Meliá Hotels International has announced plans to open the INNSiDE Prague Old Town, its latest property and first hotel in the Czech capital, this March. Meliá said the new property is part of the INNSiDE by Meliá brand’s pivot to design-led lifestyle and resort hotels with a "bleisure" focus. This year, INNSiDE is evolving to provide spaces for travelers looking to combine work and pleasure, while focusing on sustainability.
INNSiDE Prague Old Town Hotel will have 90 rooms, all with the attributes of the INNSiDE by Meliá brand. This includes in-room amenities, such as bathrobes, slippers and flip flops, a coffee machine, complimentary minibar, with fresh juices and local beer and Smeg fridges packed full of healthy treats, drinks and snacks. Superior+ rooms will also have high-end sound systems, complimentary streaming services and complimentary bike rental to encourage guests to explore the local area.
Aimed at both business and leisure travelers, the hotel is within easy access to Vaclav Havel International Airport, a little over nine miles away, and metro, bus and train stations all a few minutes’ walk from the hotel. Visitors wishing to explore the city will find all the main tourist attractions within easy reach, according to Meliá. The Powder Tower, one of the ancient gateways to the city, is only a few minutes’ walk from the INNSIDE Prague Old Town Hotel, and just a short distance further is the Old Town Square, the Jewish Quarter and Wenceslas Square, some of the biggest tourist attractions in Prague. To encourage guests to discover new neighborhoods, they will have access to INNSiDE city guides, with local sights and tips.
With health and wellness a key focus point for the brand, INNSiDE Prague Old Town will offer a gym with fitness suites and digital fitness software. The hotel will have an open lobby space for meetings, whether social or business, as well as creative meeting room spaces, including a cinema, wellness studio and recording studio, which can be hired for events and functions.
The INNSiDE by Meliá brand portfolio has 38 hotels in 20 countries, 20 in operation and 18 in the pipeline. Gabriel Escarrer, executive vice president and CEO of Meliá Hotels International, said that INNSiDE Prague Old Town will be one of the first hotels to offer all of the new attributes and sustainable features of the INNSiDE brand.
Relaunching in 2019, INNSiDE by Meliá will offer a range of design-led lifestyle and resort hotels aimed at guests traveling for work or leisure. The group said it recognized an opportunity to target Millennials in the mid-scale lifestyle category by expanding into resort-led destinations, where the lines between work and leisure are becoming more fluid.