Radisson opens new Blu in Prague

The Radisson Blu Hotel, Prague has 160 guestrooms and suites. Photo credit: Radisson Hotel Group

Nearly a year after the deal was signed, Radisson Hotel Group has opened a Radisson Blu Hotel in Prague following a renovation of the former Sheraton Prague Charles Square Hotel that included "major capital investment" going into the project.

The hotel is the company's first leased property in Southeastern Europe and is meant to reflect Radisson's confidence in the market, said Yilmaz Yildirimlar, area SVP, Central and Southern Europe for Radisson Hotel Group, "The hotel will complement our Park Inn Hotel Prague," added Yildirimlar.

Set in an original Art Nouveau building from the 19th century, the hotel's new look maintains historic features while adding a modern finish to its interior. Located alongside Charles Square between Prague’s Old Town and New Town, the hotel is close to the city center and 18 kilometers from Václav Havel International Airport Prague.


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The Radisson Blu Hotel, Prague has 160 guestrooms and suites, a restaurant and bar, a rooftop terrace and a fitness room and eight meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 150 guests.

Property owner Wenaasgruppen now has 26 hotels with a total of 10,972 guestrooms across Europe.

The hotel is now the only Radisson Blu in the city following the January deflagging of the Alcron Hotel Prague, which returned to its original 1932 name after dropping its association with the Radisson Blu brand.

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