Buddha-Bar Hotel Prague
1035 V Celnici
Buddha-Bar Hotel PragueThis five-star concept hotel – the Czech Republic outpost of the trendy Buddha-Bar franchise – delivers on its promise of Asian-inspired luxury while artfully avoiding the kind of tackiness that can sometimes creep into a theme hotel. The Parisian- based brand is known for its high urban-hip quotient, and this property is no exception: With its dim lights and signature red-and-gold colors, the vibe is opium den chic; events include live DJ nights and burlesque shows in the restaurant/lounge, and rooms come stocked with a music library curated by Buddha Bar. All of the 38 rooms and suites feature a striking dragon-mosaic stand-alone tub and separate shower, headboards and textiles in rich Chinese red, and high-tech gizmos like TV screens embedded in the bathroom mirrors, remotes that open and close the curtains, and VoIP phones. And the central location – in a renovated old residence in the heart of the Old Town – is just a quick walk to the Charles Bridge, Wenceslas Square, and the Old Town Square, in a neighborhood crowded with restaurants, bars, and shopping.