroque Vrtba Garden, St. Nicholas Church or the Winter Garden Atrium. So there’s no doubt you’re in Prague – and in the Mala Strana no less, with The Charles Bridges, Prague Castle and the Old Town in easy reach. The rooms themselves have an elegant Italianate style in the decor, with plenty of high-end amenities and luxurious touches, like Molton Brown products in the bathrooms.
In the summer, the Rooftop Terrace – with its sensational views and delicious food and drink programme – is the place to be. While in the colder winter months, there are few places more inviting than the Fireplace Lounge. Lined with books, populated with leather armchairs, and warmed with, yes, a real fire, it’s an intimate, atmospheric spot.
The Aria Hotel Prague also has its own fine dining restaurant, should you be more in the mood for a long, leisurely meal. And what meals can be had here, from traditional Czech classics like Kulajda Soup (with dried wild mushrooms, dill, cream and a poached farmer´s egg), to more international, contemporary offerings, such as Grilled Lamb Chops with spelt kernotto, bok choy, shimeji, and natural jus, or grilled octopus and fava beans, fennel, mint and mango, with a passion fruit and orange dressing. The elegant dining room itself is decked out with master artworks, including pieces by Chagall, Dali and Picasso.
And if that weren’t enough, the Aria Hotel Prague also has its own state-of-the-art fitness centre, a private cinema, and its own exclusive entrance to the UNESCO World Heritage Vrtba Garden. There’s even a music library (with a huge selection of CDs, DVDs, literature and more) and dedicated Concierge and Music Director on-site to help you musically curate your stay.