June 22, 2018
May 25, 2017
The biggest Czech hotel company CPI Hotels is operating a further hotel in Ústí nad Labem; it has newly taken over the operations of Hotel Vladimir. In Ústí nad Labem, CPI Hotels already manages the four-star Clarion Congress Hotel, which focuses mainly on business clientele. The company has downgraded the former four-star hotel to the three-star category. “Hotel Vladimir has a relatively long tradition in the region and Ústí citizens know it; for this reason, we want to retain the hotel name and brand. But we have decided to provide its services in the sought-after category of comfortable three-star accommodation, which offers good quality at affordable prices. Together with the offer of the four-star Clarion, we are meeting a broad spectrum of customers half-way and we are entering the congress season that has just opened with a capacity of more than one thousand seats, thus the biggest provider of conference space in the region,” said Vít Kotě.
October 21, 2016
The biggest Czech hotel group, CPI Hotels, has turned partner to the educational programme Culinary Arts (CA). The company’s hotels in the Czech Republic have undertaken to co-operate exclusively with secondary vocational schools, which guarantee the introduction of an educational programme on Culinary Arts principles. Teaching within this educational programme in the next three years shall also involve hotel chefs and their deputies. The company announced co-operation at the press conference under the subtitle Training of Cooks in Bohemia, version 2.0. In collaboration with the CA Project, Chef Jiří Roith should ensure the vital quality interlink of theoretical and practical training in schools and practice in hotels and restaurants, where the trainees get their first experience and shape their habits into future employment in the gastronomy industry. At present, the partnership has just accomplished its first month of full operation; from September, the first group of first-year students studying in this programme should get an opportunity to test their newly acquired experience at some of the hotels of the Clarion, Fortuna or Buddha-Bar Hotel Prague brands.
January 6, 2016
The portfolio of the country’s largest hotel group, CPI Hotels, expanded as the group took over the Prague Marriott Executive Apartments V Tůních as of 1 January 2016. It has also been operating the Starlight Suiten Hotel in Budapest since the beginning of December. The hotels will expand the company’s four-star hotel operations. The Marriott Executive Apartments have been renamed Mamaison Hotel Downtown Prague and joined the Mamaison Hotels & Residences brand. The Starlight Suiten Hotel in Budapest is slated to join it at some point in the future.
April 2, 2015
CPI Hotels organised the 2nd annual Piazza d’Oro Espresso Cup competition for the best barista (bartender) of the group. The Imperial Hotel Ostrava, Buddha-Bar Hotel Prague, Mamaison Hotel Riverside Prague and 8 regional Clarion hotels, including the Clarion Congress Hotel in Vysočany, the venue of the competition, sent their representatives to the competition. An expert jury composed of the representatives of the gastronomy section of CPI Hotels and the co-organiser of the competition Douwe Egberts assessed two competition tasks – the preparation of a standard cappuccino and unrestricted coffee drinks made according to original recipes.
December 10, 2014
The prize for the best Clarion in Central Europe was awarded to the Clarion Congress Hotel Ústí nad Labem during the Choice Hotels Franchise Meeting 2014. This time, representatives of the Choice Hotel International, one of the largest international hotel chains with more than 6,300 hotels, met in Friedrichshafen, Germany. The hotel got to the international final round, which will take place next May in Las Vegas.
October 9, 2014
Clarion Congress Hotel Usti nad Labem hosted the second annual autumn wedding and ballroom fair, which offered inspiration to future newlyweds and showed off new trends for the upcoming prom season. Visitors to the largest wedding-themed event in the region were greeted by a luxury white limousine in front of the hotel, festive decorations and hostesses with trays of welcome drinks. More than two dozen exhibitors presented their wedding and prom gowns, flower decorations and arrangements, wedding cake samples, and the services of photographers and wedding coordinators.
June 2, 2014
A second talk show of the cycle "Meeting with..." took place at the Clarion Congress Hotel Ústí nad Labem at the end of May. The invitation to sit on the hot seat of presenter Antonín Moravec was accepted by Monika Absolonová, a famous musical actress and singer. She spoke about her memories of the North Bohemian city which she visited on a concert tour with Karel Gott, or as a performer of the main role of Funny Girl, an adaptation of a well-known American musical, winning her the prestigious Thálie theatre award.
April 24, 2014
To braid willow twigs, decorate Easter eggs and have a lot of fun – all small and grown-ups could experience that during traditional Easter brunch held at Clarion Hotel on Sunday. In addition to the children of the guests Clarion also welcomed the carolers from Krupka Children’s Home. The Easter themed program included the variety of food and beverages from Benada Restaurant.