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There is only a hand full of Prague hotels boasting such a long tradition and history.

Hotel Imperial was built on the place of a former Inn “U Černého orla” between years 1913-1914. The new owner of the plat, progressive Prague builder, hotelier and owner of the hotel Paris, Jan Kolář with his brother Alois decided to take advantage of the exclusive location near three important Prague railway stations, already in 1912.

The new project was developed by Jaroslav Benedict’s architectural office and the building construction combines three architectural styles – Art Deco, cubism and Art Nouveau.  The old pub was demolished while in its place a seven-storey hotel Imperial was built in April 1913.

From August, 14th the hotel was step by step placed into operation, finally opening on December, 1st 1914. At that time this luxury hotel offered accommodation in 180 rooms and suites, café, restaurant and wine bar.

Among numerous famous guests of the interwar period was the first president of Czechoslovakia Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, writer Franz Kafka or composer Leoš Janáček.

The property grew popular among German officers during the Second World War which resulted in locals avoiding it.

The hotel was later taken by the government as a result of the communist revolution on March, 7th 1948. It had fallen to the National Union Trades. Since 1950 the property was used as recreation house for foreign guests, operated by Revolutionary Trade Union Movement ( ROH).

The hotel was completely renovated as a UNESCO listed property between 2005 - 2007 and became one of the most impressive and luxurious hotels in Prague again.

The whole hotel building is listed as a Czech National Monument. Art Deco Imperial Hotel was recognised in 2013 and 2014 as one of the 25 most luxurious hotels in the Czech Republic by TripAdvisor, independent travel platform.

Let yourself be enchanted by the unique atmosphere and elegance of the early 20th century.