Art in the Sky at Hilton Prague

Sculpture Exhibition by Marco Di Piazza Staff

Written by Staff Published on 21.01.2011 09:57:43 (updated on 21.01.2011) Reading time: 2 minutes

Hilton Prague is delighted to host a sculpture exhibition by the Italian artist Marco Di Piazza at its Cloud 9 Sky Bar & Lounge from 2 until 28 February 2011. Visitors can look forward to 11 iron and steel sculptures, the majority of which will be located at Cloud 9, while some of the larger masterpieces will be exhibited in the hotel´s public space.  Examples of some of the larger pieces on display are the nearly three meter tall “Persone in Strada” (People on the Road) in front of the hotel entrance, the “Movimento e Slancio” (Movement and Animation) at the Vltava river terrace and the four meter tall “Fiamma” (Flame), which will be exhibited in the hotel lobby.

Marco Di Piazza was born in 1961 and studied arts and architecture in Florence.  In 1989 he restored a medieval chapel in San Gimignano and opened a studio and a gallery there, where he creates and exhibits his pieces from stone, brass and terracotta.  Some of his monumental masterpieces are represented in public as well as private collections worldwide.  From 2003 he has been living with his family in Bonn, still returning to San Gimignano, to work on his sculptures.

To celebrate, Cloud 9´s award winning bartender Roman Uhlir has created a special cocktail collection inspired by individual sculptures from the exhibition, which will be offered at a promotional price of CZK 130 per cocktail.  The selection includes:

·    “Sulla Strada” (On the Road) –  rum, gin, melon liqueur, lemon juice, sugar syrup and Sprite;
·    “La Danza” (The Dance) – raspberry vodka, orange syrup, brown sugar and fresh lime; and
·    “Coppia” (Couple) – vodka, ginger syrup, triple sec and cranberry juice.

Cloud 9 Sky Bar & Lounge opened in September 2008. Guests can enjoy outstanding cocktails based on the latest bartending trends, live lounge and chill-out music played by well known DJs Thursdays through Saturdays as well as tasty food in portions ideal for sharing with friends. The bar is designed for every guest to enjoy captivating views over the city from the height of 40 meters above the river Vltava, both from behind the all-glass walls and from the outside terrace. Cloud 9 Sky Bar & Lounge was awarded ‘Best Hotel Bar´ at the Czech Bar Awards in 2009 and 2010.

The exhibition at Cloud 9 is open to all guests from 2 until 28 February 2011, Mondays through Saturdays from 6 pm to 2 am. For reservations, please call 224 842 999 or e-mail

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