Learn Original Czech Glass-Making With Mandarin Oriental, Prague

Hong Kong, 29 November 2013 – Designed for families and travellers seeking something educative and truly out of the ordinary, Mandarin Oriental, Prague’s Secrets of Czech Glass-Making package provides entertainment through this celebrated Czech tradition. The two-night package offers guests luxurious accommodation in the inspiring ambience of this once Dominican monastery, as well as a glimpse inside Anezka, the private workshop of one of the most famous Czech architects and designers – Bořek Šípek, who has won many design awards and has repeatedly exhibited works at world famous exhibitions.

Ideally situated for exploring the city’s best offerings, Mandarin Oriental, Prague provides a comfortable and relaxing retreat with luxurious rooms and stylish dining options. Set amidst the picturesque Malá Strana neighbourhood and steps away from the famed Charles Bridge, the calm ambience of this one-time monastery inspires guests to enrich their knowledge about Czech traditions and hidden charms.

Guests who book this package will be comfortably transported by limousine to the Anezka in Novy Bor, and welcomed with a glass of Czech sparkling wine. A guide will provide a tour and lecture on glass-making and the specifics of Czech designs. There will also be an interesting show of glass master teamwork and those who wish to, will also have the opportunity to blow glass with the glass masters. The trip concludes with an Asian lunch at Šípek’s gallery restaurant, Kokoro.

Valid year-round, the Secrets of Czech Glass-Making package is available from EUR917 and includes:

  • Two nights in a luxury Deluxe room
  • Daily breakfast at  Essensia restaurant
  • Return limousine transfer to Anezka glass factory in Novy Bor
  • Private tour of the Anezka glass factory with a welcome drink and optional glass-blowing
  • Lunch at Šípek’s design restaurant Kokoro in Novy Bor
  • Keepsake from designer Bořek Šípek

The package 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 Secrets of Czech Glass-Making package can be booked via Reservation department at +420 233 088 888 or via e-mail on  moprg-reservations@mohg.com.

Guests are also welcome to unwind and recover from this exciting day at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, which offers a wide range of treatments where East and West blend in harmony to soothe both body and soul.

About Bořek Šípek

Professor Bořek Šípek is a cosmopolitan architect and designer. He taught design at universities in Hannover, Essen and later, in Prague for many years, and has worked for the prestigious Italian design company, Driade. Šípek has won many design awards, repeatedly exhibited works at world famous exhibitions and continues to collaborate with some of the best design companies.

About Mandarin Oriental, Prague

Mandarin Oriental, Prague is an intimate hotel located in a former Dominican monastery set amidst the palaces and gardens of Prague’s historic Malá Strana district.  With a former Renaissance chapel housing the award-winning Spa, modern Asian and European delicacies in Essensia restaurant, and understated contemporary design blending local history with modern luxury, the hotel is a private oasis of sophistication and style in the very heart of Central Europe’s most beautiful city.

About Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. Having grown from a well-respected Asian hotel company into a global brand, the Group now operates, or has under development, 45 hotels representing close to 11,000 rooms in 25 countries, with 20 hotels in Asia, ten in The Americas and 15 in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. In addition, the Group operates or has under development, 13 Residences at Mandarin Oriental connected to its properties.

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Lenka Rogerova
Director of Public Relations

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