Kempinski Hybernská, Prague $$$$
Czech Republic 110 00
Tel: 801 426 3135 (toll-free)
Tel: 420 226 226 111
From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler:Just steps from Republic Square and its fabulously Art Nouveau Municipal House, the Kempinski Hybernská occupies a fifteenth-century palace, and still has the nobleman's parklike private garden as its backyard. The newly renovated building has 62 mini-kitchen-equipped suites and 13 smaller Superior rooms, although all contain plush touches: high ceilings, hardwood floors, soft carpets in decadent deep purple, heavy damask curtains, as well as works of art and decorative bowls and vases. Eight of the suites are apartment-sized duplexes, and a pair of two-bedroom suites have private terraces overlooking Prague's celebrated rooftops. Primarily recruited from the local five-star competition, the staff are remarkably helpful and self-assuredly attentive to the clientele of well-established Alpine types enjoying the city's moment on Europe's luxury stage. 2009 Hot List
When to go: Crowds can hold the city hostage in midsummer, so try spring (April-early June) or fall (Oct.-Nov.).
Which room to book: For a quiet Superior double, ask for No. 510, which overlooks the inner courtyard. An equally tranquil suite is No. 410, which has an exceptionally spacious bathroom and walk-in closet.Subscribe now to Condé Nast Traveler for just $1 an issue! ›
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