Mandarin Oriental, Prague

    The 99-room Mandarin Oriental, Prague sits in the heart of the Czech city’s Malá Strana, or Little Quarter, on a slope that rises from the Vltava River to Prague Castle. The hotel, which occupies a 14th-century Dominican monastery, opened in September 2006 after a $67 million transformation by a team of architects, designers, and archaeologists. During the renovation, archaeologists uncovered the remains of a Gothic church, which is visible under the glass floor of the hotel’s spa. Accommodations Rooms and suites at the hotel feature large limestone bathrooms and parquet floors, and the presidential suite’s roof terrace affords views of the Malá Strana, the river, and the castle. Facilities The seven spa suites are located in the remains of a Renaissance-era church next door to the monastery building. Dining Barego offers aperitifs galore in a metropolitan atmosphere. Fine international fare, such as ravioli stuffed with lobster, water chestnuts and mascarpone, is served at Essensia. Worthy Diversion In the Jewish Quarter, guests can shop Parizska Street for Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, and Dunhill or tour Franz Kafka’s old stomping grounds. Rates Superior rooms start at about $370. The 1,613-square-foot Presidential Penthouse Suite offers a 50-inch plasma-screen TV, a Bang and Olfsen sound system, and a terrace for $5,475.

    From Around the Web...
    The trip transports guests by private jet to some of the brand’s most iconic locations…
    The Caribbean is not just a winter hot spot, the summer offers diminished crowds and great deals…
    The stylish and elegant five-bedroom Villa Amagioia makes its debut this June…
    From New York to Los Angeles to Philadelphia, here’s where to stay for the holiday weekend…
    Despite political scandal and public-health emergencies, don’t take Brazil off your bucket list…
    Photo by Christiangomez.com
    Àni Villas Sri Lanka offers the privacy of a home and the amenities of a resort…
    Photo by: Risa Sekiguchi, curtesy of Abercrombie and Kent
    The 24-day expedition includes unique experiences tailored by Geoffrey Kent…
    Photo by Laurence Lambrecht
    The gulf-view fairways at Cabot Cliffs are sure to lure golfers to the faraway Cabot Links Resort…
    Mexico’s Las Ventanas al Paraíso unveils its $35,000-per-night villa—and Robb Report has the scoop…
    Photo by Serge Detalle
    The renovation refreshed the rooms and added new fitness facilities and an outdoor lounge…