Hong Kong, 2 April 2014 – Created as a tribute to The Year of Czech Music, Mandarin Oriental, Prague introduces a special two-night Prague Resounds with Music package, featuring a tour with an expert to showcase the best of Prague’s musical background to all music aficionados.
Superbly nestled amongst the palaces and gardens of the historic Lesser Town district, Mandarin Oriental, Prague is superbly located in the beating musical heart of Prague, close to the neighbouring Czech Museum of Music. The package allows guests to follow in the steps of world-renowned musicians who once lived in Prague, or learn forgotten legends from the Czech musical scene in one of the most historical European cities.
The musical delights will begin on check-in with a special “adagio” welcome from the hotel’s pastry chef. This will be followed by a leisurely “andante” historical tour with the hotel’s musical expert. Guests will be escorted on a five-hour tour through the musical history of Lesser Town, revealing the favourite spots of W.A. Mozart or Ludwig van Beethoven, introducing the legendary musical houses on Nerudova Street and ending with a relaxing coffee and dessert at the famous Lobkowicz Cafe, Prague Castle. Here, guests can take in the magnificent views of Prague and the Vltava River that were the inspiration for the iconic masterpiece by Czech composer, Bedřich Smetana.
After an exciting day of wandering around Lesser Town, guests can unwind at the hotel’s spa or top the evening with an opera performance at the National Theatre. The hotel’s professional Concierge team is always on hand to give guests advice and arrange tickets for the best seasonal musical highlights such as the Prague Spring festival, Summer festivities of Baroque Music, Music Festival Strings of Autumn or one of the city’s many festive Advent concerts.
The Prague Resounds with Music package is valid throughout the year and includes:
- Luxury accommodation in the peaceful ambience of a room or suite
- Welcome Mozart pralines created by the hotel’s pastry chef
- Daily breakfast at Essensia restaurant for two
- Half-day Prague Resounds with Music tour led by the hotel’s musical expert
- Personal note and musical CD “My Violin Legends” by prime Czech violinist, Pavel Šporcl
The Prague Resounds with Music package is available from EUR1,012 and is subject to availability. Rates are based on double occupancy and a stay of two consecutive nights, and are inclusive of service charge and tax.
The Year of Czech Music
The year 2014 is a remarkable year for Czech music, with over 60 prominent Czech composers, performers and musical organisations celebrating their anniversaries. Years ending in number four are recognised as “years of music.” The tradition is very long and started in the year 1924 with the celebration of Smetana´s anniversary. The Ministry of Culture CR in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Education and Ministry for Regional Development of the Czech Republic, initiated the 2014 Year of Czech Music programme with the primary objective of supporting projects that promote Czech music both at home and abroad.