History

Grandhotel Ambassador Národní dům – a luxurious hotel in the very heart of the world-known spa town of Karlovy Vary.

The architectural jewel of the Vienna architects Ferdinand Fellner and Hermann Helmer from 1901 with rich history boasts richly decorated spaces, jolly frescoes on the exterior, comfortable accommodation, high standard of services and meals, and last but not least quality medical services.
 

23/09/1898 The Imperial-Royal Rifle Corp approved the hotel construction project
28/03/1899 Construction works commenced
23/02/1901 The opening ceremony of the Grandhotel Shooting House (Schützenhaus)
07/04/1901 Vaudeville theatre Orfeum opened
1921 Hotel refurbishment and extension
1921, 1923 World Zionist Congresses
1930 The hotel became the property of the city (probably at this time it was renamed The National House)
1937 The interior was completely renovated
1938 The NSDAP Congress in the hotel hall
01/01/1955 Fire on the 4th floor
03/05/1958 The property was registered as a national cultural monument
1992 The city purchased the building from the state and in subsequent privatisation it sold the hotel to Ivo Ouřada from the family of magicians who never paid for it; lengthy litigations followed
2000 The building was returned to the city that subsequently sold it to Eltodo
2007 A building permit for reconstruction was issued; however, Ivo Ouřada filed another lawsuit, the Land Registry blocked the property in accordance with the law; the hotel continues to dilapidate
2010 The agreement between the participating parties and withdrawal of lawsuits – the National House became the property of Eltodo
01/04/2011 Reconstruction was launched based on the project plan from 2007
01/05/2015 The opening ceremony of the Grandhotel Ambassador National House

About Karlovy Vary

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