by Suzanne Dunning

With its golden spires, cobbled streets, decorated bridges, and enchanting history, Prague can feel like the setting of a fairy tale located in the heart of the fabled city.

The four-star Maximilian was designed by world-renowned Eva Jiricna. Glistening with glass, chrome, and magnificent lighting, the hotel leans towards modernism while retaining the classical Art Deco beauty of Karel Teige’s original design.

The hotel is a five-minute walk from the Old Town Square, Wenceslas Square, Charles Bridge, Powder Tower, and opera and concert halls. Its seventy sound-proofed rooms (and one suite!) are equipped with plush bathrobes, rainfall showerheads, high-speed Internet, and glass-partition bathrooms.

The Maximilian’s cozy library provides the perfect place to curl up by the fire and sink a good book. To enjoy the seasons, head to the restaurant overlooking a garden patio.

The hotel is best known for its Floating Centre—the first and only in the Czech Republic—where guests can experience weightlessness, absolute silence and deep relaxation by floating in a giant, shell-shaped bathtub filled with mineral water. The Zen City Spa offers traditional Thai massage given by qualified therapists.

You’ll travel happily ever after!

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High speed internet connection and WiFi in public areas are a complimentary service.