Carlo IV, The Dedica Anthology in Prague
在中欧浪漫之都布拉格的中心，优雅的卡罗四世酒店是连接现代瓦茨拉夫广场和历史老城的完美交叉点。狭窄的街道蜿蜒遍布在这座满是塔楼和塔尖的传奇城市，形成独特的调性。从酒店出发约 5 分钟就可到达布拉格国家歌剧院，再往前走一点就可以看到宏伟的查理大桥和欧洲最古老的犹太墓地和教会堂所在的犹太广场。如果你厌倦了人流如织的伏尔塔瓦河岸，卡罗四世酒店便是你的完美之选。
布拉格新城不新，这个名为Nove Mesto的城早在14世纪后半叶由神圣罗马帝国皇帝查理四世修建，其中的第3个广场Senovazne namesti便是如今卡罗四世酒店的所在地。这里原是捷克抵押银行的旧址，这栋新文艺复兴风格的建筑出自维也纳著名建筑师Achille Wolf之手，而将之改建为一间五星级酒店则是拜意大利著名设计师Maurizio Papiri和美国知名室内设计师Adam D. Tihany所赐。
卡罗四世酒店在今年4月成为The Dedica Anthology的成员。这一崭新的品牌集合了一众具有当代意识同时占据欧洲主要历史建筑的豪华酒店。The Dedica Anthology蕴含着奉献与服务的涵义，品牌相信旅行就是享受当下并因此而改变，探索有趣的地点，认识新朋友，此时此地，心无旁骛。该品牌的酒店皆座落在令人流连忘返的城市与地点，提供世界一流的服务，在细节与礼节同在的服务中传递出一丝意大利式的奢华感启发与被启发。纯正好奇和开放的价值观指引下，The Dedica Anthology是当代酒店业的服务承诺佼佼者。
The Elegant Banker in Central Europe
At the very heart of Prague, the romantic capital of Central Europe, the elegant Carlo IV is an ideal link between the smart and modern Wenceslas Square and the historic Old Town. Narrow little streets twining their way past towers and pinnacles help create the unique atmosphere of this legendary city. Carlo IV is only five minutes away from the Prague State Opera and just a few steps further are the amazing Charles Bridge and the Jewish Quarter with the oldest European Jewish Cemetery and Synagogue. If you are tired of the busy Vltava River, the Carlo IV Hotel is the perfect choice.
Rebirth of the NeoRenaissance Style
The new city of Prague is not new. The Nove Mesto was built in the second half of the 14th century by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV. The third square, Senovazne namesti, is home to Carlo IV hotel. Originally the site of the Czech Mortgage Bank, this Neorenaissance style building was created by the famous Austrian architect Achille Wolf, and it was converted into a fivestar hotel by the famous Italian designer Maurizio Papiri and the United States interior designer Adam D. Tihany.
From a bank to a hotel, much of the original building have been preserved, and it is also the most interesting highlight of the hotel renovation. For example, the vault doors of the original underground treasury of the bank still plays a role by becoming a heavy wine rack displaying many expensive wines.
The former bank hall has now become the hotel lobby, under the strict supervision of the historical protection department, its magnificent originality could be restored; the beautiful staircase with artistic iron railing represents the former glory of the building, and four Dorian black marble columns softlylit exude the glory of the 19th century; goldplated decorations and unique stone carvings are preserved; two restaurants and a bar are located in the administrative back area of the former bank building.
The Neorenaissance exterior of the hotel is decorated with metal reliefs that represent the history of the evolution of the Czech Republic‘s currency, and they are also endowed with the meaning of work, intuition, capital and profit.
Elegant and Memorable Staying Experience
The Carlo IV hotel in Prague consist of two buildings: historic and new building where the 152 rooms are located. All rooms are designed by Italian designer Maurizio Papiri with predominant tones of creamy and brown colours. Rooms and suites in the historic building have a greater space and a high ceiling with 19thcentury décor to create a romantic European style. Both the Presidential and the Carlo IV Suite retain the magnificent reliefs of the building, and the decoration and frescoes are all original.
The Vault a premium cognac bar offers a highly intimate atmosphere thanks to the origin of its location. This is the former bank‘s treasury, one of the oldest ones in Central Europe, dated 1910. The building itself was founded at the end of the 19th century in neorenaissance style for Mortgage Bank. The treasury door is fully functional until today. The Vault is also sought after by film crews, photographers and medias for its intimate atmosphere.
Cosmopolitan elegance of Salon restaurant creates an environment that serves the best of local and international cuisine. The back wall of the restaurant is decorated by the light display window where the best wines are placed. Unlike the worldfamous New York Café at its sister hotel in Budapest, the New York Café at the Carlo IV hotel has a warmcoloured interior, regular live music and is the perfect hipster hangout in the city.
Among the hotels in Europe, the swimming pool is rare, and the swimming pool of the Carlo IV Wellness & Spa is decorated with beautiful mosaics. There are also a jacuzzi and a sauna. This 20meter pool occupies the underground cellars of the original building. The pillars and vaults make it unique, and many local guests come to relax on weekends. The skilled masseurs bring a variety of classic treatments to the guests for a relaxing experience.
The Carlo IV hotel became a member of The Dedica Anthology in April this year. This brand new collection brings together contemporary luxury hotels that occupy beautiful historic buildings of Europe. The Dedica Anthology contains the meanings of dedication and service. The brand believes that travel is to enjoy the present moment and change accordingly, to explore interesting places, to meet new friends, and to focus on here and now. The brand‘s hotels are located in an unforgettable city and location, offering worldclass service, delivering a touch of Italian luxury in the service of detail and courtesy –to inspire and be inspired. Guided by pure, curious and open values,The Dedica Anthology is certainly the service commitment leader in the contemporary hospitality industry.