The 5-star Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga, Latvia’s first Kempinski Hotel, will open its doors to guests in October, raising the bar for luxury in the Latvian capital. With the famous Latvian National Opera House by its side and the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, at its feet, the hotel is set to be the hottest address in town with its first-class rooms, two restaurants, six bars and a world-class spa.
Originally built in the 19th century, the new Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga is located on the site of the former Hotel Rome, which was destroyed during WWII. It was then rebuilt, opening afresh as the Hotel Riga – a famed hotel that was home to the first-ever bar in Latvia and where the very first cocktail was served in the entire Soviet Union.
The hotel’s modern rooms and suites start at 37 sqm for the Superior Rooms and go up to 278 sqm for the Presidential Suite. Each room features contemporary wooden furnishings, splendid murals, beautiful French artworks and polished marble flooring. Each of the 141 rooms and suites showcases a unique set of pastel tones, while the large windows in some rooms overlook the Freedom Monument, the Opera, it’s Park and Pilsetas canals.
Guests can enjoy their breakfast at the all-day-dining Amber Restaurant in the morning, the traditional afternoon tea at Lobby Lounge, a glass of pre-opera champagne at Grand Bar, or a relaxing smoke at the Cigar Lounge.
Located on the panoramic top floor is Stage 22, a stylish rooftop restaurant and bar that is an ideal spot for savouring some ingenious, locally-sourced drinks and snacks and relishing the city sights with some inspiring music in the background.
The hotel is also home to a majestic Grand Ballroom with high windows and abundance of daylight. It can accommodate up to 300 persons and three events at a time, while five stunning, fully equipped private meeting rooms are also available.
Last but certainly not least, located on the basement floor is the Kempinski The Spa – a luxurious 1300 sqm wellness spa with four single treatment rooms, one double treatment room and the unique ‘Pirts Suite’ inspired by the traditional Latvian bathhouse. Wellness facilities include a luxurious bathing journey of various heat experiences overlooking the vitality pool, a ‘Rasul Mud Experience’, a state-of-the-art gym, and the ’Beauty Lounge’.