The Art Deco Imperial Hotel is located right in the centre of this beautiful city. The original building, constructed in the 14th Century, was burnt down during the Swedish siege of the city and replaced in 1730 with an Inn called The Black Eagle. It was extended in 1840 to create The Hotel at the Black Eagle and received a thorough overhaul from 2005 to 2007 to create today’s lovely five-star luxury hotel.
As you’d expect from a hotel with 'Art Deco' in its name which has been relatively recently reconstructed, the hotel is packed with Art Deco fixtures and fittings. From the stepped design reception desk and coloured glass ceiling panels in the bar to the marquetry on the bedrooms’ furniture, you’ll find the interiors an absolute treasure trove for those who love the style.
In addition to the excellent Art Deco décor, there’s a fitness and wellness centre, a limousine service to and from the airport and the hotel’s Café Imperial with it’s own Czech celebrity chef, Zdeněk Phohlreich. Rooms are cleaned to perfection every day and you’ll always find the staff warm, friendly and helpful.
The very central location means that not only are you in the centre of a shoppers paradise, but you’re just a short ten-minute walk from Old Town Square. Within the square you'll find the gothic Church of Our Lady before Týn and the Prague Orloj, a medieval astronomical clock on the Old Town Hall - the oldest working astronomical clock in the world. When we visited, we joined the crowd that gathers near the clock every hour to see its twelve Apostles spring to life and parade across the clock face.
Walk a little further and you’ll find all of the city’s other main attractions like the Charles Bridge spanning the Vltava river with its amazing statues and Prague Castle, the largest ancient castle in the world, covering some 70,000 square metres.