The Augustine Hotel Prague

Waldeck Global as the developer of Augustine Hotel Prague, which is being touted as Europe's most beautiful luxury hotel, is proud to announce that since the opening the hotel already obtained 12 prestigious awards and nominations:

  • Awarded Condé Naste Traveller ‘’The Gold List 2012 World’s Best Hotels’
  • Awarded “Interior Design of the Year” in the “Café, Bar, Nightclub or Lounge“ category at “The European Hotel Design Awards” - November 2009.
  • Awarded “Best Hotel, Czech Republic” in the “Europe & Africa Property Awards 2009”, in association with CNBC Arabiya.
  • Awarded “Best Hotel” at “The CIJ Awards Czech Republic 2009”, a five-city series of awards organised by Central & Eastern European Construction & Investment Journal.
  • Awarded 1st place in the “Hotels” category in the “Best of Realty 2009” competition, the most prestigious property development competition in the Czech Republic.
  • Voted “Judges Outstanding Award for Best Hotel Development” at the MIPIM 2010 Awards.
  • Awarded Condé Naste Traveller ‘’The Gold List 2010 World’s Best Hotels”.
  • Listed as one of the “Top Ten New Hotels” - Tablet Magazine, 2010
  • Named one of the “Top 40 business hotels in the world” by Wallpaper magazine, 2010
  • Included as one of the “Five Best Monastic Hotels in the World 2011” -Elle Travel
  • Listed as one of “Fodor's 100 Hotel” in 2011
  • Awarded second place in the “Hotel Property Award” that is given each year during “Hotelforum”, the European hotel development conference for hotel and real estate professionals

Augustine Hotel Prague is situated in the historical Lesser Town of Prague (known as Malá Strana), within a stone's throw of the Charles Bridge, just below Prague Castle and next door to the famous Wallenstein Gardens. This spectacular 101-room hotel has been created from a complex of six historic buildings, including a former brewery and the 13th century Augustinian St Thomas's Monastery, after which the hotel is named.

The monastery provides the hotel with a picturesque setting of established courtyards and elegant garden squares, while retaining certain areas for the practising Augustinian monks who remain in situ. Key historic features such as cloistered terraces, wooden ceilings, wine vaults and stone arches have been incorporated into the hotel's design.

The interiors of Augustine Hotel Prague have been created by London-based interior designers RDD, overseen by The Rocco Forte Hotel's Director of Design Olga Polizzi, and, reflect the hotel's wonderful location as well as the building's strong history. In this particular case, the design has a distinct ecclesiastical feel, with heavy linens and velvets used in papal-inspired shades of purple, red and orange.

The positioning of the property in the Lesser Town could not be better. It is ideal for both business and leisure travellers, being within walking distance of Prague's commercial district, the Czech Parliament and Senate, embassies, shopping areas, entertainment facilities and key historical sites, such as the Charles Bridge and Wallenstein Gardens, where classical open-air concerts are held between April and October.

Read more about the hotel on the official website: www.theaugustine.com

Read more about the period prior to opening :

5 May 2009
Waldeck Global Hands over the Keys of The Augustine
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4 February 2008
Photographs from the Naming Ceremony
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16 January 2008
Prague Post interview with Thomas Smit
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November 2007
Article in Leaders Magazine regarding the Naming Ceremony (November 2007)
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