The owner of the Energy and Industrial Holding (EPH) and Sparta Prague football, Daniel Křetínský, halted the construction of the luxury Hard Rock Hotel in Prague’s Letná.
The reason is the decline in tourism due to measures against the spread of coronavirus. The investor is now also considering modifications to the main project, especially in the interiors. The opening of the complex was originally planned for the first half of 2023.
The expansive property will boast 523 rooms and suites along with stellar views overlooking sites such as Letna Park and the Prague Castle.
In the original plan, the hotel’s sixth floor will feature a specialty restaurant equipped with terraces overlooking the scenic Vltava river valley.
Other highlights will include a three-story, 5,900 square-foot soundwaves of moving light known as the “Feature Wall;” an inviting Lobby Bar; a stylish restaurant featuring an ingredient-driven menu in Sessions and the Constant Grind Coffee & Bar serving as a cafe by day and cocktail bar by night.
Staying true to the brand, the property will include a rooftop swimming pool and a full-service Rock Spa as well as a Body Rock Fitness Centre, Rock Shop, @Biz Business Center and the coveted brand-signature Rock Star Suite.
Hard Rock Hotel Prague will also be home to a 1,800 capacity ballroom for live entertainment and up to 59,000 square feet of meeting space. Finally, the Woodstock Lawn will host as many as 3,000 people during exhibitions, social events and other gatherings.
Hard Rock Hotel Prague is the latest in a series of hotel announcements from the brand, following the recent opening of Hard Rock Hotel Maldives, the 30th hotel in the portfolio, and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the world’s first Guitar Hotel.
The brand look forward to an array of openings in 2020 including Hard Rock Hotel Dublin, Hard Rock Hotel Madrid, Hard Rock Hotel Amsterdam, and Hard Rock Hotel Budapest.
EPH was founded in 2009. The companies that are part of the EPH group employ around 25,000 people. The holding includes over 70 companies throughout Europe.
According to last year’s ranking of Forbes magazine, Křetínský is one of the richest Czechs with assets worth 78 billion crowns.