Before the advent of communism, Prague was one of the key locations for business on the continent of Europe. Its position slipped when the Communist Party came to power, as the new administration cracked down on private enterprise. However, since 1989 Prague has been regaining its position as a key city for business in Europe.
Opened in 1991, the Hilton Prague, formerly known as the Atrium Hotel Prague, embodied the new city that emerged that year. Since being taken over by the Hilton Group in 1995, the hotel has emerged as a key location for foreign business conferences, offering both ease of transport, first-rate amenities and unrivalled leisure facilities, both inside the hotel and in the location surrounding it. As a result, the Hilton Prague has been named Best Business Hotel, Czech Republic in the 2015 and 2016 Business Destinations Travel Awards.
The hotel proudly provides guests with ample space and plenty of natural light, offering many rooms, facilities and conference locations
Surrounded by history
Located only a 25-minute drive from the Vaclav Havel Airport, the Hilton Prague is ideally located for business events and conferences, allowing attendees to easily access the city at minimal cost. Whichever mode of public transport visitors decide to take to the hotel, guests are guaranteed to enjoy great views. Of course, the opportunity to appreciate this central location is by no means limited to the commute from the airport to the hotel: the Hilton Prague itself is situated in the popular downtown area of the city, and so is close to a number of key historical and tourist areas of interest.
Located on the banks of the Vltava River, the Hilton Prague is situated only a short walk away from the Kostel Svateho Petra, a church built in the 12th century, as well as countless other historical landmarks, ranging from the City of Prague Museum, which covers the fascinating history of Prague itself, to the National Monument at Vitkov. Guests will also appreciate easy access from the Hilton Prague to the other areas of the city: located within easy reach of Prague Castle, the Lesser Town and the historic Jewish Quarter, the hotel enjoys a truly ideal location that allows guests to explore all corners of the city with ease.
Being situated in such a popular and history-packed area does not come at the expense of the hotel’s own size, however: the hotel proudly provides guests with ample space and plenty of natural light, offering many rooms, facilities and conference locations all under one expansive roof. The Hilton Prague is arguably the best European downtown hotel for large-scale events: within this fantastic central location, it is still able to provide ample room for business conferences, with a huge array of facilities spread across its 4,500sq m area.
Business and pleasure
With its 791 guestrooms, no event planner will find their attendees short of beds, no matter how large the business or party in attendance. At the same time, the hotel has a number of business functional rooms for conferences, either for individual workshops or for a company-sized gathering. All this and more makes the Hilton Prague an ideal choice for business conferences, where the hotel’s size allows it to accommodate an impressive number of guests.
The Hilton Prague’s vast selection of guestrooms includes several different tiers of room category, allowing the most esteemed guests and business executives to wind down in the maximum comfort available after a long day at a business conference. Of the nearly 800 rooms on offer, 141 are executive rooms, which each include a spacious working area and a comfortable living area. Guests in these rooms are also offered a private check-in and checkout option. Furthermore, all guests staying in the hotel’s executive rooms are granted access to the Executive Lounge, which is one of the biggest in Europe. Beyond executive rooms, the hotel also features 30 suites, including a Royal Suite and a luxurious Presidential Suite.
The Hilton Prague’s luxurious sleeping quarters are perfectly complemented by the ample space dedicated to meetings and events. The pinnacle of the Hilton Prague’s business function rooms is its spectacular Congress Hall: this room can hold up to 1,500 people, providing a brilliant space for business functions or gatherings of any size or agenda. This impressive hall is complemented by the elegant Grand Ballroom; an ideal venue for any occasion with up to 650 guests.
Should any such conference wish to branch off into smaller workshops or group meetings, the hotel will provide the necessary space, with three floors dedicated to smaller, more intimate meeting rooms. The Hilton Prague has a total of 38 multipurpose function rooms, alongside a business centre and a 24-hour designated internet room. First-class audio-visual services are also available across the hotel’s meetings and events spaces, allowing for dynamic presentations and full audience participation.
The additional business services at the hotel include a team dedicated to assisting corporate functions and conferences, with members ranging from organisers to executive chefs for catering. Offering extensive food and beverage services, including a professional team of international chefs, Hilton Prague is able to host large events with world-class catering. The hotel can also provide off-premises catering at locations as esteemed as Prague Castle or Troja Castle.
Once the day’s meetings come to a close, there are also plenty of areas where business conference attendees and guests can continue to talk shop: the Prague Hilton’s numerous restaurants and bars, including the Atrium Restauarnt, CzecHouse Grill and Rotisserie, Café & Bistro, and Zest Bar offer a relaxing and sophisticated atmosphere to meet with friends or colleagues. However, the pride of the Hilton Prague is its famous Cloud 9 Sky Bar & Lounge.
Located on the top floor of the hotel, soaring 40m above the stunning Vltava River, Cloud 9 is Prague’s first true sky bar. Indoor and outdoor seating provides stunning panoramic views of the city, while a custom-made lighting system and renovated interior further adds to the enjoyment of the environment. Whether there to eat, drink or relax, Cloud 9 is able to provide an innovative dining experience, with its wide array of inventive food concepts and a list of signature cocktails.
The hotel also provides further opportunities for conference attendees to wind down with LivingWell, its impressive health club and spa, which is spread over an impressive area of more than 2,000sq m. Whether there to burn some calories on the various strength and cardio machines, in the cycling rooms or on the squash court, or relax in the facility’s steam and sauna room, summer terrace or swimming pool, the Hilton Prague will not disappoint.
The hotel’s main draw is undoubtedly its combination of great location and ample size. Its proximity to the airport and the various historic sites in the centre of town does not come at the expense of space, as is the case with so many other hotels in European cities. The Hilton Prague is able to combine the dimensions of an out-of-town hotel with a city centre location, with all the historic sites and tourist attractions you could possibly wish to visit located only minutes away.