W Hotels to open in Prague, Czech Republic

Wenceslas Square in Prague, Czech Republic. Photo courtesy of Gettys.

Following recent announcements of upcoming hotels in Scotland, Hungary and Portugal in the last year alone, Marriott's W brand is expanding further in Europe. The Czech Republic will get its first W Hotel in 2020. 

Owned by PPH Evropa s.r.o, the W Prague will be located on Wenceslas Square. The hotel will be a renovation of the former Grand Europa Hotel, an art nouveau-style property that dates back to 1905. The historic structure will be combined with a modern new building.

Restored historical elements of the former Grand Hotel Europa will be complemented by a  new oval-shaped extension. The two buildings will be fully connected to create 154 guestrooms and suites, including the Extreme Wow Suite – the brand’s lavish take on the traditional Presidential Suite. 

The hotel will also include the SPG Keyless entry system that will let guests use their smartphone or Apple watch to unlock their door and enter their rooms.

“As one of Europe’s most exciting and diverse destinations, Prague is a perfect fit for the iconic W brand and is certain to push new limits for Prague’s vibrant hotel scene when it opens in 2020,” Sandeep Walia, area VP – luxury brands, Western Europe, Marriott International, said in a statement.

In Europe, W Hotels currently has a presence in London, Paris, Barcelona, St. Petersburg, Verbier, Istanbul and most recently, Amsterdam. The company will open in Madrid and on Portugal’s Algarve coast (both in 2019), and will debut in Scotland in 2021. W Hotels has s a worldwide portfolio of 50 properties around the globe, and is on track to reach 75 hotels by 2020.