Prague lights up for 2018 centenary celebrations

March 19th, 2018


prague old town square


2018 is a pivotal year to visit Prague as it celebrates the 100th birthday of the founding of the Czech Republic and 50 years since the Prague Spring. The Czech Republic’s capital city of Prague is at the heart of all the major celebratory events to mark the two anniversaries.

Special exhibitions, concerts, shows and parades take place during a full year of events, culminating on October 28th with a grand military parade and the re-opening of the National Museum.

Also celebrating in 2018 is Corinthia Hotel Prague, which is 20 years old as a Corinthia-branded hotel. Perched atop one of Prague’s several hills, the five-star hotel boasts panoramic views of Prague, known as a City of a Hundred Spires.

To tie in with the double birthdays, Corinthia Hotel Prague will present a bottle of local wine to each guest staying between June 11-17th 2018. It has also extended its Best of Prague package to include tickets for the major exhibition of the work of world-acclaimed Czech Art Nouveau artist Alfons Mucha. As part of the centenary celebrations, the exhibition runs from June until the end of October at the Municipal House in Old Town.

Guests staying at the hotel on the Best of Prague package can choose a complimentary ticket to a must-see attraction in the city for each day of their stay. In a city heavily laden with sightseeing opportunities, it is a difficult choice. The Best of Prague package includes tickets to the following major sights:

  • Old Town Hall Tower: Affords some of the best city views from the top of this 14th Century tower. Its astronomical clock is worth watching on the hour, every hour, for the procession of the 12 apostles (pictured above left)
  • Alfons Mucha; The Slav Epic: One of Art Nouveau’s most celebrated artists, this special exhibition at the Municipal House in Old Town showcases a series of paintings by the artist summarising the history of the Czechs and the other Slavic nations (see middle photo)
  • Žižkov Tower: The jury’s out whether this TV tower is a monument to Prague’s communist architecture or a funky place from which to look out over the city. It’s the tallest tower in Prague at 216m high
  • Franz Kafka Museum: The museum tracks the life of Prague’s most celebrated literary son through an exhibition of his letters, diaries, photographs as well as period newspapers and videos.

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At Corinthia, we always strive to provide the best rates on our website. If you don’t think we have, we’ll pay for 100% of your room on the first night, and price match the rest. Should you find a lower price elsewhere, please submit a claim within 24 hours of your original booking and we will respond within two working days. Please note, this also applies to discounts and promotions available on Corinthia.com.

Process for making a claim:

Step 1. If within 24 hours of a confirmed reservation with Corinthia Hotels made on Corinthia.com, you find a lower rate for the same hotel, room type, inclusions, stay dates, discounts and payment conditions, please contact the relevant email address from the list below to make your claim. All claims must be made within 24 hours of the original booking and at least 24 hours prior to the standard check-in time of the hotel.

Step 2. Your claim should be supported by the URL where the lower rate was found and a screen shot which clearly displays the date of stay, room type, same hotel, inclusions and payment conditions of the lower rate offering on the competing website. Please include your contact information (name, email and phone number).

Step 3. If we are able to verify that the lower rate found qualifies for the Best Rate Guarantee, and all other terms and conditions are met, Corinthia Hotels will pay for 100% of the room charges of your first night, and will price match the room for the rest of your stay. You will be charged for all nights booked at the matched rate, minus the first night which will be free.

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Terms and Conditions:

Corinthia Hotels guarantees the best online rate on corinthia.com based on the following terms and conditions:

1. Your original booking must have been made through corinthia.com.
2. The lower rate must be found and the claim submitted by email within 24 hours of the original booking and at least 24 hours prior to the standard check-in time at the hotel. If the original booking was made within 24 hours of arrival, the Best Rate Guarantee is not applicable.
3. The Best Rate Guarantee only applies to published rates available to the general public online, which can be found and booked immediately without any kind of restriction or payment restrictions.
4. The lower rate found must be for exactly the same booking criteria - the same hotel, the same room type, same inclusions, the same stay dates, same number of guests, the same rate description and, if applicable, the same promotion. The cancellation and advance purchase policy and all other terms and conditions of the stay must also be identical. If the claim refers to a reservation consisting of several nights' accommodation, the average rate for each night will be compared to the average rate for each night, for an identical reservation, using the website where the lower rate is found.
5. Corinthia Hotels will verify the lower rate claim and respond within two working days of the claim being made. *Claims will be processed from Monday to Friday, between 9am to 5pm, at the hotel's local time.
6. The rate comparison will be made net of any taxes, gratuities or any other fees or charges associated with the room rate, and the lower rate must still be available at the time the hotel validates the claim.
7. The Best Rate Guarantee is void where prohibited by law. Corinthia Hotels reserves the right to modify or cancel its Best Rate Guarantee policy at any time in its sole discretion and without prior notice.
8. Corinthia Hotels has the sole right and discretion to determine the validity of any claim, including without limitation, determining that the lower rate found is genuinely available and that the claim meets all terms and conditions. In case of dispute, Corinthia Hotels' decision is final.
9. In the case of a fully prepaid rate booked through corinthia.com, Corinthia Hotels will refund the difference to your credit card, if applicable, within 30 business days of submitting your claim. Corinthia Hotels is not responsible for any fees associated with cancelling a reservation made through a different channel.
10. Best Rate Guarantee will be suspended during times where corinthia.com or certain rates are not available due to an outage, a technical issue or a circumstance beyond Corinthia Hotels' reasonable control.
11. The Best Rate Guarantee does not apply to rates found offline, negotiated corporate rates, group or MICE rates, opaque provider rates or rates requiring membership in a club or other organization, governmental rates, direct mail or email solicitations, rates offered by providers that do not supply the name or location of the hotel until after a reservation has been made or other rates that are not available to the general public. We reserve the right to deny a claim if the availability of the Competing Rate cannot be independently verified at the time of processing the claim.
12. The Best Rate Guarantee does not apply to packaged rates. Packaged rates include Hotel accommodations sold as part of a travel package in which the Hotel does not provide all services (including but not limited to airfare and/or car rental, tours etc.) and Hotel accommodations sold with additional amenities.
13. Corinthia Hotels may deny a claim where the difference between the rates is less than 1%.
14. If the Competing Rate is in a different currency from the rate booked on corinthia.com, the Competing Rate will be converted into the same currency as the rate offered on our website using the exchange rate as published in www.xe.com in place at the time the initial reservation was made. Discrepancies may occur between Corinthia Hotels' rate and the Competing Rate due to differences in exchange rate sources. If the rate discrepancy is solely due to exchange rate fluctuations, we reserve the right to deny the claim.