Dancing House Celebrates Twenty Years, Opens Hotel

The opening of the Dancing House Hotel sees the realization of the iconic Prague building as multi-purpose space

Elizabeth Zahradnicek-Haas

Written by Elizabeth Zahradnicek-Haas Published on 21.09.2016 15:34 (updated on 21.09.2016) Reading time: 1 minute

The Dancing House (Tančící dům), situated on Prague’s Rašínovo embankment, recently celebrated twenty years since its opening in June 1996.

The revitalization of the post-revolutionary glass structure is now complete with this week’s launch of a two-floor, four-star hotel in its corner towers.

Designed by American-Canadian architect Frank Gehry and Croatian architect Vlado Milunič, a friend and associate of Václav Havel whose family owned the neighboring property, it was acquired in 2013 by Czech investor Václav Skala who initiated the controversial building’s tranformation from office suites to a mixed commercial and cultural space.

Photo: Ginger & Fred Restaurant / Tadu.cz
Photo: Ginger & Fred Restaurant / Tadu.cz

Since then, a gallery space has opened on the building’s lower floors; the Ginger & Fred Restaurant and GLASS Bar now occupy the seventh and eighth floors, respectively. 

The newly opened Dancing House Hotel features 20 rooms and four luxury apartments with views of Prague Castle, aptly named the Ginger and Fred Royal Suites.

If you would like to explore the iconic Prague building, the current exhibit in its gallery, which celebrates Czechoslovak culture in the 70s and 80s, has been extended until October 23.

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